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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2012!

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2012!

How fun is this screenprinted trompe l'oeil Rubik's Cube lamp/seat by Parvez Taj? In addition to serving double duty, the lamp-cum-stool uses LED illumination, which saves energy. Urbio magnetic

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example you can

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's new politically motivated work 'Fragments' transforms salvaged wood taken from Qing Dynasty temples into a series of monumental installations. At first glance the works appear

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Off Duty No More Recycled Taxi Signs Into LED Lights

Off Duty No More Recycled Taxi Signs Into LED Lights

The taxi light is recognizable in great cities around the world, and now designer Guilhem de Castelbajac has immortalized the iconic item with his series of repurposed LED lamps, “Off Duty No More.”

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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez The Burritob0t 3D prints an edible extrusion of configurable Mexican food. The machine employs a hybrid of digital fabrication and molecular gastronomy -- or in other words,

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Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Photo © Ron Ulicny Part of what makes Ulicny's work so unique is his fusion of reused, older materials with new, contemporary items, as seen in this skull and bullet combination. His pieces are fun

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The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The banks of shades are composed of individual petals, each pivoting from the bottom of a hexagonal grid and attached to the adjacent one with a threaded connection. Each horizontal row has its own

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Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has an amazing way of transforming everyday practical objects into designs with new meaning and expression. By filling glass jars taken from his grandmother's pantry with

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The Beer Moth is a Sweet Room in a Refurbished Fire Truck in Scotland

The Beer Moth is a Sweet Room in a Refurbished Fire Truck in Scotland

In order to make it possible for people to walk around the truck's flatbed, on which the room for two has been created, Walter had to raise the roof by a whole foot. Everything inside the room has been

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Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian-born designer with an eye for seeing poetry in everyday objects. Looking past the obvious function of a teapot, he created these fairytale-like Teapot Lamps. By keeping the

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his “Satellite” floor lamp is a beautiful

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Tree-inspired Mangrove Chair Is Fashioned from Recycled Steel and Supports Conservation

Tree-inspired Mangrove Chair Is Fashioned from Recycled Steel and Supports Conservation

Knotted into a trunk-like formation from the base of its roots, the brilliant Mangrove Chair is crafted from a combination of recycled steel pipe, yellow pine and steel leaf. Created by Adam Krehbiel,

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Beautiful Wine Rack Made from Old California Wine Barrels

Beautiful Wine Rack Made from Old California Wine Barrels

What better way to show off your collection of organic reds and whites than with this gorgeous wine rack made from the staves of old wine barrels? A nice nod you your bottles' origins, this handmade

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6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

Guy Laramee's Gorgeous Landscapes Carved Into Books In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, artist Guy Laramee used vintage encyclopedias to create his epic sculptures. Laramee carefully

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Lucrimas’ Nino Recycled Bottle Candle Lantern Creates a Cozy Glow

Lucrimas’ Nino Recycled Bottle Candle Lantern Creates a Cozy Glow

This cute candle lantern designed by Lucirmás is a stylish little addition that will bring a bit of charm to any situation. Made from the glass of a single Italian prosecco bottle and repurposed cork,

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Dirk Vander Kooij’s Repurposed Robot Prints “Endless” Furniture From Recycled E-Waste

Dirk Vander Kooij’s Repurposed Robot Prints “Endless” Furniture From Recycled E-Waste

Dirk Vander Kooij is set to unveil a new line of “Endless” furniture made from recycled e-waste at “The Future in the Making”, an exhibition organised by Domus that will take place

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Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a vital 1.7 mile transportation link that serves 40 million vehicles a year. Now, thanks to Richard Bulan, this 75-year-old pedestrian-friendly feat of engineering could become

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered roof, the spacious

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6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

The Great Summer Zoofari Located next to real life counterparts at the Bronx Zoo, ¨The Great Summer Zoofari¨ is a series of animal sculptures made from our favorite Danish building blocks. Designed

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Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

We love featuring brilliant designs made from discarded items, and these illuminating eco-lamps by designer Luis Teixeira are certainly worth noting. Using what the designer refers to as

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Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

60s-era beach chairs had a fabulous look to them, although their brightly colored strips of weather-resist fabric perhaps held more visual charm than comfort — which is what makes these recycled

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Sound Architecture IV: Art Installation Made From 5,000 Bicycle Bells Sings With the Wind in the Netherlands

Sound Architecture IV: Art Installation Made From 5,000 Bicycle Bells Sings With the Wind in the Netherlands

Amsterdam-based artist Ronald van der Meijs designs architectonical installations and sculptural art, and he just finished a project called Sound Architecture IV that is made from 5,000 repurposed bicycle

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Federico Uribe Creates Incredible Sculptures From Thousands of Colored Pencil Tips

Federico Uribe Creates Incredible Sculptures From Thousands of Colored Pencil Tips

Emulating the process of embroidery, Uribe uses each pencil to create a studded surface, and he builds up the colored points and ends to create mass. Since colored pencils are a traditional material for

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Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Originally formed as part of the CREATE festival 2011 and the latest commission in UP Projects’ Portavilion program, the floating cinema is a public art project that meanders down London's waterways. At

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Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Capturing the essence of Costa Rica and its sustainable spirit, KOKi Beach embraces the environment and community in which it rests through a wide range of eco practices. Working principally with local

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Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects

Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects

A retro boom box could hold lots of seeds and can be hang from its handle on a tree branch or hook. Hunger's grandmother’s chandelier was decorated with some old Christmas tree branches and could feed

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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Kansas City Design Week Delivers Thought-Provoking Events

Kansas City Design Week Delivers Thought-Provoking Events

The kick-off event was a Cu t& Paste battle - a fast-paced design competition that tests the skill, speed and stage presence of contestants as they create original designs in timed rounds. Since

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Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

This Friday, March 9th, Starbucks will open its first European concept store located in a renovated historic bank in Amsterdam. The new new shop is located in the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank,

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