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Tom Shields Fuses Old Furniture Into Zany New Designs

Tom Shields Fuses Old Furniture Into Zany New Designs

Tom Shields' works primarily with furniture found in the trash. He takes these unwanted castoffs and repurposes them into different pieces of furniture or as sculptures. The intent behind his work is to

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Heatworks Model 1 Water Heater Cuts Energy Use by 40%, Smashes Through Kickstarter Goal

Heatworks Model 1 Water Heater Cuts Energy Use by 40%, Smashes Through Kickstarter Goal

The Heatworks Model 1 is a next-generation water heater that reduces energy use by 40%, slashes water use by 10%, and delivers an instant supply of hot water. This heater energizes water molecules and

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Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Founded on state-of-the-art ecological and urban strategies, Sasaki’s urban master plan celebrates the rare opportunity to transform an existing 320-hectare urban airport site into a dynamic,

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Tom Raffield’s Beautiful Flux Pendant Lights are Made From Sustainably Sourced Oak

Tom Raffield’s Beautiful Flux Pendant Lights are Made From Sustainably Sourced Oak

Award-winning lighting designer Tom Raffield's new Flux Light was inspired by the flow of the tides and the form of the waves. A central cylinder at the top of the light conceals the bulb, whilst fourteen

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The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

Reuse is the principle behind this shapeshifting stool composed of 88 wooden modules made from the battens of a recycled fence. The modules are connected with threaded rods, nuts, and washers, allowing

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Colorful Dining Table Using a Recycled Door

DIY: Learn How to Make a Colorful Dining Table Using a Recycled Door

Here's an upcycling project that you'll just adore (get it?)! Transform that door sitting around in your basement into the perfect, refurbished kitchen or work table. Making it is really as simple as

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Moger Mehrhof Architects Build Rustic Birdhouses from Reclaimed Materials

Moger Mehrhof Architects Build Rustic Birdhouses from Reclaimed Materials

Moger Mehrhof Architects is using an array of sustainably sourced materials to give a modern reinterpretation to familiar birdhouse forms. Found hickory and oak logs are quartered and left raw for

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SCAD Students Design Tiny Residences with Footprints No Bigger than a Parking Space

SCAD Students Design Tiny Residences with Footprints No Bigger than a Parking Space

SCAD's School of Building Arts students were challenged to develop a residential prototype that could inhabit the upper levels of the SCAD-Atlanta parking deck. Working with other programs at the

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Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Racchetta by Ivana Mannavola for Formabilio (produced by Live in) is a storage system that you can hang on the wall. Five colorful hexagonal frames can hold objects of different sizes: umbrellas,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Philips’ New Instant Fit LED Tubes Cut Energy Use in Half

INFOGRAPHIC: Philips’ New Instant Fit LED Tubes Cut Energy Use in Half

Philips just announced a new instant fit LED lighting tube as a direct replacement for 12 billion fluorescent tube lights which are the most common form of lighting in shops, offices and industrial spaces

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Savanna Studios’ Modular Pixel Planter Also Features a Fan to Draw In Polluted Air

Savanna Studios’ Modular Pixel Planter Also Features a Fan to Draw In Polluted Air

Can an art project improve indoor air quality, educate young people, and create healthier classrooms? That's what Des Moines startup Savanna Studios is working to prove through its new Pixel project. A

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Vermont Woods Studios’ Colorful Polywood Chairs Are Made From Over 90% Recycled Plastic

Vermont Woods Studios’ Colorful Polywood Chairs Are Made From Over 90% Recycled Plastic

Vermont Woods Studios's colorful Polywood all-weather outdoor furniture is made from over 90% recycled materials! It's hard to believe that this high-end, luxury beach and patio furniture is the product

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Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori's clever Facile Sofa features a flexible design that can be adapted to provide extra seating or table space when guests visit. The comfortable cushions can be pulled out easily from the

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The Food Guide UK’s New Cotton Tea Towel Explains How Healthy Your Sunday Roast Is

The Food Guide UK’s New Cotton Tea Towel Explains How Healthy Your Sunday Roast Is

Ever wondered how healthy your roast dinner is? The Food Guide UK's latest tea towel will help you identify the key vitamins and minerals hidden in your Sunday lunch. With vitamin C in potatoes and

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Studio Twenty Seven Unveils Gorgeous LEED Platinum +2edison7 Home in Virginia

Studio Twenty Seven Unveils Gorgeous LEED Platinum +2edison7 Home in Virginia

This home is a design and research project that sought to revitalize a typical suburban residential building with modern amenities and sustainable retrofits while adjusting the building's spacial program

