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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 package. Unless opened

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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. Inspired by

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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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WEST COAST GREEN DAY 2

WEST COAST GREEN DAY 2

West Coast Green is abuzz again today. With eight different speaker tracks, it's impossible to see everything, but they're doing a great job of recording and documenting to keep everyone fully-informed.

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CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan debutted her charming "Custom Made" chair collection at 100% Design this year and captured our hearts with these weird, wacky and wonderful hybrid monster chairs made from salvaged furniture

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DESIGN FIGHT! – Who designed this lamp first?

DESIGN FIGHT! – Who designed this lamp first?

Seems like there's quite a row going on over at Reluct regarding this foxy branching-bulb chandelier design. Dutch designer Chris Kabel published the version on the left in 2002, calling it the 1toTree

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DIGITAL STAG CLOCK

DIGITAL STAG CLOCK

The deer population has definitely gotten completely out of control in the design world lately. Product design firm Fly-pitcher has created such a fun take on the traditional cuckoo clock, though, that

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MANUFACTURING IN INDIA WITH MICHAEL ARAM

MANUFACTURING IN INDIA WITH MICHAEL ARAM

Michael Aram is on the forefront of two of today's top trends: eco-inspired design and outsourcing to India. For the last 18 years, he has been creating exquisite decorative objects like these bark vases

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IV PLANT POT

IV PLANT POT

In the four years I’ve lived in New York, I have never owned a plant. In fact, I never even thought about buying one - until now. A plant is like a pet that needs to be watered and fed, lest it whither

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AMY HELFAND’S RUGS AND RUGMARK

AMY HELFAND’S RUGS AND RUGMARK

How do you go about making yourself comfortable in your indoor landscape? If you are Brooklyn Artist Amy Helfand, you make your outdoor landscape into a rug; a very nice, very beautiful rug. Helfand's rug

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POPPYCOTTON RECYCLED TEXTILES DESIGNS

POPPYCOTTON RECYCLED TEXTILES DESIGNS

We just can't get enough of How-To-Make-a-Terrarium article that we ran last year, but the girl is more than just a creative green thumb. Melissa also has a line of home accessories that are as playful

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FLOAT GLASSWARE BY MOLO DESIGN

FLOAT GLASSWARE BY MOLO DESIGN

Inhabitat loves the work of Molo designers Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen. Readers will remember us (and the rest of the design community) gushing over their Softwall after this year's ICFF, at

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CATNIP BIRD Cat Toy

CATNIP BIRD Cat Toy

Searching for the perfect gift for your environmentally aware feline friend? Look no further than these very witty plush birds stuffed with certified organic catnip. Each is handmade with all natural

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LUMEN HAS GONE TO THE BIRDS

LUMEN HAS GONE TO THE BIRDS

In case you didn't see them when they came out this spring, Adam Frank's latest line of lumen lamps is not to be missed. We fell instantly in love with his first version -- a silhouette of a tree -- and

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LIGHT DELIGHT – Temperature Sensitive Bathroom Fixtures

LIGHT DELIGHT – Temperature Sensitive Bathroom Fixtures

When we first wrote up the Hansa Canyon temperature-sensitive bathroom fixtures last year, people went nuts trying to figure out how to procure some of the high-tech LED faucets from the elusive German

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