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Tal Avitzur Recycles Vintage Metal Machinery into Cool Robots

Tal Avitzur Recycles Vintage Metal Machinery into Cool Robots

Avitzur collects the brass, bronze and copper objects by visiting scrap metal yards, construction sites, marine salvage yards, swap meets, and even through garbage picking. Each piece is then cleaned,

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Art on Track Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform CTA Train into Mobile Art Gallery

Art on Track Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform CTA Train into Mobile Art Gallery

Art on Track is an innovative forum where under-represented artists can go wild and design an installation that is unlike the traditional white-box gallery.  The exhibition repurposes a public train,

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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Add a little flavor to your interior space with one of these “Chef de Cuisine” hanging lamps. Designed by German-based Findelkind, these cool lamps are handmade from repurposed cooking

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Michelle de la Vega Makes Tiny Living Accessible to Everyone

Michelle de la Vega Makes Tiny Living Accessible to Everyone

Unable to pay an architect or even a general contractor, Michelle involved herself in almost all aspects of the renovation. She stripped and painted an old bath and gave it new wooden legs, laid bamboo

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NASA To Turn Former Spy Satellites Into Galactic Observers

NASA To Turn Former Spy Satellites Into Galactic Observers

Two satellites, formerly owned by the National Reconnaissance Office (who operate all of the US spy satellites), have been given to NASA for use. The satellites, which are approximately the same size as

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Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

BALANCING BLOCKS BY FORT STANDARD, FOR AREAWARE At a popup space at 22 Bond Street, Areaware showed off these balancing blocks for grownups by Fort Standard. They're handmade from repurposed hardwood

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SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

If you're looking for a new way to brighten up your iPhone, check out these cool SkateBack cases made from recycled skateboards! The colorful designs for iPhone 4 and 4S are another awesome collaboration

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Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Tired of peeling labels off of your fruit? The Brazilian advertising agency AGE Isobar has found a solution with its cubic mold, which presses a brand's label into the surface of pieces of fruit. The mold

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DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

Piled up tires with round glass tops make for wonderful display tables in this West Berlin shop. Repurposed tires also get a new life as shelves for displaying books and hand clutches, and even a

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Giant Vending Machine Dispenses Bikes and Surfboards Instead of Junk Food

Giant Vending Machine Dispenses Bikes and Surfboards Instead of Junk Food

Forget Doritos and sugary sodas, the goodies that this vending machine in San Francisco recently dispensed were out of the ordinary! Instead of junk food, the machine, which was installed by Tourism

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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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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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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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