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Carol Cole’s Mesmerizing Steinway Mandala is Made From Recycled Piano Parts

Carol Cole’s Mesmerizing Steinway Mandala is Made From Recycled Piano Parts

"Steinway Mandala" is a 48" diameter wall sculpture created by Philadelphia-based artist Carol Cole using parts from a 1920 Steinway grand piano. Don't worry, no pianos were harmed in the making of this

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World’s Most Expensive Broom Made From Hundreds of Shredded Dollar Bills

World’s Most Expensive Broom Made From Hundreds of Shredded Dollar Bills

Artist Mark Wagner has created the most expensive broom in the world by replacing traditional plastic bristles with cut up dollar bills! His 'recycled' Dollar Broom literally sweeps up your mess by

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Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

With nearly 30 million shoppers a year, the Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre has plenty of foot traffic. The mall plans to install a grid of Pavegens in a main crossing outdoors between the

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Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

The Sun Salutation, designed by Nikola Basic, is a vast circle of solar panels paved into the ground. At night, the panels light up in an array of patterned lights that flash in dancing sequences,

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Gorgeous Glass Visitors Center Rises at the Foot of Troll Wall Cliff in Norway

Gorgeous Glass Visitors Center Rises at the Foot of Troll Wall Cliff in Norway

The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in all or Europe, standing  3,600 feet high. With paths accessible at street level, the idea of creating an eye-catching restaurant and visitor center

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Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Designer Luisa Robinson recently debuted a gorgeous set of Dragon Tail Lamps, which look both dangerous and delicate at the same time. The lamps are made with chromed origami paper and they taper to small

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INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

If you haven't yet heard of OHIO, it's time. Founded by David Pierce, the San Francisco-based design studio is turning out some of the most stunning, innovative and diverse modern furnishings anywhere.

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

If you read Inhabitat, you know that we're huge fans of BKLYN Designs, the annual furniture exhibition that takes place in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This year, we were saddened that the show did not take place

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Canada Now Issuing Recyclable Plastic Polymer Banknotes

Canada Now Issuing Recyclable Plastic Polymer Banknotes

Our neighbors to the north are making environmental strides by changing the material they use to make their money. Canada’s first polymer bank note has just been unveiled, and is now being issued in

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Autumn Workshop Transforms Birch Logs Into Beautiful Touch Lamps

Autumn Workshop Transforms Birch Logs Into Beautiful Touch Lamps

Touch-activated lamps are not just for your grandma anymore! Brooklyn-based Autumn Workshop’s Birch Log Touch Lamps are beautiful, innovative and modern. Made from repurposed raw birch log pieces of

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Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Husqvarna Solar-Powered Automower For the dad who has everything, may we present the Husqvarna Automower -- the solar-powered batmobile of lawnmowers. This tricked-out automatic mower slices through

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Glass ‘Odyssey Lamp’ Gives Recycled Bottles a New Life

Glass ‘Odyssey Lamp’ Gives Recycled Bottles a New Life

Shortly after 9/11, designer Ismael Quintero spotted a fire hydrant lid on the sidewalk that gave him the inspiration for this poetic Odyssey lamp. Made from recycled green beer bottles and embossed with

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Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Sometimes, the most innovative lighting fixtures don't come from the stable of perfectly finished, sleek task lights at design shows, but from the recycling heaps and hardware stores on the streets of

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Rays Recycled Paper Cup Lamp is a Glowing Honeycomb of Light

Rays Recycled Paper Cup Lamp is a Glowing Honeycomb of Light

Disposable cups are hardly ever re-used, and they often find their end at the local landfill. So to cut back on this paper waste, six innovative designers in Japan have banded together to save the world

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RISD Students Use Recyclable Composites to Create Mind-Bending Furnishings

RISD Students Use Recyclable Composites to Create Mind-Bending Furnishings

The large majority of composite materials suitable for furniture design rely heavily on resins, which render them un-recyclable. Twintex® however, is a "commingled glass and thermoplastic polypropylene

