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Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Heads up Milan Furniture Fair fans and Europe-based writers! The Milan Furniture Fair kicks off next week from April 12th-17th and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers to report on

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Element Flatpack Shelving System Unfolds from a Single Sheet of Aluminum

Element Flatpack Shelving System Unfolds from a Single Sheet of Aluminum

A functional flatpack shelving system set to unfold at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, this recyclable design by the Parisian duo of NOCC is a practical DIY storage unit that can be built in a variety

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Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

It's clear that designer Rebecca Asquith was inspired by the beauty of a beehive when she designed the aptly named Nectar hanging lamp that will debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week. Made of 100%

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Base Lamp by Designtree Highlights the Elegance of Discarded Signage

Base Lamp by Designtree Highlights the Elegance of Discarded Signage

We've been spying a number of illuminating designs ready to make their debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week, among them is this elegant new lamp from Designtree. Designed by Tim Wigmore, the Base

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Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Our friends over at molo recently released their portable Hobo Lanterns to much fanfare and we just got news that the interior design duo has now unveiled a special edition version of the tote-shaped LED

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Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Chilean designer Paloma Agliati's Plamp! lamp is a blooming pendant light made entirely of recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable cardboard. Inspired by the need to reduce packaging, Agliati designed a

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Molo’s Translucent Hobo Lantern is a Light and a Bag All in One

Molo’s Translucent Hobo Lantern is a Light and a Bag All in One

Here at Inhabitat, we’re big fans of innovative interior design-duo Molo, so we were psyched when they sent us news of their latest awesome paper lighting invention – the Molo Hobo Lantern! An

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British Designer Tom Dixon Unveils Oversized Energy Efficient ‘Bulb’

British Designer Tom Dixon Unveils Oversized Energy Efficient ‘Bulb’

In response to the incandescent ban, designer Tom Dixon created an over-sized energy efficient light bulb.

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Greenhouse: Joost’s Garden-Wrapped Waste Free Shipping Container Restaurant Comes to Sydney

Greenhouse: Joost’s Garden-Wrapped Waste Free Shipping Container Restaurant Comes to Sydney

The eco restaurant was designed specifically to be a traveling show that could be packed up into shipping containers and includes the building structure, stairs for the rooftop access, kitchen, bathroom,

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The Electric DeLorean Takes Riders Back to the Future

The Electric DeLorean Takes Riders Back to the Future

If Back to the Future was made today, Doc Brown's DeLorean would probably be an all-electric powerhouse. While we haven't heard about any movie remakes in the pipeline, the electric DeLorean is about to

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London Design Festival 2010: The Best of Designersblock

London Design Festival 2010: The Best of Designersblock

Made in Peckham is a furniture range by Hendzel & Hunt, made of pieces taken and found on local streets and reclamation yards in the designer’s own area. Chooi Leng Tan presented two products

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Gigantic Grassy Lawn Lounges Sprout Throughout England!

Gigantic Grassy Lawn Lounges Sprout Throughout England!

We have written about grassy love seats and other examples of literal lawn furniture before, but never at this scale, and for such a great cause. The National Trust conducted a survey on the habits of

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Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

This year’s edition of the Eurocucina kitchen showcase at Milan Design Week was painted green by Whirlpool’s GreenKitchen eco-system prototype. Featuring an impressive level of interconnectivity

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Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity. The fluid web of piping

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Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves!

Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves!

Image courtesy of Designboom Perusing Designboom this morning we saw this super rad wind-powered knitting machine by Merel Karhof. We had to share this amazing device that beautifully knits tubes using

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Electrolux’s Tiny Washing Machine Can be Hung on a Wall!

Electrolux’s Tiny Washing Machine Can be Hung on a Wall!

Want a washing machine in your home, but worried that it'll take up more space than you have to spare? Well, Electrolux Design Lab debuted some awesome new pint-sized conceptual designs for washing

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Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Electrolux has a strong showing this year with an array of sleek and functional appliances. This wall hung washing machine does only a small load, but uses a very minimal amount of water (I believe it is

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Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

These days it’s hard to deny that global warming is melting away our precious glaciers, and, sadly, the animals living in the polar regions are the ones that are suffering most.  Using this dire fact

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Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture

Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture

UK-based Lazerian Studio transforms simple sheets of recycled cardboard into beautiful furnishings, giving the material a new lease of life. A collaboration between furniture designer Liam Hopkins and

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Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Milan’s Superstudio Piu is known for showcasing some of the coolest designs in the city year after year, and 2010’s display was no different. One piece in particular that caught the eye of one our

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100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

Italy-based design studio King + has created a beautiful set of pendant lamps made from recycled textile spools that were once used to dye yarn. Dubbed Re +, the pendant fixtures come in various

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Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Milan Design Week may have officially ended, but there’s a great crop of green designs that are still surfacing. One of our favorites is “The Pedalator”, an awesome bicycle-powered LED

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Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

We've been eager to check out designers Claesson Koivisto Rune and Wästberg's new “Paper Task Light”  and are happy to report that we were able to see it in person at Superstudio Piu during Milan

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Field Eco Art Exhibit Features 500 Shoes with Living Green Laces

Field Eco Art Exhibit Features 500 Shoes with Living Green Laces

We all have a friend with a coveted shoe collection, and Inhabitat may just have found its very own lustworthy selection of lace-ups. On show at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Field is an

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Bojka Bug: A VW Beetle Covered in Vintage Fabrics

Bojka Bug: A VW Beetle Covered in Vintage Fabrics

The Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic piece of car design, but that doesn't mean it can't be repurposed to look even better. Bokja Design took a classic Beetle and decorated it in car stickers, tapestries,

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Malva Lamp Topped With a Totally Compostable Shade

Malva Lamp Topped With a Totally Compostable Shade

Compost and lighting don't usually go together, but innovative design studio Ett La Benn decided the two seemingly separate things would mesh perfectly together in their new Malva lamp. Unveiled at Milan

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Katch’s I-Beam Inspired Eco-Bench

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Katch’s I-Beam Inspired Eco-Bench

Milan Design Week is wrapping up, and we’re getting into gear for the best of BKLYN Designs! One piece of furniture that has already caught our eye is this Lucky Beam bench by Brooklyn-based eco-design

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David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

New Zeland-based David Trubridge's “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of traveling to Milan

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China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxin-Free

China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxin-Free

Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel recently unveiled a set of ecologically crafted “Foam China” and a “Foam Cabinet” at Milan Design Week. Each piece is composed of an open-cell

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