Green Home decor

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses that have

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Ikea Discontinues Expedit Shelf, Launches Slimmed-Down Version That Saves Resources

Ikea Discontinues Expedit Shelf, Launches Slimmed-Down Version That Saves Resources

Some Ikea fans experienced a shock recently when the furniture company announced it was discontinuing its extremely popular Expedit series of shelves. The modular system can be mixed, matched, stacked,

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Austrian Designer Upcycles Bike Parts into Faux Hunting Trophy Bicycle Mounts

Austrian Designer Upcycles Bike Parts into Faux Hunting Trophy Bicycle Mounts

Scheiger was in need of a place to hang his bike. He also needed a place to hang all of cycling caps and since he was thinking about it, a place to hang his umbrella. Scheiger has a thing for bicycles, a

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5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

You've all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet - are you yawning yet? Many consumers think that going green is a gesture of

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Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Designer Michael Neville created these colorful recycled rockers as a material exploration of post-consumer cardboard pulp and natural dyes. The rockers are designed as functional furniture for young

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J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

Jae Won Cho's T.SHELF (triangular shelf) is a modular system that can be built into multiple shapes with various functions. The T.SHELF system is based on the strongest geometric shape, the triangle, and

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Fifth Fence Farm Creates Cozy, Eco Chic Wool Throws

Fifth Fence Farm Creates Cozy, Eco Chic Wool Throws

Michael and Vera brought their first lambs home in 2012, and were instantly enamored. Today, they operate Fifth Fence Farm in Charlotte, Vermont, and produce small-batch wool throws in classic plaited

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Veronique Lamarre Turns Common Household Objects Into Exquisite Recycled Lamps

Veronique Lamarre Turns Common Household Objects Into Exquisite Recycled Lamps

Véronique Lamarre is an innovative industrial designer who is environment conscious from the beginning. After her Bachelor’s degree at the Université de Montréal she works for several years as

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Wood Restart Turns Naturally Fallen Trees Into Beautiful Modern Furnishings

Wood Restart Turns Naturally Fallen Trees Into Beautiful Modern Furnishings

Eco-friendly workshop Wood Restart specializes in making modern furniture and home accessories that are stylish, sturdy, and sustainably crafted. Wood Restart exclusively uses salvaged timber that has

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SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

J.P. Meulendijks's clever SPARE pendant light is made from 25 incandescent light bulbs and a single energy-efficient LED bulb. The LED can be screwed into a light socket, and when the lamp is switched on

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Stuart Haygarth’s Opulent Chandeliers Are Made Entirely from Recycled Objects

Stuart Haygarth’s Opulent Chandeliers Are Made Entirely from Recycled Objects

Designer Stuart Haygarth creates dazzling functional art entirely from upcycled, discarded objects. For the past decade Haygarth has collaged toys, auto parts, and even eye glass parts into luxurious

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Tom Raffield’s Beautiful Flux Pendant Lights are Made From Sustainably Sourced Oak

Tom Raffield’s Beautiful Flux Pendant Lights are Made From Sustainably Sourced Oak

Award-winning lighting designer Tom Raffield's new Flux Light was inspired by the flow of the tides and the form of the waves. A central cylinder at the top of the light conceals the bulb, whilst fourteen

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Stacks of Staples Create Ornate Patterns in Nilly Mozer’s 100K Stool

Stacks of Staples Create Ornate Patterns in Nilly Mozer’s 100K Stool

Designer Nilly Mozer creates beautiful furniture that can be customized with ornate patterns by sliding and arranging stacks of metal staples. Her simple "100K" piece can function as a table or a stool,

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Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori's clever Facile Sofa features a flexible design that can be adapted to provide extra seating or table space when guests visit. The comfortable cushions can be pulled out easily from the

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The Food Guide UK’s New Cotton Tea Towel Explains How Healthy Your Sunday Roast Is

The Food Guide UK’s New Cotton Tea Towel Explains How Healthy Your Sunday Roast Is

Ever wondered how healthy your roast dinner is? The Food Guide UK's latest tea towel will help you identify the key vitamins and minerals hidden in your Sunday lunch. With vitamin C in potatoes and

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Fake Artisan Plunger Company Poo Poos “Authentic” Branding

Fake Artisan Plunger Company Poo Poos “Authentic” Branding

A recently launched startup peddling wildly expensive, artisan plungers caught our attention because the whole thing is giant joke, and a really good one at that. The unnamed comedian behind this faux

