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IKEA Transforms an Entire Japanese Monorail into an Awesome Mobile Showroom

IKEA Transforms an Entire Japanese Monorail into an Awesome Mobile Showroom

Swedish design wonder IKEA turned an entire monorail into a colorful showroom in Japan. To kick off their latest location in Tokyo near Tachikawa station, the company decorated the train with vibrant

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Win a Chance for a Home Makeover with IKEA’s Home Tour

Win a Chance for a Home Makeover with IKEA’s Home Tour

IKEA’s Home Tour Squad is heading to an East Coast city near you, giving homeowners a chance to have their abodes transformed by experts. A team of five IKEA designers will not only make chosen living

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‘Broken’ Furniture Finds Beauty in Cracked and Unwanted Wood

‘Broken’ Furniture Finds Beauty in Cracked and Unwanted Wood

Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen's amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded. Laihinen's Broken

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UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and Pee

UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and Pee

Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a ready-made machine for making compostable furniture. Called Dupe, the machine converts sand, urine and bacteria into a new biomaterial similar to

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Living Cube: Multi-Functional Furnishing Provides a ‘Home in a Box’ Solution

Living Cube: Multi-Functional Furnishing Provides a ‘Home in a Box’ Solution

"The idea was born out of a personal need to counteract the confinements of a conventional home with one simple and multifunctional design that will cover several different needs," as Till Könneker

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Paul Borrero’s Stylish New UNA Chair is Made From 100% Recycled Cardboard

Paul Borrero’s Stylish New UNA Chair is Made From 100% Recycled Cardboard

Award-winning Industrial and Graphic Designer Paul Borrero designed UNA, an innovative new chair made from recycled cardboard. Borrero has been creating, testing, and refining the chair for three years

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Richard Hutten’s Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Richard Hutten’s Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Dutch designer Richard Hutten just unveiled his new Layers Cloud Chair, which is set to debut at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. The chair is made entirely from Kvadrat's multicolored Divina fabric, and it

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Durable Solidwool Chair is Made from Upland Herdwick Sheep’s Wool

Durable Solidwool Chair is Made from Upland Herdwick Sheep’s Wool

Designer Justin Floyd has cooked up a durable new furniture material made from wool - right in his own oven. Called “Solidwool,” the hard yet warm material can be used to build chairs, countertops and

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This Recyclable Cardboard Standing Desk Costs Just $65

This Recyclable Cardboard Standing Desk Costs Just $65

Instead of paying upwards of $500 for a standing desk, it might be time to consider a more affordable, and eco-friendly version that costs just $65. The Cardboard Standing Desk from Chairigami doesn't

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Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

Custom-made by hand at Meijer's Eindhoven workshop, this elegant storage-staircase was created for designer Just Haasnoot at his historic home in Wassenaar, The Hague. Its industrial yet elegant

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Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat. Once you gather enough courage and resources to run with your dream, you'll be met with one obstacle after another — all of which are valuable learning

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Design Shanghai 2014 Welcomes Thousands of Visitors With Flourishing Gardens and Bamboo Forests

Design Shanghai 2014 Welcomes Thousands of Visitors With Flourishing Gardens and Bamboo Forests

In a unique collaboration with Sennheiser, artist Kristjana S Williams takes visitors on an audio tour through a bamboo forest. Each visitor is given a set of headphones and a portable player and as they

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SOLO Home Design Creates Chic Contemporary Furniture From Recycled Materials

SOLO Home Design Creates Chic Contemporary Furniture From Recycled Materials

SOLO creates chic one of a kind furnishings and home accessories using recycled and repurposed materials. Based out of Chicago, the studio works with many local businesses to collect objects and give them

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Airplane Trolleys Recycled Into Wine and Whiskey Bars by Skypak

Airplane Trolleys Recycled Into Wine and Whiskey Bars by Skypak

German start-up Skypak has created a truly unique collection of mobile furniture brought down from the sky! Using old airplane trolleys, Skypak designed their “La Barrique” cart as a streamlined

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses that have

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Ikea Discontinues Expedit Shelf, Launches Slimmed-Down Version That Saves Resources

Ikea Discontinues Expedit Shelf, Launches Slimmed-Down Version That Saves Resources

