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DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

Maybe you have just moved or are remodeling your home, and you go to buy a brand new set of furniture. Once you unpack your tables and chairs, you're left with a heap of cardboard just sitting there,

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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright

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Viesso’s Playful Koper Tables are Crafted from Salvaged Douglas Fir Beams in Los Angeles

Viesso’s Playful Koper Tables are Crafted from Salvaged Douglas Fir Beams in Los Angeles

This simple but fun table is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir beams, which were collected from buildings in Los Angeles that were set to be torn down. Neatly stacked, the 'hollowed out' gaps give the end

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Ymotion Tabletops Are Made from Sustainable Wood Finished With Natural Oils and Waxes

Ymotion Tabletops Are Made from Sustainable Wood Finished With Natural Oils and Waxes

Ymotion tabletops are made of wood sustainably harvested from individually selected trees. Each tabletop is unique and represents nature’s raw beauty through its natural splits, knots, textures and

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How to Squash Your Monthly Energy Bill & Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

How to Squash Your Monthly Energy Bill & Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know that the average American household spends more than $2,200 annually on energy bills, and close to half of that figure can be attributed to heating and cooling? If you're looking to chop that

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7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

This year's record breaking summer high temperatures and general worrisome warming trend don’t necessarily mean that the coming winter will be a walk in the park. Before the cold weather strikes, get

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Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy, a Brighton-based designer, hand crafted his Jelly Desk Lamp and Jelly Table Lamp with using oak wood for the stand and cast an original 1930s copper jelly mold for the shade.

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Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

“Passa Cabos” is a cute cork lamp made by portuguese designer André Valério and produced by Ervilha Criativa. Valério says: “This project aims to explore the approach of objects and

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Piquattropunto’s Cardboard “Pause” Rocking Chair is Completely Recyclable

Piquattropunto’s Cardboard “Pause” Rocking Chair is Completely Recyclable

The Pause chair is a rocking chaise lounge made from a cardboard structure covered with two felt mats. The felt cushions are attached to the chair with rope instead of screws or glue. Designed by

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The Yield Picnic Bag is a Sturdy US-Made Tote that Doubles as a Blanket

The Yield Picnic Bag is a Sturdy US-Made Tote that Doubles as a Blanket

San Francisco-based firm Yield Design has designed this simple and ingenious tote to serve as a multifunctional everyday carry-all, grocery tote, lunch bag, and more. The Yield Picnic bag is defined by

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“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

“Half” is an observation of how suggestive design can more intentionally encourage the use of the water-saving “half flush” function on a dual-flush toilet. The white half is

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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your

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The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. So to help the wheelchair-bound flex their green thumbs

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Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Ash Allen’s Flatpack ‘Sticks and Stones’ Stool Wins Green Design Award at Melbourne’s Fringe Furniture Festival

Melbourne-based designer Ash Allen recently won the sustainable and waste-wise design award at Fringe Furniture (part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival) for his Sticks and Stones outdoor stool. Allen was

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EPEAT Defends its Decision to Approve Apple’s Ultrathin MacBooks

EPEAT Defends its Decision to Approve Apple’s Ultrathin MacBooks

Earlier this week the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) made a bit of an environmental stir when it approved five of Apple's newest ultrathin laptops - even though Apple initially

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US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

Zola European Windows Perhaps the most engineered product in Passive House is the window with plenty of manufacturers keen to strut their triple and quadruple panes. Big news was the end of Serious

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Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Rene Olivier Transforms Recycled Auto Tires into Comfy Chairs

Furniture designer Rene Olivier has come up with a range of fabulously comfortable furniture by taking unwanted lorry and car tires and turning them into quirky seating options. Olivier, who was recently

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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

This classic Acapulco Chair - a celebrated 1950’s design - has been re-imagined by The Common Project with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair from the

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Mini Moderns Launches Line of Reclaimed and Recycled Paint

Mini Moderns Launches Line of Reclaimed and Recycled Paint

Mini Moderns is known for their textiles and wallpaper, and they just added to their offerings by launching a line of environmentally responsible paint made from left-over unwanted paint. The range was

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Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

Ryan Frank Debuts No Screw, No Glue “Glitch” Bamboo Furniture at Barcelona Design Week

Designer Ryan Frank just debuted his first collection of office furniture at Barcelona Design Week 2012. Dubbed Glitch, the line is constructed without the use of glue or screws, allowing it to be easily

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mu mu Handcrafts Sustainable iPhone Cases That You Can Also Trade in Later

mu mu Handcrafts Sustainable iPhone Cases That You Can Also Trade in Later

mu mu, a design and manufacturing workshop based in Cambridgeshire, UK, has made a business out of creating sustainable accessories for iDevices. Run by a three-man team, mu mu works with creatives that

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Autumn Workshop Repurposes Wood Crates to Create Rustic Furniture With Built-in Storage

Autumn Workshop Repurposes Wood Crates to Create Rustic Furniture With Built-in Storage

Apartment dwellers may be accustomed to using crates as furniture, but who knew they could look this good? The Autumn Workshop has crafted an entire living room set from repurposed hologram storage crates

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Nautinox’ Trellised Greenline Bookshelf Encourages Indoor Gardening

Nautinox’ Trellised Greenline Bookshelf Encourages Indoor Gardening

We got our first glimpse of the Nautinox Greenline Collection of planter box furniture back in April at the Milan Furniture Fair, and the Italian furniture manufacturer recently showcased a new bookshelf

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Building Baskets in Brompton: Kingston University Teams up with Lupane Women’s Centre on Sustainable Craft Initiative

Building Baskets in Brompton: Kingston University Teams up with Lupane Women’s Centre on Sustainable Craft Initiative

The Building Baskets exhibition during the London Design Festival showcased a two-year design collaboration between the Design and Business Schools at Kingston University and the Lupane Women’s Center

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Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games. At 2 meters wide the lights make quite a

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Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

Books are more than just containers for information and stories - they're also an amazing resource for artists looking for a new creative medium. Lisa Occhipinti repurposes old, abandoned books from flea

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