Decorative Objects

possibiliTrees: Green & Modern Alternative Christmas Trees

possibiliTrees: Green & Modern Alternative Christmas Trees

If you're driving yourself nuts trying to come up with a festive holiday decorating solution that doesn't involve chopping down a living tree or vacuum-molding one from plastic, here's a nifty

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Earthship Lollipop: An Eco Gingerbread House Complete with Wind Turbine!

Earthship Lollipop: An Eco Gingerbread House Complete with Wind Turbine!

This holiday, ditch the traditional gingerbread house and make your confectionary construction eco-themed! Khai Foo & Elise Young of Solus Decor and Eastside Design have taken all the sugary pleasures

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BKLYN DESIGNS: Final Call to Submit Applications is TODAY!

BKLYN DESIGNS: Final Call to Submit Applications is TODAY!

Calling all designers & crafters in BKLYN!!! It's December and you know what that means! Time to start thinking about the fantabulous BKLYN DESIGNS show which takes place every year in DUMBO in May.

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re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

One of the main principles of permaculture is that “the problem is the solution.” Problem: tons of waste cups created by attendees of the OutsideLands concert in San Francisco. Solution: a

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Zombie Chair Ressurected By Hongtao Zhou

Zombie Chair Ressurected By Hongtao Zhou

Zombie chair! Out for your wood scraps! Oozing sawdust and pure carnage! Designer Hongtao Zhou, who we found  playing with ice, decided to get Holiday on a broken, abandoned chair he found on the

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Seed Orbs Capture Beauty of Blooming Bud

Seed Orbs Capture Beauty of Blooming Bud

Capturing the usually short-lived moments of a blooming bud, environmental artist Richard Solomon's Seed Orbs encapsulate Goat's Beard seed heads in glass balls. As an artist, Solomon has worked with

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Links Roundup of the Week: Eco Furniture

Links Roundup of the Week: Eco Furniture

Through the end of August, the Museum of Arts and Design is hosting a weekly evening of good drinks, food and art on Thursdays starting at 5:00 PM. Big fans of pay-as-you-wish admission to museums, the

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EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

Dutch artist Geke Wouters has created a stunning collection of paper-thin bowls made from carrots, peppers, beet root, leeks, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Each delicate piece of edible art is made

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Clever Lids Convert Tin Cans Into Stylish Containers

Clever Lids Convert Tin Cans Into Stylish Containers

Not since the advent of the tin can telephone have we seen such an ingenious use for cast-off cans! Designer and recent graduate of Northumbria University Jack Bresnahan has created a set of nine lids

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Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Inhabitat is happy to report that Dwell on Design, the west coast's largest modern design event, featured more smart green design than ever before this year. When we walked the floor yesterday with Dwell

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Living Lawn Chaise is a Grassy Human Transporter

Living Lawn Chaise is a Grassy Human Transporter

Talk about bringing the outdoors in! This Chaise Lawn Chair is perfect for citydwellers who want that fresh cut grass feeling without the hassle of a full lawn. Designed by Deger Cengiz, the lounger is

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LIVING FURNITURE: the Pooktre Tree Chair

LIVING FURNITURE: the Pooktre Tree Chair

When we first saw this living, growing Garden Chair we quickly found ourselves captivated by its whimsical nature and perfect union between pure green design and functionality. But don’t be confused.

