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Kaikado: Classic Japanese Tea Caddies Made to Last Over a Century

Kaikado: Classic Japanese Tea Caddies Made to Last Over a Century

For more than 130 years, Kaikado has been producing hand-made Japanese tea caddies designed to last for generations. Last week we visited Kaikado’s shop in Kyoto, where Takahiro Yagi, the 6th generation

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Tal Gur Upcycles Old Newspapers Into the Daily Chair

Tal Gur Upcycles Old Newspapers Into the Daily Chair

The Daily Chair is an inspiring design from Israeli Tal Gur, which turns day-old newspapers into an upcycled, functional chair. Having made its debut at Milan Design Week, the futuristic-looking chair is

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NewspaperWood: Incredible Furnishings and Products Made From Recycled Newspaper

NewspaperWood: Incredible Furnishings and Products Made From Recycled Newspaper

Designer Mieke Meijer gives old newspapers a new life as furniture, decorative items, and even jewelry! Her NewspaperWood material is made from stacks and stacks of discarded newspapers, and it can be

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Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen’s Harbor

Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen’s Harbor

Extending into the water, the school and adjacent sports center connect with the harbor like a ship alongside a quay. The buildings open up to the sea with terraces placed at various levels to provide

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Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Multi-talented Spanish designer Javier Mariscal recently unveiled a recycled plastic chair that is designed for disassembly, inexpensive to produce, and very stylish indeed. Produced by Mobles 114, the

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Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Serves Up Sun-Cooked Meals This Summer!

Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Serves Up Sun-Cooked Meals This Summer!

This year's Milan Furniture Fair offered an unforgettable green dining experience - a meal entirely cooked by the sun! Sponsored by the Finnish beer company Lapin Kulta, the Solar Kitchen Restaurant set

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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile's bustling capital

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Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

LEGOS aren’t just for kids anymore. Industrial designer Lene Ronsholt Wille has constructed an immense and elegantly curved spiral out of the children’s building block toys in Amsterdam. Called

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Torafu Architects’ Delicate “Air” Vases Are Made Entirely From Paper

Torafu Architects’ Delicate “Air” Vases Are Made Entirely From Paper

Torafu Architects unveiled a stunning line of shape-shifting paper tableware at this year's Milan Furniture Fair that is almost as light and transparent as the air that inspired it. Constructed from

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Modern LED Lamps Work in Synch With Cycles of the Sun and Moon

Modern LED Lamps Work in Synch With Cycles of the Sun and Moon

Designed for the morning person and the night, Philip Bogaerts' modern lamps are a simple lighting duo that manages to connect its users to the natural rhythms of the sun and the moon. Aptly dubbed the

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Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table. Using

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Loaded: Heavyweight Craft Exhibit Showcases Designs Made From Iron and Sugar

Loaded: Heavyweight Craft Exhibit Showcases Designs Made From Iron and Sugar

The Loaded exhibit encouraged designers to ask questions about the value of everyday objects. It explores the fluidity of currency and how objects are shaped by global systems of trade, cultural

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Top Ten Green Designs from Salone Satellite 2011 in Milan

Top Ten Green Designs from Salone Satellite 2011 in Milan

For Italian designer Lorenzo Damiani, saving resources is a mission. Damiani’s remarkable “New Life” installation, made entirely of pressboard, looks at how we perceive materials and associate them

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Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

The collection is comprised of designs from main players of Mexico’s design scene, as well as young emerging talents. Godoy and Castro are no strangers to the Milan Furniture Fair, in recent years they

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Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s body of work has been dedicated at large to re-using materials like wood to create unique designs. During this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, he showcased his studio's new designs at

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BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

Tip Ton is a chair designed by London’s BarberOsgerby for Vitra that converges sustainability and ergonomics into a new chair typology. Presented at the Milan Furniture Fair, this simple design

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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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Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Designer Jovana Chris Lei has unveiled a set of beautiful paper chairs at the Salone Satellite Show at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Future Tradition”, the collection is inspired by the

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Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designer Tim Wigmore from New Zealand’s designtree is presenting an intelligent way to use discarded materials and industrial off-cuts in combination with 100% recycled aluminum during this

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Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Debuting at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch designer piet hein eek's reclaimed steel tube furniture is a simple design that activates negative space by joining hollow tubes. The old pipes used

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PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

On show this week at the Milan Furniture Fair are PEGA consulting group’s remarkable prototypes made with their new and revolutionary biodegradable, recyclable and reusable material. Able to be

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Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

COOLS Kit is not a new piece of crazy-shaped furniture or recycled cardboard household object - it's an amazing set of hand-tools with connectors meant for building just about anything you can imagine! On

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VELVE: Mitsubishi and Verbatim Announce World’s First Commercial Color Changing OLED Panels

VELVE: Mitsubishi and Verbatim Announce World’s First Commercial Color Changing OLED Panels

The world's first commercial color changing OLED lighting panels, called VELVE, are now available from Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Group and Verbatim - and they're full of eye-popping fun! The companies

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Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Today Inhabitat favorite Foster + Partners announced their bold move in the lighting realm with their eco-friendly and elegant FLO lamps. Debuting at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new reading lamps

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Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Even if you bring your own fabric bag when picking up your weekly groceries, plastic shopping bags are difficult to avoid and are a huge environmental problem. They could be recycled to avoid using

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Catellani & Smith’s Modern LED Fixture Is Featherlight and Eco-Friendly

Catellani & Smith’s Modern LED Fixture Is Featherlight and Eco-Friendly

Catellani & Smith continue to add to their sleek lighting collection, this time with the Giulietta, a new lamp which made its debut at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. An innovative and modern

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