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The 100 Mile Design Challenge Asks Students To Think Local With Their Designs

The 100 Mile Design Challenge Asks Students To Think Local With Their Designs

The city of Baltimore has grown through its interaction with the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding marshlands, and raw materials that can be found in the region range from oyster shells, to invasive bamboo

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Young & Battaglia’s Quirky Clothespin Lamp is All Pinned Up

Young & Battaglia’s Quirky Clothespin Lamp is All Pinned Up

This eclectic clothespin lamp designed by Young & Battaglia caught our eye last week at ICFF during New York Design Week. Dubbed "Peggy Sue", the lamp features a base made of hand-turned wood and a

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Pepe Heykoop Transforms Leather Scraps into Sensuous Furniture Collection

Pepe Heykoop Transforms Leather Scraps into Sensuous Furniture Collection

Dutch furniture designer Pepe Heykoop recently unveiled a new line that recycles remnant leather scraps and old furniture into provocative new pieces. Appropriately named “Skin,” the collection

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Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Dino’s flexible neck can be angled and bent in any direction to meet your lighting needs. A bright LED bulb ensures long lasting bright white and energy efficient illumination, and the lamps are

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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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Qis Designs’ Seagull Lamp Soars High With Energy Efficient LEDs

Qis Designs’ Seagull Lamp Soars High With Energy Efficient LEDs

[ The lamp's illumination can be controlled with two knobs on the main body, one which adjusts for brightness and the other to angle the light to meet user needs. With any lighting adjustments the

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David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

The Seed System was designed by David Trubridge as a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of hanging lamps that range in size from one to eight feet high. The lamp is based upon the design concept of

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Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

These lounge chairs spotted at Wanted Design during New York Design Week offer a quirky and sustainable way to spice up any interior. Designed by French team Tabisso, the typographic seats are built from

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The Best Sustainable Furnishings From Wanted Design 2011!

The Best Sustainable Furnishings From Wanted Design 2011!

The Seed System designed by David Trubridge is a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of stunning hanging lamps that range in size up to eight feet high. The lamp is based in the idea of producing

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BRC Polishes Remnant Concrete to Create Glossy Custom Tables

BRC Polishes Remnant Concrete to Create Glossy Custom Tables

We have been digging Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s innovative furniture - namely his vintage circuit board tables- but we've also become entranced with his new “Money Tables.” Made from salvaged

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Plywood Office’s Multi-Use Hammy Hammock Is a Cozy Spot to Spend the Day

Plywood Office’s Multi-Use Hammy Hammock Is a Cozy Spot to Spend the Day

During this year's ICFF, Plywood Office presented Hammy, an outdoor hammock, bench and planter, built together in one sleek piece of outdoor furniture. Set as part of the spectacular Model Citizens

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Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

The Horizon represents the first utilization of Thin Film Technology in a task light. Several transparent layers of microscopically thin polycarbonate and optical film are surrounded by high-intensity

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From the Source Uses Reclaimed Indonesian Wood to Create Chic Rustic Furniture

From the Source Uses Reclaimed Indonesian Wood to Create Chic Rustic Furniture

The new line accentuates the shape and origin of many of the pieces by leaving them whole, using the rough edges and interesting shapes to create unique chairs and table tops. For the dressers and

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Hulger’s Beautiful Plumen CFL Bulbs Will Hit US Store Shelves This June!

Hulger’s Beautiful Plumen CFL Bulbs Will Hit US Store Shelves This June!

Taking the name from plume, Plumen is showing off its own uniquely beautiful designs that also happen to use 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs. What makes this company

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‘Within 3′ Coffee Cups Stain to Reveal an Endangered Animal Inside

‘Within 3′ Coffee Cups Stain to Reveal an Endangered Animal Inside

The simple silhouettes appear as if by magic, however Arsan let us in on the trick - as the drink stains the unglazed part of the cup the shape of the animal is formed. Working within the concept of

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