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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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ICFF STARTS TODAY: Inhabitat on the scene

ICFF STARTS TODAY: Inhabitat on the scene

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) kicks off today in NYC, and the Inhabitat team is on the scene! We've got four Inhabitants at this year’s event poised to scope out the greenest

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ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Mora Mobile by Adrift

ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Mora Mobile by Adrift

Spring may have sprung, but we’re still captivated by the lofty lilt of this “Mora” fallen leaf mobile by San Francisco based Brian Schmitt. We’ve been longtime fans of

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ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Bazzèo Gorgeous Green Kitchens

ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Bazzèo Gorgeous Green Kitchens

The kitchen is truly the heart (and soul) of any home so we are always on the look out for future-forward brands that fuse a sleek modern aesthetic together with sustainable materials and advanced

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ICFF STARTS SATURDAY: Inhabitat reporting on the scene

ICFF STARTS SATURDAY: Inhabitat reporting on the scene

Every year we get excited about the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which hits New York City's Jacob Javitz Center in the middle of May. For New York design fans, ICFF is always the best

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM ICFF

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM ICFF

Every May in New York City, the flowers bloom, the cold winter weather becomes a distant memory, and thousands of thousands of avid design fans flock to the Javits Center for the tens of thousands of

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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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CORE 77′s GUIDE TO New York Design Week

CORE 77′s GUIDE TO New York Design Week

New York Design week is rapidly approaching and we can't wait. Between the ICFF, HauteGREEN, and a million gazillion design parites, we're going to have our hands full trying to manage it all. Thank

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MOLO SOFTSEATING: Expandable Honeycomb Chair

MOLO SOFTSEATING: Expandable Honeycomb Chair

Molo Designs' flexible honeycomb paper furniture has been a long time favorite of Inhabitat, starting back when we first discovered them in 2005 at ICFF, all the way to the Inhabitat Editors Choice Award

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METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION: Lunar Resonant Lights

METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION: Lunar Resonant Lights

We've seen tons of lighting projects that harness the sun's energy, but none that respond to the other, oft-overlooked light source that graces our sky the other 12 hours of the day (or night, as the case

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SNEAK PEEK: HauteGREEN 2007

SNEAK PEEK: HauteGREEN 2007

In case you missed it last year, the sustainable design show HauteGREEN debuted last May in Brooklyn, highlighting the beauty of ecological design - and it was a smashing success. This year, we are happy

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BIG CRUSH PLASTIC BOTTLE LAMPS by Studiomold

BIG CRUSH PLASTIC BOTTLE LAMPS by Studiomold

[Re] design, the non-profit organization established by designers specializing in sustainable design, hit Bluebird restaurant in London recently with a showcase of quirky, smart designs snagged from their

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HAUTE GREEN 2007: Now accepting submissions

HAUTE GREEN 2007: Now accepting submissions

It’s officially April now, so that means New York Design Week is right around the corner. The green design satellite show HauteGREEN debuted last year in Williamsburg, and wowed us with their fabulously

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EXPANDABLE FOLDING CHAIR – in video

EXPANDABLE FOLDING CHAIR – in video

This isn't a new idea by any means: we've showed you expandable honeycomb folding chairs before from Molo and Charles Kaisin Design. However, the joy of watching this video makes us realize that it takes

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