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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

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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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Design Beyond the Borders of Development

Design Beyond the Borders of Development

There is something intrinsically pleasing about experiencing natural fibers in the form of good design. When this happens within a fair trade setting, the mix of aesthetics, function, environmental and

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KNOOP Rope Table from Josh Urso

KNOOP Rope Table from Josh Urso

Ever wondered what could be done with a 1,200 foot spool of rope? Designer Josh Urso answers the question with this marvelous innovation in table design: KNOOP (Dutch for “knot”) is his latest

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COHDA: Recycling Design Factory at Dott 07

COHDA: Recycling Design Factory at Dott 07

One of our favorite eco-design visionaries Cohda Design recently brought its amazing recycling design process to the public by staging an interactive event that showed off its recycling machines and

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REMY/VEENHUIZEN Rug made from recycled blankets

REMY/VEENHUIZEN Rug made from recycled blankets

From our favorite Dutch design duo Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen comes an awesome reclaimed material rug to cozy up to. Made from recycled blankets, the rug takes cuddly comfort and turns it into a great

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ONE CUP OR TWO – Sugar Cup by Anna Bullus

ONE CUP OR TWO – Sugar Cup by Anna Bullus

Here’s a sweet treat that may leave you a little sticky. Anna Bullus’s gives new meaning to term 'biodegradeable' with a vanishing cup made entirely of sugar. With 'One Cup or Two' not only is

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INKE: DIY Recycled Wallpaper Kits

INKE: DIY Recycled Wallpaper Kits

Instead of covering your home’s walls with reams of tacky newly manufactured wallpaper, check out this cute alternative: repurposed decorating materials that gain new life as a patterned menagerie of

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Indoor Eco Fabric Garden by Jam & Ted Baker

Indoor Eco Fabric Garden by Jam & Ted Baker

Part hanging plant, part green art installation, the Indoor Fabric Garden from the recent 100% Design in London is a green and eye-catching collaborative project from fashion house Ted Baker and UK

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MODERN SUSTAINABLE WALLPAPER: Graham and Brown

MODERN SUSTAINABLE WALLPAPER: Graham and Brown

Known for their exquisite wallpaper and collaborations with well known designers, Graham & Brown have taken wallpaper one step further with their eco-chic range of sustainable wallpaper. The 60-year

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RECYCLED TUBE LIGHT by Castor Canadensis

RECYCLED TUBE LIGHT by Castor Canadensis

If you happen to have a large number of old fluorescent tubes and don't know what to do with them, here's the perfect idea for you! The Toronto based design collective known as Castor Canadensis fashions

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SILVERWARE CHANDELIER BY ALI SIAHVOSHI

SILVERWARE CHANDELIER BY ALI SIAHVOSHI

British based lighting designer Ali Siahvoshi exhibited work at 100% Design this week, and is the designer behind Fabbian's line of super-cool chandeliers made from knives and forks. Born and raised in

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SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS is a group of English designers exploring the creative possibilities of bent wood in playful products ranging from chairs to coat-hangers. Exhibiting at the upcoming TENT London event this month,

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OFF LIGHT SWITCH HANGER by Die Electric

OFF LIGHT SWITCH HANGER by Die Electric

With OFF, the light switch hook from Die Electric, form follows function and then some. OFF is a fully functional light switch that doubles as a place to hang essentials when in the OFF position –

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Target’s Economical Eco Furniture

BACK TO SCHOOL: Target’s Economical Eco Furniture

It's that time of year again, and we know lots of you are headed back to school -- many moving into dorm rooms and new apartments. For many of you that means trips to IKEA to find cheap furniture, but

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2-FOR-1 VASE LAMP: Vessel by Michelle Kaufmann

2-FOR-1 VASE LAMP: Vessel by Michelle Kaufmann

Architect Michelle Kaufmann has become known around the country for her innovative green prefab homes, and now the talented designer is launching a new line of green lighting products, starting with a

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BORDBAR RECYCLED AIRPLANE TROLLEYS

BORDBAR RECYCLED AIRPLANE TROLLEYS

A scratch here, a ding there – it’s all part of the charm that Bordbar airplane trolleys bring to their second life on the ground. When retired from long hauls at a comfortable cruising altitude,

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