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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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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

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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,

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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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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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