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Still + Co’s Gorgeous Sling Chairs Are Made With Hand-Dyed Repurposed Persian Rugs

Still + Co’s Gorgeous Sling Chairs Are Made With Hand-Dyed Repurposed Persian Rugs

Designed by Still + Co. for Sit and Read in Brooklyn, these gorgeous handcrafted sling chairs have been made with over-dyed repurposed Persian rugs. After the reclaimed rugs are dyed, they are hemmed

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Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift

Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift

The tiny Swiss ski town of Tenna recently put itself on the map with the world’s first solar wing-powered chair lift! While solar-powered lifts are popping up in ski resorts all over the world, this

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StyleVISA Offers Sustainable Goodies for the Body and Home

StyleVISA Offers Sustainable Goodies for the Body and Home

StyleVISA is a new online shop of carefully curated design goodies from around the world. Bringing together furniture, home accessories, beauty and even fashion, the site is a treasure trove of design,

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‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

Hold on to your office chairs, research-loving infographic fans – we’ve got a doozy for you here. Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have compiled a report on the

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The Una Cebu Car’s Swirling Exterior is Crafted from Coconut Flower Stalks and Other Local Materials

The Una Cebu Car’s Swirling Exterior is Crafted from Coconut Flower Stalks and Other Local Materials

When Clayton Tugonon set about creating his classy Una Cebu Car from locally sourced natural and recycled materials, he wanted to demonstrate to other Filipino designers the potential beauty and utility

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Artist Brian Jungen Transforms Nike Air Jordans into Awesome Aboriginal Masks

Artist Brian Jungen Transforms Nike Air Jordans into Awesome Aboriginal Masks

Jungen uses found objects specifically chosen to echo some sort of social or cultural symbol or tradition. For example, the artist used Nike Air Jordans to make up traditional aboriginal masks. Keeping

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Historic Church With Tiffany Stained Glass Transformed into Beautiful Concert Hall for Montreal

Historic Church With Tiffany Stained Glass Transformed into Beautiful Concert Hall for Montreal

Provencher Roy + Associés Architects headed the redesign of the historic church that was originally designed and built by Alexander C. Hutchinson in 1894. With the church preservation at the heart of the

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The REK Modular Table Transforms to Fit Any Interior

The REK Modular Table Transforms to Fit Any Interior

Reinier de Jong’s new REK coffee table adapts to any apartment size or social situation with ease. The wooden surfaces slide and transform to create an array of usable surfaces, or fold up compactly

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Quirky Solar-Powered KIKO House Surveys the Tyrol Mountains With Silver Bubble Windows

Quirky Solar-Powered KIKO House Surveys the Tyrol Mountains With Silver Bubble Windows

One of the most important requirements for this home was to create an enduring relationship between the home's interior and the natural splendor outside. This is achieved by tucking away the garage and

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Seung-Yong Song’s Multi-Tasking Chair Lets You Hide, Store and Even Dry Your Clothes While You Sit

Seung-Yong Song’s Multi-Tasking Chair Lets You Hide, Store and Even Dry Your Clothes While You Sit

Even though a chair's main purpose is to provide a platform for sitting, we all use them in an array of different ways. Designed for hiding, climbing, storing and even drying clothes, Seung-Yong Song's

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6 Awesome Upcycled Shipping Pallet Creations You Can Make Yourself

6 Awesome Upcycled Shipping Pallet Creations You Can Make Yourself

Vibrant Folding Chairs From Upcycled Shipping Pallets These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios are each made from a single shipping pallet. The only treatment these chairs get

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Groopti’s Recycled Cardboard ECO Blocks Can be Stacked to Form Tables, Chairs, and Benches

Groopti’s Recycled Cardboard ECO Blocks Can be Stacked to Form Tables, Chairs, and Benches

Groopti – the website that combines crowdsourcing with bespoke manufacturing – just unveiled its latest cardboard creation, this time from designer Svetlana Kozhenova. Simply called

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Thonet’s VouwWow VW01 is a Flat Pack Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Chair

Thonet’s VouwWow VW01 is a Flat Pack Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Chair

Respecting Michelle Thonet's original idea of furniture that could easily be disassembled for optimizing space during transportation, Dutch studio Nuy of NOORT created this angular chair made from

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The Lolilla Chair Takes Inspiration from the Beautiful Flamenco Dresses of Spain

The Lolilla Chair Takes Inspiration from the Beautiful Flamenco Dresses of Spain

Ahsayane Studio may be Brussels-based, but their Lolilla Chair takes inspiration from the beautiful and bold flamenco dresses of southern Spain. To make the chair, the designers fashioned ruffles and

