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LAST CHANCE to Enter The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE to Enter The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

TODAY is the last day to enter the Bright Ideas Competition! Registration for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT Sunday, May 22nd - which makes this your last chance

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

Esin Arsan showcased a clever set of coffee mugs that serve up a reminder about the world's vanishing endangered species with every cup of joe. Each animal's imprint is rendered in an unglazed section

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Turn Your Magazines into a Seat With Organelle Design’s DIY Dowel Chair

Turn Your Magazines into a Seat With Organelle Design’s DIY Dowel Chair

Instead of stacking your old magazines under your coffee table where they will just collect dust, why not turn them into an extra seat for your home? During New York Design Week at the Model Citizens

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Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

We fell in love the creative recycled designs of Organelle Design's repurposed hanger chandeliers years ago, so we were thrilled to see one of their beautiful Hangelier lights on display at the Model

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Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

At first glance the aesthetic value of this furry alphabet seat is somewhat questionable. But when you put this fuzzy little stool in the context of Arquitécnica Gallery's upcoming show, "My cHair needs

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WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

Heads up industrial designers, lighting luminaries, and creative crafters - enter your design in competition and you could win $1000! Do you have an idea for a engaging energy-efficient lamp that

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Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Tomorrow Philips will unveil the world's first LED replacement for the 75-watt incandescent light bulb during the LIGHTFAIR International trade show. The new Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt light bulb is

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

We're just three hours in and already we've talked with some amazing eco-friendly designers and seen a lot of great sustainable designs. Graypants is displaying their beautiful recycled cardboard lights,

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Amy Hunting’s Wooden Patchwork Furniture Includes One-Off Masterpieces

Amy Hunting’s Wooden Patchwork Furniture Includes One-Off Masterpieces

Norwegian designer, curator, collector and illustrator Amy Hunting is transforming factory waste wood cut-offs into a collection of patchwork furniture. Strong and pleasing to the eye, the collection is

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Semigood’s Rift Collection Fuses Handcrafted Woodworking With Sustainability

Semigood’s Rift Collection Fuses Handcrafted Woodworking With Sustainability

Semigood Design’s Rift collection brings an heirloom quality to modern designs through simple streamlined forms and the tradition of handcrafted woodworking. Gentle tapers, solid wood construction, and

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Modern LED Lamps Work in Synch With Cycles of the Sun and Moon

Modern LED Lamps Work in Synch With Cycles of the Sun and Moon

Designed for the morning person and the night, Philip Bogaerts' modern lamps are a simple lighting duo that manages to connect its users to the natural rhythms of the sun and the moon. Aptly dubbed the

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Loaded: Heavyweight Craft Exhibit Showcases Designs Made From Iron and Sugar

Loaded: Heavyweight Craft Exhibit Showcases Designs Made From Iron and Sugar

The Loaded exhibit encouraged designers to ask questions about the value of everyday objects. It explores the fluidity of currency and how objects are shaped by global systems of trade, cultural

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WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

We love these beautiful retro-chic speakers made from wood harvested sustainably from forests in the southern region of Chilean Patagonia. Designed by Santiago-based Grupo Vibra, they recreate the

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Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Cool Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Cool Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Make Earth Week a win for both you and the planet! Today is the first day of Earth Week, and to get the celebration going, we're teaming up with MBDC to hook some very lucky readers up with some really

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DIY Treehouse Bed Allows Your Kid To Make Like Swiss Family Robinson

DIY Treehouse Bed Allows Your Kid To Make Like Swiss Family Robinson

Forget the futons and canopy beds, here's a sweet new space-saving bed that takes dreaming to new heights. A DIY design by blogger mom Juli of The Slow Life, this whimsical construction was inspired by

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Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Designed by Studio Geenen, the Flax Tray is a beautiful and organic take on basic houseware made from a bio-composite material derived from Linum usitatissimum - or more commonly known as flax. The new

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Pomada’s Recycled Cardboard Furniture Gives Scrap Tubes a Second Life

