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Design Collective Suhab Works With Mexican Artisans to Promote Sustainable Living

Design Collective Suhab Works With Mexican Artisans to Promote Sustainable Living

Suhab’s broad range of eco-products are helping users shift easily towards sustainable habits through smart and sexy products with minimum environmental impact. The Mexican brand describes their work as

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Human Hair as Packaging?

Amazing Natural Packaging: Human Hair as Packaging?

I've always had an overabundance of hair; when I was a little girl my grandma taught me to pull the wads from my Mason Pearson and throw it out the window. I lived on the end of a dirt road in a deeply

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Ephemeral Origami Tea Set by Yuya Ushida Reminds Us To Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures

Ephemeral Origami Tea Set by Yuya Ushida Reminds Us To Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures

While the reused paper’s own graphics add a unique aesthetic value to every piece, the fact that they are made to be only just once, remind us to slowly enjoy one of life's simple pleasures: drinking

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The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

While the house appears to be pretty conventional from the outside, we can sense a mysterious that radiates from within. Surrounded by high trees, the has a solid front door facing the street and actually

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‘THIS’ is an Organic, Chewable Toothbrush And Toothpaste All-in-One

‘THIS’ is an Organic, Chewable Toothbrush And Toothpaste All-in-One

Sometimes sustainable design is not about creating new objects — it is often more effective to promote, re-design, or even re-package an existing product. Lebanese designer Leen Sadder probably came

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Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

These incredible LED lamps by Aqua Creations are each made from a single, hand-folded sheet of paper. Japanese company Aki showcased their awesome 3D cardboard sculptures - including this adorable

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Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

These lounge chairs spotted at Wanted Design during New York Design Week offer a quirky and sustainable way to spice up any interior. Designed by French team Tabisso, the typographic seats are built from

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Turn Your Magazines into a Seat With Organelle Design’s DIY Dowel Chair

Turn Your Magazines into a Seat With Organelle Design’s DIY Dowel Chair

Instead of stacking your old magazines under your coffee table where they will just collect dust, why not turn them into an extra seat for your home? During New York Design Week at the Model Citizens

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Elegant Wine Boxes Constructed from Canadian FSC Forested Wood

Elegant Wine Boxes Constructed from Canadian FSC Forested Wood

Graphic design student Erica Craig has designed a unique and cute wooden wine box for (fictional) brand Kingswood of Canada. The detailed packaging -- to be produced deep in luscious British Columbia

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Cool Recyclable Waste Paper Bin Can Also Be Composted

Cool Recyclable Waste Paper Bin Can Also Be Composted

If you've been looking for an alternative to eco-unfriendly plastic bags, then the Fabriano waste paper bin is the green solution you've been looking for. A project created by Italian designers Riccardo

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From the Source Uses Reclaimed Indonesian Wood to Create Chic Rustic Furniture

From the Source Uses Reclaimed Indonesian Wood to Create Chic Rustic Furniture

The new line accentuates the shape and origin of many of the pieces by leaving them whole, using the rough edges and interesting shapes to create unique chairs and table tops. For the dressers and

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Terreform One Developing Buildings Made From Blocks of Mushrooms

Terreform One Developing Buildings Made From Blocks of Mushrooms

Houses made from mushrooms used to be for smurfs — but the creative folks at Terreform One and Planetary One intend to create real houses from the prodigious plant. They are developing a new breed

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Corque Debuts Sustainable Home Furnishing Designs That Really Put a Cork in It

Corque Debuts Sustainable Home Furnishing Designs That Really Put a Cork in It

Boiled, cork turns dark and husky, varnished, it can be kept in the sun, and mixed with rubber (hopefully recycled), it creates a material that is similar to but much more sustainable than leather. These

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Ford Cars May Soon Sport Rubber Parts Made From Dandelions

Ford Cars May Soon Sport Rubber Parts Made From Dandelions

Rubber was traditionally made from rubber plant trees, and today it is made from oil. But if Ford is successful with their latest project, we could soon be seeing their fleets decked out in rubber made

