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READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

If you made the switch from traditional energy-sucking holiday lights to efficient LED ones this year, we applaud you. But we also know that they aren't the cheapest thing in the world. That's why were

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Reclaimed Wood Eco-Clocks Keep Time in the Urban Jungle

Reclaimed Wood Eco-Clocks Keep Time in the Urban Jungle

It's 2010; the beginning of a new decade of great, green design. Rather than counting the days of their lives like sand through the hourglass, eco-minded inhabitants of today's urban jungle could soon be

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The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen have begun to make a name for themselves on the Los Angeles design scene, thinking up one-of-a-kind creations made from re-purposed scraps and found materials. Collaborators

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Edible Sake Bottles Made From Sun-Dried Squid

Edible Sake Bottles Made From Sun-Dried Squid

These traditional "Ika Tokkuri" sake bottles are 100% edible and are made from a surprising source - sun-dried squid! Authorities in Takahama recently established the "Committee to Reinstate the Sake

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Clever Wall Stickers Show the World Behind Your Light Switch

Clever Wall Stickers Show the World Behind Your Light Switch

London-based agency Hu2 Design has created a slick set of "Sustainable Habitat Reminder" wall stickers that aim to raise energy awareness by revealing a fantastical set of inner workings behind standard

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Tiny Tabletop Cardboard Christmas Tree from Cloudgate Design

Tiny Tabletop Cardboard Christmas Tree from Cloudgate Design

Last year Cloudgate Design brought us the Cardboard Christmas tree, and this year they’ve just launched the all new SMALL Cardboard Christmas Tree, which at 1 ft tall makes a great gift, is easier to

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Kris Kuksi’s Recycled Toy Sculptures Will Scare the Kids

Kris Kuksi’s Recycled Toy Sculptures Will Scare the Kids

The beautiful thing about upcycled materials is that the end results often bear no resemblance to the original items. Such is the case with sculptor Kris Kuksi's toy sculptures, which are constructed out

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Light Switch Ghost is Happy When Kids Save Energy, Angry When They Don’t

Light Switch Ghost is Happy When Kids Save Energy, Angry When They Don’t

When it comes to teaching kids to conserve energy, positive reinforcement is the name of the game. Combine that with a cute and fun toy, and you really can't go wrong. Case in point: Tio, an educational

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LED Sparks Create Energy Efficient Light Sculptures

LED Sparks Create Energy Efficient Light Sculptures

What if you could design your own lighting fixture in the time that it takes to unscrew a light bulb? That's the premise behind Daniel Becker's Spark system, a series of energy-efficient LED bulbs that

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Bel & Bel Upcycles Vintage Vespas into Office Furniture

Bel & Bel Upcycles Vintage Vespas into Office Furniture

With so many slick electric motorcycles on the horizon, it's getting increasingly difficult to justify the use of polluting, petroleum-powered older models. But instead of sending old Vespas to the trash

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EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

Dutch artist Geke Wouters has created a stunning collection of paper-thin bowls made from carrots, peppers, beet root, leeks, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Each delicate piece of edible art is made

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Top 5 Silliest Eco-Inventions

Top 5 Silliest Eco-Inventions

It goes without saying that there have been some truly impressive and useful innovations in world of eco-friendly products, but with everyone racing to develop the next big thing there are bound to be a

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Cassette Tape Lamps Add Warm Analog Glow to Any Room

Cassette Tape Lamps Add Warm Analog Glow to Any Room

Although they may hold nostalgic value for some, cassette tapes are bulky, have poor sound quality, lack large format album artwork, and a stacked up collection of them just doesn’t have the je ne sais

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Marieke Staps Soil Clock is powered by DIRT!

Marieke Staps Soil Clock is powered by DIRT!

Did you know you can power a clock with dirt? Dutch designer Marieke Staps has figured out a way to grow time, instead of killing it. Her soil-powered bio-clock (is that like a biological clock?),

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Reverse Cushions Made of Recycled Car Foam

Reverse Cushions Made of Recycled Car Foam

We all know that food and water are basic human needs, but what about something as simple as a place to sit? Right now, there is a pressing need for nearly 2 billion basic, low-cost seating units for

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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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