Pomada’s Recycled Cardboard Furniture Gives Scrap Tubes a Second Life

We've featured cardboard furniture here at Inhabitat loads of times before, but we love how this set of chaise lounges, tables and chairs by Antonela Dada y Bruno Sala gives recycled cardboard tubes a

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The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

This potato brush by Full Circle infuses an everyday object with a lot of personality! It is specially designed to fit in the palm and has a unique corer tool to quickly and easily remove potato

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Lifearq: Charming Bamboo-Shaped Tiles Made from Recycled Materials by Natucer

Lifearq: Charming Bamboo-Shaped Tiles Made from Recycled Materials by Natucer

We have to admit that when we first came across these awesome tiles at this year's Cevisama Tile Fair in Spain, they had us totally bamboozled! Called Lifearq, the deceptive bamboo-shaped pieces are

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Map Topography Organic Cotton Cushions Are Perfect for the Armchair Traveller

Map Topography Organic Cotton Cushions Are Perfect for the Armchair Traveller

What is it about map typography that beckons you to look a little closer? Is it the challenge of working out a location without the assistance of a GPS, or the sense of order and structure it conveys

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Incredible Kitchen Renovated with LEGOs

Incredible Kitchen Renovated with LEGOs

The Munchausen Lego Kitchen is based around an Ikea island that has been outifftted with more than 20,000 Lego pieces. Not quite and afternoon in the playroom, the entrie process took the designers more

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Emilano Godoy’s Shiny Snowjob Chair Is Made from Recycled Candy Wrappers

Emilano Godoy’s Shiny Snowjob Chair Is Made from Recycled Candy Wrappers

When we caught a glimpse of Emiliano Godoy's Snowjob Chair over at Designboom, we couldn't help but be entranced by its spectacular sheen. A modern piece built with FSC certified wood with a vegetable

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Take a Break on the Blow Sofa, a Seating Option Made from Recycled Paper

Take a Break on the Blow Sofa, a Seating Option Made from Recycled Paper

Paper is the last material that you'd expect to see made into a durable couch, but the Blow Sofa blasts that idea out of the water with its inflatable, 100% recycled paper design. Constructed from

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Relumine: Mischer’Traxler Recycles Old Lamps Into Energy-Efficient Fixtures

Relumine: Mischer’Traxler Recycles Old Lamps Into Energy-Efficient Fixtures

Thanks to stores like IKEA, home and office lighting is cheap and easily replaceable- but what happens to discarded lamps? Design duo Mischer'Traxler has an innovative and energy-saving answer. Their

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Amazing LED Eco Wool Carpet Lights the Way

Amazing LED Eco Wool Carpet Lights the Way

Eco and health friendly wool carpet just came along with an amazing and electric new twist - embedded LED lights. The cool new carpeting from Dutch design studio, Lama Concept, comes in a whole slew of

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Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

In Los Angeles the Living Christmas Company, which is in its third year, will deliver an evergreen to your home and pick it up again. You pick your species and size and they do all the rest. Once the tree

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6 Fabulous Green Faux Christmas Trees That Are Better Than the Real Deal

6 Fabulous Green Faux Christmas Trees That Are Better Than the Real Deal

MODERNICA SUPERSTAR PLYWOOD HOLIDAY TREE The Superstar Holiday Tree truly lives up to its name with its dazzling design which, if you look closely, is made up of tiny little stars. In addition to being

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Beautiful Christmas Tree Created From Recycled Materials

Beautiful Christmas Tree Created From Recycled Materials

Using recycled polyester strapping (PET), designer and artist Kyle Martin created an incredible Christmas tree that can also be occupied! Part art, part furniture, part sustainable design, and full-on

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Compai Repurposes Sugar Molds into Colorful Organizers

Compai Repurposes Sugar Molds into Colorful Organizers

Dreary weather dragging you down? Compai's planters-cum-organizers have the color you crave. Made from repurposed vintage sugar molds, which were once used in Mexico to make and store cane sugar, these

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