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Milan's Brera District exhibits 12 innovations in furniture design

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Tom Dixon's dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

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Tom Dixon just unveiled a series of dazzling geometric pendant lamps made from 60 triangular polycarbonate lenses. Dixon’s Lens lamps are inspired by Fresnel lenses, which concentrate and refract prismatic bursts of light in all directions.

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10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week's Salone Satellite

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14 Radiant lighting designs from Euroluce for Milan Design Week

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Japanese design firm Nendo experiments with light, material and space at Milan Design Week (PHOTOS)

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The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

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Interior design is undergoing its most drastic transformation since the sustainable design revolution of the 1990s. Advances made in creative methods, the application of data, neuroscience and health, and building performance are demanding new interior design leadership. Designers who have mastered the skills to create functional and beautiful spaces are reshaping the interior landscape, from historic preservation and adaptive re-use to innovation in newly constructed spaces to meet the needs of changing working-and-living prototypes. Design entrepreneurs have moved the delivery of their services into cyberspace and are practicing their profession in a mobile, connected community. Interior designers are doing “pretty good.”

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.” – Steve Jobs

So what’s next for interior design? Who will lead this change? Here is a list of the top 5 game-changing issues affecting the industry today.

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10 awesome eco-activities to do this Earth Day

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Jim Doran's Minuscule Dioramas Are Found Hidden Within Sardine Tins

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When peeling back the top a sardine can, the last thing you’d expect to find is a beautiful diorama. Contained within an old sardine or mint tin, Jim Doran creates these mini worlds of metaphysical wonder. The Baltimore-based artist lets his imagination run wild, carving tiny detailed pen and ink illustrations to form minuscule scenes that enchant the eye.

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10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

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Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely. Their numbers have dropped by 90 percent over the last couple of decades, and if we don’t smarten up, they’ll all die off. Greenpeace has shared eight ways that each and every one of us can help save these vital pollinators from extinction at our own hands, so please read on, and spread the word.

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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize…

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7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as early as 2020, says The Seasteading Institute. The forward-thinking organization…

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8 Water-saving solutions for your home

8 Water-saving solutions for your home

The drought in California is breaking records, and recent data suggests that the state may have just one year of water left. Local agencies have taken on a number of large-scale…

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Easy Earth Day crafts you can make using recycled materials

Easy Earth Day crafts you can make using recycled materials

Every avid upcycler and repurposing DIY buff loves this time of year, because, in addition to it being the emergence of beautiful spring and warmer weather, April has Earth Day. Turning…

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more…

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6 Scrumptious Meals You Can Cook in a Dishwasher (Yes, You Read That Right)

6 Scrumptious Meals You Can Cook in a Dishwasher (Yes, You Read That…

Dill Lemon Cream Salmon It’s an oldie but a goodie. Poached salmon can be particularly tricky if you’re not closely watching the temperature. Cooking it in a dishwasher, however,…

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DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

If you were wondering how to turn your balcony or a small back yard into a green oasis, look no further: a pallet garden is an ideal solution that gives you the chance to plant a…

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Celebrate Easter with these 6 fun vegan-friendly Easter egg alternatives

Celebrate Easter with these 6 fun vegan-friendly Easter egg…

Love the festive Easter spirit but wish it were more vegan-friendly? You’re in luck—we’ve rounded up six vegan-friendly ways to decorate Easter “eggs” to let you enjoy this…

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

Easter season is upon us, and many families enjoy decorating eggs as a way to celebrate and spend time together. You're not stuck fiddling with messy dye kits from the grocery store,…

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7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our last trip to Costa Farms, we…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup…

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Uber to roll out self-driving cars after receiving numerous complaints against drivers

Uber to roll out self-driving cars after receiving numerous complaints…

Hot on the heels of Elon Musk's comment that he expects self-driving Teslas to be available by summer, troubled transportation company Uber has announced that it is rolling out its own…

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Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

When we first spotted this crazy picture of a Prius driver hitching a free energy ride on San Francisco's MUNI power lines, we couldn't believe it! Equipped with a giant trolley pole,…

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Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520…

Calling all indie music fans! Oregon's Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival is coming to life this August, and we've got your inside look at the awe-inspiring, sustainably crafted stage…

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Inhabitat is hiring contributors to cover the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is hiring contributors to cover the 2015 Milan Furniture…

Heads up design fans - are you a writer, photographer, designer, or media professional planning to attend the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair next month? Inhabitat is looking for a few great…

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