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Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Sometimes design shows can feel so serious and pretentious. I mean, how many plastic chairs and wood veneer lamps do we really need to see? That's why we were thrilled to discover Frances Ranno's funny

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Student Developing New Electric Paper That Could Tell You When Your Milk is Rotten

Student Developing New Electric Paper That Could Tell You When Your Milk is Rotten

Wouldn’t it be great if your milk could tell you that it has gone bad, so that you can avoid a chunky glass of grossness? Well, Finnish physics grad student Daniel Torbjork may soon make that a reality,

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Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Social gatherings always give way to coats messily thrown on chairs. To inspire guests to hang their coats properly, Joey Zeledón has made the experience engaging by displaying the hangers. Aptly dubbed

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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile's bustling capital

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“Cheap Ass Elite” Uses Recycled Plastic Baskets to Make Ornate Louis Style Armchairs

“Cheap Ass Elite” Uses Recycled Plastic Baskets to Make Ornate Louis Style Armchairs

Designer Saran Yen’s new series of furniture takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the battle of the classes. Using recycled plastic baskets and cast off chair legs, the installation “Cheap Ass

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Amazingly Patient Artist Uses 100,000 Toothpicks to Create Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco

Amazingly Patient Artist Uses 100,000 Toothpicks to Create Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco

Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo. So where did Weaver get all of his toothpicks? "I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building," he

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Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table. Using

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Brilliant Salt Crystal Lamp is Grown in a Bucket

Brilliant Salt Crystal Lamp is Grown in a Bucket

Swedish designers Apokalyps Labotek mixed chemistry with innovation to create a crystalline lamp made almost entirely from salt. The brilliant lighting fixture emulates the glimmering look of a glass

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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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Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

At Kitengela, nature always comes first. Just half an hour's drive south from the dirty din of the country's capital, Nairobi, the village is overgrown with lush plants, trees, and vines of every variety.

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Artists Cardamatis and Saad Create Art With Depth From Native Seed Casings

Artists Cardamatis and Saad Create Art With Depth From Native Seed Casings

You could say Australian artists Scott Cardamatis and Joseph Saad are like two peas in a pod. Each share a love of nature, and it is this mutual passion that has led them to take a literal approach to

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Designer Ron Miriello Creates 100 Worlds from Found Materials

Designer Ron Miriello Creates 100 Worlds from Found Materials

Inspired by his childhood fascination with globes, designer Ron Miriello has created a remarkable array of miniature worlds made almost entirely from found objects. The designer recently exhibited 50

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MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

When coming up with their proposal for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, MASS DESIGN GROUP asked themselves: How can architects add the most lasting social and economic value to a place? Their answer

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15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

Different types of lighting Directional Lighting Directional lighting refers to light fixtures that focus illumination in a single direction. When set in a series, these fixtures provide dynamic focus

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6 Green Lighting Tips That Will Help You Cut Your Energy Bill

6 Green Lighting Tips That Will Help You Cut Your Energy Bill

Energy Efficiency and Good Health Time and time again, studies (such as this piece published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004) have shown that exposure to natural light affects your

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Modular Sprig Lamp Transforms Into an Array of Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Modular Sprig Lamp Transforms Into an Array of Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

The Sprig lamp is a clever design inspired by the growth of plants. Made from recycled plastic, each "sprig" of lamp can be transformed into a pendant light, or for a greater illumination, multiple

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Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Studio Dining East was a three week dining experience for London pop-up experts Bistrotheque, whose third foray into pop up spots turned out to be an eco-success. Groarke, who is known for projects that

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DJ Lights: 85 Colorful LED Globes Controlled by Body Movement

DJ Lights: 85 Colorful LED Globes Controlled by Body Movement

If we didn't have to worry about spewing carbon into the atmosphere we would probably be on a plane to Lima, Peru to see this intriguing LED installation called DJ Lights in person. The interactive art

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Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

As east coast gardeners wrap up for the season, The Windowfarms Project has just unveiled two new home-sized hydroponic garden kits just in time for the holidays. The system allows anyone with a window

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Wendinskan: Unique Pillows Made From Vintage Textiles

Wendinskan: Unique Pillows Made From Vintage Textiles

Swedish designer and artist Cecila Wendin has developed her interest in old bits of textiles, buttons, and yarn into her own business. Under the name of Wendinskan she creates one-of-a-kind throw pillows

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Inhabitat Tours the Incredible Healthy Home 2010!

Inhabitat Tours the Incredible Healthy Home 2010!

Maintaining a high level of indoor air quality starts before you even enter a home -- the first point in Healthy Child Healthy World's 5 steps for a healthy and safe home is to avoid pesticides. Chemicals

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Garden Growing Postcard Cityscapes Pop Up in London

Garden Growing Postcard Cityscapes Pop Up in London

If you're craving a little bit of greenery but are short on gardening skills, these neat garden growing postcards from Postcarden might be just the thing. Spotted at The AppLounge during the London Design

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Inhabitat Reports from the New York Fashion Week Green Shows!

Inhabitat Reports from the New York Fashion Week Green Shows!

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and we’re definitely finding it tough to not get swept up in all of the excitement! Just a few days in, this year’s Green Shows have debuted some seriously

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Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

The Habana Outpost, which started in 2005, features a $40,000 solar installation on its outdoor patio. The array is grid-connected and feeds in power to surrounding buildings when the Outpost's power

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Brilliant OLED Lighting Designs by Emory Krall

Brilliant OLED Lighting Designs by Emory Krall

These light fixtures explore ways to produce panels that are 6” square, which is much larger than what is currently commercially available. Conductive strands are used in a graphic way to bring power to

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Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art

Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art

Lottery tickets can make or break dreams, but they can also be transformed into beautiful objects in their own right. Ghost of a Dream, a team of two Rhode Island School of Design Graduates, has created

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Organoclays Could Create Next-Gen Eco Plastics

Organoclays Could Create Next-Gen Eco Plastics

Clay: it's good for more than just pottery. A report in the American Chemical Society's Macromolecules journal claims that natural clay could be used to produce a cheap, flame-retardant substance that

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Natural Packaging: The Coconut Husk Solves Shipping Problems!

Natural Packaging: The Coconut Husk Solves Shipping Problems!

Today we're thrilled to kick off a brand new series that explores a greener future for packaging design, brought to you by Eco Chick founder and green journalist Starre Vartan! Each year households

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GE Unveils Super-Efficient White OLED Lights

GE Unveils Super-Efficient White OLED Lights

High-efficiency organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting is closer than ever to commercialization, and recently GE scientists announced that they have devised a new way to make high-efficiency,

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Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Don't be startled if you see a luminous pink tree sitting in London's Belgrave Square this weekend -- it's just OR2, a combination shading device and solar-powered chandelier designed by London-based

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