31 & Change Turns Old Chairs Into Bold Retro Benches

31 & Change Turns Old Chairs Into Bold Retro Benches

Walk down any New York sidewalk and you're bound to see a broken chair that's been callously thrown street side. Bastard chairs are a dime a dozen, and we tend to cast them off into…

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CounterEvolution's Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture Will Delight Your Inner Lebowski

CounterEvolution's Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture Will Delight Your Inner Lebowski

CounterEvolution was founded just a few years ago by Jim Malone, the former director for the Pokemon TV show. Coming across a gorgeous piece of reclaimed bowling lane wood, he created a…

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Roberto Gil Revamps a Meatpacking District Loft With Reclaimed Wood

Roberto Gil Revamps a Meatpacking District Loft With Reclaimed Wood

Furniture designer Roberto Gil appreciates the unique character of reclaimed wood.  Each grain, flaw, and age mark tells a story, and Gil uses these characteristics to his benefit when…

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Nocturnal Fun to Dekalb Market

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Nocturnal Fun to Dekalb Market

The concept for the Night Bazaar was initiated by Aaron Broudo and made possible in part through a Kickstarter campaign. The one-night experiment is part of a larger dream to make it a…

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Pretty Offensive's Reusable Coffee Cozies Add a Little Snark To Your Morning Caffeine Fix

Pretty Offensive's Reusable Coffee Cozies Add a Little Snark To Your Morning Caffeine Fix

Morning coffee or tea is essential to many of us for our morning commute. Although we should be bringing along our own reusable thermoses when refueling at the local café, we can still…

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Columbia University Students Design a Composting Public Restroom for the School's Courtyard

Columbia University Students Design a Composting Public Restroom for the School's Courtyard

The pavilion, called BOB, sits below an inflatable cloud that floats above the courtyard. The project combined the talents of Columbia art and architecture students, and included a…

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PLANT Design Studio Creates Organic Spice & Herb Kits for Eco-Conscious Foodies

PLANT Design Studio Creates Organic Spice & Herb Kits for Eco-Conscious Foodies

PLANT's best selling-product is the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. Holly came up with the idea a few years back when she was brainstorming designs that she could use while traveling.…

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GreenHomeNYC Auctions Off Eco Furniture Made From Recycled Materials at the NEW New York Block Party

GreenHomeNYC Auctions Off Eco Furniture Made From Recycled Materials at the NEW New York Block Party

The works were on display and accessible for public use at the Garden Lounge, set up in a parking lot in the middle of the block. While the threat of rain deterred some visitors, the…

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The NEW New York Block Party Celebrates Green Design Today!

The NEW New York Block Party Celebrates Green Design Today!

Get ready, design geeks. The NEW New York block party is happening TODAY! The festival, now in its second year, is a green street festival hosted by GreenHomeNYC that celebrates…

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Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Block Party!

Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Block Party!

Created by Alex Weber, the Green Partition is part living wall, part communal seating. Using modular planters made from recycled cork board and recycled plywood, Weber created an…

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City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for Solar Decathlon Competition

City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for Solar Decathlon Competition

With so much recent development, New York City’s rooftops remain one of the most underutilized pieces of real estate. As one Team New York member stated, “Our most abundant energy…

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Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity & an Old School Look

Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity & an Old School Look

For those of us that live in Brooklyn, our bikes are more than just about transporting ourselves. They are about transporting our food from the farmers market, our laundry from the…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli About 'Talk to Me'

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli About 'Talk to Me'

The Museum of Modern Art’s latest Talk to Me exhibition puts technology in the hot seat. The exhibition, put together by MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli, showcases cutting edge…

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GreenHomeNYC's Eco Furniture Design Contest Ends Monday - Enter Now!

GreenHomeNYC's Eco Furniture Design Contest Ends Monday - Enter Now!

Here at Inhabitat, we are well aware of the budding designers in New York City -- after all the Big Apple in home to some the best design schools and design shows around. So what better…

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Apple's New Grand Central Store Preserves the Terminal's Historic Aesthetic

Apple's New Grand Central Store Preserves the Terminal's Historic Aesthetic

A few short months ago, the idea that Apple would be moving into Grand Central was just a rumor, but this week, detailed renderings of the new space have been revealed and the tech…

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Bernie Madoff's Old Pants Get New Life as Limited Edition iPad Cases

Bernie Madoff's Old Pants Get New Life as Limited Edition iPad Cases

Vaccaro had been selling electronics cases made from recycled and rescued clothing before the auctions as fun accessories for tablets (being just cloth, the covers don't actually…

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Assembly New York's Handmade Geometric Terrariums Give a New Angle to Indoor Gardening

Assembly New York's Handmade Geometric Terrariums Give a New Angle to Indoor Gardening

An artist in Philadelphia collaborated with the creative directors at Assembly New York to develop the hand welded metal and glass terrariums, which were originally inspired by larger,…

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Aesop's First U.S. Shop Is a Grand Central Kiosk Made from 1,800 Copies of the New York Times

Aesop's First U.S. Shop Is a Grand Central Kiosk Made from 1,800 Copies of the New York Times

Aesop, an Australian skin-care company, recently opened its first U.S. shop – an eye-catching kiosk in Grand Central Station. Riffing on a familiar sight to many New Yorkers, the…

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Talk To Me Exhibit at MoMA Examines Communication Between People & Objects

Talk To Me Exhibit at MoMA Examines Communication Between People & Objects

Antonelli, working with curatorial assistant Kate Carmody, divided the exhibit into six categories: objects, bodies, life, city, worlds, and double entendre. The designs emphasize our…

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Brooklyn-Based Designer Creates Solar Powered Bikini That Charges Your Electronics

Brooklyn-Based Designer Creates Solar Powered Bikini That Charges Your Electronics

Schneider spends about 80 hours on each bikini, hand-stitching super-slim, flexible photovoltaic film strips together using conductive thread. The resulting suits come with a USB…

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New Social Networking Site 'Change by Us NYC' Asks New Yorkers How to Green NYC

New Social Networking Site 'Change by Us NYC' Asks New Yorkers How to Green NYC

Have any green ideas that you think would help improve the city? Change by Us NYC, an innovative website created by Local Projects, is exactly what you need to get your voice heard. The…

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DontFlushMe Notifies New Yorkers of Waterway Sewage Overflow Via Text Message

DontFlushMe Notifies New Yorkers of Waterway Sewage Overflow Via Text Message

New York’s waterways are under a constant influx of raw sewage, often causing Combined Sewage Overflow or CSO. One ambitious start up, called DontFlushMe, seeks to implement a hyper…

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Domestic Construction Sets the Stage at the Natural History Museum with Recycled Shipping Pallets

Domestic Construction Sets the Stage at the Natural History Museum with Recycled Shipping Pallets

Brooklyn's very own design darlings Trish Anderson and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction were commissioned last May to envision a sustainability fundraising event at the Museum of…

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Nicole Howell's 'Toss With Care' Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

Nicole Howell's 'Toss With Care' Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

The Pratt Institute for Design is known for its phenomenal furniture design students as well as architects, artists, graphic designers, but for trash can designers? Yes, that’s right,…

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Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

We're big fans of the Pratt Institute (with several of our writers hailing from the awesome institution), mainly because of the school's dedication to sustainability, be it through…

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