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Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

60s-era beach chairs had a fabulous look to them, although their brightly colored strips of weather-resist fabric perhaps held more visual charm than comfort — which is what makes these recycled

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Sound Architecture IV: Art Installation Made From 5,000 Bicycle Bells Sings With the Wind in the Netherlands

Sound Architecture IV: Art Installation Made From 5,000 Bicycle Bells Sings With the Wind in the Netherlands

Amsterdam-based artist Ronald van der Meijs designs architectonical installations and sculptural art, and he just finished a project called Sound Architecture IV that is made from 5,000 repurposed bicycle

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Federico Uribe Creates Incredible Sculptures From Thousands of Colored Pencil Tips

Federico Uribe Creates Incredible Sculptures From Thousands of Colored Pencil Tips

Emulating the process of embroidery, Uribe uses each pencil to create a studded surface, and he builds up the colored points and ends to create mass. Since colored pencils are a traditional material for

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Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Originally formed as part of the CREATE festival 2011 and the latest commission in UP Projects’ Portavilion program, the floating cinema is a public art project that meanders down London's waterways. At

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Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Capturing the essence of Costa Rica and its sustainable spirit, KOKi Beach embraces the environment and community in which it rests through a wide range of eco practices. Working principally with local

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Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects

Reinhard Hunger Creates Quirky Birdfeeders From Random Found Objects

A retro boom box could hold lots of seeds and can be hang from its handle on a tree branch or hook. Hunger's grandmother’s chandelier was decorated with some old Christmas tree branches and could feed

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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Kansas City Design Week Delivers Thought-Provoking Events

Kansas City Design Week Delivers Thought-Provoking Events

The kick-off event was a Cu t& Paste battle - a fast-paced design competition that tests the skill, speed and stage presence of contestants as they create original designs in timed rounds. Since

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Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

This Friday, March 9th, Starbucks will open its first European concept store located in a renovated historic bank in Amsterdam. The new new shop is located in the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank,

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Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

UK-based designer Natalie Sampson created this spiraling pendant lamp by fanning velvet coat hangers into an elegant helical form. The lamp casts beautiful shadows upon nearby surfaces, and it can be

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Perkins+Will’s Atlanta Office Is Now the Highest Scoring LEED-Platinum Project in North America

Perkins+Will’s Atlanta Office Is Now the Highest Scoring LEED-Platinum Project in North America

Perkins+Will's new Atlanta office is the current record holder as the highest scoring LEED Platinum project in North America under the 2009 version of LEED for New Construction. This super high

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Enter Your Tape Sculpture in Scotch’s “Off The Roll” Contest to Win $5000

Enter Your Tape Sculpture in Scotch’s “Off The Roll” Contest to Win $5000

Any regular Inhabitat reader knows that we are suckers for awesome art made from recycled or repurposed materials. So we were totally excited to discover Scotch’s “Off the Roll” design

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Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

Peter LeGrand recently sent us this tip about the awesome cargo bike trailers that he makes by hand out of recycled and found materials. “I have been using things like crutches, bed frames,

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Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Each month Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects’ studio gets a makeover and the latest installation to be unveiled is a tented experimental mushroom farm! Design team CityLab7 collaborated with the

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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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Stockpile Designs’ Jake Wright Upcycles Decommissioned Military Ammo Into Home Decor

Stockpile Designs’ Jake Wright Upcycles Decommissioned Military Ammo Into Home Decor

Make your living room the bomb with Stockpile Design’s upcycled furniture and lamps made from decommissioned missiles and ammo. Designed by ex-military brat Jake Wright, the furniture and housewares

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Guests Can Sleep Under a LEGO Chandelier at Brighton’s Harrington Hotel

Guests Can Sleep Under a LEGO Chandelier at Brighton’s Harrington Hotel

If you’ve ever coveted the privacy of your own hotel, head to Brighton’s posh The Harrington. You’ll be left utterly alone, as the hotel only has one room! The clandestine digs are also chock full

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Montreal Train Factory Transformed into LEED Office Complex and Low Income Housing

Montreal Train Factory Transformed into LEED Office Complex and Low Income Housing

During most of the 20th century, the Canadian Pacific Railway factory was the lifeblood of the neighborhood, employing 12,000 locals. The industrial buildings were once guarded with a closed entrance,

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Old School Industries Transforms Unwanted Furniture Into One-of-a-kind Pieces with an Edge

Old School Industries Transforms Unwanted Furniture Into One-of-a-kind Pieces with an Edge

Someone’s trash is another person’s treasure. That’s the philosophy of Old School Industries, a new business that creates unique, one-of-a-kind homewares and furniture by up-cycling. Defined by the

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Dumpster Transformed Into a Trashtastic Portable Mini Pool

Dumpster Transformed Into a Trashtastic Portable Mini Pool

If it's icy cold where you are right now, why not treat yourself to a warm mental escape and feast your eyes on Louisa Dawson's awesome mini-pool made from a repurposed dumpster? We've reported on

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This Awesome Drum Set Is Made from Repurposed Wine Barrels!

This Awesome Drum Set Is Made from Repurposed Wine Barrels!

If you're a drummer and a green enthusiast, you'll love this awesome drum set that's been built from repurposed wine barrels. With a complete kit that comes with a bass drum, toms, a snare, and a high hat

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7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore 24-Hour Library Built from 1,000 Empty Beer Cartons Westbury-sub-Mendip’s Phone Booth Library BiebBus Shipping Container Library Van

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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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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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Stylish Wine Rack and Magazine Table Built from Repurposed Coat Hangers

Stylish Wine Rack and Magazine Table Built from Repurposed Coat Hangers

Designer Natalie Sampson seemed to have more than her fair share of hangers on hand, but instead of letting them sit in her closet or trashing them wastefully, she decided to repurpose them into a cool

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6 Terrific Terrariums to Brighten Up Your Living Space

6 Terrific Terrariums to Brighten Up Your Living Space

Paula Hayes' Terrarium Sculptures Brooklyn based artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes’ terrariums are an impressive combination of greenery and sculpture. Her high end work can be found in the

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Salvaged Chinese Riverboats Become Sturdy Shipwood Furniture Designs

Salvaged Chinese Riverboats Become Sturdy Shipwood Furniture Designs

Furniture designer Logan Komorowski salvages old Chinese riverboats and reinvents them as beautiful pieces of furniture laden with history and meaning. Dubbed Shipwood, the pieces Komorowski creates

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Slick Minimal Black Sofa Built From Recycled Wooden Pallets

Slick Minimal Black Sofa Built From Recycled Wooden Pallets

Believe it or not, this slick black sofa designed by French Studio-aparte is made from discarded wooden pallets. Dubbed 'Woodstock', this handy piece of furniture can accomodate up to two people and comes

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Haroshi Transforms Salvaged Skateboards Into Sculptures That Pay Tribute to Skateboarders

Haroshi Transforms Salvaged Skateboards Into Sculptures That Pay Tribute to Skateboarders

DLX sent Haroshi hundreds of the discarded decks, each of which was donated by a specific DLX sponsored rider, a relationship that Haroshi takes to heart. Believing that each athlete is intrinsically

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Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Brodskaya’s pieces draw form a longstanding art form that was reserved for women in the past.  Quilling has been practiced since the Renaissance, and it traditionally used repurposed strips of paper

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