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Nendo’s versatile twig chair lets you swap out different wooden backrests

Nendo’s versatile twig chair lets you swap out different wooden backrests

Prolific Japanese studio Nendo unveiled twig, a versatile chair created for Italian furniture brand Alias. The minimal two-toned chair is made up of a white aluminum base with four twig-like legs and an

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Toyssimi brings together children and designers to create dream toys for charity

Toyssimi brings together children and designers to create dream toys for charity

TOYSSIMI 100 Children + 100 Designers = 100 Extraordinary Toys and even more 24 July – 11 September 2015 TDMEducation - La Balena At the TDMEducation - La Balena area, Triennale Design Museum

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INFOGRAPHIC: 12 of the world’s most iconic man-made structures

INFOGRAPHIC: 12 of the world’s most iconic man-made structures

No great civilization is complete without at least one iconic man-made structure. Pennywell takes a look at such structures from around the world in this infographic exploring twelve great buildings that

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FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FELTFROMS - 3D acoustic panels FeltForms are a series of handmade acoustic 3D panels. It's the result created through the Research of felt material and the variety of forms that it can create. The

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

Our current climate situation is a big problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change, we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life. One aspect in

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INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

Have you ever wondered where all the beautiful modernist buildings featured on Inhabitat got their roots? London’s modern furniture store ARAM sheds light on the history of modernist design with an

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Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Paper Brick: A Recyle and Reuse Project “Paper brick” is a waste paper cup pavilion that aims to orientate and raise public attention, regarding awareness on waste recycling and reuse. On June

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This PaperJohn backpack could make shopping by bike a breeze

This PaperJohn backpack could make shopping by bike a breeze

Wish you could do more shopping on two wheels but don’t have the bicycle basket or gear to carry the bags? Meet the PaperJohn, a paper bag design that can be worn as a backpack. Designed by a

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Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

Vela is the bike of the future in the body of a classic cruiser

https://vimeo.com/133249296 Vela is the bike of the future, wrapped up in the body of a classic fixed-gear cruiser.  The beautiful, electric single-speed cruiser comes with a Li-ion 370Wh removable

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! Maja Petek, Tina

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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360sf bachelor suite. The pair took to

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INFOGRAPHIC: 9 eco-friendly cleaning tips for keeping your home spotless

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 eco-friendly cleaning tips for keeping your home spotless

Want to keep your bedroom fresh and spotless without resorting to chemical cleaners? WIMDU’s infographic has 9 great eco-friendly tips for maintaining a clean and green home. From removing carpet stains

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These life-sized willow whales swim through a sea of plastic bottles to raise pollution awareness

These life-sized willow whales swim through a sea of plastic bottles to raise pollution awareness

A sculpture of two life size whales, made from Somerset willow and 70,000 upcycled plastic bottles, has been unveiled in Bristol to mark the city’s status as the UK’s first European Green

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INFOGRAPHIC: How the European Union is tackling energy consumption

INFOGRAPHIC: How the European Union is tackling energy consumption

Energy efficiency is a top priority for the European Union. To that end, the EU set several ambitious targets, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% as compared with 1990 and increasing energy

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A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green forest getaway

A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green forest getaway

Transformation Forest House On top of an existing 1950s holiday home, hidden in the forest, a sculptural, compact and sustainable rooftop extension climbs out of the original structure and seeks it’s

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Dazin Fuel Cookie helps save lives by eliminating deadly cooking smoke

Dazin Fuel Cookie helps save lives by eliminating deadly cooking smoke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSw1MAdf3hE&w=537&h-302 Open fire cooking is a silent killer that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) claims the lives of 491 people each hour,

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Futuristic body gravity board lets you glide effortlessly to your destination

Futuristic body gravity board lets you glide effortlessly to your destination

Meet RevoBot, an innovative body gravity board made of carbon fiber that lets you glide effortlessly. Using a gyroscope to self-balance, the lightweight RevoBot is easy steer and accelerate with your feet

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Emergent Structures challenges furniture design students to transform waste into striking work desks

Emergent Structures challenges furniture design students to transform waste into striking work desks

Jobs needed one. Gates needed one. Even Alexander Graham Bell needed one. Without a table to work on, there’s not an entrepreneur in history who could’ve gotten their ideas off the ground (bad pun

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us, and we can eat them, use them as medicine, build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing, calming presence as

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Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

  Richmond, Virginia-based Fern & Roby produces high-end furniture, audio, and hardwares that reflect the founders’ desire to celebrate the narrative and history of the materials they use.

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Comoditi is a modular bed headboard made with eco-friendly fabric

Comoditi is a modular bed headboard made with eco-friendly fabric

Designer Daniele De Santis created Comoditi, a modular and elegant headboard that can effortlessly spruce up any bedroom. Made up of pillows of different sizes and colors, Comoditi is completely

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The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

The Bringley model is designed to work as a car alternative in modern urban environments, whilst being compact enough to fit in a normal domestic elevator and be stored in an apartment hallway. Each bike

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

Urban parks are one of the most important components of a healthy and livable city. Not only do they sequester carbon and provide respite from the concrete jungle, but parks are also great cultural and

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Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

  Israel-based Bkeeper - motto: "the art of saving bees" - takes old beehives and turns them into eclectic furniture and design for the home. According to the founder, Hagar Pundak, upcycling

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Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

It’s never too early to teach kids about the importance of green. Eco-conscious design firm Form Maker wants to make the learning process fun and easy with Gobble, a series of recyclable and lightweight

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INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology - and it has taken a long time for new technology to replace it. After a brief rise in the

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Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

It's easy to get attached to the things in our lives, but clutter wastes more than just space. We spend nearly 2 years out of our lives dealing with clutter and 40% of cleaning time is spent dealing with

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KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents storage

KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents storage

Just when you thought that clothing racks are to remain forever mundane, KAYIWA excavates the DINO. After eight intensive years of research and development, the DINO clothes rack is now available in three

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Tristan Roland Design transforms salvaged materials into elegant furniture

Tristan Roland Design transforms salvaged materials into elegant furniture

Salvaged and reappropriated, Tristan Roland Design turns throw-away-furniture into reusable objects for the interior. Everyday objects intrigue Roland, helping him to envision a new life as a means of

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Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Happy Meadows Courtyard House is a modern, age-in-place, net zero passive house designed by Chapel Hill, NC, architect Arielle Condoret Schechter. Constructed primarily of 5500 psi concrete, the

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