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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 future.

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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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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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Daniel MacDonald’s Otherworldly Shio Lights Are Created From Pure Salt

Daniel MacDonald’s Otherworldly Shio Lights Are Created From Pure Salt

MacDonald describes the lights as "living crystal beings, frozen in time and filled with light," with each of the lamps taking at least a week to evolve. The underlying skeleton of the Shio lights is

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The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Located in the city of Merion, Pennsylvania, the building was built to mirror the layout of its prior home. Consisting of large horizontal volumes, one on top of the other, the new design does do the

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John Meng’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made with Upcycled Wine Bottles

John Meng’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made with Upcycled Wine Bottles

Designer John Meng has come up with a series of gorgeous and green lamps made with upcycled wine bottles. Each lamp carries the appeal of a contemporary sculpture and can serve as great interior

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

The Sundolier piqued a lot on interest when we first reported on the unique solar robot, which can light entire rooms. The other side of the design is the company's diffusion ‘chandlers’, which bounce

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BRC Designs’ One-Of-A-Kind Pocket Rugs are a Patchwork Of Recycled Denim

BRC Designs’ One-Of-A-Kind Pocket Rugs are a Patchwork Of Recycled Denim

While known for his upcycled chairs and tables, Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs has also been dabbling in the world of fashion -- or at least repurposing fashion. One of his latest projects has

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Swirling Tropical Garden Blooms Within Ljubljana’s Chamber of Commerce

Swirling Tropical Garden Blooms Within Ljubljana’s Chamber of Commerce

The renovated green space measures nearly 2,100 square-feet and is filled with lush tropical greenery. With a concrete green ribbon flowing throughout the interior space, the air is cleaner and the

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Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Tight on space? ROOTS is a vertical modular gardening system by MUT Design that easily fits within practically any space. Inspired by traditional trellises, designer Alberto Sanchez built

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Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

From Coney Island to your table, this stylish, limited-edition trivet offers more than great design: It’s a piece of the boardwalk--and thus, of course, an iconic piece of history. Made from Ipe wood

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World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be

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Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans - Inhabitat is reporting live today from Dwell on Design 2012, the West Coast's largest design event! We're scouring the floor of the LA Convention Center and checking

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Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares

Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares

Dutch industrial designer Debbie Wijskamp has created a fantastic collection of "Black Ruby" housewares made entirely from recycled tire rubber. Working from her Arnhem studio, this young designer enjoys

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Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Looking for a fun weekend project that will infuse your home a breath of fresh air? Ben Uyeda recently created a great video for FreeGreen.com that shows how to make a stylish modern herb garden from

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Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow -- from Itektur -- recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED

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Berlin’s Zeiss Planetarium Has a Brilliant LED Ceiling and Über-Futuristic Cafe Inside!

Berlin’s Zeiss Planetarium Has a Brilliant LED Ceiling and Über-Futuristic Cafe Inside!

The Zeiss Planetarium is located within Berlin's Ernst-Thälmann-Park, a green space created as a "socialist park," with high-rise residential buildings and a cultural center with restaurants and a

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Turn Your Houseplants into a Work of Art with MDC Interiors’ Indoor Concrete Wall Planter

Turn Your Houseplants into a Work of Art with MDC Interiors’ Indoor Concrete Wall Planter

From furniture made using reclaimed wood to a living table that doubles as a bonsai tree planter, Michael Carpenter of MDC Interiors has been developing a wide range of innovative green interior

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