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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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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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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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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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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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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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MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

Mana 'Clasp' necklace made of recycled hair pins and rubber We first discovered the stunning recycled jewelry of MANA back in January. Brazilian eco designer Mana Bernardes works with a collective of

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TOUCH | NY Recycled Design opens TODAY in NYC

TOUCH | NY Recycled Design opens TODAY in NYC

There is a lot of design innovation being served up during this weekend’s ICFF furniture fair, but as serious sustainable style scouts, we are perhaps most excited about the inaugural TOUCH | NY

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TOUCH | NY: Brazilian Eco Design hits NYC

TOUCH | NY: Brazilian Eco Design hits NYC

While we're looking forward to all of New York Design Week this year, there is one event in particular has piqued our interest. We've got our eye on TOUCH | NY, a three day design exhibit that will

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BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

Inhabitat was on the scene all three days of BKLYN Designs this weekend and we have a lot of great finds to report back to you. The BKLYN Designs furniture exhibition, which is held in DUMBO every year

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Indelibly Green Danish Kitchen Designs Hit New York

Indelibly Green Danish Kitchen Designs Hit New York

Danish architect Knud Kapper has drawn from the tradition of handmade, mid century furniture to create the new eco-friendly Living Kitchen Architecture series which was recently unveiled in New York. The

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NOMAD MODULAR CARDBOARD SCREENS

NOMAD MODULAR CARDBOARD SCREENS

Proving once again that cardboard is truly a green super-material, the Nomad Screen system by MIO takes recycled double-wall cardboard modules and transforms them into an endlessly-customizable

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MIXKO ‘DELIGHT’ BUTTERFLY FELT LAMPS

MIXKO ‘DELIGHT’ BUTTERFLY FELT LAMPS

One of the most eye-catching designs we spotted at ICFF this year was Mixko’s 100% wool felt butterfly lamps called "Delight". Inspired by nature, these truly delightful lamps are soft, playful,

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IANNONE ECO-FRIENDLY MOD LODGE FURNITURE

IANNONE ECO-FRIENDLY MOD LODGE FURNITURE

We've long been fans Iannone:Sanderson's amazingly creative and cute sustainable furniture designs. Every year at ICFF we count on seeing several new organic designs in kirei and bamboo from Iannone, and

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POSCH BAGS

POSCH BAGS

POSCH is a line of tote bags created by Montreal designer Luce Beaulieu out of reclaimed fabric. She designs the bags to minimize waste and maximize style. I spotted them on the sustainable style group

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RICK LEE’S NIGHT OWL LAMP

RICK LEE’S NIGHT OWL LAMP

We'll be the first to admit that our infatuation with Rick Lee's Night Owl lamp might have something to do with it's resemblance to our local Inhabitat mascot, Habby, -- but you have to admit this 3D

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YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

Yves Behar's graceful and gestural Leaf lamp may well be the best known LED desk lamp of our era. Debuting last year at ICFF 2006, the iconic "eco lamp" won rave reviews and garnered a lot of attention

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RICK LEE’S FOUR SEASONS PLYBOO TABLES

RICK LEE’S FOUR SEASONS PLYBOO TABLES

We love designer Rick Lee's creative use of digital fabrication and CNC milling to create a set of playfully evocative "Four Seasons" furniture, which was on display at New York's ICFF. Celebrating the

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SUPERSLEEK LED DESK LAMP – Z-Bar by Koncept

SUPERSLEEK LED DESK LAMP – Z-Bar by Koncept

While wandering the halls of ICFF this year we came across this beautiful new LED Lamp design by Koncept and were instantly smitten with its graceful lines and clarity of purpose. Koncept's gorgeously

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ORGANIC LED LAMP BY MAKOTO TOJIKI

ORGANIC LED LAMP BY MAKOTO TOJIKI

When it comes to innovative lighting, there's cool, and then there's just plain brilliant (pun intended). Makoto Tojiki's "Archimedes Dream" seems to fall into the latter category. The glowing ribbon

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HauteGREEN BEST IN SHOW: Inhabitat Awards

HauteGREEN BEST IN SHOW: Inhabitat Awards

Given the overwhelming success of the HauteGREEN show this year, and the increasingly large numbers of designers participating, we felt it was time to apply our 'editors-choice-awards' model to HauteGREEN

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MINI DIY DESIGNER BATTERY LAMPS – Designer Emulator Kit

MINI DIY DESIGNER BATTERY LAMPS – Designer Emulator Kit

One of our favorite finds from this year's ICFF is Mark McKenna's collection of pocket-size do-It-yourself designer battery lights. We've seen 9-volt batteries acting as light sources before, as in

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CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

One of our favorite discoveries at this year's ICFF (and winner of the ICFF Editor's Choice Award for Best New Designer), was Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu's brand new Corona Solar Light, an outdoor

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RECLAIMING DESIGN PANEL: Today!

RECLAIMING DESIGN PANEL: Today!

If you're in New York City this weekend for the ICFF, we'd like to remind you about our Reclaiming Design event at HauteGreen this afternoon. You can't miss the HauteGREEN show, so why not combine a

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