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Beautiful Bamboo Flow Lights are Powered by the Wind!

Beautiful Bamboo Flow Lights are Powered by the Wind!

How do you create effective lighting when there’s no way to get to the grid? Leave it to a couple of ingenious designers to come up with a beautiful and self-sufficient bamboo lighting system! Designed

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Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Bamboo forests are beautiful things -- especially when they are cleaning urban air, soil, and water AND shielding communities from industry and heavily trafficked areas. Urban Biofilter creates bamboo

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Bamboo Glasses Mix Modern Style with the Ming Dynasty

Bamboo Glasses Mix Modern Style with the Ming Dynasty

Designer Chen Chun-Hao and artist Huang To-En have come up with a great application for one of the most renewable resources around – bamboo! In a series created for the Yii Collection, these lightweight

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Fashion4Home Unveils Bamboo Furniture Line, Lets Customers Vote On It

Fashion4Home Unveils Bamboo Furniture Line, Lets Customers Vote On It

What if manufacturers could poll their consumers before making a product to see if people would want to buy it? It would cut down on surplus supply and the energy and materials needed to produce and ship

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Win a Sleek Bamboo iPhone Case from Vers Audio!

Win a Sleek Bamboo iPhone Case from Vers Audio!

We've always had a thing for these polished iPhone cases made of sustainable bamboo, so we were thrilled when our friends over at Vers Audio were kind enough to hook us up with one to give away to YOU!

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NYC: Drop-In Design Bamboo Bicycle Project

NYC: Drop-In Design Bamboo Bicycle Project

Where: Cooper Hewitt Museum, 2 East 91st Street New York, NY 10128 When: Saturday, December 5, 2009 Schedule: 2:30 – 5:30 Drop in to ask questions and see how a bamboo bike is made 3:00 – 3:30

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Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

If you were at West Coast Green this past weekend you would have surely noticed the elegant bamboo structures along the waterfront surrounded by beautiful native landscaping. What you may not have

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Mason Lane Farm Showcases Beautiful Bamboo Construction

Mason Lane Farm Showcases Beautiful Bamboo Construction

Farms are close to nature - places to harvest the fruit of the land and care for animals and livestock. As such they should be built and operated with respect for life through sustainable construction and

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Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT!

Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT!

Nothing gets kids up in the morning like the thought of going to school - not! If your youngsters are anything like others around the world, they need something interesting to get them out of bed, and

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Bamboozled by Bamboo Rayon? We Aren’t So Sure

Bamboozled by Bamboo Rayon? We Aren’t So Sure

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission charged four clothing companies with falsely advertising their clothing made of bamboo as clothing made of bamboo. Say what? That's right. The FTC released a

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Stylish Bamboo Taxis Hit the Streets of the Phillipines

Stylish Bamboo Taxis Hit the Streets of the Phillipines

In the search for a low-cost, fuel-efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly alternative to motorcycles, the mayor of a city in the Philippines recently rolled out two incredible taxis crafted from

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Butterfly Bamboo Homes Are Hope for Thai Orphans

Butterfly Bamboo Homes Are Hope for Thai Orphans

There is nothing we love more than good design meeting up with a good cause. That's why we love this student humanitarian design project on the Thai Burmese border: it combines beautifully designed (and

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Modern Bamboo IoLine Dresser by Kalon Studios

Modern Bamboo IoLine Dresser by Kalon Studios

For city-dwelling parents living in close quarters, streamlined family furniture that blends in with existing decor is key. That's why we are so impressed with Kalon Studios‘ sleek and modern IoLine

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Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

BAMBOO + DINOSAUR-SHAPED UTENSILS = GREEN FUN for your budding little enviro-tyke. Does it get much cuter than this? Bamdinos are adorable dinosaur-shaped utensils made from 100% organic bamboo and

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BambooSK8 Eco Friendly Skateboards

