Green Home decor

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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HIVEMINDESIGN

HIVEMINDESIGN

Last month, we made our way over to Williamsburg to check out the Brooklyn side of New York Design Week. One of the best things we discovered in Brooklyn was Hivemindesign. Hivemind's exhibition space

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TRANSGLASS Recycled Glass Tableware

TRANSGLASS Recycled Glass Tableware

TranSglass is one of our favorite recycled-design projects of all time. Contradicting the old notion that recycling in design equals handicrafts made from buttons and popsickle sticks - the TranSglass

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BRANCH – sustainable design shop

BRANCH – sustainable design shop

If Inhabitat were going to spin off a retail site it would be exactly like Branch. In fact, we really couldn't do it any better - so we are just going to throw in the towel. When we first discovered

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ITBED

ITBED

As fans of flatpak construction, we are intrigued by the new Itbed design from It Design. Made from folded 7mm thick cardboard, the accordion folded cardboard bedframe is easy to collapse and store away,

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FLATPAK HONEYCOMB LAMP

FLATPAK HONEYCOMB LAMP

Designer Kouichi Okamoto proves that good things come in small packages with his new Honeycomb Lamp. Reminiscent of paper party decorations, the Honeycomb Lamp unfolds from 2cm of paper into a

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SOLAR LAMPION

SOLAR LAMPION

Dutch designer Damian O'Sullivan, has found a way to bring sunlight indoors with his Solar Lampion. The ingenuous lamp is composed of 36 standard-sized solar cells that collect sunlight during the day,

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PRATT IS WHERE IT’S AT

PRATT IS WHERE IT’S AT

Brooklyn-based Pratt seems to be the school of choice for New York designers, and is currently producing some of the most cutting-edge industrial design in the country, when it comes to new technology and

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ICFF 2006 – The Inhabitat Editors’ Choice Awards

ICFF 2006 – The Inhabitat Editors’ Choice Awards

Now that New York Design week is officially over, we are finally getting a chance to breathe and start writing non-ICFF posts again. For those of you who are tired of hearing about furniture - this is

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HauteGREEN

HauteGREEN

This weekend HauteGREEN opened with a flourish. The space looked beautiful, full of innovative and thoughtful explorations of sustainable design for the home, including a brand new piece from Scrapile,

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ICFF Day 2

ICFF Day 2

Go see the FLOW

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CAI STOCKING LAMP

CAI STOCKING LAMP

In the last few years, knitting and crocheting have made a real come-back. These are no longer old lady sports, and all kinds of type-A execs and supercool hipsters have knitting circles to prove it. When

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ANDREA CLAIRE LAMPS

ANDREA CLAIRE LAMPS

Did you ever have one of those lamps as a kid with a cut-out shade that cast silhouettes on the wall? Something about the combination of light and imagery could magically transport you to a more ethereal

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THE GREEN6 at ICFF

THE GREEN6 at ICFF

Design week is almost upon us in New York, and the biggest show of the season is of course, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javits Center. This year, ICFF is getting greened up by

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EVERYSPACE DESIGNS Arrange Shelf

EVERYSPACE DESIGNS Arrange Shelf

One of the best finds I made at BKLYN Designs this weekend was discovering new design collective EverySpace Designs. The three designers have a portfolio of beautiful pieces which take simple, basic

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ASWOON FURNITURE

ASWOON FURNITURE

Aswoon is a collaborative arts and architectural installation company started by Susan Woods in 2003. Their works vary from several product lines for use as screens, paneling, furniture, and space

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WUD FURNITURE

WUD FURNITURE

It can often be said that the more complicated things get, the worse off they are: simpler is usually better. Wud Furniture Design seems to prove this philosophy with their clean, contemporary pieces.

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TETRIS SHELVES!

TETRIS SHELVES!

When we ran a post on Brave Space's Tetris shelves last year - we were inundated with traffic from Tetris lovers around the world. Many of you loved the shelves, others wrote in to complain about prices,

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Coming Soon: BKLYN DESIGNS

Coming Soon: BKLYN DESIGNS

Once again, BKLYN DESIGNS is back, kicking off New York's Design Week 2006, and will be going on May 12-14. For three days, new and practiced designers alike will be showing their latest furniture, home

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MATERIOUS CUBBY

MATERIOUS CUBBY

Here's another charming idea from Materious Design: the Cubby. Reminiscent of kindergarten cubbies, the Cubby coat hook puts an adult spin on kid-friendly storage. Instead of hanging your coat on a

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366CM’s Recycled Wine Bottle Candlestick

366CM’s Recycled Wine Bottle Candlestick

Here's an idea that seems obvious in its simplicity, yet is executed in such a lovely way that it merits a second look. 366cm's Millésime is half a wine bottle - turned into a candlestick with a

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TREEHUGGER STUFF BUMP

TREEHUGGER STUFF BUMP

Not content to merely conquer the world of eco-blogging, the Treehugger crew is expanding into product design. Treehugger's Graham Hill & Petz Scholtus (who are both product designers by trade) have given

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UNAL AND BOLER BOOK HANGERS

UNAL AND BOLER BOOK HANGERS

In my recent move, the one thing I left behind was my truly awful bookcase, which I knew I'd hang onto if I didn't abandon it 1,200 miles from my new home. Unfortunately, my dreams of something original

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ORGANO CONTEMPORARY HOME FURNISHINGS

ORGANO CONTEMPORARY HOME FURNISHINGS

It's been almost a year since we first fell in love with kirei, the natural fiber board made from discarded sorghum stalks. It's been spotted most frequently in the media inside Iannone:Sanderson's

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LOOP.PH REACTIVE SURFACES

LOOP.PH REACTIVE SURFACES

We discovered Loop.ph last week with their beautiful BioWall, and now we can't get enough of the British design duo. CSM research fellow Rachel Wingfield and artist Mathias Gmachl collaborate to develop

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GLOBE FIBER OPTIC LAMP

GLOBE FIBER OPTIC LAMP

We fell in love with GloFab glowing textiles last week, and this week we are excited to announce a couple new designs that GloFab has just released. The GloBE lantern is composed of GloFab fiber optic

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BIOWALL

BIOWALL

We love the idea of living walls here at Inhabitat, and if we could turn every surface into a living surface, we would. That's why we were so struck by Loop.ph's stunning new BioWall, which was just

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NEW LUMEN DESIGNS

NEW LUMEN DESIGNS

Adam Frank struck a chord last fall with his gorgeous Lumen oil lamp which casts a shadow of a tree on your wall. A couple weeks after the design made the rounds on the blogosphere, the Lumen got

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GLOWING ROCK LAMPS: Oluce Stones

GLOWING ROCK LAMPS: Oluce Stones

Why use regular old patio lights when you can have giant glowing pet rocks instead? Made of durable, weather-tested polyethylene, Oluce's stone lamps can be used indoors and out. Now if these were just

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STELLA’S URBAN TABLEWARE

STELLA’S URBAN TABLEWARE

We don't often wax lyrical about kitchenware here at Inhabitat (we tend to focus more on the big stuff) - but we are completely entralled with Stella's Urban Myth tableware. Stella's Urban

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