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Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell

Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell

Inspired to extend the ephemeral life of newspapers, David Stovell's Sunday Paper products consist of tightly rolled newspapers strapped together into stools. We love how the pieces make smart use of

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HULGER PLUMEN BULBS: Innovative Compact Fluorescents

HULGER PLUMEN BULBS: Innovative Compact Fluorescents

Hulger's beautiful Plumen bulbs explore the possibilities of the energy-efficient CFL, reworking its staid form into fluid light sculptures that dare to be covered up or hidden from view. Named for the

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Paula Vidal’s Industrial Felt Couture

Paula Vidal’s Industrial Felt Couture

Transforming factory floor leftovers into cutting-edge sustainable fashions, Paula Vidal pieces together unwanted textile bits for her debut line, AbsolutoFieltro. A recent textile design graduate from

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ECOLLECTION DAY 1: Sustainable Style Hits the Mainstream

ECOLLECTION DAY 1: Sustainable Style Hits the Mainstream

MAGIC's sustainable lifestyle show ECOLLECTION debuted this week to an international crowd of fashion industry buyers. The expansive showcase featured a juried and progressive collection of eco-minded

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Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

This past week showcased the A+: The Young Designer's Platform at Accent on Design/The New York International Gift Fair, and 'new organics' designer Stanley Ruiz was featured as one of the bright young

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Enviro-Couture Exhibit: Haute Trash Wearable Sculpture

Enviro-Couture Exhibit: Haute Trash Wearable Sculpture

We are always on the lookout for newsy eco tidbits for our readers – the trashier the better in a lot of cases. But when we recently received this fun tip about couture created from waste bin refuse

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HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

Often overshadowed in the prefab debate by their sexier cousin, the modular home, manufactured homes are not usually synonymous with sustainability or style. Until now, that is. Introducing HOM

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PRECIOUS PIECES: Eco-friendly Lanterns and Parchments

PRECIOUS PIECES: Eco-friendly Lanterns and Parchments

copyrighted photograph by Jill Fehrenbacher Even though the 2008 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) has come and gone, we are still aglow with the amazing lighting and parchment samples

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Graypants’ Gorgeous Recycled Scrap Chairs

Graypants’ Gorgeous Recycled Scrap Chairs

Seattle based Graypants channels an exuberant work ethic into elegant pieces of sustainable furniture. Their set of Scrap Chairs are composed entirely of upcycled materials ranging from from finely

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Ergonomic Eco Echo Lounge by Plug Design

Ergonomic Eco Echo Lounge by Plug Design

We spotted a lot of great designs at ICFF this year, but one of the gems that really stopped us in our tracks was this gorgeous eco Echo Lounge Chair which boasts a customizable ergonomic cushion system

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University, proved this

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Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

When we made our way through the Tuttobene show at the Milan Furniture Fair this year, we initially thought Manon Juliette's ‘Feliz’ leather rug was simply a delightfully tactile creation. However,

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HOK Unveils London Olympic Stadium’s Hemp Facade

HOK Unveils London Olympic Stadium’s Hemp Facade

Last week, we thought the idea of a prefab, flatpack, reusable stadium sounded like a great way to cut down on the cost and waste associated with what is basically a one-time-use showpiece. As of Friday,

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ICFF 2008: Stanley Ruiz Twig Jewelry

ICFF 2008: Stanley Ruiz Twig Jewelry

In a world of shimmering polycarbonate chairs and seamlessly engineered surfaces, Brooklyn based Stanley Ruiz’s work is a breath of fresh air. Inspired by “walking, improv music, and

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EKLA Home’s New Sustainable Sofas Unveiled

EKLA Home’s New Sustainable Sofas Unveiled

A confessed dumpster diver always on the look-out for abandoned treasures and grand-daughter to both a furniture designer and a scrap metal recycler, Emily Kroll was destined to launch EKLA Home. With a

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Scientific breakthrough decomposes plastic bags in 3 months!

