Cork is very flexible and it is also quite strong. The creatives at Carlos Ortega Design wanted to apply the versatile material to their new furniture designs and so they created a series of CORKIGAMI
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The Solar Decathlon 2013 competition officially kicked off 3 October, 2013; to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony, groups of officials and decathletes gathered to take a much deserved break from all
Impressive Transformations and Green Lighting Spring Up at Tent London during the London Design Festival
The products we highlighted in our green designs preview of Tent London didn't disappoint in person. Bernardita Marambio Design Studio's stand, The Reliving Room, showcased developments in new
Cardboard Glasses and Toilet Brush Lamps Amuse and Provoke at Designersblock at London Design Festival 2013
Experiments in lighting were especially striking at Designersblock, with designer Natalie Simpson crafting lamps out of everyday items like whisks, household brushes and hangers. WALTERWORKs transformed
By now, you've probably seen Citi Bikes being used in numerous ways - as exercise machines, chairs and even as regular old bikes. But Animal New York recently set out to show a more agile side of the
The Panoramarestaurant Karren extends the already popular dining room and cable car facility at the visitor center at the top of the mountain. In order to avoid obscuring the views from existing
"We made a lot of mistakes with this building," admits Rafael Viñoly. It is not everyday that you will hear an architect admit to making a mistake with their work, but Vinoly hardly had a choice with
Tent London will bring together two floors of pure design - including over 200 companies from 25 countries, 8 gallery shows and 40 super global brands present a vast and diverse range of furniture,
WiFi and Los Angeles images from Shutterstock Los Angeles could become the largest U.S. city to offer its residents free, citywide Wi-Fi service if a motion introduced by City Councilman Bob
As the ice sheets melt from climate change, Shell is poised to begin a new drilling campaign in the Arctic. That is, if they can make their way past a polar bear the size of a double-decker bus.
Last week, Elon Musk revealed conceptual plans for the Hyperloop, a solar-powered high-speed train that would transport passengers at speeds of up to 700 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco. While
Mexico and many Latin American countries are rich with masterful artisans and craftsmen of great skill and talent that are capable of creating objects of outstanding beauty and rich cultural value. With
The glassy, aerodynamic buildings that make up the quadrangle both have access to the social quad courtyard. The eaves of the canopy roof hang over the courtyard, balancing natural light with a covered
ITZ Mayan Wood Furniture specializes in creating gorgeous, modern furniture pieces, but with a keen focus on sustainability. Led by Ania Wołowska and Luis López Antúnez Hassey, the company was
When most folks see a rusty bike rotting in a scrapyard, they see little of value, but Krystal O'Mara sees potential. O'Mara is a self-taught artist and craftsman, and she specializes in producing
Mozambican designer Gonçalo Mabunda’s gorgeous sculptural chairs, furniture and masks are made from upcycled guns. The artist transforms symbols of his country’s civil war-torn past, including
Kermit the frog was wrong—it is easy being green. These days being green is a big deal. Our society has been wasteful and environmentally irresponsible for a long time. Realizing that the earth
We’ve seen LEGO bricks used to build tons of unexpected creations - from wheelchairs to chandeliers. But everyone's favorite toy brick can also be used to teach - Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and
A team of students at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science mesmerized one and all at the World Cerebral Palsy Day’s “Change My World in One Minute” competition
We have seen thought-controlled bionic legs and an object 3D-printed using brain waves, but now researchers have developed the world's first remote-controlled helicopter that is powered entirely by human
The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard
The Cardboard Collective just released a new pattern for making a set of stacking cardboard boxes that convert into a nightstand, an ottoman, a stool or a tiny table with chairs. They were developed by a
When FABRICA does use new materials for their chairs, tables and other interiors, they carefully purchase only FSC-certified woods that have the smallest environmental impact. Otherwise, they find a use
This weekend, the sixth installment of the ever-popular Fast and Furious franchise roared into US cinemas with its box office-winning combination of fast cars, big biceps and simmering homo-eroticism.
The Retyrement Plan is a collection of outdoor weatherproof furniture items created from old, discarded automobile tires and recycled plastics. Anu Tandon Viera creates a woven upholstery of recycled
Design company Monstrans' newest chair is made from a single sheet of renewable bamboo plywood, putting a clever spin on the classic folding chair. The Folding Chair, which was on display at ICFF this
This year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, something menacing was lurking among the tables and chairs. D-torso unveiled a giant 3D Velociraptor made completely from cardboard! Standing a
"It began with this junk propane tank on my property" Selig explains on his website. "A lot of energy had been used to form the thick steel into this shape and it seemed a shame to let it go to waste."
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