Some Ikea fans experienced a shock recently when the furniture company announced it was discontinuing its extremely popular Expedit series of shelves. The modular system can be mixed, matched, stacked,

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Ton Matton’s Chicken Cabinet Produces Fresh Eggs Right in Your Backyard

Ton Matton’s Chicken Cabinet Produces Fresh Eggs Right in Your Backyard

Ton's Chicken Cabinet turns a familiar furnishing into a system dedicated to free range egg production. The cupboard is built to EU-approved free range specs, and it provides enough space for three

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Danielle Trofe’s Brilliant Mush-Lume Lamp is Grown From Fungi!

Danielle Trofe’s Brilliant Mush-Lume Lamp is Grown From Fungi!

We've featured Danielle Trofe's amazing energy-generating hourglass lamps in the past, and the designer just unveiled a new table lamp called Mush-Lume that is grown instead of being manufactured! The

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Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Designer Michael Neville created these colorful recycled rockers as a material exploration of post-consumer cardboard pulp and natural dyes. The rockers are designed as functional furniture for young

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J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

Jae Won Cho's T.SHELF (triangular shelf) is a modular system that can be built into multiple shapes with various functions. The T.SHELF system is based on the strongest geometric shape, the triangle, and

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Plunk Desk: A Lightweight, Foldable Standing Desk Perfect for Working on Your Feet

Plunk Desk: A Lightweight, Foldable Standing Desk Perfect for Working on Your Feet

Studies show that standing desks can confer a lot of health benefits, but the models currently on the market tend to be large and heavy - not the best for workers who need to move around a lot and stay

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Erin Moore’s Quirky Borrow Stools are Inspired by Matchsticks

Erin Moore’s Quirky Borrow Stools are Inspired by Matchsticks

Designer and  University of Oregon architecture professor Erin Moore's Borrow Stools are designed to be split and burned. With their matchstick legs and accompanying axe, the stools connect the

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Chairish Launches a New App That Makes Finding and Selling Pre-Loved Furniture Easier

Chairish Launches a New App That Makes Finding and Selling Pre-Loved Furniture Easier

Last year we reported on the launch of Chairish, an awesome new website that connects designer furniture enthusiasts with one another to create a hub for shopping and selling exceptional pre-owned home

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Gas & Air Studios Unveil Stylish New Shipping Pallet Coffee Table & Stool

Gas & Air Studios Unveil Stylish New Shipping Pallet Coffee Table & Stool

London-based Gas & Air Studios has unveiled their latest shipping pallet creation, the classic coffee table and a slate covered stool. Gas & Air Studios is the maker of the XChair and the fold-out

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Wood Restart Turns Naturally Fallen Trees Into Beautiful Modern Furnishings

Wood Restart Turns Naturally Fallen Trees Into Beautiful Modern Furnishings

Eco-friendly workshop Wood Restart specializes in making modern furniture and home accessories that are stylish, sturdy, and sustainably crafted. Wood Restart exclusively uses salvaged timber that has

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Tom Shields Fuses Old Furniture Into Zany New Designs

Tom Shields Fuses Old Furniture Into Zany New Designs

Tom Shields' works primarily with furniture found in the trash. He takes these unwanted castoffs and repurposes them into different pieces of furniture or as sculptures. The intent behind his work is to

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The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

Reuse is the principle behind this shapeshifting stool composed of 88 wooden modules made from the battens of a recycled fence. The modules are connected with threaded rods, nuts, and washers, allowing

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Colorful Dining Table Using a Recycled Door

DIY: Learn How to Make a Colorful Dining Table Using a Recycled Door

Here's an upcycling project that you'll just adore (get it?)! Transform that door sitting around in your basement into the perfect, refurbished kitchen or work table. Making it is really as simple as

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Stacks of Staples Create Ornate Patterns in Nilly Mozer’s 100K Stool

Stacks of Staples Create Ornate Patterns in Nilly Mozer’s 100K Stool

Designer Nilly Mozer creates beautiful furniture that can be customized with ornate patterns by sliding and arranging stacks of metal staples. Her simple "100K" piece can function as a table or a stool,

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