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Vicara Gives the Traditional Lamp a Facelift Using Recycled Cardboard

Vicara Gives the Traditional Lamp a Facelift Using Recycled Cardboard

Vicara, a cool design brand based in Portugal, recently launched a brand new lamp made from recycled cardboard. Dubbed Cartonado, this cute little table lamp is laser cut into to pieces than come

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Yield Deign’s Beautiful Birch Planter Boxes Give Your Plants a Pop of Color

Yield Deign’s Beautiful Birch Planter Boxes Give Your Plants a Pop of Color

The Yield Planter Box is handcrafted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its clean architectural lines contrast with the raw birch ply to provide an elegant display for succulents, cacti, herbs and more. Each

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Andy Avalar Repurposes E-Waste to Create Colorful Recycled Artworks

Andy Avalar Repurposes E-Waste to Create Colorful Recycled Artworks

Artist Andy Avalar uses discarded computers, cables, and other forms of e-waste to create vibrant recycled artworks. Each piece repurposes various electronic components to shine a new light on materials

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The Cabina Clothespin Holder Brings a Little Bit of Whimsy to Laundry Day

The Cabina Clothespin Holder Brings a Little Bit of Whimsy to Laundry Day

While you may typically reach for the dryer after a wash, consider putting your clothes on a line to help cut both your energy bill and your carbon footprint. Designed by Avichai Tadmor, the Cabina Peg

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JB Public Art’s Fish Bellies Installation Enchants with Stunning LED-Lit Forms

JB Public Art’s Fish Bellies Installation Enchants with Stunning LED-Lit Forms

Inspired by the biological diversity of the San Marcos River, JB Public Art recently installed their LED lighting sculpture, Fish Bellies, on the Texas State University campus. Mirroring the progress of

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London Original Loft: CSR Architects Unveil Plans to Turn London Railway Arcades Into Housing

London Original Loft: CSR Architects Unveil Plans to Turn London Railway Arcades Into Housing

London Original Loft is a concept design for the reuse of railway arcades scattered around London as living spaces. The idea is to close the arcades with a special facade that features skylights rather

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Krystal O’Mara Makes Unique Furniture from Recycled Bike Parts

Krystal O’Mara Makes Unique Furniture from Recycled Bike Parts

When most folks see a rusty bike rotting in a scrapyard, they see little of value, but Krystal O'Mara sees potential. O'Mara is a self-taught artist and craftsman, and she specializes in producing

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Linda Rose's Cube Lamp shade is made completely out of recycled cardboard. Linda designed the lighting fixture thinking about the unique texture of materials and the subsequent effect it would have when

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We’d Love to Work in Olero’s Modular Geodesic Atmos “Cubicle”

We’d Love to Work in Olero’s Modular Geodesic Atmos “Cubicle”

Working in a cubicle has come to define office drudgery - but we wouldn't mind spending the workday in one of Olero Design's light and airy Atmos enclosures. The modular geodesic structures provide

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Smart Small is a Collection of Small, Modular Planters for Herbs and Mosses

Smart Small is a Collection of Small, Modular Planters for Herbs and Mosses

For the 2013 International Garden Festival, Massachusetts-based architecture firm Ecoid unveiled Smart Small, a garden composed of hundreds of small modular units that highlight the beauty and

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Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Photo via Shutterstock Congestion charging is one of the most effective tools that local governments have to discourage people from driving their cars in cities during peak hours, helping to reduce air

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Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle

Retired Couple to Travel Around the Wold on Solar Powered Electric Tricycle

Building an electric tricycle from scratch is one thing - but driving it through 100 countries around the world in 5 years is another thing entirely. Li Linxiang, 66, and his wife Zhao Yafan, 64, are a

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The Cloud Harvester Catches and Stores Fresh Water from Fog

The Cloud Harvester Catches and Stores Fresh Water from Fog

The Cloud Harvester is an ingenious device that is designed to catch and condense fog into water droplets which, in turn, run down a stainless steel mesh into a water storage container. The device

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Tips on How to Protect Your Family and Home from Natural Disasters

Tips on How to Protect Your Family and Home from Natural Disasters

Image via Shutterstock Floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes seem to be more commonplace each and every year. All over the United States, many families are devastated by natural

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Fluffy Co.’s Wall Mount Bottle Openers Feature Quirky Screen-Printed Designs

Fluffy Co.’s Wall Mount Bottle Openers Feature Quirky Screen-Printed Designs

Fluffy Co.'s wall-mount bottle openers are great way to add a little style to happy hour. Each locally-sourced, maple plywood opener is beautifully screen-printed with a unique design and urethane

