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MIT’s flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT’s flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab came up with a fantastic design for a table that can transforms without any human or machine help. With the help of material manufacturer Wood-Skin, the team has manufactured a

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DIY lawn couch for sweet summer lounging

DIY lawn couch for sweet summer lounging

How much oxygen did your furniture produce today? Wouldn't you rather be sitting outside in the back yard, than indoors on your couch? Now you too can have the best of both worlds, and sculpt lawn

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. The collection was recently used in 'The

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Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood sheets

Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood sheets

The Honest Chair’s organic shape was inspired by the curvaceous designs of Frank Gehry. The complex construction process starts with a hand-cut foam prototype that provides the mold for the plywood

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This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

When it comes to architectural style, most rentals are bland, cold , and lifeless. Are you a renter or a home owner who dreams about a beautiful outdoor room that is so different from what you have? Are

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Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE pavilion last week. The series of casegoods transform sheet metal from old cars found

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Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola, creates unique furniture pieces and her collaboration with furniture manufacturer Kettal has resulted with interesting lines of outdoor furnishings that

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Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Spöth starts with two-and-a-half-meter-long scrap pieces of plywood and cuts them into the millimeter-thin slices used in the lampshades. The thin, individually cut Multiplex slices are then assembled in

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DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

If you fancy getting your hands into some DIY projects this summer, the best way to start is take note from the DIY masters at ReadyMade (rest in peace). An idea straight from Andrew Wagner, the former

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This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing experience

This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing experience

Environmental Design student Shoko Konishi was inspired by the sky to create her paper structure "Transition". At first it appears humble, with little clue to it's intended use. Once inside the small

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Aljoud Lootah’s Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

Aljoud Lootah’s Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

We've seen different objects shaped according to the principles of origami, but these beautiful furniture pieces by Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah use timber in an unexpected way that looks both

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Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

Good news for scribblers everywhere! Kirsten Camara, a student at the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD), designed and built an amazing desk to capture her every note and doodle. The desk features

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JAILmake Studio’s awesome plantable table invites nature to dinner

JAILmake Studio’s awesome plantable table invites nature to dinner

Plantable consists of four potted table legs attached to a recycled English oak top. Each leg is hand bent and fillet brazed into a twisting trellis for greenery to grow upon. Simply plant and water your

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Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology. Here

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Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a laser-cut steel sheet and eco-friendly fabric

Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a laser-cut steel sheet and eco-friendly fabric

Japanese designer Yu Ito unveiled Linito, a chair made from a folded laser-cut steel sheet to evoke the image of a modern royal “throne.” Designed for Formabilio, the sculptural chair features a

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6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

Plane as a Hotel Room Standing on the edge of a National Park, in Costa Rica, the amazing Costa Verde Resort has a unique hotel suite made from an old 60s. Boeing 727. A former South Africa Air plane,

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Felix Ruder designs Symbio, a 100 percent biodegradable stool

Felix Ruder designs Symbio, a 100 percent biodegradable stool

Architecture student Felix Ruder designed Symbio, a 100% biodegradable stool as part of a class project at Sweden’s Lund School of Architecture. Inspired by Alan Wisman’s book “What Happens to the

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6 Beautiful and eco-friendly offices that make work seem like a dream

6 Beautiful and eco-friendly offices that make work seem like a dream

Those of you who work or have worked in an office are probably familiar with the lifeless 9-5 routine, stress and sedentarism, which are obviously very bad for anyone's health and also, creativity. But

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INTERVIEW: Becky Northey and Peter “Pook” Cook on the Tree Shaping Art of Pooktre

INTERVIEW: Becky Northey and Peter “Pook” Cook on the Tree Shaping Art of Pooktre

INHABITAT: What obstacles did you face in figuring out your design process, and what methods did you try before arriving at Pooktre? POOKTRE: There are many trees in our valley that have taught us much

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This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

The rooms were designed as mirrored spaces with one of them inside the chalet, while the other one faces it. The chalet protrudes outside in one of the rooms, while being positioned inside in the other.

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Eduardo Benamore Duarte’s sculptural Animada chair is made from rotating ash ribs

Eduardo Benamore Duarte’s sculptural Animada chair is made from rotating ash ribs

Portuguese architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte designed Animada, a sculptural chair made from ash ribs set in an undulating pattern. Designed for the international event Art on Chairs’ Duets, Duarte’s

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IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

Are you always losing your smartphone charger? Not to worry, with IKEA’s new furniture line misplaced smartphone chargers will be a problem of the past. The Swedish furniture maker unveiled on Sunday a

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FactoryTwentyOne’s new Unique Collection is made from oak, mahogany, and recycled pallets

FactoryTwentyOne’s new Unique Collection is made from oak, mahogany, and recycled pallets

The ‘Unique Collection’ of furniture, handmade from precisely cut recycled oak, mahogany, and pallet wood, is the work of FactoryTwentyOne owner, Christopher Berry. Each piece is the result of many

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‘Origami 9010′ furniture series folds doors instead of paper

‘Origami 9010′ furniture series folds doors instead of paper

So, it turns out that origami isn't just for paper. Designer Yoraco González's "Origami 9010" furniture series is entirely influenced by traditional Japanese paper-folding techniques. These origami

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Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

The vast majority of folding furniture isn't exactly known for being elegant, or even that easy to store when it's not in use. But Bookniture's innovative pieces provide a novel solution for those in

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Gerard de Hoop’s Grid bookshelf is composed of 12 freestanding wooden frames

Gerard de Hoop’s Grid bookshelf is composed of 12 freestanding wooden frames

FRAMES 2.0 by Gerard de Hoop Grid, made up of of 12 wooden frames that as a frees-tanding bookcase and/or as a room divider can be used. The ‘boards’ have different widths, and are open in the

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Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Daniel Libeskind's dynamic new convention centre in Mons, Belgium, is now open to the public. Known as "MICX", the Mons International Congress Xperience is a geometric, ship-like structure that's ideal

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Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Environmentally friendly furniture brand Formabilio recently announced their latest addition: the Rigo Letto, a raised bed frame made from lacquered plywood that boasts a minimalist design and

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Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

No longer a background flower, designer Asif Khan has taken the subdued aesthetic of Gypsophila (better known as Baby's Breath) and let it bloom into something splendid to sit on. Kahn began working

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

If you're a fan of modern art, design and architecture, you've probably seen the work of Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and Paul Klee - but did you know these iconic figures share something in

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