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Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Located in the post-war city of Beirut, the designers of Junk Munkez are working hard to turn their city's trash and junkyard scraps into bold furnishings inspired by their Lebanese roots. Their line,

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Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

Kenyon Yeh’s Cork Pushpin Stools Are Sharp As A Tack

It's not every day that we would advocate sitting on a thumb tack, but in the case of Kenyon Yeh's adorable pushpin-style cork stools, we'll make an exception. These delightful seating solutions combine

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Otto Ng’s Robotic Wallbot Walls Automatically Move to Adapt to Your Lifestyle

Otto Ng’s Robotic Wallbot Walls Automatically Move to Adapt to Your Lifestyle

Wallbot mobile walls can communicate among themselves. By applying scientific research in collective intelligence to architectural design, artist and architect Otto Ng has created a kinetic wall system

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Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

The structure is based on Weaire Phelan geometry (3-dimesional structure of equal-sized bubbles). The modules lock together and form flexible compositions. Each module contains plants with roots that are

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The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

Germany-based designer Viktor Alexander Kolbig has created the Aura - a living lamp that can be controlled by lightly touching its petals and leaves! Combining nature and technology, the system uses a

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Blind LED Handrails Make the Lowly Stairwell the Most Interesting Room

Blind LED Handrails Make the Lowly Stairwell the Most Interesting Room

The LED handrails are still just a concept and there are currently no plans for production, but they seem like a very promising design. The handrails can illuminate in many colors, and potentially change

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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.

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Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

LED is taking the interior design world by storm and Kichler's new lineup of LED tape add a heap of options for low-impact and dramatic lighting. The lineup of indoor or outdoor strips comes in all

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Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

The Restaurant of Piet Hein Eek is filled with the designer's own pieces, including his signature recycled wood furniture finished with a high gloss varnish. All pieces are unique and made from waste

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Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli's handsome collection of Brecce lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space. The pieces are made from salvaged wood scraps sourced from

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2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

Two Portuguese designers, tired of watching clothes hangers tossed aside after a brief life on the rack, decided to reclaim them as functional art. Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Designed by Gergő Kassai, the Motion Lamp is a low-energy, lightweight OLED lamp that can be customized to suit your needs at any given moment. Thanks to its flexible light source, it can be twisted and

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Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Need more shelf space? A cupboard? A table? The Jenga-like PixelTable from Studio Intussen can be transformed into a variety of furnishings to suit your needs. The 45 x 45 x 45 cm cube is

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Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Studio Swine’s Sea Chair is Made From Recycled Plastic Ocean Waste

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste that will never fully decompose - the pieces just get smaller and smaller, and therefore more difficult to collect. Seeking to address this pervasive problem,

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Lisbon Palace Transformed Into an Affordable and Luxurious Hostel

Lisbon Palace Transformed Into an Affordable and Luxurious Hostel

The palace, once home to Lisbon’s regal set, has been transformed into a welcoming travel destination. Each of the upstairs rooms have been converted to sleep 108 separate beds in thirteen affordable

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Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Berlin-based Osaka-born designer Shigeki Yamamoto has created a small maple light called the Spiellampe (Lamp game) that brings back the joy of playing with building blocks as a child. The highly

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Google’s New Pittsburgh Office is Located in a 100-Year-Old Nabisco Factory

Google’s New Pittsburgh Office is Located in a 100-Year-Old Nabisco Factory

Google Pittsburgh’s adaptive reuse space, designed by the local architecture firm Strada, maintains not only the industrial bones of the original factory building.

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Dutch Energy Company Eneco’s New Rotterdam Headquarters is a Gleaming, Sustainable Office Building

Dutch Energy Company Eneco’s New Rotterdam Headquarters is a Gleaming, Sustainable Office Building

The first thing workers encounter when they arrive at the new 270,000-square-foot office building is the soaring atrium, which fills the core of the building with natural light. The bright white space

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Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are

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The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

Traditional reading lights are often serpentine eyesores that appear to channel the ghosts of external computer microphones or clunky bookmarks, but Masiosare Studio's Flaca LED lamp offers those who

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Creative 430-Square-Foot Apartment in Tel Aviv Seems Much Larger Than It Really Is

Creative 430-Square-Foot Apartment in Tel Aviv Seems Much Larger Than It Really Is

Housing prices in Tel Aviv have soared in recent years and many people are unable to afford moving, but still want to upgrade or improve their space. As a result, many have resorted to remodeling their

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Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Interested in learning more about how to create awesome interiors out of reclaimed materials? Head over to Build It Green's Gowanus location tonight for a special visit from Joanne Palmisano, the author

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Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a clever multifunctional chair that does double duty as a storage rack for magazines. Dubbed the Magazine Rack Chair, the space-saving design features a series of

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford,

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“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

The “Lit” concept bulb designed by Elie Ahovi is an extremely elegant and innovative combination of LED and fiber optic technology, and could pave the way for incandescent replacements of the

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Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Made entirely from woven biodegradable rattan, Kursi Java is a seat for sitting comfortably on the floor. The design supports a variety of seating positions, and it was created by Industrial Designer

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Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Vienna-based Mischer'traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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