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Andrea Brugnera’s Cookie-Shaped Frolle Coat Hangers Will Sweeten Up Any Space

Andrea Brugnera’s Cookie-Shaped Frolle Coat Hangers Will Sweeten Up Any Space

Designed by Andrea Brugnera, Frolle is a delicious set of wall coat hangers made of wood and inspired by classic shortbread cookies. Every set contains an array of cookie shapes dipped into "cream" or

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which Countries Travel the Most by Train, Plane, Car, and Bike

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Countries Travel the Most by Train, Plane, Car, and Bike

The average American drives almost 10% less each year than they did a decade ago - but that's still a lot! In 2010, Americans travelled 40% further by road than Canadians, 60% further than Australians,

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The Container Restaurant Turns Two Shipping Containers Into a Culinary Hub for Coloradans

The Container Restaurant Turns Two Shipping Containers Into a Culinary Hub for Coloradans

Patrons of Ska Brewing's World Headquarters & Tasting Room in Durango, Colorado, have a new menu to consider while sampling Ska’s craft beer fresh from the source. The Container Restaurant, made

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Candlestick Design Creates Awe-Inspiring Off-Grid Light Installation With Solar-Powered LEDs

Candlestick Design Creates Awe-Inspiring Off-Grid Light Installation With Solar-Powered LEDs

These surreal Technicolor trees aren't photoshopped - they're illuminated by solar-powered LED lights! The Brompton Lodge Trees is a semi-permanent, off-grid lighting installation by Candlestick Design.

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Sander Bakker’s Leaf-like Blom Unfolds into a Stunning Lamp

Sander Bakker’s Leaf-like Blom Unfolds into a Stunning Lamp

Dutch designer Sander Bakker is releasing his second design for California-based makers SplinterSeed. The shape of the Blom table lamp relies on the subtle interaction between its leaf-like parts—much

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EnjoyTwice Reinvents Discarded Advertising Cardboard with their Geometric Pendant Lamps

EnjoyTwice Reinvents Discarded Advertising Cardboard with their Geometric Pendant Lamps

Under the flag of design label EnjoyTwice, a handful of designers have been working with difficult to recycle materials since 2009. Their latest product is the EnjoyTwice Light made from recycled

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Stackable ModCubes Make Building Lets Your Build Furniture in a Snap

Stackable ModCubes Make Building Lets Your Build Furniture in a Snap

What's the problem with furniture today? You buy it for a purpose such as a bed or a wardrobe, and when it's outlived it's usefulness, you simply throw it away! Massachusetts-based design and

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Poquito: A Solid Hardwood Wallet that Also Keeps Your Coins Secure

Poquito: A Solid Hardwood Wallet that Also Keeps Your Coins Secure

Poquito is machined from solid hardwood, made as an eco-friendly alternative to leather wallets. Designed to be a slim front-pocket wallet, this beauty can carry up to 6 cards, cash, and even coins. Each

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Students Create a Zero-Impact Space for Respite and Education in a Chilean Ecological Reserve

Students Create a Zero-Impact Space for Respite and Education in a Chilean Ecological Reserve

The Arborama project was conceived as an act of intervention in nature, meant to generate a place dedicated to environmental education. The installation was designed by the 2013 graduating class of the

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Brilliant 3D Grass Printer Can Print a Garden in Any Shape You Can Imagine

Brilliant 3D Grass Printer Can Print 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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DIY: How to Turn Two Plastic Hangers Into a Cheap and Easy Way to Store Holiday Lights

DIY: How to Turn Two Plastic Hangers Into a Cheap and Easy Way to Store Holiday Lights

Here's a little trick for storing Holiday lights and re-purposing something you probably already have laying around after opening presents! For years, I've been looking for the cheapest and easiest way to

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Future Cities Will Succeed

INFOGRAPHIC: How Future Cities Will Succeed

What will the smart city of tomorrow look like? Industry Perspectives: Creating Smart and Sustainable Cities is a new report and infographic published by the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute and

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Artist George Hollander Creates a Holiday Light Sculpture Inspired by “Stairway to Heaven”

Artist George Hollander Creates a Holiday Light Sculpture Inspired by “Stairway to Heaven”

The holiday season is a fun time to play with lighting. Artist and designer George Hollander, toys with the illuminating medium this year as a sculpture. Made from found materials, "Stairway to Heaven",

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Studio APXE Designed the First Plus Energy House in Bulgaria

Studio APXE Designed the First Plus Energy House in Bulgaria

The first Plus Energy House in Bulgaria recently popped up near Sofia. Designed by Studio APXE, the passive house will generate more energy than it consumes due to the implementation of a photovoltaic

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