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VOLK Furniture Adds Color, Geometry and Pattern to Old School Wooden Interiors

VOLK Furniture Adds Color, Geometry and Pattern to Old School Wooden Interiors

VOLK's founder Brian Volk-Zimmerman is a painter, musician and an amazing designer of dizzying interiors. The Ash Credenza with and without storage is hand painted with bold earthy colors into trapezoids

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Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

"It began with this junk propane tank on my property" Selig explains on his website. "A lot of energy had been used to form the thick steel into this shape and it seemed a shame to let it go to waste."

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Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

So far we’ve seen many examples of kitchen utensils being repurposed into customized, low-tech and eco-friendly objects - but these gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia

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Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Designed by world-renowned designer Aldo Cibic for Blackbody, "Blossom" is a large metallic light fixture that resembles a tree. Each "branch" is fitted with ultra flat (2 mm thickness), long-lasting,

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Patrick Weder’s Cloud-Like Lamps Are Made from Hand-Formed Chicken Wire and Paper Pulp

Patrick Weder’s Cloud-Like Lamps Are Made from Hand-Formed Chicken Wire and Paper Pulp

Each of the delicate lamps is made from hand-formed chicken wire, and the wire's hectagon pattern is visible when the lamp is illuminated. Weder’s lamps take on an oceanic feel, looking like coral from

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Secto Lamps Are Handcrafted by Finnish Cabinet-Makers From Locally Sourced Birch

Secto Lamps Are Handcrafted by Finnish Cabinet-Makers From Locally Sourced Birch

There are utilitarian lamps that emit light and do nothing more, and then there are lamps that make you want to sit back in your favorite armchair and relax with a book and a hot cup of tea. Secto lamps

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Opiary’s Garden Table Brings Fresh Herbs Right to Your Plate

Opiary’s Garden Table Brings Fresh Herbs Right to Your Plate

All of Opiary’s planters are made from recyclable materials, leaving little impact on the environment. They can be used to plant virtually anything—trees, shrubbery, flowers or edible gardens. The

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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create

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Reclaim x2: NYC Designers Team Up to Create One-Off Works with Proceeds Going to Sandy Storm Relief

Reclaim x2: NYC Designers Team Up to Create One-Off Works with Proceeds Going to Sandy Storm Relief

Brad Ascalon & Angel Naula Glide Ottoman (Time Capsule Edition) This piece features a core of reclaimed magazines that replace a conventional wood frame. The idea behind the piece is that many years

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Greetings from ICFF! Inhabitat is on the scene today reporting live from the mother of all home furnishing tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in New York

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Noble Goods Unveils New Line of Sustainable Wood Furniture with Unique Resin Inlays

Noble Goods Unveils New Line of Sustainable Wood Furniture with Unique Resin Inlays

  Noble Goods gets its name from where it all began in 2011 -- on Noble Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Christopher Moore and Molly FitzSimons founded the company in the basement of their home

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Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

It takes real skill to turn salvaged materials into something new and exciting, which is why we applaud Pickett Furniture's creative spin on recycling. They were on hand this weekend at BKLYN Designs,

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Check Out Our Favorite Green Designs Now on Display at BKLYN Designs

Check Out Our Favorite Green Designs Now on Display at BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs kicked off yesterday morning with over 30 Brooklyn-based designers showcasing their latest work at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO. Inhabitat was on the scene checking out some amazing designs,

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Steven Haulenbeek’s Minimalist Apoc LED Lamp is Inspired by Traditional Craftsmanship

Steven Haulenbeek’s Minimalist Apoc LED Lamp is Inspired by Traditional Craftsmanship

Steven Haulenbeek used simple materials and construction techniques to build this stripped down, efficient LED lamp. The humorously titled Apoc lamp "can be deconstructed and turned into a small kindling

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David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

The Manuka lamp is named after the Manuka tree, a tree or shrub bearing small white flowers with five petals that is native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. Trubridge was inspired to create

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Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

BALANCING BLOCKS BY FORT STANDARD, FOR AREAWARE At a popup space at 22 Bond Street, Areaware showed off these balancing blocks for grownups by Fort Standard. They're handmade from repurposed hardwood

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in 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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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

The vaguely Art Deco/moderne-looking lamps come in either black, red or a multicolor mixture of 45s and are a great example of post-consumer recycling at its finest. We asked if they came with 45s sorted

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a lamp for the

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Danielle Trofe’s Live Screen Is a Self-Watering Wall Built for Indoor Plants

Danielle Trofe’s Live Screen Is a Self-Watering Wall Built for Indoor Plants

Apart from enabling the integration of greenery into indoor living spaces, Live Screen is a stand-alone structure and does not need a wall for support. It is also modular and can be easily customized to

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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Here's one design that really "cleaned up" at New York Design Week - an LED lamp disguised as a broom. Spotted by our editors at ICFF, the MoodBroom by Peteris Zilbers looks like a mundane mop at first

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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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BRC Designs’ Spineless Chair is Adorned with the Spines of Old Books

BRC Designs’ Spineless Chair is Adorned with the Spines of Old Books

Bibliophiles are sure to get a kick out of BRC Designs' new "Spineless" chair, which is made up of the spines of hundreds of old books. Spotted at ICFF this past weekend, the literally literary seat has a

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Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

This was the second edition of Fresh From Brasil, which showed its first collection at the Wanted Design show in 2011.  Jordão first showed pieces from his collection of Lego art last year in São

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David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge's sculptural designs are all finished using non-toxic natural oils, which give the pieces a natural look that suits their organic forms. Trubridge's website presents detailed accounts

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QisDesign’s Aurelia LED Lamp Looks Like a Mesmerizing Underwater Jellyfish!

QisDesign’s Aurelia LED Lamp Looks Like a Mesmerizing Underwater Jellyfish!

This mesmerizing lamp has a curved shade which hides away the LEDs embedded within it, which reflect directly onto the inner shade's strips to emit a warm and colorful glow. Complete with a three-way

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The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

Inhabitat favorite Francois Chambard of UM Project unveiled an adorable army of modular robots made from a standardized lighting unit. The quirky bots range from a miniature terrarium to retro robot lamps

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Matthew Plumstead’s Clip Tree Is More Than Just a Pretty Coat Rack

Matthew Plumstead’s Clip Tree Is More Than Just a Pretty Coat Rack

So you finally got around to hanging some hooks on the wall by your front door, or maybe you even bought a coat rack, but what about your keys, your phone, your dog's toys, and all the other various

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