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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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Green Renovation Gives Mid-Century Singapore Apartment a New Lease on Life

Green Renovation Gives Mid-Century Singapore Apartment a New Lease on Life

The original architectural finishes and details of this mid-century Singapore apartment were once hidden beneath decades of dust and grime - however it has now been sensitively restored to last another 50

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Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing's Chair 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. The chair is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, it assembles without the use of glue or screws,

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Kokoriko Restaurant in Miami Builds a Beautiful New Interior Out of Reclaimed Barn Wood

Kokoriko Restaurant in Miami Builds a Beautiful New Interior Out of Reclaimed Barn Wood

SOW Design Studio’s latest project truly exemplifies what sustainable architecture and an eco-conscious culinary practice can create. Located in the heart of Miami, Richard Sandoval’s new rotisserie,

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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about Dwell's Light & Energy issue and what kind of content readers can expect when they pick it up on newsstands this month? AMANDA: I enjoy issue themes that

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Miami’s Waldorf Towers Turn to Sustainable Design to Create a Stylish Hotel

Miami’s Waldorf Towers Turn to Sustainable Design to Create a Stylish Hotel

Be an eco-conscious beach bum this summer and take a sustainable holiday in South Beach, Miami at the Waldorf Towers. Located just a few steps away from the sea, the Waldorf Towers are one of the few

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Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

Kengo Kuma and Associates's interior celebrates the warm grain of natural unfinished wood. Through careful positioning they constructed a woven mass of wooden segments that form a cave-like space. The

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Takeshi Hosaka’s Gorgeous Daylight House Soaks Up the Sun in Yokohama City, Japan

Takeshi Hosaka’s Gorgeous Daylight House Soaks Up the Sun in Yokohama City, Japan

The Daylight House is a family home in the center of Yokohama, Japan that manages to soak up an abundance of natural light despite its location next to tall nearby buildings. Immersed within the city's

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Takeshi Hosaka’s Inside-Out House has Trees Growing Inside!

Takeshi Hosaka’s Inside-Out House has Trees Growing Inside!

The Inside-Out House measures 980 square feet divided into two levels and a terrace, and it welcomes all types of living creatures. Sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a big entrance door creates a

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Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood

Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood

Reclaimed wood furniture is usually so predictable: large upcycled beams from buildings, or slabs of driftwood turned into benches and stools. Thats why Brent Comber's unique reclaimed wood furniture -

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