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Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Rong in Chinese means melting and fusion. This notion is at the core of the ‘Handmade in Hangzhou’ exhibition. 13 designers have deconstructed the traditional crafts of Hangzhou and applied those in

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Maija Puoskari of Finland caught our eye with Terho and Tatti. Inspired by acorns, these ethereal LED lamps create a dream-like glow. The lamps are available as suspended pendants or table lamps, and are

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Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013

Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013

Good vibes at the Fabbrica del Vapore, a creative hotspot, that seemed to be fully dedicated to green design this week. Tommaso Mancini presented the Ortobrick, a clay soil brick containing seeds

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We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

Palermo-based designer Alfred von Escher of Studio247 reclaims old scaffolding and wood stock and recycles every single piece to create Leftover. Using nothing but the dismantled crates, the simple design

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Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Take a look at “Screenings” as you wander, with news of material scarcity around the world, and a look into new urban luxuries inspired by an investigation of Canada’s North. “Upstairs”

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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores

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Jeffrey Allen Price Upcycles Old Sponges Into Soft Geographical Maps

Jeffrey Allen Price Upcycles Old Sponges Into Soft Geographical Maps

Every good artist needs a medium through which to absorb the world around them and wring out their ideas and emotions. Jeffrey Allen Price uses soft, springy sponges to create colorful large-scale

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Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen creates intriguing designs from discarded remnants of onyx left over from industrial stone fabrication. No stranger to upcycling, Shaheen uses these upcycled materials to create

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Bicycled Bikes are Upcycled from Salvaged Car Parts

Bicycled Bikes are Upcycled from Salvaged Car Parts

Although the line has yet to complete, Lola Madrid has a great video which shows just how they transform each car part into a new element of the bicycles. Salvaged from junkyards, the bikes can be made

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Milwaukee Modern Transforms a ’75 Lincoln Continental Car Hood Into a Portrait of Abe Lincoln

Milwaukee Modern Transforms a ’75 Lincoln Continental Car Hood Into a Portrait of Abe Lincoln

Milwaukee Modern turns the discarded and unloved into beautiful art for the home or office. Above they transformed the hood of a 1975 Lincoln Continental by grinding a rusted image of Abraham Lincoln

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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BNKR Arquitectura Builds an Entire Pavilion from 5,000 Recycled Coca-Cola Crates

BNKR Arquitectura Builds an Entire Pavilion from 5,000 Recycled Coca-Cola Crates

BNKR Arquitectura is a Mexico City-based architecture and design firm that was founded by Esteban Suarez in 2005 and is constantly pushing the boundaries of green design. In order to make the Upcycling

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BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

The Split House is a fantastic new renovation located in Melbourne, Australia, completed by architects BiLD. Taking a typical inter-war period house as a starting point, BiLD replaced various elements of

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Earlier this month at Designtide Tokyo, local studio Nendo debuted Bottleware: a collection of beautifully crafted dishware that gives new life to recycled glass Coca-Cola bottles. The green-tinted

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Bicycle Taxidermy: Honor Your Beloved Bike by Mounting it on the Wall

Bicycle Taxidermy: Honor Your Beloved Bike by Mounting it on the Wall

Looking for a way to commemorate your old bike? While attending the Royal College of Art, designer Regan Appleton, started Bicycle Taxidermy to memorialize his father's overridden mountain and road

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Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

When something as devastating as a hurricane impacts your life, it can shatter your outlook on the world. Inspired by the broken glass surrounding his home after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, New York artist

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ProduktWerft Makes New Furniture from Recycled Shipping Pallets

ProduktWerft Makes New Furniture from Recycled Shipping Pallets

Oldenburg, Germany-based furniture company ProduktWerft has developed a full line of tables made from reclaimed wood from industrial pallets. Designed by Sascha Akkermann, these environmentally-friendly

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Iskandar Malaysia to be a Model Sustainable and Socially Equitable City of the Future

Iskandar Malaysia to be a Model Sustainable and Socially Equitable City of the Future

Iskandar, an area that covers 2,217 square kilometers at the southern tip of Malaysia, is the center of its country’s sustainable development strategy as an ultra-green and socially integrated city of

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Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store recently launched this series of upcycled cameras and stands -- a quirky collection of cameras that have been transformed into camera art installations. The designs, formed from old

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Barcelona’s Transfodesign Turns Junked Cars Into Intriguing Works Of Art

Barcelona’s Transfodesign Turns Junked Cars Into Intriguing Works Of Art

The Trashcars event took place at the center for creation Fabra i Coats in Barcelona and was part of the BCN Design Festival. An international array of designers and architects participated in the

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Esthetica Showcases 15 Groundbreaking Green Designers at London Fashion Week

Esthetica Showcases 15 Groundbreaking Green Designers at London Fashion Week

Now in its seventh year, the Esthetica Showcase at the Spring 2013 London Fashion Week once again brought groundbreaking eco-fashion by green designers from around the world to the British Capital's

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Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

Rene Olivier's Tyre Furniture collection saw the designer recently scoop a Mixology "Student Furniture Designer of the Year" award. The furniture takes discarded tires and converts them into comfy and

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Eco Designer Barley Massey’s Imaginerium is a Showcase for Creative Reuse

Eco Designer Barley Massey’s Imaginerium is a Showcase for Creative Reuse

From the beginning, Fabrications, on popular Broadway Market, has showcased creative use of reclaimed materials, including a storage wall custom made by Green Works from discarded office furniture. For

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Dominic Wilcox Unveils GPS Shoe That Guides You Home From Anywhere in the World

Dominic Wilcox Unveils GPS Shoe That Guides You Home From Anywhere in the World

With Wilcox's No Place Like Home shoes, the magic doesn't come from clicking your heels twice but from GPS. Program your destination, and the leather footwear will tell you where to go. There's a GPS

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Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

Getting a first-hand look at the guts of your computer usually means something's gone horribly wrong, but when Recchia cracks open an old computer, all he sees is potential beauty. A lifelong learner, no

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Daniel Edlen Upcycles Records Into Detailed Portraits of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest

Daniel Edlen Upcycles Records Into Detailed Portraits of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest

Although vinyl records have made a comeback, many creative types have been upcycling them into everything from jewelry to clocks. Rather than transforming the records into something new, Edlen builds upon

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Peter Geiger Upcycles License Plates Into Rockin’ Guitar Sculptures

Peter Geiger Upcycles License Plates Into Rockin’ Guitar Sculptures

Geiger tells me his guitar art appeals to the general public, young and old. But he finds that especially "Musicians love it because it's an art form that really represents their interests, whether it's a

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Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

There are two crunching numbers designs. The first is made with two disused G3 towers held in place with heavy duty coil suspension rings taken from small trucks or SUVs and topped with a smooth glass

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Ruth Allen Morphs Glass Bottles Into Beautiful New Glassware Called Sustainable Stubbies

Ruth Allen Morphs Glass Bottles Into Beautiful New Glassware Called Sustainable Stubbies

Millions of used bottles are discarded every year, but one Melbourne-based designer has found a way to make use of them. Sourcing bottles from local bars, restaurants, cafes and house parties,

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