10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt…

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Transforming

Transforming "Superstairs" May Be the Only Furniture You'd Ever Need Again

The 4D Superstairs system is made up of three tri-level plywood boxes. Holloway fitted the yellow boxes with castors so that they could be moved around easily or locked into position.…

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Dry Your Plates Between Manhattan Skyscrapers with Luca Nichetto’s Inception Dish Rack

Dry Your Plates Between Manhattan Skyscrapers with Luca Nichetto’s Inception Dish Rack

Nichetto was first inspired to create this project after seeing a scale model of the Manhattan peninsula sitting on Stefano Seletti’s desk during a visit to his office in Viadana,…

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NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this week with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs.…

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BLACKBODY Opens World's First OLED Showroom in New York City (PHOTOS)

BLACKBODY Opens World's First OLED Showroom in New York City (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, the company derives its name from the scientific term "black body," which refers to an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident electromagnetic…

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Help Brooklyn-Based A Global Friendship Empower and Employ Women with Their Sage Braid Bracelet

Help Brooklyn-Based A Global Friendship Empower and Employ Women with Their Sage Braid Bracelet

A Global Friendship is a Brooklyn-based non-profit that seeks to empower and employ women around the world by providing them with small business training and market access. They…

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First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

Wooden city bike crosses Brooklyn Bridge from Bough Bikes USA on Vimeo. "This bike generates amazing responses on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan," said Zoon, who rode the…

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored…

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Built/NYC Pilot Program Invites Local NYC Designers to Design a Better City

Built/NYC Pilot Program Invites Local NYC Designers to Design a Better City

New York City is challenging its creatives to help design a better city. Last month, the City Council and the Department of Design and Construction unveiled Built/NYC, an innovative…

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10 Super Useful Transforming Furniture Pieces Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

10 Super Useful Transforming Furniture Pieces Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

For those of us with limited floor space, the Vurv Wall Shelf Desk is an efficient little design that folds up when not in use. It can also be used as a standing desk, which we all…

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NYC Officials Introduce New Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns

NYC Officials Introduce New Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns

Yesterday, Council Member Lewis Fidler (D-Brooklyn) introduced a new bill to regulate 3D-printed guns. The bill calls for regulation to make it illegal for anyone but a licensed…

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Parsons Students Design Zero-Waste Luxury Products for Poltrona Frau “Wasteless” Competition

Parsons Students Design Zero-Waste Luxury Products for Poltrona Frau “Wasteless” Competition

The first place winning design was awarded to Jenny Hsu for her design “Piqnique”—a woven utensils case for enjoying meals on the go that transforms into a chic leather placemat.…

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Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Brooklyn’s Aelfie Design Studio has made a business out of transforming old t-shirts into super-soft, one-of-a-kind rugs. Designed by Joedega, the colorful, hand-woven rugs and mats…

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Joe Doucet's Electrifying Hadron Lamp Contains 20 Meters of Electroluminescent Wire

Joe Doucet's Electrifying Hadron Lamp Contains 20 Meters of Electroluminescent Wire

The black Hadron Lamp is so electrifying that a jellyfish looking for a date might easily be fooled. The brainchild of designer Joe Doucet, the floor lamp is a translucent membrane…

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Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

After the debut of her Live Screen hydroponic garden during NY Design Week 2012, Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is returning this year with a new series of off-the-grid LED…

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming…

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Textile Lab's Laura Sansone Talks About Natural Dyes and Local Farming in the NY Area

Textile Lab's Laura Sansone Talks About Natural Dyes and Local Farming in the NY Area

We've featured sustainable fashion pioneer Laura Sansone's naturally-dyed textiles before, so we were thrilled when LocalFlux sent us their even more in-depth look at how her work is…

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9 Amazing 3D-Printed Innovations Spotted at the 2013 Inside 3D Printing Expo

9 Amazing 3D-Printed Innovations Spotted at the 2013 Inside 3D Printing Expo

One of the most interesting things we came across at the show was Mcor Technologies' IRIS paper-based 3D printer, which uses regular paper as its base material rather than a plastic or…

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Try Out CASA Kids' Transforming Tuck Bed Collection at BKLYN Designs 2013

Try Out CASA Kids' Transforming Tuck Bed Collection at BKLYN Designs 2013

The Tuck Bed collection exemplifies everything that we love about CASA Kids: fresh, kid-friendly designs that are adaptable to New York's shrinking spaces. The single Tuck Bed can be…

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Bien Hecho Gears Up to Bring Their Understated Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

Bien Hecho Gears Up to Bring Their Understated Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

If you're in the market for well-made furniture built with reused materials, you'll definitely want to check out this year's BKLYN Designs showcase of Brooklyn-born furnishings in…

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NYC Announces Winners of Design Challenge to Reinvent Payphones for the Future

NYC Announces Winners of Design Challenge to Reinvent Payphones for the Future

The challenge drew on the expertise of a panel of judges that included: Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky.com; Andrew McLaughlin, entrepreneur in residence at Betaworks; Majora…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mark your calendars, design fans! In keeping with its other efforts to promote local goods and services, New York City recently announced the first ever “NYCxDESIGN” (NYC by Design)…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

Just so you know, the Ikea PS Plant Stands that we used in this DIY can certainly be used separately instead of in duplicate or triplicate and they were specifically designed for garden…

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Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride", JFK is noted as having said, and urban cyclists do agree. Based on the classic design of the Dutch bike, while featuring the…

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Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

The Bubble Chandelier's design was originally inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Each one is handmade in a process where the recycled bottles are cleaned, cut, and then…

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