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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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HAN’S Designs’ Transforming Furniture Module Goes from Shelf to Bed to Dining Table!

HAN’S Designs’ Transforming Furniture Module Goes from Shelf to Bed to Dining Table!

Living in the city often means trading down for a small space, but you can still keep things spacious and streamlined with HAN'S Designs' multi-faceted, transforming furniture unit. This cool

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Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

laYOURs is a stool by Chilean designer Wenchuman that consists of four stainless steel rods and a stack of recycled paper. The rods form a sturdy base upon which magazine pages and newspapers are layered

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Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a clever multifunctional chair that does double duty as a storage rack for magazines. Dubbed the Magazine Rack Chair, the space-saving design features a series of

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The Recycled ‘Smiling’ Bookcase Is a Complete Storage Unit for Singles

The Recycled ‘Smiling’ Bookcase Is a Complete Storage Unit for Singles

The Smiling Bookcase is a unique piece of furniture designed with a strong representative identity. It was developed by Han's Designs, Naturals, Art based on the idea of designing furniture specifically

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Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Mathieu Lehanneur and JCDecaux won the call for intelligent furniture projects by the Mairie de Paris Escale Numérique, to create a connected haven of peace available to everyone. The free WiFi station

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The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

The Third Generation Furniture project  by Jason Llyod Fletcher uses the industrial process of modularization to turn waste and unwanted materials into functional components for new and modern

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Mischer’traxler’s Ornate Gradient Mashrabiya Table Employs Traditional Lebanese Woodworking Techniques

Mischer’traxler’s Ornate Gradient Mashrabiya Table Employs Traditional Lebanese Woodworking Techniques

Mischer'traxler recently collaborated with a team of expert woodworkers in Lebanon to create a beautifully intricate wooden table. Dubbed 'Gradient Mashrabiya', this multi-purpose table uses the

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Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Yet Matilde’s Continuous Function Furniture Line Is Made Entirely From Hardened Textiles

Turin-based design studio Yet Matilde is walking a fine line between producing textiles and furniture. Their latest creation, Continuous Function, is a furniture line made from hardening a continuous

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The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

This wall vegetation system by Nodo17 Architects is constructed from a cage of galvanized sheet metal and geo-textile felt, and it features an incorporated drip irrigation system. The lightweight design

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Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Made entirely from woven biodegradable rattan, Kursi Java is a seat for sitting comfortably on the floor. The design supports a variety of seating positions, and it was created by Industrial Designer

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Nicola Stäubli’s Clever Reversible Chair Transforms into a Lounge in a Snap

Nicola Stäubli’s Clever Reversible Chair Transforms into a Lounge in a Snap

‘Simple and Smart’ is the mantra behind Nicola Stäubli's brilliant Reversible Chair, which we spotted at Dwell on Design 2012. This modular chair can be transformed from a regular seat to a comfy

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Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

After finding out that the 61-foot Indonesian fishing boat was made from a now-threatened wood species and was about to become firewood, Aellon bought it from its owners and set to work salvaging

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Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

The Austrian designers at Hans Sapperlot have given traditional loden fabric a cool and modern twist. By creating 'invisible' stitches in the woolen material, they turn the simple textile into

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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