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Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

One of our favorite finds, COLORS' Chiba is a Japanese take on classic Danish LEGO bricks made from recycled coffee beans, tea and wood chips—and it smells great!. Ground coffee was pretty big at

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Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Swedish designer Iris Shantverk has been making functional brushes since 1884, crafted from unusual biodegradable materials including horse hair, cactus fibers and goat hair, paired with local wood to

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Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

We are always looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in, and this gorgeous Stripped lamp by Floris Wubben does just that by marrying the beauty of a tree with the function of a light. To create the

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site often

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rAndom International Unveils Brilliant Kinetic Artworks During Paris Design Week

rAndom International Unveils Brilliant Kinetic Artworks During Paris Design Week

rAndom International's latest piece, "Future Self" (2012), is made from thousands of hanging LEDs. 3D cameras react to visitors' movements to create a light sculpture that reveals our own identities

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Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

This ingenious lampshade created by Dutch designer Richard Hutten for office-furnishings company Gispen is laser-cut from a single piece of material, resulting in no waste. The lampshade was part of a

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Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

The One Piece of Lamp, by Korean designer Kiseung Lee of Studio Inbetween, was one of the outstanding eco-designs showcased at this year's 100% Design International Pavilion. It is a multi-purpose

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Cozy and Eco-Conscious Wonderwater Café Pops-Up at the London Design Festival

Cozy and Eco-Conscious Wonderwater Café Pops-Up at the London Design Festival

The Wonderwater Café at Leila's East-London Shop is a pop-up space designed to raise awareness around the water-footprint of what we eat and drink. Opened for this year's London Design Festival, this

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Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful began with the idea of solving frustration. A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that

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Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

During the London Design Festival, Studio Tord Boontje launched 'Lightweight', a collection of eco-friendly Luminaires that challenge the assumption that all lamps must come with a heavy base for support.

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Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Sparked by a passion for "authentic items with a story to tell," the Blom brothers launched a web store last month where they sell refurbished lamps. Most of the factories they mine for lighting

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Score + Solder’s Prismatic Terrariums Come With Their Own Crystal!

Score + Solder’s Prismatic Terrariums Come With Their Own Crystal!

Working from rustic Pender Island, Cleland’s terrariums are expertly cut in an array of sizes and shapes and edged with lead free solder. Borrowing from geometry class, the glass is arranged in

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IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA, the massive Swedish furniture retailer that brought scandinavian design to the masses, is now going to bring LED lighting to the world in a big way. The company just announced that it will sell only

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3 Tips for Reducing the Negative Effects of Sound Pollution at Home

3 Tips for Reducing the Negative Effects of Sound Pollution at Home

Image: Bedroom in Modern City via Shutterstock Noise pollution, or sound pollution as it is often called, is a major factor in causing increased stress levels which can lead to health issues. For some

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Folkform’s Masonite:Memoriam Cabinets Are Made From Generations of Reclaimed Masonite

Folkform’s Masonite:Memoriam Cabinets Are Made From Generations of Reclaimed Masonite

Folkform has created a colorful line of limited edition cabinets that combine Masonite produced in 1929 (when hardboard was first produced on a large scale) with the final few sheets produced by Sweden's

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World’s Largest Solar Chandelier Unveiled by Artist Luke Jerram in Bristol!

World’s Largest Solar Chandelier Unveiled by Artist Luke Jerram in Bristol!

British artist Luke Jerram is known for his stunning art installations, which are often inspired by science. His latest project, unveiled yesterday at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, is the world's

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7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

Photo: Modern Flush Toilet via Shutterstock TIP 1: Install a Low-flow Toilet Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home -- more than any other appliances or plumbing -- including

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Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Wellington, NZ-based artist Michelle Whale found a new use for old, outdated business cards with her beautiful Last Light Lamp. Created for Active Architecture ltd, the recycled lampshade is made from 230

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Jerszy Seymour’s Colorful 100% Biodegradable ‘Amateur Masters’ Chairs Challenge Design Systems

Jerszy Seymour’s Colorful 100% Biodegradable ‘Amateur Masters’ Chairs Challenge Design Systems

Jerszy Seymour's ‘Amateur Masters’ colorful chairs are made from polycaprolactone wax - a strong and 100% biodegradable material. They are part of the NgispeN collection, which was developed

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Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

The tree stump table has been done before, but never like this. Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. has turned the concept of stump furniture on its head with Tree Rings. They look pretty

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Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

Multiple is a sculptural table that reveals its full potential when a user begins to manipulate its shape. Designed by Brussels-based Raphaël Charles, the table consists of a series of locally sourced

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PROOFF Debuts Chic, Multifunctional #006 SideSeat at the London Design Festival

PROOFF Debuts Chic, Multifunctional #006 SideSeat at the London Design Festival

PROOFF just launched its new #006 SideSeat at SuperBrands during the London Design Festival. Designed by Netherlands-based duo Studio Makkink & Bey, the clever multifunctional seat includes built-in

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Designer Craig Foster Goes Back to the Basics With His Flat-pack Cork Kurk Lamp

Designer Craig Foster Goes Back to the Basics With His Flat-pack Cork Kurk Lamp

The idea for the Kurk Lamp was conceived when designer Craig Foster started taking other desk lights apart. He discovered a huge amount of unnecessary parts, fixtures and glue being used, and

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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

We spotted Klickity's Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs

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Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

Designer Tristan Roland's Music Box is a generic dining chair that was rescued from the trash and repurposed, with a record player built into the seat. Appropriated, morphed and recreated, Roland has

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Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Israel-based designer Eli Chissick's Wood Con Fusion series transforms unassuming pieces of fiberboard, veneer and Formica into an array of bold furniture pieces. Each table, cabinet and bench begins its

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Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

The wood paneling and fixtures included reclaimed parts of an English pub that were previously used in another incarnation for Lee Broom's highly successful solo show at Milan's Salone del Mobile. Other

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The Growth Table Has a Seat for Every Member of the Family

The Growth Table Has a Seat for Every Member of the Family

You've already got a kitchen table to bring the whole family together for meals - now the Growth Table encourages everyone to draw or study together. Its tiered structure has a place for even the

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DIY ELIOOO Manual Shows How to Build Your Own Hydroponic Garden From IKEA Components

DIY ELIOOO Manual Shows How to Build Your Own Hydroponic Garden From IKEA Components

Hydroponic gardening may seem like a complicated endeavor that requires a master's degree in Biology, but according Antonio Scarponi, it's not all that hard. In fact, it's so easy, you can create an

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100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

Marco Stefanelli' Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life - including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives

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