Scientific breakthrough decomposes plastic bags in 3 months!

This month heralds a world-changing scientific breakthrough as a teenage prodigy has developed a new way to decompose plastic bags in just three months! A 16 year old named Daniel Burd conducted his

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ICFF 2008: Nature inspired cork credenza by Iannone Design

ICFF 2008: Nature inspired cork credenza by Iannone Design

This spring's ICFF brought some stunning new treats from one of Inhabitat's perennial favorites, Iannone Designs. The star of Iannone's ICFF booth was this wonderful Cork Mosaic Credenza that features a

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ICFF 2008: Newspaper Chair

ICFF 2008: Newspaper Chair

Dozens of rolled up newspapers found their way back to functionality in the cleverly designed Newspaper Chair by Kimberly Kulka, a student at California College of the Arts. We love the smart thought

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ICFF 2008: MIO’s Recycled Tire Rubber Stools

ICFF 2008: MIO’s Recycled Tire Rubber Stools

Philadelphia-based design studio MIO unveiled their innovative rubber stool collection at ICFF this week. Fashioned out of recycled tires with a clean-lined steel frame, the Rubber Stool is ingeniously

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Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

It takes more than renewable materials to turn the head of seasoned sustainable design fans. This is why our gaze fell so admirably on the line of housewares from Domestic Aesthetic while making our way

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ICFF 2008: Flatpack Origami Table by MIO

ICFF 2008: Flatpack Origami Table by MIO

We found many innovative designs at ICFF last weekend, but we were particularly impressed with the concept behind this beautiful table from MIO. Its streamlined form uses a waste reducing pattern that can

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ICFF 2008: Tables from Reclaimed Car Parts!

ICFF 2008: Tables from Reclaimed Car Parts!

One of our favorite finds at this year's ICFF were these beautiful geometric tables wrought from scraps of reclaimed sheet metal by Brooklyn based Nine Stories Furniture. Each table is painstakingly

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Kyouei umbrella holder waters your plants

Kyouei umbrella holder waters your plants

Sick of rain-slicked slippery floors? Looking to take your rainwater recycling to the next level, while simultaneously improving your green thumb? This Umbrella Plant Pot by Kyouei Design offers a

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ICFF 2008: Fabulous Felt ‘Flip’ Chair by Cate & Nelson

ICFF 2008: Fabulous Felt ‘Flip’ Chair by Cate & Nelson

This super smart chair design from Cate & Nelson was one of the most clever ideas we found at ICFF this year. The Oz Lowchair, by designers Nelson Ruiz-Acal and Cate Högdahl, is an exercise in design

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Sustainable Wood Light Sculptures by Nori Morimoto

Sustainable Wood Light Sculptures by Nori Morimoto

Nori Morimoto's light sculptures were on display at ICFF in a stunning booth that showcased this master craftsman's attention to delicate details. Crafted from local, sustainably harvested wood from

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ICFF 2008: Inflatable Garbage Chair by Nick Demarco

ICFF 2008: Inflatable Garbage Chair by Nick Demarco

Turn your garbage into something useful with Nick DeMarco inflatable garbage sofa chair. The more trash and recyclables you can stuff into this clever chair - the more puffy and comfortable it becomes.

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ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

Today is the last day of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, and we are madly going through all of our photos of the furniture, products, and of course the parties from the past few

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CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

Who couldn't use more shiny, sparkling, pointless things? This Celebrity Lamp may lack subtlety, but it makes up for it with countless opportunities to check yourself out. I imagine it would also do a

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ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY furniture fair

ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY furniture fair

Inhabitat is at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in NYC, and we've been scouring the show all weekend for the hottest sustainable design finds. We've had a great time catching up with

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Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper

Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper

Metropolis Magazine is hosting a unique humanitarian-focused design conference at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. On Monday, May 19, Metropolis will present Design Entrepreneurs:

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