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Ella Umbrella Stand Grows a Garden in Stormy Weather

Ella Umbrella Stand Grows a Garden in Stormy Weather

Grey skies got you down? Turn to Simon Enever’s very clever Ella umbrella stand to brighten your home and remedy those rainy day blues. This rather elegant new age umbrella stand uses rainwater from

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you guessed

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Jill-able Fill Me Up Vases

Jill-able Fill Me Up Vases

Looking for the perfect hostess gift for summertime soirees? Jill-able Fill Me Up Vases are cleverly designed, eco-friendly vases that will add a magical flair to organic floral offerings. Jill-able vases

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Transformable LED Trask Lights from MIO

Transformable LED Trask Lights from MIO

Philadelphia-based design team MIO has upped the ante for end-user creativity yet again with the introduction of their first LED light fixture. Called Trask because it can switch from being “track” or

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Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Would you believe that this eye-catching lamp was made for under one dollar? 'Sleeve' by Sara Ebert is a lampshade made from a Salvation Army sweater and a discarded apple juice bottle. Showcased as

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Cardboard Safari: Peace, Love, and Taxidermy

Cardboard Safari: Peace, Love, and Taxidermy

If you're looking for some tongue-in-cheek, slightly ironic wall decoration, look no farther than Cardboard Safari. The Charlottesville–based e-tailer draws inspiration from nature and relies on

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ECO DECORATING: Mod Green Pod Wallpaper

ECO DECORATING: Mod Green Pod Wallpaper

Traditional wall coverings often use PVC, a harmful and toxic material that has been known to leech into the air, so buying toxin-free textiles is an important health consideration that can’t be

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EGGLING: Grow Your Own Herbs!

EGGLING: Grow Your Own Herbs!

The adjective cute doesn't usually cross our minds when it comes to kitchen gardening -- but that certainly changed when we saw these egg-shaped containers sprouting green leafy specimens. Called an

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Perch! Bird-Friendly Design for the Modern Home

Perch! Bird-Friendly Design for the Modern Home

Chirp chirp! Tweet tweet! As the weather warms up, the birds are coming out to play, and what better way to celebrate than with some stylish modern bird-friendly designs for homes and gardens. Perch! is

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Turn Back Time with Recycled Vinyl Clocks

Turn Back Time with Recycled Vinyl Clocks

With daylight savings time just around the corner, the temptation to simply turn back time is certainly an alluring one. Who wants to lose an hour of sleep, particularly on a chilly Sunday morning, when

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Beautiful Bambu Outside-In Bowls

Beautiful Bambu Outside-In Bowls

We're big fans of eco-friendly bamboo kitchenware company Bambu, and we're excited to see that they have recently released a beautiful new line of organic bamboo bowls that are perfect for adding a dose

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat Shop!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat Shop!

Drumroll please... in keeping with the gift-giving spirit of the holidays, we're excited to announce the official opening of the Inhabitat Shop! We've spent the past months assembling a stellar lineup of

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Rent a Living Xmas Tree to Replant in San Francisco

Rent a Living Xmas Tree to Replant in San Francisco

San Francisco residents looking to deck their halls with green holiday decor will be excited to hear that for a limited time the SF Environment Department is teaming up with Friends of the Urban Forest to

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Recycled Magazine Mobiles by Frasier & Wing

Recycled Magazine Mobiles by Frasier & Wing

When it comes to mobiles, everyone knows that they can make great nursery decorations and playthings for babies, but sophisticated, abstract mobiles can also function equally well as artsy decor for

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Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

What if we could light our homes with glowing wallpaper rather than having to rely on electric lights? Swedish designer Camilla Diedrich has asked this exact question, and in response, created a stunning

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WEmake’s Beautiful Reclaimed Beryl & Friends Lamps

WEmake’s Beautiful Reclaimed Beryl & Friends Lamps

WEmake's beautiful Beryl and Friends lamps are composed from cast-off bases and lampshades that have fallen out of favor. The designers carefully refinish each component and then recombine them to

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Crackery Crockery: Joana Meroz’ Revitalized Tableware

Crackery Crockery: Joana Meroz’ Revitalized Tableware

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure when it comes to Joana Meroz’s beautiful service tableware. Beginning with cracked porcelain ware, the Brazilian/Israeli designer fills each crack with gold

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Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

This past week showcased the A+: The Young Designer's Platform at Accent on Design/The New York International Gift Fair, and 'new organics' designer Stanley Ruiz was featured as one of the bright young

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