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Michael Wolke Creates Sculptural Pendant Lamps From Strips of Old Cardboard

Michael Wolke Creates Sculptural Pendant Lamps From Strips of Old Cardboard

German designer Michael Wolke has created these grand sculptural Beute lamps by overlapping thin strips of old cardboard. Taking on a modern and clean form, the pendant lamps hang from the ceiling like

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Ruti’s Roots Creates Intricate Hand-Folded Sculptures from Discarded Tea Bag Wrappers

Ruti’s Roots Creates Intricate Hand-Folded Sculptures from Discarded Tea Bag Wrappers

The Israel-based designer collects and sorts through discarded paper to create these intricate and labor-intensive sculptures, sometimes consisting of over 400 small pieces of hand-folded paper! The

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KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

Rainer & Tobias Kyburz's KARTONKLUNKER is a clever cardboard chandelier that packs flat to ship and can be set up in a snap without the use of screws or glue. Spotted over at SwissMiss, the fixture

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INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

Toy designer, Ben Blanc creates classic Corkels push/pull toys from recycled wood chip that looks and feels like cork. His animal, car and boat designs are full of fun, wheelie appeal for kids; and

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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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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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

Esin Arsan showcased a clever set of coffee mugs that serve up a reminder about the world's vanishing endangered species with every cup of joe. Each animal's imprint is rendered in an unglazed section

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The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

Designed by Aqua Creations, each 96 Molecules lamp is crafted by folding a single sheet of paper without any other manipulations. The process emphasizes craftsmanship and creates a unique product that is

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It’s Official – Cell Phones are Killing Bees

It’s Official – Cell Phones are Killing Bees

Scientists may have found the cause of the world’s sudden dwindling population of bees - and cell phones may be to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell

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Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

At first glance the aesthetic value of this furry alphabet seat is somewhat questionable. But when you put this fuzzy little stool in the context of Arquitécnica Gallery’s upcoming show, “My

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Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio's new pendant lamp prototypes can be mixed and matched with each other to create a remarkable array of shades. The exterior of each lamp maintains a cardboard aesthetic, while the inside

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Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Aki produces the cardboard figures as part of its D-Torso line. The models are created by dividing each 3D figure into horizontal data slices and then cutting each layer out of cardboard. The method is

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

We're just three hours in and already we've talked with some amazing eco-friendly designers and seen a lot of great sustainable designs. Graypants is displaying their beautiful recycled cardboard lights,

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Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Embodying carefully calculated architectural forms, each sculpture and installation manages to create a poetic investigation of the complex relationship between technology, processes, control and the

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Flashkus: Recyclable Cardboard Flash Drives Come in Easy-to-Use Strips

Flashkus: Recyclable Cardboard Flash Drives Come in Easy-to-Use Strips

Russian studio Art Lebedev has designed a series of bite-sized cardboard memory sticks that set a new standard for convenient memory storage. Dubbed Flashkus, the easy-to-use, recyclable storage drives

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THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

If you’ve ever been curious about how Inhabitat got its start, today is your lucky day. As the founder and editpreneur behind the blog-turned-business, I spend much of my thoughts focused on the

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World’s First Interactive Paper Computer Promises to Reinvent the Digital World

World’s First Interactive Paper Computer Promises to Reinvent the Digital World

Gadgets are about to get even skinnier -- yes, even skinnier than the origami phone, believe it or not -- now that researchers at Queens University in Canada have created the PaperPhone. The smartphone

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Origami Phone Folds Down Into a Flat Piece of Cardboard

Origami Phone Folds Down Into a Flat Piece of Cardboard

Not a fan of the excess that comes with smart phones? Then lose all of those unnecessary apps and fold yourself a frills free phone that not only looks cool, but boasts an unrivaled material efficiency.

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Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

The designers created an entire office space by carefully cutting and folding sheets of 15 mm honeycomb cardboard. The area includes desks, tables, bookshelves, columns, stairs, and even rooms made out of

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Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

German artist Sarah Illenberger has reinvented the Smart ForTwo car by camouflaging the green machine in a beautiful mosaic of recyclable Gmund cardboard boxes. Illenberger selected various shades of

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Microsoft Jumps On Board Portugal’s Mega “Smart City” Plan

Microsoft Jumps On Board Portugal’s Mega “Smart City” Plan

Former Microsoft executive and CEO of Living PlanIT Steve Lewis has brought Microsoft on-board to help with Portugal’s “smart city” in Paredes, according to the gurus at engadget. By

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Los Tres Juanes Carve Incredibly Detailed Wood Panels in Spain

Los Tres Juanes Carve Incredibly Detailed Wood Panels in Spain

“The Three Johns” carve incredible wood ceilings that line a variety of buildings, including the Malaga’s Picasso Museum. Known for restoring old works unique to Southern Spain, Los Tres

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Sliding Recycled Cardboard Pencil Cases Are Too Cool For School

Sliding Recycled Cardboard Pencil Cases Are Too Cool For School

Inspired by the classic solid wood slide top pencil case, designer and craftsman Santiago Morahan re-designed this 'old school' classic out of cardboard. Founder of Disenio Cartonero, a brand that makes

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Pabellon Desconectados: Brilliant Sustainable Pavilion Lights Up Like a Jewel

Pabellon Desconectados: Brilliant Sustainable Pavilion Lights Up Like a Jewel

Plan B was asked by the fair organizers to construct a temporary pavilion built with materials donated by companies participating in the fair. These materials included a diverse mixture of same-sized

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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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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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Mouse Mates Is a Playful Hanging Gauntlet Designed for Mice

Mouse Mates Is a Playful Hanging Gauntlet Designed for Mice

When little hairy rodents enter our living spaces a unique tension arises; a mouse in a cage is a friend, whereas a mouse found sneaking around kitchen cabinets is considered a pest. Fascinated by this

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Coca-Cola First In the Industry to Create Sustainable Shelving Made from Cardboard

Coca-Cola First In the Industry to Create Sustainable Shelving Made from Cardboard

Companies like Coca-Cola are constantly running new promotions, pushing new products and tapping into new markets. Unfortunately, with all their new initiatives comes continually changing store displays

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