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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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NOMAD MODULAR CARDBOARD SCREENS

NOMAD MODULAR CARDBOARD SCREENS

Proving once again that cardboard is truly a green super-material, the Nomad Screen system by MIO takes recycled double-wall cardboard modules and transforms them into an endlessly-customizable

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VOLKSWARE CLOTHING CARPET

VOLKSWARE CLOTHING CARPET

Next time you're making a trip to the Salvation Army to donate those old clothes, consider Silke Wawro of Volksware's alternative approach: her scrap clothing carpet is literally a fabric journal, made

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MIXKO ‘DELIGHT’ BUTTERFLY FELT LAMPS

MIXKO ‘DELIGHT’ BUTTERFLY FELT LAMPS

One of the most eye-catching designs we spotted at ICFF this year was Mixko’s 100% wool felt butterfly lamps called "Delight". Inspired by nature, these truly delightful lamps are soft, playful,

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CUMULUS LIGHT CANOPY By Steven Haulenbeek

CUMULUS LIGHT CANOPY By Steven Haulenbeek

Using everyday objects as design inspiration is nothing new, but rarely do we see it executed in such a poetic and gorgeous way as Steven Haulenbeek's Cumulus Light Canopy made from simple white

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ARTEK 2ND CYCLE FURNITURE with Tom Dixon

ARTEK 2ND CYCLE FURNITURE with Tom Dixon

At our recent Reclaiming Design event, we were thrilled to see such amazing work and general interest in the integration of reused and recycled materials in the design process. But super-kudos go out to

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YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

Yves Behar's graceful and gestural Leaf lamp may well be the best known LED desk lamp of our era. Debuting last year at ICFF 2006, the iconic "eco lamp" won rave reviews and garnered a lot of attention

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NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

One of our favorite eco textile outlets has just come out with their new line of fabulous softgoods. Canadian company Looolo, whose Molehill pillow we've gushed over before, has released five new pillow

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SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

While grandmother’s doilies may be an anachronism in modern homes today, the UNBLOSSOM salt crystal crocheted bowls represent a very current trend- that is the re-inventing of products from past crafts

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RECYCLED BOTTLE CASCADE CHANDELIER

RECYCLED BOTTLE CASCADE CHANDELIER

When we spotted Michelle Brand's gorgeous Cascade Chandelier at HauteGREEN this year, we were drawn to the beautiful design like eco-minded moths around a CFL bulb. When we took a closer look and

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ARTEK LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE BAMBU COLLECTION

ARTEK LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE BAMBU COLLECTION

Tom Dixon is proof that designers are not just producers of objects, but also producers of change. After merging his own business with Alvar Aalto's Finnish design manufacturer Artek, Dixon is showing his

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HAUTEGREEN SNEAK PEEK: Hi-Five’s Apt Chair

HAUTEGREEN SNEAK PEEK: Hi-Five’s Apt Chair

This past weekend at BKLYN Designs, we were excited to discover Kiel Mead and Michael Cummings of Hi-Five's simple but stunning Apt chairs, and were pleased to find out they are made from Richlite, a

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UHURU STOOLEN LITE Scrap Wood Table

UHURU STOOLEN LITE Scrap Wood Table

Uhuru's scrap-wood creations caught our eye at BKLYN Designs last year, and at this year's festivities, their Stoolen Lite low table was once again a crowd pleaser. The round coffee table, constructed of

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BRAVE SPACE Scrap Wood Mountain Coat Rack

BRAVE SPACE Scrap Wood Mountain Coat Rack

We at Inhabitat love scrap wood furniture, and we love Brooklyn-based design studio Brave Space. Put the two together, and you get this slightly-kitschy yet oh-so clever scrap wood Mountain Range Coat

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BKLYN DESIGNS: UHURU CUTOFFS TABLE

BKLYN DESIGNS: UHURU CUTOFFS TABLE

As we've seen before with their Stoolen series, Uhuru is great at making scraps of leftover wood into clean-line, modern, and oh-so-green furniture. Their Cutoffs Table may look like your ordinary

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GLIDE TWIST-TOGETHER MODULAR LIGHTING

GLIDE TWIST-TOGETHER MODULAR LIGHTING

We love Glide's modular, building-block-like lighting system with a unique "twist." Freestanding on the table, as a chandelier, or integrated into shelving, Glide's Twist-Together LED Lights are as

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BRAVE SPACE HOLLOW DINING SET

BRAVE SPACE HOLLOW DINING SET

Brave Space Design has become somewhat of a perennial favorite here at Inhabitat, drawing our attention with the Tetris-inspired shelves. And this weekend, you can check them out at this year's BKLYN

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FLAKE BLIND by WOODNOTES

FLAKE BLIND by WOODNOTES

Biomimicry proved to be all the rage at the Salone Internazional del Mobile this year, with designers drawing big-time inspiration from the wonders of the natural world. Though Finnish textile design

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STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

I'm a self-proclaimed Droog addict, and have touted the "je ne sais quoi" of the always-engaging and wryly humorous Dutch design ad nauseam. And this bee-made vessel by Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny of Studio

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‘THIS TABLE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT’ by STUDIO 1a.m.

‘THIS TABLE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT’ by STUDIO 1a.m.

An often-overlooked tenet of the green design process is the creation of objects that tell a story, that have a history, and that engage with the user to extend their life span beyond the disposable and

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FRANK KERDIL’s Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

FRANK KERDIL’s Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most beautiful, and Frank Kerdil's Noming Vase is no exception. Made from a unique paper-based material comprised of 51% pure chalk, the flat-pack vases are easily

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CABOOM4: BOTANIST Table and Bench Collection

CABOOM4: BOTANIST Table and Bench Collection

Walking around at CABOOM4 this weekend, we were intrigued by the numerous attendees carrying bags from Botanist, and we finally managed to stumble across their display. We are always fond of organic form

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HAUTE GREEN 2007: Now accepting submissions

HAUTE GREEN 2007: Now accepting submissions

It’s officially April now, so that means New York Design Week is right around the corner. The green design satellite show HauteGREEN debuted last year in Williamsburg, and wowed us with their fabulously

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UNLESS GREEN FURNITURE DESIGN

UNLESS GREEN FURNITURE DESIGN

Taking a cue from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing going to get better, its not,” Unless design delivers high style in a sustainable

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THE WOVEN COMPANY: Green Window Treatments

THE WOVEN COMPANY: Green Window Treatments

It is rare to find materials that rapidly restore themselves and provide extensive aesthetic range in their simplest, purest state. The Woven Company picked up on this idea nearly 25 years ago, when

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IVY MODULAR COAT RACK

IVY MODULAR COAT RACK

Here’s a beautiful take on biomimicry and functional wall art: Michael Meredith’s modular coat rack, Ivy. Using Y shaped components and 4 different connectors, Ivy will “grow” all over your

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HANUKIT by Reddish

HANUKIT by Reddish

Here's the most minimalist menorah we've ever seen. The Hanukit, by Isreali design duo Reddish, is a tiny Hanukah lamp designed to hold matches instead of candles. Its small stature, combined with the

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SELF-DESTRUCTO CANDLE – Half Candle / Half LED Lamp

SELF-DESTRUCTO CANDLE – Half Candle / Half LED Lamp

With The Design Can's clever new Self-Destructo Candle, you can literally burn your candle at both ends. The Self-Destructo is a traditional paraffin pillar candle with an embedded LED light. If you

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