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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Hinged Birdhouse Provides a Cozy Roost for Nesting Birds

Marcin Pogorzelski’s Hinged Birdhouse Provides a Cozy Roost for Nesting Birds

Stockholm-based designer Marcin Pogorzelski (Mapog) has developed an innovative flat-pack bird house that is made entirely of wood and can be assembled in minutes. The avian habitat has a hinged design

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The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words just launched a line of 12 typographic, inspirational graphics available as prints or laser-engraved bamboo boards. The boards have a beautiful hand feel and they are sourced from

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Find Healthy, Green and Socially Responsible Products Using the Good Guide App and Site

Find Healthy, Green and Socially Responsible Products Using the Good Guide App and Site

Looking to go a bit greener with your everyday consumption? The Good Guide is a brand e-tool that wants to help connect you to products that are healthy, green and socially responsible. Using the site and

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Ogami’s Repap is Eco-Friendly Paper Made from Stone

Ogami’s Repap is Eco-Friendly Paper Made from Stone

Despite the popularity of e-readers and computers, Americans still use about 71 million tons of paper per year -- only 63 percent of which is ever recycled. So when a paper alternative comes along that is

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Bongo Design’s Energy-Efficient 360 LED Lamp is a Minimalist Masterpiece

Bongo Design’s Energy-Efficient 360 LED Lamp is a Minimalist Masterpiece

Founded by young Polish designer Magdalena Chojnacka, Bongo Design produces high-quality handmade interior objects with a less-is-more aesthetic. The company just launched its beautiful new 360 Lamp,

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Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

New York-based architect and designer Emily Fischer began her exploration into quilted maps in 2002 as a part of an academic project in "tactile wayfinding". The pieces were inspired by her mother, who

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Buy a Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush and Smiles for the People Will Donate One to Someone in Need

Buy a Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush and Smiles for the People Will Donate One to Someone in Need

A new dental startup called Smiles for the People offers beautiful biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes - and for each one you buy, they will donate a toothbrush to someone in need! Their mission is to sell

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Laurens Van Wieringen Recycles Waste Plastic Into Colorful Fluid Tableware

Laurens Van Wieringen Recycles Waste Plastic Into Colorful Fluid Tableware

Dutch designer Laurens Van Wieringen collects rejected plastic items from factories and scrap yards and turns them into functional psychedelic objects. His "Mixed" tableware is made by melting and

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UltraTech’s Ever Dry Nanocoating Makes Virtually Anything Water and Oil Repellant

UltraTech’s Ever Dry Nanocoating Makes Virtually Anything Water and Oil Repellant

A new amazing water and oil proofing agent called UltraTech Ultra-Ever Dry is taking the internet by storm. But the miracle product, which causes goo of all kinds to slip off everything from treated boots

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Shu-Chun Hsiao’s Google Bird Houses Point Out the Dwellings of Feathered Friends

Shu-Chun Hsiao’s Google Bird Houses Point Out the Dwellings of Feathered Friends

These playful Google birdhouses by Shu-Chun Hsiao re-imagine typical bird dwellings as points of interest in urban locations. Inspired by the Google Maps landmark icon, Hsiao's modern bird houses mark the

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Cube 6: Naho Matsuno’s Clever Wood Cube Transforms Into Six Individual Stools

Cube 6: Naho Matsuno’s Clever Wood Cube Transforms Into Six Individual Stools

Spotted at Dezeen, Cube 6 is an innovative piece of space-saving furniture that transforms from a cube-shaped stool into 6 distinct benches or tables. Designer Naho Matsuno used a system of rails to allow

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Living Pots are Sustainable Modular Gardens Made with Scrap Metal and Logs

Living Pots are Sustainable Modular Gardens Made with Scrap Metal and Logs

Living Pots by Design Nobis are sustainable cultivation units that are comprised of 100 percent recyclable and reused materials. Made out of simple bent metal pieces and scrap pieces of log, the pots are

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Hullo: A Simple All-Natural Buckwheat Pillow Designed to Help You Get Your Zzs

Hullo: A Simple All-Natural Buckwheat Pillow Designed to Help You Get Your Zzs

Is your current pillow flatter than a pancake? Rather turning to your local superstore for a replacement made from questionable fibers (and probably treated with retardants), go the all-natural route and

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Bake Me a Cake: Morten Jonas’ Playful ‘Cake Display’ Lamps Are Made by Bergen Prison Inmates

