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Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Inhabitat is happy to report that Dwell on Design, the west coast's largest modern design event, featured more smart green design than ever before this year. When we walked the floor yesterday with Dwell

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Living Lawn Chaise is a Grassy Human Transporter

Living Lawn Chaise is a Grassy Human Transporter

Talk about bringing the outdoors in! This Chaise Lawn Chair is perfect for citydwellers who want that fresh cut grass feeling without the hassle of a full lawn. Designed by Deger Cengiz, the lounger is

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Ella Umbrella Stand Grows a Garden in Stormy Weather

Ella Umbrella Stand Grows a Garden in Stormy Weather

Grey skies got you down? Turn to Simon Enever’s very clever Ella umbrella stand to brighten your home and remedy those rainy day blues. This rather elegant new age umbrella stand uses rainwater from

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you guessed

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Living Walls from ELT Easy Green

Living Walls from ELT Easy Green

Here at Inhabitat we are big botanical architecture fans, but we also love seeing ideas that stand to add an extra bit of foliage to our lives. So, if you are a fan of Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens or

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Leo Kempf’s Recycled Cardboard Conversation Table

Leo Kempf’s Recycled Cardboard Conversation Table

We've all heard of pieces of furniture that act as conversation pieces, but how about a table that not only starts conversations but actually looks like a giant speech bubble? Brilliant! Constructed

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Grass For Your Home or Office Desk

Grass For Your Home or Office Desk

Is your desk drab or boring? Do you need a little extra feng-shui in your home or your office? Why not try a grass square to brighten up your desk and give it a little something extra. These grass squares

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Green Coup d’Grace Media Console by Object Interiors

Green Coup d’Grace Media Console by Object Interiors

Extraordinary green designers Object Interiors unveiled their new Live Earth collection at this year's BKLYN Designs, and we were particularly struck by their Coup d'Grace Media Console (such a fitting

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Grow a Garden Indoors With the Lightpot

Grow a Garden Indoors With the Lightpot

For those who would love to grow more plants indoors, this new Lightpot by Studio Shulab may be just the thing you need. Half table lamp and half modern plant pot, the Lightpot features a telescoping LED

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ECO DECORATING: Mod Green Pod Wallpaper

ECO DECORATING: Mod Green Pod Wallpaper

Traditional wall coverings often use PVC, a harmful and toxic material that has been known to leech into the air, so buying toxin-free textiles is an important health consideration that can’t be

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Chuck Waste Paper Basket Made of Waste Paper!

Chuck Waste Paper Basket Made of Waste Paper!

Studio Crank's Chuck trash basket is a vessel for paper waste, made from paper waste. A waste-less waste paper basket, Chuck is constructed of 100% recycled cardboard, printed with low VOC based inks and

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David Stark’s Incredible Recycled Cardboard Creations

David Stark’s Incredible Recycled Cardboard Creations

A new West Elm store opened up in Manhattan last week, and the opening gala featured an incredible collection of one-of-a-kind cardboard furnishings crafted by acclaimed designer and event producer David

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Perch! Bird-Friendly Design for the Modern Home

Perch! Bird-Friendly Design for the Modern Home

Chirp chirp! Tweet tweet! As the weather warms up, the birds are coming out to play, and what better way to celebrate than with some stylish modern bird-friendly designs for homes and gardens. Perch! is

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Ikea Unveils Solar Powered Lights for Summer!

Ikea Unveils Solar Powered Lights for Summer!

Spring is slowly emerging and we are dreaming of outdoor barbecues and parties on the deck. We have a couple of solar powered lanterns along the pathway, but we have been waiting for some lights with a

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Mushrooms Ate My Furniture: Biodegradable Bench in Bloom

Mushrooms Ate My Furniture: Biodegradable Bench in Bloom

Designer Shinwei Rhoda Yen is turning furniture inside out with her ‘mushrooms ate my furniture’ chair. A contemporary addition to any garden, the seat of natural wood provides an excellent respite

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Blight: Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn Night to Day

Blight: Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn Night to Day

One of fifty top entries in this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition, Vincent Gerkens' Blight offers a brilliant twist on staid venetian blinds. Rather than serving simply to block the sun's rays,

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IS IT GREEN?: IKEA

IS IT GREEN?: IKEA

Americans demand low prices and giant warehouse stores where they can buy anything they want. We may not like it, but big box retailers are a part of life. But don’t assume that being big is bad.

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Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an unconventionally

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GLOBAL WARMING RUG by NEL & Nanimarquina

GLOBAL WARMING RUG by NEL & Nanimarquina

If there is an iconic image that represents the natural devastation of global warming, it is the lone polar bear stuck on a melting ice flow. Now eco rug company Nanimarquina has teamed up with NEL

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

It’s easy to get “wrapped up” in the holiday giving spirit, but why not think bigger than just your immediate family, and consider giving back to humanity and the planet. It’s a

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Cheap Gifts Under $20

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Cheap Gifts Under $20

We're all feeling the pinch of the economic downturn these days, but that doesn't mean that we can't still enjoy a little green holiday shopping without spending too much green. Despite what some people

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The Cardboard Christmas Tree

The Cardboard Christmas Tree

This Holiday Season you can save a tree (and a box) with a fun, enviro-friendly Cardboard Christmas Tree! With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us would like to engage in the holiday cheer without

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Boskke’s Upside-Down Sky Planters Save Water and Space

Boskke’s Upside-Down Sky Planters Save Water and Space

At first glance Patrick Morris' Sky Planter is deceptively simple, consisting of a hanging potted houseplant turned upside down. But upon closer inspection we can see that Morris didn't stop there. The

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London Design Festival 2008: Inhabitat’s Highlights

London Design Festival 2008: Inhabitat’s Highlights

This year's London Design Festival was an incredible event that showcased some of the world's most acclaimed designers in addition to a host of upcoming talents. From innovative furnishings and lighting

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Ryan Frank’s Isabella Stools

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Ryan Frank’s Isabella Stools

We're great fans of Ryan Frank's work here at Inhabitat, and we can't wait to get a firsthand glimpse of his new stackable Isabella stools at this month's fast-approaching London Design Festival! The

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SOLAR TREE by Vivien Muller

SOLAR TREE by Vivien Muller

Photovoltaic gadgets often get trapped in the monotonous façade of plain panels, which often leave something to be desired in the aesthetics department. Not so with Vivien Muller's sleek PhotoSynthese

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Bright Ideas from Buenos Aires: Minimahuella

Bright Ideas from Buenos Aires: Minimahuella

We all recognize the light bulb as the universal symbol for a bright idea, but we could do without its dismal degree of energy efficiency. Buenos Aires-based sustainable design studio Minimahuella gives

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Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

This past week showcased the A+: The Young Designer's Platform at Accent on Design/The New York International Gift Fair, and 'new organics' designer Stanley Ruiz was featured as one of the bright young

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Postfossil’s Torre Pot grows with your plants

Postfossil’s Torre Pot grows with your plants

Zurich-based Postfossil Design Collective has been capturing our imagination this year with a host of eco-minded ideas that challenge convention. Postfossil designer Annina Gaehwiler's Torre plant pot is

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RIVER PLANT AQUARIUM by Mathieu Lehanneur

RIVER PLANT AQUARIUM by Mathieu Lehanneur

Mathieu Lehanneur is known for his modernist designs that have a ecological purpose. We previously wrote about living air filter that uses plants to naturally purify the air in a neat little capsule. And

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