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DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

Maybe you have just moved or are remodeling your home, and you go to buy a brand new set of furniture. Once you unpack your tables and chairs, you're left with a heap of cardboard just sitting there,

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Philips Unveils the Hue: The World’s Smartest LED Bulb

Philips Unveils the Hue: The World’s Smartest LED Bulb

The light bulb has come a long way since Edison introduced the carbon filament back in 1879. Even within the last couple of years, we have seen improvements in the modern LED light, including the

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Healthy Home Chicago: Inhabitat Gets a First Look Inside Amazing Green Chicago Home

Healthy Home Chicago: Inhabitat Gets a First Look Inside Amazing Green Chicago Home

This masterpiece home began as a plea from a young couple fed up with not being able to find a healthy home where they could raise their daughter, and soon expected second baby. For those not familiar

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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright

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MOMO is a Pop-Up Shop Made From Dozens of Recycled Windows

MOMO is a Pop-Up Shop Made From Dozens of Recycled Windows

Tong wanted to create an independent store that contrasted from the big box stores and chain boutiques that surround the atrium in the mall. The resulting shop resembles a misshapen childhood fort, clad

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Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Made from laser-sintered polyamide, Kinesis is a "wearable sculpture" by London- and Berlin-based Daniel Widrig that treats the body like a landscape, wrapping and undulating around its form. With a

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King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

King County Parks just finished a new, comfortable and ecologically-sound camping structure that was created from a 24-foot-long used cargo container. The project, dubbed "Re-Tain" was developed by Joel

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The Glad Cafe in Glasgow is Overflowing With Great Green Designs

The Glad Cafe in Glasgow is Overflowing With Great Green Designs

We were instantly impressed by interior design of The Glad Cafe, which is the result of a collaboration between three Glasgow based designers: Roy Shearer, Gerry Thomson and Simon Harlow.  The designers,

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Industoftrial Uses Unconventional Materials to Give a Prague Apartment a Colorful Facelift

Industoftrial Uses Unconventional Materials to Give a Prague Apartment a Colorful Facelift

Young designer Ondra Bumbalek wanted to create an unusual interior for his apartment in Prague, Czech Republic. He sought to reconstruct the space for the lowest cost possible without sacrificing an

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Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

"Passa Cabos" is a cute cork lamp made by portuguese designer André Valério and produced by Ervilha Criativa. Valério says: “This project aims to explore the approach of objects and animals to humans

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Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

It seems that kelp can do just about anything. From stabilizing and thickening foods to fertilizing plants, this giant algae has a million different applications. But who could have thought it would make

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DIY Builder James Higginson Uses Recycled Scaffolding Boards to Make a Beautiful Timber Wall

DIY Builder James Higginson Uses Recycled Scaffolding Boards to Make a Beautiful Timber Wall

In an effort to build beautiful, functional pieces using cheap or free materials, DIY builder James Higginson recently constructed a gorgeous wall out of recycled scaffolding boards that were past their

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Piquattropunto’s Cardboard “Pause” Rocking Chair is Completely Recyclable

Piquattropunto’s Cardboard “Pause” Rocking Chair is Completely Recyclable

The Pause chair is a rocking chaise lounge made from a cardboard structure covered with two felt mats. The felt cushions are attached to the chair with rope instead of screws or glue. Designed by

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The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

Bored with the never-ending light bulb and lamp shade duet, Philadelphia native Judah Konigsberg designed The Square Tulip, a bold new LED lamp that resembles three square tulips in a flower pot. Like a

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Danny Taylor’s Dimmer Switch Teaches Kids Energy-Efficient Behavior With a Happy Face

Danny Taylor’s Dimmer Switch Teaches Kids Energy-Efficient Behavior With a Happy Face

Designer Danny Taylor found that most energy monitors do little to engage with children, so he created an interface for a light that attempts to inform children of energy wastage without bombarding them

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GreenWave Reality Launches WiFi-Enabled LED Light Bulbs That Can be Controlled With a Smartphone

GreenWave Reality Launches WiFi-Enabled LED Light Bulbs That Can be Controlled With a Smartphone

GreenWave Reality just launched a high-tech WiFi-enabled LED lighting system that allows consumers to easily control and automate lighting through a handheld remote or smartphone. The energy-efficient

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UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

The Fibonacci sequence occurs frequently in nature - from the structure of a nautilus shell to the scales of a pine cone or center of a sunflower. Now Italian design studio UTOPIA has created a bamboo

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Will Holman Creates Molded Cardboard Chair Inspired by Mid-Century Bent Plywood Furniture

Will Holman Creates Molded Cardboard Chair Inspired by Mid-Century Bent Plywood Furniture

In the middle of the last century, design pioneers like Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames began experimenting with bent plywood. By laminating thin veneers of wood, they were able to make organic

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PK Steel Creates Contemporary Furniture Out of Recycled Plastic and Steel

PK Steel Creates Contemporary Furniture Out of Recycled Plastic and Steel

PK Steel Designs creates contemporary furniture out of recycled steel, but they wanted to take the sustainability of their operation one step further. The Missouri-based company recently began using 100%

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Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Melbourne-based designer Ash Allen recently won the sustainable and waste-wise design award at Fringe Furniture (part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival) for his Sticks and Stones outdoor stool. Allen was

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Oato’s Quirky Stuck Chair Reinterprets the Archetypal Chair

Oato’s Quirky Stuck Chair Reinterprets the Archetypal Chair

Oato's crafty Stuck Chair takes the shape of a deconstructed archetypal chair that's been rearranged anew, using tension as a bond to ensure its pieces remain "stuck" together. The seating and the

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Muti Randolph Creates an Undulating Wave of LED Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s La Lampe Store

Muti Randolph Creates an Undulating Wave of LED Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s La Lampe Store

Randolph’s piece functions as both a light source and a conceptual art installation.  The forms are obviously inspired by waves, but they also successfully create the feeling of movement. Visually

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Ethereal Snow Words LED Installation Celebrates Fallen Heroes With Showers of Light

Ethereal Snow Words LED Installation Celebrates Fallen Heroes With Showers of Light

The LED light segments in Snow Words are based a code derived from an aperiodic sequence. The lights are grouped together in varying pairings and spacing to represent mathematical equations involving

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Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Furniture designer Rene Olivier has come up with a range of fabulously comfortable furniture by taking unwanted lorry and car tires and turning them into quirky seating options. Olivier, who was recently

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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

This classic Acapulco Chair - a celebrated 1950’s design - has been re-imagined by The Common Project with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair from the

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Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

Posca ink is used as a tool to make many creative pieces, but what about creating something from the Posca itself? Ambience Lighting from Melbourne, Australia designed the Posca Chandelier, a colorful

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SandPaper is a Sylish Modular Sofa Made from Recycled Paper Corrugated Cardboard

SandPaper is a Sylish Modular Sofa Made from Recycled Paper Corrugated Cardboard

Ivan Parati's SandPaper is a cool landscape-inspired modular sofa that's been constructed from recycled paper corrugated cardboard. With this furniture set, the interior environment is treated like a

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Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

Designer Ryan Frank just debuted his first collection of office furniture at Barcelona Design Week 2012. Dubbed Glitch, the line is constructed without the use of glue or screws, allowing it to be easily

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JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

The British design team JAMESPLUMB is known for its ingenious one-of-a-kind furnishings and interiors created from antiques, cast-offs, and found objects. We were struck by these beautiful and useful

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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