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New Matter’s Elegant Mod-t 3D Printer Costs as Little as $149

New Matter’s Elegant Mod-t 3D Printer Costs as Little as $149

Even with MakerBot's mass appeal, 3D printers are still too expensive and complex for most people to have at home. Now a new start up called New Matter is introducing a truly affordable printer that costs

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The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

We've featured TOBYHouse's resin beach ball lamps in the past - and the designer just unveiled a new inflatable version that will be available in stores! The colorful clustered lights are made from

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Tiny, Ultraportable ESCAPE Cabin Can be Moved Anywhere Just Like an RV

Tiny, Ultraportable ESCAPE Cabin Can be Moved Anywhere Just Like an RV

With the idea that bigger is not better, ESCAPE was design with the sensibilities of Frank Lloyd Wright in mind. Although ESCAPE is truly a mobile home, the attention to detail makes the cedar-lined

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Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Earth-Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses

Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Earth-Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses

Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi has once again shown us that greenhouses are more than just homes for plants and veggies. To demonstrate how humans can also benefit from spending time in these large

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Natural Light Swaths rzlbd’s Totem House in Toronto

Natural Light Swaths rzlbd’s Totem House in Toronto

Totem House is a modern, three bedroom home built for a couple who collects sculptures and has a keen appreciation for minimalism. The home features bright white finishes inside with simple geometric

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House in Melides Promotes Peace and Tranquility Through Modern Design in Portugal

House in Melides Promotes Peace and Tranquility Through Modern Design in Portugal

The House in Melides is separated into two major programmatic areas within the two stacked rectilinear volumes. The lower volume hosts the sleeping and service areas, while the suspended upper volume

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Helvey Design Studio Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture from Responsibly Sourced Wood

Helvey Design Studio Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture from Responsibly Sourced Wood

Helvey Design Studio has created a series of furniture built to last a lifetime. Their FIRST Collection has been designed with the principals of simplicity, minimalism and quality craftsmanship. Each

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Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

The 2013 Euroluce exhibition during Milan Design Week featured striking light installations that balance high technology with emotive aesthetics and intangibility with functionality. These might seem like

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Fukusada and Pereira Unveil Multifunctional Bathroom Furniture at Milan Design Week 2013

Fukusada and Pereira Unveil Multifunctional Bathroom Furniture at Milan Design Week 2013

Japanese-Portuguese duo Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira used renewable Portuguese cork to create their 'Bug Collection' of multifunctional furniture, which is now on show at this year’s Milan Design

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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

The belTable is project based on the idea of simplicity. Created by Marcin Pogorzelski, the designer wanted to minimize every part of the table and distill assembly so that no glue, screws or tools of

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Birch Trees and Antiques Create a Fairytale Woodland in Japan’s Onico Beauty Salon

Birch Trees and Antiques Create a Fairytale Woodland in Japan’s Onico Beauty Salon

A fan of antiques and do-it-yourself projects, the client was responsible for a great deal of the interior furnishings. These include frames as decorative wall objects, antique chairs and mirrors, moody

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House H: Y Beams, Hanging Floors and Irregular Cutouts Transform a Tiny Japanese Home

House H: Y Beams, Hanging Floors and Irregular Cutouts Transform a Tiny Japanese Home

In order to create a playful sense of expansiveness on the inside of the Matsudo City home, Shinozaki decided to give it a large roof and fill the space in-between with eight Y-shaped wooden frames. From

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Olson Kundig’s Single-Room Gulf Islands Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat in British Columbia

Olson Kundig’s Single-Room Gulf Islands Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat in British Columbia

In typical Olson Kundig fashion, this one-room cabin leans towards a modern industrial/rustic aesthetic and features a shed roof with large overhangs. Located near the coast in the Gulf Islands to the

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Top 7 Ecouterre Eco Fashion Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 7 Ecouterre Eco Fashion Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

The world of eco-fashion world really impressed us this year with amazing, innovative creations and some mind-boggling stories! From an extreme minimalist who owns only 16 items to a real-life Harry

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Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

For our latest giveaway, we've teamed up with Vegan Cuts, an online, members-only marketplace dedicated to the best in animal-friendly wares, to present one lucky reader with a bounty of good, green