BambooSK8 Eco Friendly Skateboards

Note to skaters – according to the Science Channel, skateboards have replaced furniture as the leading contributor to maple deforestation. The Canadian maple takes 40 to 60 years to mature before it can

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Extraordinary Sustainability at Japan Society’s Bamboo Exhibit

Extraordinary Sustainability at Japan Society’s Bamboo Exhibit

Bamboo is being used in everything these days: cutting boards, bikes, folding houses, and furniture. Its versatility, however, is truly evident in the exhibition New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters

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Bamboo-Veiled Dormitory by Architecture BRIO

Bamboo-Veiled Dormitory by Architecture BRIO

On a slope near the village of Karjat, India, a team of architects have begun to envision a modern, 3-story building that will peer out into the valley through a veil of bamboo poles. Designed by

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The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

Ming Tang's beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake. Brilliant in their simplicity, the geometric shelters are

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Bamboo Furniture from Ecosystems

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Bamboo Furniture from Ecosystems

New sustainable furniture company EcoSystems creates cute, family-friendly furniture that is as thoughtful of the environment as it is to the owner. Starting with renewable materials, EcoSystems follows

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MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf

MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf

What better way to kick off our Milan Furniture Fair countdown than with our favorite 'free-range' furniture designer Ryan Frank. Frank's modular bamboo creation, dubbed 'Zig', is just one of many designs

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WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

Here's a great idea for a cell-phone that is thoroughly green in every way: from its biodegradable bamboo materials, to its thoughtfully considered lifecycle, to its ingenious use of kinetic human power

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BAMBU Kids Line of Bamboo Utensils

BAMBU Kids Line of Bamboo Utensils

Sized perfectly for your little ones' mitts, Bambu's line of kid and baby-sized utensils are as cute as they are eco-friendly, durable, and functional. Made from certified-organically grown bambu, Bambu's

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WAMBAMBOO Costello Seat By Kent Gration

WAMBAMBOO Costello Seat By Kent Gration

Kent Gration's Wambamboo Costello Seat is a wonderful example of sustainable materials used in an eye-catching way. Made from cross-laminated bamboo ribs, the ergonomically-designed small storage holder

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WAMBAMBOO Lucille Chaise Lounge By Kent Gration

WAMBAMBOO Lucille Chaise Lounge By Kent Gration

Australian Designer Kent Gration's Wambamboo products make beautiful use of sustainable production methods including recyclable materials, water-based finishes, energy-saving fluorescent lamps, and

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MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt

MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt

A variety of environmentally-friendly pendant lights lit up the HauteGREEN exhibition last month in New York, but none of them more exquisitely displays our love for bamboo than the Moso Pendant by

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ASK INHABITAT: Is imported bamboo really sustainable?

ASK INHABITAT: Is imported bamboo really sustainable?

Q: I'm a regular reader and make my living as a furniture designer/builder. I confess I'm in love with bamboo - I use it as often as I can and would love to spout to every client about it's

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DESIGN A HOUSE OF BAMBOO

DESIGN A HOUSE OF BAMBOO

The wonder material of bamboo continues to amaze us with its potential. From plywood, to salad bowls, to the ethereal structures of Kengo Kuma, this sustainable, structural grass seems to have endless

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GREAT (BAMBOO) WALL

GREAT (BAMBOO) WALL

You have probably noticed by now how much we love bamboo here at Inhabitat. We're constantly amazed at the qualities bamboo has to offer as a rapidly renewable resource: it's strong, pliable, and pretty

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BAMBOO SLIDE TABLE

BAMBOO SLIDE TABLE

Bamboo continues to be an Inhabitat favorite, and we especially love bamboo furniture that unfolds to provide variety in tight spaces. The Bamboo Slide Table was specially designed for those with

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Designs by Todd Laby

Eco-Friendly Bamboo Designs by Todd Laby

Last week I attended the opening of the Bay Area Furniture Art exhibit at the Blue Room Gallery. One of the designers that stood out to my green-hunting eye was Todd Laby, whose company, Rhubarb Decor,

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