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Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Melanie Porter's showcased a warm and colorful mix of hand knit covered furniture that use found items for their bases. Her series features original cinema seats that have been given a new lease of life

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100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

Aiming to make Danish design affordable and accessible, Vita made a great show with their flat-packed lighting. The Eos pendant light (shown above), which comes in two sizes, is constructed of feathers on

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Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Many experts suggest that the safest way to ride out an earthquake is to stand in a doorway or hide under a table to protect yourself from falling debris. However a Japanese company, Shinko Industries has

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Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Modular shelving, with its endless possibilities, gets taken to the next level with Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving. Playing with the familiar shape of stackable building bricks, Martin has created

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The Otarky Rocking Chair is an Elegant Electricity-Generating Seat

The Otarky Rocking Chair is an Elegant Electricity-Generating Seat

The Otarky was recently on display at an annual design exhibition at Isreal’s Shenkar College, where Gitelstain studied Industrial Design. The chair stands out not because of its sleek and elegant

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DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s new Swing Table turns even the most boring board meeting or an everyday meal into a fun affair - guests can swing and sway while starting their first course or discussing the latest hot

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Elodie Elsenberger’s Land(e)scape Desk Swaps Screws and Glue For Cable

Elodie Elsenberger’s Land(e)scape Desk Swaps Screws and Glue For Cable

Design student Elodie Elsenberger's Land(e)scape Desk shuns screws and glue in favor of a single length of electrical cord to create a versatile work space. The desk is Elodie's second-year thesis

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DVELAS Recycles Old Ship Sails into Unique Outdoor Furniture

DVELAS Recycles Old Ship Sails into Unique Outdoor Furniture

Once a ship's sail reaches the end of its life, its last port of call is typically the local landfill. Spotted over at Design Milk, Spanish company DVELAS has come to the rescue of these icons of

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Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Blanchard's supply of orphaned drawers, collected from the street or dumpsters, lines a wall of his workshop, waiting to be incorporated into upcycled dressers, sideboards and cabinets. Using reclaimed

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Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Contain[It] is a Brazilian company that takes discarded shipping containers and turns them into new spaces. They are dedicated to zero waste in the construction process and have been saving scraps from

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KRW Studios’ Salvaged Tree Trunk Tables Bring the Beauty of Nature Into Your Home

KRW Studios’ Salvaged Tree Trunk Tables Bring the Beauty of Nature Into Your Home

Manhattan-based KRW Studios combines modern design with a passion for nature to form functional organic furnishings that honor and unlock the inner wonder hiding in every tree. These beautiful wooden

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Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

During a stint in China, founder Bryan Parks observed how many wooden chopsticks went to waste after meals. Returning to Oregon, he was so inspired by his time in China that he decided to address the

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Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Adán sculptural pieces can be used as seating structures, vases or side tables. Part of the diptych design called 'ADAN and EVA', ADAN is predominantly geometric and linear, resembling a

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Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and

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Ronen Tinman Converts Old Car Parts into Fabulous Furniture

Ronen Tinman Converts Old Car Parts into Fabulous Furniture

You can say Tinman has his feet in two worlds – the past and the future. He’s very interested in preserving the dents, the trademarks, the hood ornaments, the scars, and essentially the stories found

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Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Located in the post-war city of Beirut, the designers of Junk Munkez are working hard to turn their city's trash and junkyard scraps into bold furnishings inspired by their Lebanese roots. Their line,

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Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

It's not every day that we would advocate sitting on a thumb tack, but in the case of Kenyon Yeh's adorable pushpin-style cork stools, we'll make an exception. These delightful seating solutions combine

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James Henry Austin’s Olympic-Inspired Project Won Furniture is Made from Salvaged Sports Hall Flooring

James Henry Austin’s Olympic-Inspired Project Won Furniture is Made from Salvaged Sports Hall Flooring

Inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games, British designer James Henry Austin created Project Won, a line of furniture made entirely from salvaged sports hall flooring from the UK. All the furniture is handmade

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli's handsome collection of Brecce lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space. The pieces are made from salvaged wood scraps sourced from

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cARTon muebles ecologicos Transforms Recycled Cardboard Into Decorative Storage Solutions

cARTon muebles ecologicos Transforms Recycled Cardboard Into Decorative Storage Solutions

Cardboard continues to show us that it knows no bounds, and this cute little treasure chest by cARTón muebles ecológicos is another great example of how with the right amount of creativity, the

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Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Need more shelf space? A cupboard? A table? The Jenga-like PixelTable from Studio Intussen can be transformed into a variety of furnishings to suit your needs. The 45 x 45 x 45 cm cube is

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Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste that will never fully decompose - the pieces just get smaller and smaller, and therefore more difficult to collect. Seeking to address this pervasive problem,

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Studio Eggpicnic’s Curvaceous Seat Amalia is Handmade Entirely From Mimbre

Studio Eggpicnic’s Curvaceous Seat Amalia is Handmade Entirely From Mimbre

Located 90 miles away from Santiago, Chile, the city of Chimbarongo has managed economic growth since the beginning of the century thanks to its mimbre tradition. However, this craft is steadily

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Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are

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Fallen 205-year-old Coastal Douglas Fir Transformed Into a Modern Bench That Pays Homage to Its Roots

Fallen 205-year-old Coastal Douglas Fir Transformed Into a Modern Bench That Pays Homage to Its Roots

Cau.la set out to transform a 205-year-old Coastal Douglas-fir that had fallen late in 2011 into a new and modern bench that could reconnect its users with the environment. The designer's intention was

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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Seung Han Lee’s Cultural Chair is Made From Recycled Newspaper and Rice Glue

Seung Han Lee’s Cultural Chair is Made From Recycled Newspaper and Rice Glue

Designer Seung Han Lee‘s Cultural Chair is an elegant recycled seat that explores the difference between eastern and western cultures. Its colorful composite form is made from a mixture of recycled

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