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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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BAMBOO FURNITURE

BAMBOO FURNITURE

Under the design umbrella that is responsible for Moso Village, there are a bevy of other offshoot projects, including a furniture design company, Bamboo Furniture. The company sources materials from

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BAMBOO VILLAGE

BAMBOO VILLAGE

In China's Guangdong province, three hours north of Guangzhou, an old military base is being turned into an eco-village. Moso Village aims to become a wireless village where rural residents can remain in

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BAMBOOLICIOUS

BAMBOOLICIOUS

Having people over and you don't want to resort to tacky (and bad-for-the-earth) plastic plates and cups? Time to check out Bambu Veneerware. This disposable bamboo dinnerware is sturdier and more

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum, its front and back

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a remote area of

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International Car Free Day on

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us, and we can eat them, use them as medicine, build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing, calming presence as

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Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Smart phones and tablets are now an intrinsic part of daily life, so we may as well charge them up in style. The solar-powered Ginkgo tree by XD Design allows you to do just that. Fitted with an extra

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Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

The stunning Jardín the Asia is part of Los Tajibos Hotel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra's most luxurious accomodation. Envisioned by local architect Juan Carlos Menacho, it features a grand tunnel-like

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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much of the

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Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree is a spherical aluminium structure that weighs only 130 pounds. Rigged up with ropes and secured by nets, the structure has 12 locking points for both the suspension and for lateral stability.

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