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Banquito Cardboard Stool is 100% Recyclable and Perfect for Parties

Banquito Cardboard Stool is 100% Recyclable and Perfect for Parties

Here’s a fun little seating unit brought to you by Buenos Aires-based Georgina Pizzabiocche. The Banquito Cartoon is a throwback to those fun accordion-style party favors that you may remember from

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year’s ICFF. Appropriately named the “Tree Bookshelf,” Soh sets up several

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A Chair that Welcomes Plants and Insects Into Your Home

A Chair that Welcomes Plants and Insects Into Your Home

This new set of chairs by Analog Media Lab is more than just a nouveau ant farm, or an atrium fused with antique seating. Chair I: Rococo Armchair Retrofit and Chair II: Ghost Chair Retrofit are part of

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New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

We've always loved Rogan for their ethical fashion forwardness, but now we’ve become enamored with their uber-stylish collection of sustainable modern furniture and accessories! One of the latest

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Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Light up your home the right way with energy-efficient CFL bulbs, then consider transforming your old incandescent bulbs into bud-growing vases like these amazing Potus Pots! Designed by Natalia Hojman

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Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

This week the Inhabitat editors checked out the Model Citizens and one of our favorite finds was this cleverly constructed measuring tape lamp that comes in both metric and standard measurements. Hardly

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NYC EVENT: ‘Interconnected’ Design from Portugal and Brazil

NYC EVENT: ‘Interconnected’ Design from Portugal and Brazil

Hey NYC! If you’re looking for a leisurely activity to fill this fine Sunday afternoon, head on over to the Meatpacking District to check out TOUCH’s latest exhibition “Interconnected.” Featuring

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Bookshelf Built Simply from Waste Wood Blocks and Rope

Bookshelf Built Simply from Waste Wood Blocks and Rope

Call it Survivor: Designer's Edition or Project Eco-Design, but we've got one reality TV inspired challenge for you: What could you build with just some cotton rope and a pile of wood blocks? An

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Modern Cabinets Built from Recycled Gymnasium Floorboards

Modern Cabinets Built from Recycled Gymnasium Floorboards

Our friends at Designboom recently tipped us off to these beautiful reclaimed cabinets made by Denmark-based Søren Rose Studio. Dubbed ‘Gymnasium’, the collection was inspired by the glory days of

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Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

There’s no reason to let your couch kick your butt into an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Designed for Italian furniture manufacturer Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s “Champ” lets you show your sofa

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Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Electrolux has a strong showing this year with an array of sleek and functional appliances. This wall hung washing machine does only a small load, but uses a very minimal amount of water (I believe it is

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Zenergy (Zero Energy) House Debuts in Los Angeles

Zenergy (Zero Energy) House Debuts in Los Angeles

The Zenergy House is a 1950's remodel that delivers high on sustainability and low on energy use -- net zero to be exact -- thanks to the use of super-efficient green building strategies and solar panels

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Katch’s I-Beam Inspired Eco-Bench

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Katch’s I-Beam Inspired Eco-Bench

Milan Design Week is wrapping up, and we’re getting into gear for the best of BKLYN Designs! One piece of furniture that has already caught our eye is this Lucky Beam bench by Brooklyn-based eco-design

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David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

New Zeland-based David Trubridge's “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of traveling to Milan

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Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Iconic designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with Dupont to design an eco-friendly living space for the future. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his Smart-ologic residence is made from a range of new

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as heat.

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Designer Unveils Cocoon Furniture Spun by Silkworms

Designer Unveils Cocoon Furniture Spun by Silkworms

Designer Rock Wang has unveiled an incredible line of furniture created by silk worms spinning fibers around a bamboo form. Each piece takes 5 days of spinning to create and the result is a 100% natural

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Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

In Zona Tortona’s Superstudio Piu, the Brazil-based Campana brothers came together with the Cosentino group to showcase their Ecosentino material. An ideal substitute for natural or fake stone, this

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Materialinnovativi’s Bright Woods Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Materialinnovativi’s Bright Woods Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Unique and eye-catching, Materialinnovativi's Bright Woods' collection of illuminated chairs and coffee tables are sure to capture your attention with their engaging glow. We discovered this charming

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Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

The first thing that catches your eye as soon as you enter the space is Assembly Room’s furniture pieces made from eco-friendly materials. The AR line includes a two and three-seater sofa that blend the

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Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Even the most basic origami figures prove that a few simple folds can result in an intricate and captivating sculptural design. Expanding upon the concept behind this Japanese art, designers Francesca

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Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Why construct furnishings and housewares from scratch when we can grow them from the ground up? As a preview to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has unveiled a

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The Personal Fresh Air Desk is a New Kind of Cubicle

The Personal Fresh Air Desk is a New Kind of Cubicle

For those who’ve had enough of those depressing gray upholstered cubicle walls, the Personal Fresh Air Desk just may be your salvation. Created by Julio Radesca de Carvalhom, a recent graduate of the

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Salvaged Wood Table Shines With a Slice of Color

Salvaged Wood Table Shines With a Slice of Color

San Francisco-based Anzfer Farms has taken an array of reclaimed wood and turn it into a table of wild textures with an unexpected slice of color. Their Slice Reflection Table started out as salvaged

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Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

In recent years global warming has lent a hand in increasing the population of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which has been wreaking havoc on acres of woodland area, giving way to a surplus of diseased,

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Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi has taken moso bamboo and turned it into a modern chair that thoughtfully makes reference to Chinese literature and philosophy. While a neat geometric box design is depicted when

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Flora Grubb Panels Let You Design Your Own Vertical Garden

Flora Grubb Panels Let You Design Your Own Vertical Garden

A vertical garden is one of the most eye-catching ways to decorate an empty wall, but how do you move beyond crawling ivy for a more colorful and luscious canvas? After receiving hundreds of emails for

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Urban Log Furniture Gives Felled Trees a Second Life

Urban Log Furniture Gives Felled Trees a Second Life

Ilan Dei Studio just released a woodsy set of indoor furnishings called the Urban Log Collection.  Inspired by the logs they found lying near their Venice Beach studio, the new furniture line uses

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