PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

BKLYN Designs came and went far too quickly, but it was fantastic to catch up with Brooklyn's best and greenest designers - including Bien Hecho. Translated to mean "well made" in…

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Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Aellon Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat…

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We just caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs, and we're very excited to share his newest and arguably coolest design yet - the LUCID Mirror. This awesome mirror functions just…

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New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

Back in March the NYC Planning Commission approved plans for Cornell's new tech campus located on Roosevelt Island - and now it looks like the university is about to jump its final…

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored…

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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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Pickett Furniture Brings a Worldly Aesthetic to BKLYN Designs 2013

Pickett Furniture Brings a Worldly Aesthetic to BKLYN Designs 2013

It seems like there is nothing that Pickett Furniture can't do. Some recent projects include dismantling disused oak barrels to produce clean planks of wood, which have then been used…

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BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

Although they are best known for their exciting steampunk meets Salvador Dali lamps, Dog Tag Designs has experimented with furniture as well. A toy dump truck or Darth Vader head, a…

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BKLYN Designs: Palo Samko Showcases the Beauty of Salvaged Furniture's

BKLYN Designs: Palo Samko Showcases the Beauty of Salvaged Furniture's "Flaws"

Palo is a humble artisan who applies old world techniques to design contemporary interiors that will give any home a special air of sophistication. We've showcased his work before,…

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Could Oddball Combo Shops Mean Salvation for NYC's Beloved Mom and Pops?

Could Oddball Combo Shops Mean Salvation for NYC's Beloved Mom and Pops?

The mall-ification of NYC has been pretty difficult to ignore, and it seems like every week another one of the small shops that makes our city so unique gets replaced with a shiny new…

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Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival has hit the Bowery again, with a slew of art and culture events lined up for this weekend. This year’s festivities include artistic…

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PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

Both the factory space and the former loading docks were taken over by Creative Time, who had a light-up sign with their name spelled out in the Domino font made as a tribute to the…

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GrowNYC Helps Create an Urban Farm at Wagner Middle School in Manhattan

GrowNYC Helps Create an Urban Farm at Wagner Middle School in Manhattan

The new school garden was built as part of GrowNYC’s year-long partnership with the Wagner School, which is located on East 76th Street. With the nonprofit’s help, Wagner will help…

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Bushwick's Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

Bushwick's Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

We were majorly impressed by the Pine Box Rock Shop’s adaptive reuse from a coffin factory into a neighborhood bar, and now the Bushwick spot has even more earth-friendly news. Going…

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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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Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods' devotion to ensuring their products have a small environmental footprint is evident in everything from their bracelets and cheese boards right up to their smooth and shiny…

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PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO's Flagship Store

PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO's Flagship Store

Taking inspiration from the Art Deco splendor of Rockefeller Center, the LEGO store does its own version of the center's famous murals in LEGO form, of course. The murals overlook the…

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See Caleb Zipperer's Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

See Caleb Zipperer's Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

With BKLYN Designs 2013 just around the corner, we've been tooting the horns of some of our favorite NYC-based green designers who will present their work at the fair this year -- and…

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30 More NYC Subway Stations Now Have Wireless Voice and Data Service!

30 More NYC Subway Stations Now Have Wireless Voice and Data Service!

Social media addicts rejoice! The MTA and Transit Wireless announced today that thirty more subway stations are now equipped with wireless voice and data service. Major hubs like Times…

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Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Long time collaborators in eco-design, Connie Lam and Michael Sedlacek are heading to BKLYN Designs 2013 for another round of local, kid-friendly design. And although they've been a…

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INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INHABITAT: For those who aren't familiar with aptsandlofts.com, can you tell us a little bit about the services your company offers? DM: aptsandlofts.com is one of NYC’s leading…

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PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone's Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the

PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone's Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the "Rock" in Rockefeller Center

The nine stone statues stand around Rockefeller Center’s entrance plaza, just above the famous gold sculpture in the seasonal ice rink. Each appears like an ancient sentry, the rocks…

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BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

Although Aellon often has to source new wood for their designs, when they do, they commit themselves to purchasing wood that has been grown and harvested responsibly. But their most…

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Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Photo from Shutterstock New Yorkers who've found themselves majorly annoyed that the city would not accept salad containers, plastic fast food boxes and other rigid plastics for…

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Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the First Time in 150 Years

Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the First Time in 150 Years

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has changed extensively over the past few years, and this morning the school announced that after 150 years of offering a free…

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