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Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Are you grumpy until you get your coffee? Love the smell of a fresh pot of Joe? If the world's most popular caffeinated beverage gets your heart pumping in more ways than one, these beautiful upcycled

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100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

Aiming to make Danish design affordable and accessible, Vita made a great show with their flat-packed lighting. The Eos pendant light (shown above), which comes in two sizes, is constructed of feathers on

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The $8500 Havana Tsunami Survival Pod Can Withstand 6 Tons of Debris!

The $8500 Havana Tsunami Survival Pod Can Withstand 6 Tons of Debris!

Australian shipbuilder Matt Duncan was so affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that he put his engineering skills to use and designed a Tsunami Survival Pod capable of withstanding six tons of

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The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The best way to enter The Dock space is to head downstairs and then work your way back up to the daylight. A range of Tom Dixon's latest pieces were on display in these underground tunnels, alongside some

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Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

Study Finds Broken iPhones Have Cost the US $5.9 Billion

The iPhone is undoubtedly a beautiful piece of industrial design - but poll the masses on what happens when you drop one and you'll see thousands of shattered screens. While a shattered phone may be a

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Traces ‘Junk’ Shop Showcases Playful Recycled Designs at the London Design Festival

Traces ‘Junk’ Shop Showcases Playful Recycled Designs at the London Design Festival

One of our favorite items was Madam Bottwright's Bureau by Tim Burrell-Saward and Mike Kann. This item combined old found furniture pieces with technology to draw us into a playful guessing game. The

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Whole Foods First Company to Regulate Organic Beauty Products

Whole Foods First Company to Regulate Organic Beauty Products

Whole Foods just made history by becoming the first national retailer to personally ensure that all of the body care products on its store shelves are certified organic. There are currently no federal

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7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

TIP 1: Pay attention to your appliances One of the reasons that it's so easy to make an impactful difference on the overall energy-efficiency of your kitchen is that some of your home's largest

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Construction Starts on Wallasea Island – Europe’s Largest Man Made Nature Reserve

Construction Starts on Wallasea Island – Europe’s Largest Man Made Nature Reserve

Construction just began on the The Wallasea Island Wild Coast project, which is set to be Europe's largest man-made nature reserve! The massive scheme currently under construction in Essex, UK, will see

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“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

When it comes to water bottles, it's hip to be square. Made of stainless steel and BPA free plastic, The Square water bottle and its unique silhouette is the product of a three-year collaboration between

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Washit: A Washer That Washes Your Clothes While You Shower!

Washit: A Washer That Washes Your Clothes While You Shower!

Four Turkish university students have developed Washit, a shower unit that collects and filters used water for washing clothes or showering. Ahmet Burak Aktas, Adem Onalan, Salih Berk Ilhan and Burak

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Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

After seeing children live off less than $1 a day working in a landfill, Tegu founders and brothers Chris and Will Haughey wanted to build a children's toy that would benefit struggling, poverty-stricken

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Victor Castanera Transforms Beach Sand into Gorgeous Sustainable Tableware

Victor Castanera Transforms Beach Sand into Gorgeous Sustainable Tableware

Like building sand castles, Castanera’s process begins with simply pouring water on sand on the beach.  Castanera lets nature dictate the bowl’s shape around the mold as it settles and eventually

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DualWash: Waterless Dishwasher Doubles as a Kitchen Cabinet!

DualWash: Waterless Dishwasher Doubles as a Kitchen Cabinet!

A team of industrial design students at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, has developed an ingenious design for a bipartite, or two-compartment, waterless dishwasher that is

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Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Many experts suggest that the safest way to ride out an earthquake is to stand in a doorway or hide under a table to protect yourself from falling debris. However a Japanese company, Shinko Industries has

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Drool Over this Stunning Burgundy Barn Renovation by Josephine Interior Design

Drool Over this Stunning Burgundy Barn Renovation by Josephine Interior Design

The renovation was completed by Josephine Interior Design, owned by the energetic and eclectic Josephine Gintzburger. Gintzburger previously worked in the fashion world, and she translated her skills to

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Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

This summer saw mercury climb to over 100 degrees in New York City, but even if you thought that was hot, it's nothing compared to the summer of 1913 in Death Valley. According to the World

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Tech Company Intel Predicts Zero-Energy Computing by 2020

Tech Company Intel Predicts Zero-Energy Computing by 2020

Over the years, modern computers and gadgets have required less energy inputs as they have been designed to conserve energy and be more efficient. Now computing firm Intel has announced at the Intel

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Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Modular shelving, with its endless possibilities, gets taken to the next level with Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving. Playing with the familiar shape of stackable building bricks, Martin has created

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Canadian Scientists Use Scotch Tape To Turn Semiconductors into Superconductors

Canadian Scientists Use Scotch Tape To Turn Semiconductors into Superconductors

A team from the University of Toronto has developed a new technique that transforms semiconductors into superconductors using the most simple of products -- Scotch tape. The international team of

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Ad Campaigns for Fruits and Veggies Really Work!

Ad Campaigns for Fruits and Veggies Really Work!

In a world inundated with advertisements peddling junk food and miracle diets, studies are showing that ads can have a direct affect on fruit and vegetable consumption, as well. Consumers who regularly

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Nitsan Debbi Cooks Up a Batch of Gadgets Made From Bread

Nitsan Debbi Cooks Up a Batch of Gadgets Made From Bread

We've featured furniture made from baked goods before, but now Israeli designer Nitsan Debbi has cooked up a batch of working electronic products made of bread! Debbi removed the original exterior cases

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The Solar Kanz Field Power Desk Lets You Work Off-Grid Anywhere!

The Solar Kanz Field Power Desk Lets You Work Off-Grid Anywhere!

Escape the office and break free from the grid with the Kanz Field Power Desk - a compact, mobile, free-standing solar-powered desk that lets you work anywhere you like! The unit comes complete with

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DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s sweet Swing Table turns even the most boring board meeting or an everyday meal into a fun affair - guests can swing and sway while starting their first course or discussing the latest hot

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Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

A team from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have managed to create an extremely tough gel that is capable of being stretched to 21 times its length. It is hoped that the gel,

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Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

For fans of the original Plumen, Hulger has introduced Baby Plumen, a bite-size version of the award-winning bulb design. Created following the design of the original Plumen 001 bulb, the Baby Plumen

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Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Created by Parisian architect Jean-Jaques Hubert, Tumbleweed is a part of the "Cultivated Furniture" collection from Compagnie.  With the aim of bringing more greenery indoors, Hubert designed the

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Elodie Elsenberger’s Land(e)scape Desk Swaps Screws and Glue For Cable

Elodie Elsenberger’s Land(e)scape Desk Swaps Screws and Glue For Cable

Design student Elodie Elsenberger's Land(e)scape Desk shuns screws and glue in favor of a single length of electrical cord to create a versatile work space. The desk is Elodie's second-year thesis

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Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful chemicals, and organic

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LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CALL FOR LAPTOP BAG DESIGNS! Don't miss out on your chance to WIN $10,000 in the The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest! Have you entered your idea for a new laptop bag in the HP Ultrabook Bag

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