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Archipelago House is the Ultimate Holiday Home for Nature Lovers in the Woods of Sweden

Archipelago House is the Ultimate Holiday Home for Nature Lovers in the Woods of Sweden

Archipelago house consists of a compact volume with bedrooms in the back and an open living platform that embraces the surrounding pine forest and sea. Tall glass windows create a sense of

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Less is More: Suzanne Rae’s Minimalist Looks Draw a Crowd at New York Fashion Week

Less is More: Suzanne Rae’s Minimalist Looks Draw a Crowd at New York Fashion Week

Designer Suzanne Rae's 2013 New York Fashion Week minimalist looks were inspired by late photographer Francesca Woodman's photographic studies women.

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Corten-Clad Casa La Baronia Resists the Pacific Ocean’s Corrosive Power in Chile

Corten-Clad Casa La Baronia Resists the Pacific Ocean’s Corrosive Power in Chile

The designers were limited by a tight budget and a very specific design brief when commissioned to build this striking seaside home, so they kept their material choices simple. A bolted timber box wrapped

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Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

Six Oaks was created by Modulus as a vacation getaway in heavily wooded site near Felton, CA. The simple design seeks for minimalism in terms of functionality, cost, material usage and day-to-day living.

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Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

If you’re a Shigeru Ban fan living in NYC, we urge you to head down to check out the starchitect’s newest work, the Camper shoe store in SoHo. The design is decidedly “Ban,” and

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Philip Starck’s Elegant Zero-Waste Broom Chair is Crafted From Recycled Industrial Waste

Philip Starck’s Elegant Zero-Waste Broom Chair is Crafted From Recycled Industrial Waste

French designer Philip Starck is exhibiting his elegant recycled Broom Chair at this year's bustling ICFF. Made from 90% recycled industrial waste, the Broom Chair made its debut at Milan Furniture Fair,

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MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

The minimalist home is the first from Victoria-based MAKE Architecture, who completed the construction just last year. Built with sliding walls and big windows for plenty of natural light, the home's

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LATE Architects Renovates a Dreary Polish Office with Paint and 3,000 Feet of Tape

LATE Architects Renovates a Dreary Polish Office with Paint and 3,000 Feet of Tape

Instead of buying new furniture or adding in partitions, the creative incubator firm Kompany commissioned the LATE design duo to improve their office space using color and typography. But don't be fooled

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Ultra-Compact Loft Apartment in Prague Has an Oven in the Stairs!

Ultra-Compact Loft Apartment in Prague Has an Oven in the Stairs!

Just about every piece of furniture has a dual purpose in this lovely loft apartment. The stairs have a built in kitchen unit and bookshelves, which we love, the bathroom cabinets incorporate the washer

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Ultra Futuristic Pedestrian Bridge in Spain Points the Way With LEDs

Ultra Futuristic Pedestrian Bridge in Spain Points the Way With LEDs

An ornate addition to this quaint Mediterranean town in Spain's Granada province, the bridge creates easy access for everyone - including disabled pedestrians between two coveted urban destinations. This

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Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna continues in the tradition of leading Brazilian architects including Oscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, but he has long stepped away from the reliance on concrete and quick

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Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

We're not sure how comfortable it will be to sit on the Twist's saddle, which pivots on the same arm as the handlebars, or how easily the bike will come to a stop with the hubless wheels, but the

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Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

As with all things Japanese, the stout Light Stage House is a study in elegance and minimalism. The kitchen is compact and the interior furnishings have been built into the architecture which maximizes

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Stealth Barn is a Striking Black Guest House Converted from a Plain Barn

Stealth Barn is a Striking Black Guest House Converted from a Plain Barn

The stylish barn is modernized with its blackened stain, which contrasts with the traditional notion of the red barn. Clapboards from the exterior have been removed and replaced with large glass windows,

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Arizona’s Rusted Steel Desert Nomad House is Surrounded by Towering Saguaro Cacti

Arizona’s Rusted Steel Desert Nomad House is Surrounded by Towering Saguaro Cacti

The living, kitchen and dining cube is 780 square feet, the bedroom is 440 square feet, and the office is 200 square feet; each unit faces in a different direction and boasts floor to ceiling 1/2 inch

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