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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

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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

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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

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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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ARTECNICA’S SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

ARTECNICA’S SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

In an industrial economy that is none too kind to craft labor, its exciting to see a growing number of design companies beginning to prioritize social responsibility in their manufacturing and labor

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BUDGET BOONTJE:  Tord at Target for the Holidays

BUDGET BOONTJE: Tord at Target for the Holidays

If you've stopped by Target recently you probably noticed a new design star has joined the (increasingly groundbreaking) Target canon of hot-shot designers. We are excited to announce that one of

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BOTTLED SUNSHINE: Tobias Wong’s Sun Jars

BOTTLED SUNSHINE: Tobias Wong’s Sun Jars

Ever wish you could bottle sunshine? With Tobias Wong’s charming new lighting concept you can. Sun Jars collect solar energy during the day and emit a warm amber glow at night. Containing an energy

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MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES

MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES

While the phrase “sustainable textiles” might conjure up images of hemp and itchy burlap, Looolo’s Molehill Pillows prove that green textiles can can be both luxurious and well-designed.

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BLUE MARMALADE ECO-FRIENDLY HOMEWARES

BLUE MARMALADE ECO-FRIENDLY HOMEWARES

Spotted at 100% Design this year, Blue Marmalade makes deceptively simple house wares from folded single sheets of recyclable plastic. This translate to sexy objects with low waste in both the production

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CARDBOARDESIGN Furniture & Homewares

CARDBOARDESIGN Furniture & Homewares

One of the best low-tech design we spotted at NextFest was Cardboardesign - a company making furniture, vases and other home products from recycled honeycomb cardboard. Its amazing how strong, durable

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