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The Solar-Powered Info-point Is a Community Kiosk That Keeps People Connected 24/7

The Solar-Powered Info-point Is a Community Kiosk That Keeps People Connected 24/7

The Solar-Powered Info-point is self-supporting kiosk that uses the latest technology to keep people connected -- all while harnessing clean energy from the sun for power. The system consists of two

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The NOACH Cradle by VanJoost Hangs from Ceilings or Trees

The NOACH Cradle by VanJoost Hangs from Ceilings or Trees

There's very little information about the Noach Cradle, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming the talk of the design town. Numerous European publications have gushed about them and van Veldhuizen was

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Formafantasma Unveils Craftica Collection Made From Recycled Fendi Leather and Natural Materials

Formafantasma Unveils Craftica Collection Made From Recycled Fendi Leather and Natural Materials

Known for their seductive aesthetics and unexpected investigations into materials, design duo Formafantasma was approached by Italian fashion house Fendi to explore leatherwork and other materials as part

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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 14.7 Terawatt-Hours of Solar Energy In Six Months!

Germany Produces Record-Breaking 14.7 Terawatt-Hours of Solar Energy In Six Months!

Solar power station photo from Shutterstock Germany has set yet another impressive record for solar power consumption! As solar power usage in Germany has increased by 50% since last year, the

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New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels are Unstoppable

New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels are Unstoppable

Researchers warn that efforts to cut carbon emissions in order to slow down the rise of global sea levels may be for naught. Scientists at research groups in the United States and Australia have found

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Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Vienna-based Mischer'traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with

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Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

The Cube is a prefabricated, lightweight, mobile restaurant designed by Park Associati to travel around Europe and sit atop famous buildings with spectacular views. Launched in the spring of 2011, The

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Studio Albori’s Casa Solare is a Self-Sufficient Home Set High Up in the Alps

Studio Albori’s Casa Solare is a Self-Sufficient Home Set High Up in the Alps

Studio Albori's Casa Solare is perfectly designed to benefit from the sun’s position in the sky, and it includes passive solar design details that allow the house to stay cool on the warmest of days.

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Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

DENNIS Design Center was asked to exhibit at the Milan Furniture Fair and they took over a space in a parking lot just outside of the entrance. The collective is focussed on showcasing design, encouraging

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The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Giardino Mappa of Cassano d'Adda is a cool living art project that uses a colorful range of flowers to represent a blooming town in Italy. Instead of mapping flat concrete landscapes using traditional

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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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Andrea Brena Upcycles Left Over Textiles Into Woven Furniture

Andrea Brena Upcycles Left Over Textiles Into Woven Furniture

The designer took a year off school to create the project that addresses the worldwide issue of our overconsumption. Sourcing the textile scraps from his hometown of Milan, he started arm weaving the

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Guido Daniele Creates Amazing Depictions of Animals with Delicate Body-Painting

Guido Daniele Creates Amazing Depictions of Animals with Delicate Body-Painting

Italian artist Guido Daniele creates the most wonderful life-like depictions of animals simply by applying body paint to the hands of his models. A hyper-realist illustrator and trompe l'oeil artist,

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The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel by DesignLibero is a NASA-inspired rotary hydroponic garden. NASA has come up with many ideas over the years, but due to budget and time constraints a lot have been discarded. Among them

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Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles made eco-history, by enacting a citywide ban on plastic bags. The vote, which passed through the L.A. City Council, made Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban

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Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

This was the second edition of Fresh From Brasil, which showed its first collection at the Wanted Design show in 2011.  Jordão first showed pieces from his collection of Lego art last year in São

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2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

Wang Shu is the first Chinese architect to be awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Shu is a 48-year-old architect whose architectural practice, Amateur Architecture Studio, is based in Hangzhou.

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Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

The Wave Loung by 0 to 1 Designed by 0 to 1, the Wave has been constructed from recycled cardboard cores that were once used to hold fabric or packing materials. The structure is connected by

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Tomomi Sayuda’s Handwoven Paper Daydream Lamps Float Like Glowing Blossoms

Tomomi Sayuda’s Handwoven Paper Daydream Lamps Float Like Glowing Blossoms

We loved the colorful airy grouping of Tomomi Sayuda’s Daydream Lamps at this past weekend’s ICFF. The paper lanterns are crafted from handwoven Japanese paper, with the delicate swirls of color which

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Philip Starck’s Elegant Zero-Waste Broom Chair is Crafted From Recycled Industrial Waste

Philip Starck’s Elegant Zero-Waste Broom Chair is Crafted From Recycled Industrial Waste

French designer Philip Starck is exhibiting his elegant recycled Broom Chair at this year's bustling ICFF. Made from 90% recycled industrial waste, the Broom Chair made its debut at Milan Furniture Fair,

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Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

We recently showed you Ryosuke Fukusada's innovative and playful designs, which include wooden light bulbs and tiny cakes shaped like furniture; his recent project, Net Lamps, places efficient LED lamps

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Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

No matter how much we build, plants always seems to find a way to sprout up through the cracks of human civilization. Inspired by the constrast between the natural world and human culture, Riccardo

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Denis Drouet’s Colorful ‘Order in Chaos’ Table Encourages Play

Denis Drouet’s Colorful ‘Order in Chaos’ Table Encourages Play

Denis Drouet's colorful 'Order in Chaos' table aims to encourage play between children and adults. Children can hide under the table (as they love to do) and pull the strings, which creates a pattern on

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Owen Mortensen’s Organic Art Reveals the Delicate Inner Workings of Leaves

Owen Mortensen’s Organic Art Reveals the Delicate Inner Workings of Leaves

Reminiscent of the childhood hobby of pressing leaves between wax paper, Mortensen’s S3 series reimagines leaf collecting. The artist-invented process stands for Selectively Skeletonized Sycamores.

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Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design

Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design

The Wedge side table by Amsterdam-based Designer Andreas Kowalewski is a clever flatpack design that is simple to build, store and transport. The idea behind this genious piece of green design is to

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Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone’s Secret Garden Transforms a Garden in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone’s Secret Garden Transforms a Garden in Milan

The botanical garden can be found in Milan’s Brera neighborhood, between the Accademia Art Museum and historical roman houses. This idyllic landscape is the perfect setting for the unique garden, and

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Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

One of the challenges for parents with young children is having kid-friendly objects in your house without making your home feel too much like a nursery. As part of the Masterprogram Child Culture Design

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Solar Parasols Charge Laptops, Phones and Tablets While Providing Shade at Milan Design Week

Solar Parasols Charge Laptops, Phones and Tablets While Providing Shade at Milan Design Week

Ombrellone Solare recently unveiled two solar parasols at Fabbrica Del Vapore during this year’s Milan Design Week. Dubbed Eclipse and Kosmos, the designs saw great success, not only because of the

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