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Studio Rolf Saws Dutch Furniture in Half to Create New Furnishings

Studio Rolf Saws Dutch Furniture in Half to Create New Furnishings

Last year Studio Rolf bought several pieces of furniture from the estate of Queen Juliana in the Netherlands. Since then, the studio has been hard at work sawing the items in half and turning the original

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ILIDE to Debut Gorgeous Handmade Local Lamps at Milan Design Week

ILIDE to Debut Gorgeous Handmade Local Lamps at Milan Design Week

ILIDE (Italian LIght DEsign) is a new lighting company that will make its debut next week at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair with two collections of stunning handmade lamps. ILIDE's locally-made lamps are

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Beril Cicek Creates Quirky Mobile Furniture From Wood and Wool Knits

Beril Cicek Creates Quirky Mobile Furniture From Wood and Wool Knits

Turkish designer Beril Cicek created a cozy mobile furniture collection using wood and wool. For use as storage cabinets or less than conventional luggage, these multifunctional design pieces were

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Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s office is set in an airy loft-like room of the former printing house, complete with high ceilings and exposed industrial piping. With few windows, the team wanted to create separate work

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Lost Crates Offers Monthly Goodie-Box Subscriptions, Including Eco Crates!

Lost Crates Offers Monthly Goodie-Box Subscriptions, Including Eco Crates!

No matter what your age, there's something undeniably wonderful about getting a mystery care package in the mail - wouldn't it be nice to give that fun feeling to your favorite family and friends every

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Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon's new Fin Light is a beautiful, new collection of lamps that reveal the British designer's admiration for designer-engineers like Buckminster Fuller. As the feature of his ‘Luminosity’

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Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

“Where there’s light there must be life.”  Omer Arbel places this thought at the core of his beautiful ’38′ chandelier. Designed to illuminate a room with both its

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Classified Moto Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts Into Amazing Retro Furniture

Classified Moto Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts Into Amazing Retro Furniture

Each of Classified Moto's recycled designs comes with its own history, so any customer can see which motorbikes the parts came from. For example this table was built from vintage Japanese moto components

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6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

The Great Summer Zoofari Located next to real life counterparts at the Bronx Zoo, ¨The Great Summer Zoofari¨ is a series of animal sculptures made from our favorite Danish building blocks. Designed

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Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

We love featuring brilliant designs made from discarded items, and these illuminating eco-lamps by designer Luis Teixeira are certainly worth noting. Using what the designer refers to as

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Vintage Book Clocks Transform Dusty Volumes Into Time-Keeping Tomes

Vintage Book Clocks Transform Dusty Volumes Into Time-Keeping Tomes

Vintage Book Clocks transform dusty old tomes into fresh modern timepieces that give the aging books a new lease on life. The Venice, CA-based designers scour boutique bookstores and private collections

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Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

If you're sick of your Ikea furniture because everyone in the world has the same thing, don't kick it to the curb just yet. A few cool companies like Swedish PrettyPegs and Bemz offer accessories like

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Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

60s-era beach chairs had a fabulous look to them, although their brightly colored strips of weather-resist fabric perhaps held more visual charm than comfort — which is what makes these recycled

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Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

The Sign desk lamp from Sandra Hisbèque draws a single and even line in a space that is pure and refined. Made from anodized aluminium and lit with LEDs, the geometry of Sign creates a play of shadows

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MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

Light bulbs have always been pretty inefficient, even those that have a rep for using less juice, like LEDs. Because of the energy conversion process, they consume more energy than they actually need to

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Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Torafu Architects designed a magical installation inspired by Yozakura, a traditional Japanese custom of enjoying flowering cherry blossoms during the night. Commissioned by Kaneka for last year's

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Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

The Galen Lobby was originally like any old boring corporate lobby with a double height atrium and a glass curtain wall, but Ascendas wanted to turn it into something more exciting that would also save

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

Energy-sucking 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are still found in homes around the world, however there a variety of light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of

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Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Designers at Large has produced 75 limited edition ‘Listen | Closely’ lamp shades made with the legacy sails fabric from Canada Place. The title of the project is meant to encourage individuals to

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Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

New York is known as a city fuelled by coffee, and now one of its residents is using the love of the Italian brew to create these cool lamps made from used coffee filters. Vilma Farrell, the designer

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Lovely Laser-Cut Pear Light Packs Flat for Efficient Shipping

Lovely Laser-Cut Pear Light Packs Flat for Efficient Shipping

Designer Chris Oliver created this lovely laser-cut flat pack Pear Light while at university a couple of years ago. The elegant lamp glorifies the benefits of low-energy lighting and laser cutting, and

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NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

To make the striking dividing wall, staff at NPIRE brought their own childhood LEGO bricks and mixed them with about 80 new packs. Using assorted colored blocks they created a playful pixelated design

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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Miso Designs Beautiful Origami Tables for Kyoto’s Shofudo Paper Store

Miso Designs Beautiful Origami Tables for Kyoto’s Shofudo Paper Store

When interiors company Miso was commissioned to design the table displays for a traditional Japanese paper store, there was no doubt about the material selection. Designed to be collapsible,

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Unearthed Paints’ Hard Wax Oil Finish is an Eco-Friendly Way to Protect Your Floors

Unearthed Paints’ Hard Wax Oil Finish is an Eco-Friendly Way to Protect Your Floors

If you're looking for a product to finish your floors that doesn't contain harmful toxins, you'll be happy to hear that Unearthed Paints recently announced their new natural Hard Wax Oil Finish – an

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Ingo Maurer Unveils Innovative Geometric LED Wallpaper

Ingo Maurer Unveils Innovative Geometric LED Wallpaper

Ingo Maurer is a German light designer best known for his cute Birdie Lights, but for his latest project, he joined forces with Architects Paper to develop a glowing wallpaper piece. Made from a large

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MDC Interiors’ Living Table Doubles as a Bonsai Tree Planter

MDC Interiors’ Living Table Doubles as a Bonsai Tree Planter

MDC Interiors' nature-inspired Living Table integrates a bonsai tree into the table as a design element. The table is made with concrete and incorporates a hand painted design, etching, and recycled

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Mushaboom Design Offers Sustainable Wallcoverings Inspired by Flora and Fauna

Mushaboom Design Offers Sustainable Wallcoverings Inspired by Flora and Fauna

Mushaboom works with inspiring artists and designers to create their gorgeous collections of wall papers. The pieces are often inspired by specific locations, which Mushaboom then shares with its audience

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Soft Fold Cabane is a Minimal Mobile Meditation Space

Soft Fold Cabane is a Minimal Mobile Meditation Space

Is your home that chaotic that you are finding it difficult to read, meditate or just relax? If that's the case, this minimalistic space might be what you need. Created by Marie Dessuant and Margaux

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