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Tree Theory Bags: Origami-Style Carryalls That Minimize Waste

Tree Theory Bags: Origami-Style Carryalls That Minimize Waste

There are few bags that manage to forgo the manufacturing process of sewing, but Strand Design has created a range of bags that does just that. Believing that their products need to adhere to a

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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile's bustling capital

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Sweet and Soft Leaf Lamp Emits a Warm and Inviting LED Glow

Sweet and Soft Leaf Lamp Emits a Warm and Inviting LED Glow

Inspired by the lush green trees dotting the Swedish landscape, Peter Schumacher's Leaf Lamp is a darling design sure to add a bit of charm to any interior space. The lamp features branches and a tree

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Colorful Sra Pou Vocational School is Hand Built Using Local Materials in Cambodia

Colorful Sra Pou Vocational School is Hand Built Using Local Materials in Cambodia

When the community of Sra Pou, Cambodia was relocated from the city of Phnom Penh to the countryside, their new home was severely lacking in basic infrastructure, a secure environment and a sustainable

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Craftsman Clayton Tugunon Creates Snug Furniture From Coconut Twigs

Craftsman Clayton Tugunon Creates Snug Furniture From Coconut Twigs

Designed for relaxation, and inspired by the waves and sandy beaches of the Pacific, the Snug Collection is a set of beautiful seating options made from the delicious coconut tree. More specifically

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World-Renowned Designers Build Furniture From Marine Ravaged Venetian Wood

World-Renowned Designers Build Furniture From Marine Ravaged Venetian Wood

A limited edition collection of tables, chairs, stools, bookshelves, lamps, wood-carved art and even a hammock, each piece was created to highlight the the culminating aesthetic of decades of Italian

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Curvy Steam Bent Achair is a Wood Awards Innovation Winner

Curvy Steam Bent Achair is a Wood Awards Innovation Winner

Achair, a stylish seat produced by the ancient technique of bending wood with vapor, was recently honored in this year's Wood Awards in the “innovation” category. Hand-made by British furniture

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Pantene to Roll Out First Sugarcane-Based Packaging This Month

Pantene to Roll Out First Sugarcane-Based Packaging This Month

Pantene is a popular hair care staple for many women and men alike, so we were pleased to catch wind that the company will be shipping its first plant-based plastic containers to stores in Western

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Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

Photo © Fernando Alda Jurgen Mayer H. Architects goal with Metropol Parasol's neutral tone was to help harmonize the stark contrast of the ultra-modern structure with the medieval surroundings of

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Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table. Using

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Tkaronto: Pavilion Concept Features Vinyl Balloon Poof that is Touted as Sustainable

Tkaronto: Pavilion Concept Features Vinyl Balloon Poof that is Touted as Sustainable

The semi-permanent pavilion, designed by Manuel Gross, Patrik Staub, Yannick Vorberg and Stefan Vetsch will be located in Toronto's waterfront district serving as the awards pavilion for the games, and

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WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

We love these beautiful retro-chic speakers made from wood harvested sustainably from forests in the southern region of Chilean Patagonia. Designed by Santiago-based Grupo Vibra, they recreate the

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BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

Tip Ton is a chair designed by London’s BarberOsgerby for Vitra that converges sustainability and ergonomics into a new chair typology. Presented at the Milan Furniture Fair, this simple design

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A4A Design Showcases Its Amazing Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Sculptures in Milan

A4A Design Showcases Its Amazing Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Sculptures in Milan

A4A Design's honeycombed furniture has also been showcased at the Lumina pop-up store in corso Garibaldi 127 alongside Foster+Partners' new LED FLO lamp series featured here last week. Both the fauna and

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Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Designed by Studio Geenen, the Flax Tray is a beautiful and organic take on basic houseware made from a bio-composite material derived from Linum usitatissimum - or more commonly known as flax. The new

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