Bake Me a Cake: Morten Jonas’ Playful ‘Cake Display’ Lamps Are Made by Bergen Prison Inmates

At first glance, you may notice that these contemporary lamps are fashioned from glass cake display cases - but you probably wouldn't guess that they're made by a social prison project in Norway. Morten

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Pepe Heykoop’s Bamboo Lampshades Empower Mumbai Craftsmen

Pepe Heykoop’s Bamboo Lampshades Empower Mumbai Craftsmen

Assigning themselves the ambitious goal of pulling 700 people out of poverty by 2020, the group trains community members to make a series of high-end pieces for home decor. It is their hope that moving

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Tat Chao Recycles Second-Hand Wine Glasses Into Beautiful “Bipolar” LED Lamps

Tat Chao Recycles Second-Hand Wine Glasses Into Beautiful “Bipolar” LED Lamps

Canadian designer Tat Chao has transformed discarded glass into a heterogeneous collection of recycled BIPOLAR lamps. Each lamp is made from a pair of wine glasses or champagne flutes that have had their

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Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Lumière au Chocolate: A Delectable LED Lamp Made From Chocolate!

Swedish designer Alexander Lervik has created Lumière au Chocolate - a delectable LED lamp made of chocolate that slowly melts to let light filter through. Lervik worked with the Scandinavian LED

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Transfodesign Turns a Recycled Refrigerator Into a Cool Couch

Transfodesign Turns a Recycled Refrigerator Into a Cool Couch

Transfodesign has transformed an old non-recyclable household refrigerator into a funky sofa! Dubbed 'Menage a Trois', the cool couch is coated with VOC-free paint and features cushions made from recycled

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Labyrinth Studios’ Drink Stirrers Are Colorful and Eco-Friendly Coffee Companions

Labyrinth Studios’ Drink Stirrers Are Colorful and Eco-Friendly Coffee Companions

These bright and colorful glass drink stirrers by Joey Pena at Labyrinth Studios are perfect for mixing evening cocktails, morning coffee, or sweetening your afternoon tea! Each stirrer is handcrafted at

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Kumeko’s New Snug is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

Kumeko’s New Snug is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

Snug is comfy, soft chair produced by Kumeko that provides a flexible seat to relax in. It consists of a soft inner cushion surrounded by a sleeve, creating a cozy shell that envelops the user. The

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Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind pieces make

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6 Simple Ways to Make Your Life Even Greener

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Life Even Greener

1. Reuse Bags and Containers It’s easy to carry around a reusable bag in your purse or pocket so you don’t have to buy a plastic one at the store. There are countless styles available in a variety of

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Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Madrid-based design studio Woodendot recently launched a new line of modern lighting handcrafted from natural materials. Their Ka Lamp collection is locally produced using traditional craft techniques in

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. The collection was recently used in 'The

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The Voltmaker Charges Your Gadgets Off-Grid With Kinetic Energy

The Voltmaker Charges Your Gadgets Off-Grid With Kinetic Energy

Sick of your batteries dying at the very moment you need to make a call, flick on a flashlight, or find your position on a GPS when you are lost in the outdoors? Introducing the Voltmaker - an innovative

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Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Seeking to help restore the world's declining honey bee population, designer Rowan Dunford has created a simple, stackable beehive that makes it easy for anyone to raise bees. Dunford's aptly named Urban

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OYD Design’s Flatpack FL Inout Chair is Made From Recycled Wood Waste

OYD Design’s Flatpack FL Inout Chair is Made From Recycled Wood Waste

OYD Design's FL Inout Chair is a flatpack lounge chair designed to offer comfort, ease of use and aesthetics while minimizing material use. The chair is made from polyester web and it features a wood

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Northwestern University Develops More Efficient Organic Solar Cell Using Algorithm Based On Natural Evolution

Northwestern University Develops More Efficient Organic Solar Cell Using Algorithm Based On Natural Evolution

Solar Panel photo from Shutterstock< ?a> Solar technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past several years as traditionally expensive single-crystal silicon solar cells are eclipsed by organic

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Gorgeous Ceramic and Wood Cup Designs by Jorge Diego Etienne Keep Liquids at the Perfect Temperature

Gorgeous Ceramic and Wood Cup Designs by Jorge Diego Etienne Keep Liquids at the Perfect Temperature

Here at Inhabitat we love the work of contributor Jorge Diego Etienne — the designer behind this beautifully simple mug that harnesses natural heating and cooling properties. Working with Casa

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