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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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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 big world out there and

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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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Reclaimed Seatbelt Cushions from TING London

Reclaimed Seatbelt Cushions from TING London

Here at Inhabitat, we never tire of finding new chic products that reclaim everyday industrial materials. Some of our favorite finds are industrial or utilitarian objects that, with some brilliant

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University, proved this

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Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

It takes more than renewable materials to turn the head of seasoned sustainable design fans. This is why our gaze fell so admirably on the line of housewares from Domestic Aesthetic while making our way

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CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

Who couldn't use more shiny, sparkling, pointless things? This Celebrity Lamp may lack subtlety, but it makes up for it with countless opportunities to check yourself out. I imagine it would also do a

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VERTERRA: Dishware Made From Fallen Leaves

VERTERRA: Dishware Made From Fallen Leaves

While nothing beats reusable dishware for your festive events, these biodegradable plates from VerTerra are a great alternative to yucky paper or plastic dishes. VerTerra (true to the Earth) plates are

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HUSQUE: Recycled Macadamia Nut Bowls by Marc Harrison

HUSQUE: Recycled Macadamia Nut Bowls by Marc Harrison

We are nuts about Mark Harrison's Husque homewares made from recycled macadamia nut shells. The inspired form of these fun pieces reflect the material's origins, and take advantage of an often discarded

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Digitally Fabricated Inversion Bowl by Desu Design

Digitally Fabricated Inversion Bowl by Desu Design

Desu Design displayed their sleek surface line at this year's BKLYN Designs, but their real show-stopper at the show was their cutting edge Inversion bowl. Composed of a single slab of eco-friendly,

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Ayres Trundle Bed by Argington

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Ayres Trundle Bed by Argington

Named after one of the world’s most treasured natural wonders, Argington’s new Ayres Twin Bed tucks in your little treasures with the sleek signature style of this next generation minded furniture

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GRASS-ON Green Lamp by ITLab

GRASS-ON Green Lamp by ITLab

We love the idea of this green lamp that blends natural textures with recycled materials to bring a bit of nature indoors. Conceived by three Venetian architects for a charity competition, the Grass-On

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World’s First OLED Lamp from Ingo Maurer

World’s First OLED Lamp from Ingo Maurer

It's an exciting time for OLED technology as it finally begins to integrate into the home and designers start to realize its potential for efficient and inexpensive lighting solutions in a variety of

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MILAN 2008: Fethi Atakol’s Functional Artwork

MILAN 2008: Fethi Atakol’s Functional Artwork

One of our favorite finds at this year's green-themed Salone Satellite was the work of ascendent Swiss "redesigner" Fethi Atakol. His design debut would do Duchamp proud, as it showcased a wonderful

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Jill Fehrenbacher and Inhabitat in Domino Magazine!

Jill Fehrenbacher and Inhabitat in Domino Magazine!

With Spring finally starting to spring, we are excited to announce that Domino Magazine has just published a feature story on our Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher. The April issue of Domino - the guide

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Furniture from Reclaimed Wine Staves by Cliff Spencer

Furniture from Reclaimed Wine Staves by Cliff Spencer

Furniture designer Cliff Spencer couldn’t resist when he heard about a Napa winery discarding wine-stained oak. An avid user of reclaimed materials, Spencer now regularly reclaims oak staves from

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GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters

GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters

Sometimes 'it's not easy being green', and a little help is needed to make our living space or office cubicle greener and cleaner without much maintenance. Enter the 'techno-organic' Grobal planter, a

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PIECES OF YOU Pillows Made from Vintage Tags

PIECES OF YOU Pillows Made from Vintage Tags

Think a luxury pillow has to be made of silk? Think again- African-born, London-based designer Bridget West crafts gorgeous housewares, pillows, and throws, from vintage labels and tags that critique the

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