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BRC Designs Unveils Amazing Piano Key Chair at ICFF

BRC Designs Unveils Amazing Piano Key Chair at ICFF

This fantastic piano key chair struck a chord for sustainable design last weekend at the opening of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Created by BRC Designs, the armchair gives

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Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Sometimes design shows can feel so serious and pretentious. I mean, how many plastic chairs and wood veneer lamps do we really need to see? That’s why we were thrilled to discover Frances

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PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF

PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF

We spoke to Gayle Zalduondo, who is one of the founders of Puck and Blossom, the company behind Cabin Fever. One of the coolest things she told us about the ZipCabin is that at just 120 sf, its a

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A Solar-Powered Chicken Coop That Old MacDonald Would Be Proud Of

A Solar-Powered Chicken Coop That Old MacDonald Would Be Proud Of

Urban chickens have an elegant new housing option thanks to this awesome solar-powered coop we came across this week at ICFF. RAAD studio from New York City has taken a departure from its usual style to

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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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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Brave Space Design

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Brave Space Design

Best known for their Tetris-inspired shelves, Nikki Frazier, Sam Kragiel, Jesse James Arnold make up the Brooklyn-based group Brave Space Design. Here at Inhabitat, we’ve been keeping an eye on them

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BRC Designs Unveils ‘Interweb Chair’ Made From 1,100 Feet of Coaxial Cable

BRC Designs Unveils ‘Interweb Chair’ Made From 1,100 Feet of Coaxial Cable

BRC Designs just sent us their latest project -- the Interweb Chair -- which features a woven web-like seat made from 1,100 feet of coaxial cables found in an abandoned warehouse. The white color was

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Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation (FOC) recently announced a new 3-D printing technique that transforms sawdust into objects that look and feel (almost) like wood. It's a bit less bizarre than printing human veins, or

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Wallpapered Dumpsters Change How We View Urban Waste

Wallpapered Dumpsters Change How We View Urban Waste

This past year, Rome-based artist Christine Finley (C. Finley) transformed garbage dumpsters into beautiful pieces of street art with her Wallpapered Dumpster Project. Using leftover wallpaper from a set

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Logitech Unveils the World’s First Solar Keyboard

Logitech Unveils the World’s First Solar Keyboard

Computer accessory manufacturer Logitech recently unveiled the world's first solar-powered wireless keyboard, which can be completely recharged simply by setting it out in the sun. Much like solar

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Solar Powered Toothbrush Could Make Toothpaste Obsolete

Solar Powered Toothbrush Could Make Toothpaste Obsolete

When we first saw this new gadget, we thought “Oh, a mechanical toothbrush powered by the sun.” But that isn’t what this is. Instead of using solar rays to charge itself up, the

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Necklaces Made of Money Give New Meaning to Luxury Goods

Necklaces Made of Money Give New Meaning to Luxury Goods

We’re all familiar with those silky scarves and gleaming leather bags emblazoned with CC, GG and LV - seemingly inconspicuous emblems that in fact translate into major statements of wealth and status.

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Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

It’s been some time since we last reported on Mexico City-based Godoylab, but this sustainability-focused design studio has certainly been hard at work with a slew of new pieces to show. One piece that

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year’s ICFF. Appropriately named the “Tree Bookshelf,” Soh sets up several

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Buy It Now! Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Airstream

Buy It Now! Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Airstream

Project H's Design Revolution Road Show Airstream trailer is now up for auction on eBay! The shiny silver rig just finished its 9,500-mile, 36-city trek across the country promoting humanitarian product

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Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Kids grow like weeds and it seems like they get too big for their desks and chairs in just a blink of the eye! That’s why we are grateful that Japanese furniture designers, Sankei Co., unveiled their

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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Goes From Bassinet to Rocker

Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Goes From Bassinet to Rocker

Is a new baby in the house keeping you on your feet and out of energy? The Koo might be your best bet in beating the  ‘round the clock battle of tear wiping, frequent feedings and of course, much

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ICFF 2010: Our Favorite Finds from Designboom Mart!

ICFF 2010: Our Favorite Finds from Designboom Mart!

Awesome leaf-shaped post it notes by Appree let you add nature to your workspace while reminding yourself to refill the toner. John Briscella wowed us with his earrings that can be laser cut to

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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker

Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker

Rest? What's that? If you're a parent to a newborn, that's a question you most likely ask yourself every day. Well enter the Koo, a new 2 in 1 bassinet/rocking chair. This clever design allows weary

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

In stark contrast to the cavernous halls and thousands of booths at ICFF, Model Citizens brought together a carefully curated community of independent designers. We were thrilled by the originality and

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Monacca’s Sustainable Wood Calculator Multiplies Green Factor at ICFF

Monacca’s Sustainable Wood Calculator Multiplies Green Factor at ICFF

In a world filled with plastic, designer Takumi Shimamura of Monacca differentiates his handmade calculators by using beautiful, sustainably harvested wood. We spotted the sleek computation devices on the

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Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

This week the Inhabitat editors checked out the Model Citizens and one of our favorite finds was this cleverly constructed measuring tape lamp that comes in both metric and standard measurements. Hardly

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Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Think the flyer boxes scattered across city sidewalks are uninspired? Check out these newsboxes transformed into eye-catching aquariums, terrariums, and even dishwashers by NY based The Street Is In The

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Chair Made From 350 Decks of Playing Cards is a Winning Hand

Chair Made From 350 Decks of Playing Cards is a Winning Hand

Each day thousands of playing cards are used in the endless games of Black Jack and Poker that take place in Las Vegas casinos -- and these cards are often quickly laid to rest to make way for fresh new

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Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Who would have thought that something that is used to clean the grimiest areas of your kitchen could become this beautiful chandelier?  We stumbled upon Daisuke Hiraiwa’s booth last weekend at ICFF

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Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat's editors hit the scene at the Javits center this weekend to check out this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - New York's premier annual design event. We sifted through thousands

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Convertible Coffee Table is Perfect for Cramped Apartments

Convertible Coffee Table is Perfect for Cramped Apartments

Deciding to live in a small space in an urban environment is a great first step towards reducing your carbon footprint. Making the move, however, may present some frustrating day-to-day living challenges

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CCC: Outdoor Seating That Purifies the Air

CCC: Outdoor Seating That Purifies the Air

Inhabitat reader deborah Sommers tells us how Alexandre Moronnoz’s new outdoor seating CCC (named after Champignon Carbone Capture, the material from which it is made) takes the concept of ‘green’

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Inhabitat is Looking for Operations/Editorial Interns!

Inhabitat is Looking for Operations/Editorial Interns!

Spring in New York City is always exciting, but here at Inhabitat it's not just the weather that gets us going! Spring is packed with tons of great green design events and conferences -- like BKLYN

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