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BC-AS Architects Complete Rammed Earth Hunting Cabin in Belgium

BC-AS Architects Complete Rammed Earth Hunting Cabin in Belgium

Last year, BC Architects organized Belgium's first rammed earth workshop to build a small but comfortable hunting cabin from about 30 square meters of rammed earth. The foundation and roof work was

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James Shaw Creates DIY Furniture ‘Making Guns’ From Recycled Materials

James Shaw Creates DIY Furniture ‘Making Guns’ From Recycled Materials

RCA Design Products graduate James Shaw has developed a range of ecologically minded 'Making Guns'. The guns both subvert the traditional idea of guns being destructive and present radical new processes

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Resinance: Art Installation Imitates Living Organisms by Responding to Touch

Resinance: Art Installation Imitates Living Organisms by Responding to Touch

One major difference between living organisms and manmade products is that living organisms respond and adapt to their surroundings. A team of students at CAAD in Zurich recently produced 'Resinance,' an

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5 Handy Tips to Keep In Mind When Looking for Green Furniture

5 Handy Tips to Keep In Mind When Looking for Green Furniture

Kermit the frog was wrong—it is easy being green. These days being green is a big deal. Our society has been wasteful and environmentally irresponsible for a long time. Realizing that the earth

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Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

SunStash is a newly launched Kickstarter project that seeks to provide an innovative solar powered solution to frequent interruptions in the power grid. Created by Don Cayelli, SunStash combines a

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Modular BUILD Blocks Can be Stacked Up to Create Flexible Shelving

Modular BUILD Blocks Can be Stacked Up to Create Flexible Shelving

BUILD is a lightweight modular shelving system based on a single geometric unit. The versatile blocks can be stacked up to suit a wide range of functions - from shelves to partitions. Freestanding or

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The ooloo Rocking Footrest Takes the Unhealthy Edge Off of Sitting Down All Day

The ooloo Rocking Footrest Takes the Unhealthy Edge Off of Sitting Down All Day

Sitting all day takes a serious toll on your health. Recent research indicates long-term, extended sitting can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and decreased lifespan. While many of us have turned

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Los Angeles’ Alameda Square to be Transformed Into One of the Nation’s Largest Creative Campuses

Los Angeles’ Alameda Square to be Transformed Into One of the Nation’s Largest Creative Campuses

Built in 1918, Los Angeles' Alameda Square is one of the nation’s largest historic industrial centers. Creative Space, an integrated development and marketing firm, is in the process of upgrading and

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Nourishmat: Grow an Organic Garden Using This Handy Roll Out Planting Guide

Nourishmat: Grow an Organic Garden Using This Handy Roll Out Planting Guide

Have you heard of paint by numbers? What about garden by numbers? The Nourishmat takes the same concept and turns it into a simple way to plant an organic garden of herbs and veggies. Creators Phil Weiner

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Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio just unveiled their winning proposal for an archaeological visitor centre in Lenggong Valley, Malaysia - the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the skeleton of the 10,000-year-old

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Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Plant Pickets are recycled eight-inch wood stakes that can be stuck into the ground to help organize the complexity of edible gardens. Whether you're growing broccoli, tomatoes, peas, or kale, Plant

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Beam Is a Simple No-Waste Sideboard Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

Beam Is a Simple No-Waste Sideboard Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

The result of a number of experiments aimed at maximizing the material, structure and aesthetics of a 4'x8' sheet of Baltic birch plywood, Beam is a simple DIY sideboard made up of eleven precisely cut

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Westbury Garden Rooms Creates Green-Roofed Backyard Retreats

Westbury Garden Rooms Creates Green-Roofed Backyard Retreats

Have you ever dreamed of setting up a room of your own in the backyard? The UK's Westbury Garden Rooms produces free-standing, contemporary cedar-clad eco rooms. The grass-roofed rooms are well insulated

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Jeroen Bisscheroux’s GINDS Lets You Eavesdrop On Passersby 100 Meters Away

Jeroen Bisscheroux’s GINDS Lets You Eavesdrop On Passersby 100 Meters Away

Jeroen Bisscheroux's GINDS is an art project that explores the sounds occurring within the borough of Amsterdam Zuid. The project is made up of of a series of double conical horns placed around various

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DIY: Learn How to Build a Portable Shopping Cart That Attaches to Your Bike

DIY: Learn How to Build a Portable Shopping Cart That Attaches to Your Bike

Berto Aussems got tired of balancing his grocery bags on his bike's handlebars, so he designed this clever eco shopper that can attach to the back of a bike. Versatile, easy to use and transport, the

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