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AMBIVALENZ’s Flat Pack Furniture Doubles as Art Prints

AMBIVALENZ’s Flat Pack Furniture Doubles as Art Prints

At first glance, FLÄPPS can look like a simple rectangular art print. Coming in plain white, black and white text balloons, a bouquet of flowers on blue, or patterns of colorful lines, the wooden pieces

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Ekso Bionics’ Robotic Exoskeleton Will Help Paraplegics Walk Again

Ekso Bionics’ Robotic Exoskeleton Will Help Paraplegics Walk Again

We've covered robotic exoskeleton prototypes in the past here on Inhabitat, but Ekso Bionics just announced plans to launch a fully-functioning commercial model! Think about it - within two years, this

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Biodegradable Rattan Iglu by Berta Riera Pomés and Yunwei Zhu

Biodegradable Rattan Iglu by Berta Riera Pomés and Yunwei Zhu

Berta Riera Pomés and Yunwei Zhu have used sustainable materials to create a cute 'Iglu' shelter that serves as a quiet place to hide or a fun object to roll around the house. Measuring 2.6 feet in

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Chris Palmer’s Paper Pulp Series is a Line of Furniture Made of Local Waste Materials

Chris Palmer’s Paper Pulp Series is a Line of Furniture Made of Local Waste Materials

Furniture maker Chris Palmer recently sent us photos of his Paper Pulp Series, a line of furniture made from a mixture of ground up organic waste. The organic-looking pieces - a table, two chairs and a

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Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table

Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table

We're big fans of multifunctional furniture pieces like this double duty chair and this transforming desk, and now we can add Loop, a clever shape-shifting  furniture Swiss Army knife, to the

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Henrique Oliveira’s Powerful Recycled Wood “Tridimensional” Sculptures Burst Through Gallery Walls

Henrique Oliveira’s Powerful Recycled Wood “Tridimensional” Sculptures Burst Through Gallery Walls

Initially a painter, Oliveira was inspired by an old wooden fence he saw through his window across the street from his studio in Sao Paulo. The wood was so weathered that it split into layers, which

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Awesome Stackable Oturakast Stools Transform Into a Cabinet in a Snap

Awesome Stackable Oturakast Stools Transform Into a Cabinet in a Snap

Providing ample seating while entertaining guests can be a challenge - especially if you live in a small space and don't have room for lots of chairs. To solve this problem, Dutch designer Rianne Koens

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Blocket Mini: 36 Reclaimed Windows Transformed Into a Rustic Guest House in Sweden

Blocket Mini: 36 Reclaimed Windows Transformed Into a Rustic Guest House in Sweden

Developed as Matz’ senior diploma project at architecture school, the Blocket Mini house sits on the edge of a lush property behind a main house. Set beneath the thick canopy of a tree, the structure

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Made in China: Émilie Voirin Reinterprets Iconic Chairs in Biodegradable Bamboo and Rattan

Made in China: Émilie Voirin Reinterprets Iconic Chairs in Biodegradable Bamboo and Rattan

London-based product designer Émilie Voirin has courageously re-interpreted a crop of iconic modern chairs into fantastic biodegradable seats. Using woven rattan and bamboo, the designer created

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25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

To get the right look inside, the design team actually interviewed a number of sailors to learn more about their experiences and their work. The decor then takes direct inspiration from their interviews,

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

Want to see just how we made this magnificent miniature creation? Head over to our NYC site for the delicious deets! SEE HOW TO MAKE IT YOURSELF > STEP 1: This is probably the most important step

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DERELICT: Recycled Modern Furnishings Give Reclaimed Wood New Life

DERELICT: Recycled Modern Furnishings Give Reclaimed Wood New Life

Designers Tõnis Kalve and Ahti Grünberg find a fresh new life for reclaimed wood in their series of “Derelict” tables and chairs. The project explores the process of establishing an

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Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Before you throw away that wobbly old stool, or that faded easy chair with Aunt Maggie's favorite pattern on it, consider giving it a second chance at life with a good sanding, some new screws, and

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London’s Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

London’s Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

Weighting 35 tons, the South East Trains' carriage made its way from Essex to Deptford on Valentine’s Day 2008 and was beautifully restored into what is today the Deptford Cafe. Serving delicious home

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Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

The cardboard came in damp bales so it had to be pulped and re-fabricated locally. Nearly four thousand triangular components were assembled by folding strips to make triangular frames and inserting with

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Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Each year, the Frieze Art Fair brings top galleries and artists from around the world to London. This year, architects Carmody Groarke were asked to create temporary pavilions for the fair in Regent’s

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