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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the "necessity for the new" by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike parts sourced from local Los Angeles shops. Many of the

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Elegant Folded Orikomi Lamps Support Sustainable Housing for Women in Mexico

Elegant Folded Orikomi Lamps Support Sustainable Housing for Women in Mexico

Blaanc Borderless Architecture just unveiled a series of beautiful folded Orikomi paper lamps that are handmade in Portugal. The geometric shades keep material use to a minimum, and all proceeds go

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Make the Most of a Tiny Micro Apartment

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Make the Most of a Tiny Micro Apartment

In cities where space is limited and rent is high, micro-apartments are fast becoming a popular option for young professionals willing to forego square footage for a coveted neighborhood. However if

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Crea-re Studio Creates Beautiful Hanging Lamps From Wooden Clothespins

Crea-re Studio Creates Beautiful Hanging Lamps From Wooden Clothespins

Sometimes the most beautiful designs are also the simplest - Crea-re has created a line of hanging and standing lamps made almost entirely from repurposed wooden clothespins! When the lamps are turned on

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MAKEcamp’s West Coast Ghost Tables Give Timber Offcuts a Fresh New Life

MAKEcamp’s West Coast Ghost Tables Give Timber Offcuts a Fresh New Life

MAKEcamp's West Coast Ghosts are a series of tables and furnishings characterized by a large block of reclaimed timber set atop an ephemeral base. The pieces draw a direct metaphorical analogy to the

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Benjamin Hubert’s Modular Amass System Creates Nature-Inspired Curtains and Walls

Benjamin Hubert’s Modular Amass System Creates Nature-Inspired Curtains and Walls

Inspired by the controlled randomness found in nature, Benjamin Hubert's three simple, reusable modules are evocative of tree branches or the structure of cells. When clipped together they can form

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5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel from Eco Architect Sarah Susanka

5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel from Eco Architect Sarah Susanka

While conjuring up comfort in the home seems like a basic principle, it’s a far more complex process for architect & remodeling guru Sarah Susanka, who believes that comfort can significantly

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Cybernetic Meadow Planters Pair Household Gadgets With Living Plants!

Cybernetic Meadow Planters Pair Household Gadgets With Living Plants!

Why isn't computing more like gardening? The Cybernetic Meadow Collection is a series of handmade objects that seek to reorient our relationship to technology at home. People have accepted WIFI routers,

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SHIFT’s La Morena Flower Planters Give Cold Hard Concrete a Delicate Look

SHIFT’s La Morena Flower Planters Give Cold Hard Concrete a Delicate Look

Concrete is generally thought of as a cold and hard industrial material, but SHIFT is on a mission to bring to light the inherent beauty of this often misunderstood material. "La Morena” is their first

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In-Tenta’s Elegant ONA OLED Lamp Provides Flexible Storage for Books and Magazines

In-Tenta’s Elegant ONA OLED Lamp Provides Flexible Storage for Books and Magazines

In-Tenta recently unveiled ONA - a new OLED light that fits between a portable light and a table/floor lamp. The design draws inspiration from organic shapes found in nature, and its simple form is

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Brilliant Expanding REK Bookcase Grows Along With Your Library

Brilliant Expanding REK Bookcase Grows Along With Your Library

Reinier de Jong just launched a new scaled-down version of his brilliant expanding REK Bookcase. The bookcase is made of poplar plywood sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe, and it's able to

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LAST CHANCE: Win a $500 Gift Certificate to Chairish to Spend on Pre-Owned Designer Furnishings!

LAST CHANCE: Win a $500 Gift Certificate to Chairish to Spend on Pre-Owned Designer Furnishings!

WIN A $500 SHOPPING SPREE TO CHAIRISH! Are you design-obsessed and tired of trawling through flea-markets and eBay to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind pieces to decorate your home? Enter Chairish, the

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Jonas Edvard’s Biodegradable Myx Lamp Grows Edible Oyster Mushrooms

Jonas Edvard’s Biodegradable Myx Lamp Grows Edible Oyster Mushrooms

Designer Jonas Edvard just shared with Inhabitat his new Myx Lamp, which is made entirely from plant fibers and mushroom mycelium. The lamps are grown over a period of two weeks as fungi eat a substrate

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