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8 Crafty Cardboard Costumes Perfect for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

8 Crafty Cardboard Costumes Perfect for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

September is ending, which means it's high time to start planning your Halloween costume! If you've got a crafty side and want an alternative to shoddy store-bought costumes, why not try constructing your

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Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Excessive packaging is one of our top pet peeves here at Inhabitat, so we were really inspired by this flat cardboard sheet that is capable of conforming to the shape of any object, saving a bundle on

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Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

We can't think of a better combination than DIY-crafts, cardboard, and kids—and Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli's FoldSchool furniture does just that. What's even better is that these

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Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

I'll begin with the installation Animal House, sponsored by Marni and exhibited at Viale Umbria 42. This big and luminous open space displayed different animal sculptures of metal and bright colored PVC,

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Dear Human Recycles Paper Pulp into Illuminating Pulplite Pendant Lamps

Dear Human Recycles Paper Pulp into Illuminating Pulplite Pendant Lamps

Utilizing the paper offcuts from a local garment factory, Canadian-based studio Dear Human recently developed the Pulplites series. Made up of 100% pulped recycled paper, these handmade ceramic and paper

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Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

You wouldn't expect cardboard to be strong enough to build load-bearing infrastructure, but that's exactly what ingenious architect Shigeru Ban used to build a bridge across the Gardon River in France.

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Shigeru Ban’s Paper-Tube Hut Built on World Heritage Site in Japan

Shigeru Ban’s Paper-Tube Hut Built on World Heritage Site in Japan

Beloved Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban continues to impress the public with designs using cardboard as a construction material. This time Shigeru Ban Architects has designed a mountain lodge hut on

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Jillian Salik Carves Ornate Baroque Frames from Cardboard

Jillian Salik Carves Ornate Baroque Frames from Cardboard

The Baroque period is known for its hugely ornate, filigreed adornments in its architecture and interiors. The time and skilled craftsmanship required to create the flowers, leaves, and scrolls is

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Artist Kevin LCK Creates Detailed Dioramas Inside Cardboard Models of Electronics

Artist Kevin LCK Creates Detailed Dioramas Inside Cardboard Models of Electronics

Engaging with technology at times can feel like an automatic and mundane interaction. Kevin LCK crafts everyday appliances and devices and endows them with an inner life. "I seeked to detach the

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D-torso Unveils Giant 3D Dinosaur Made from Laser-Cut Cardboard

D-torso Unveils Giant 3D Dinosaur Made from Laser-Cut Cardboard

This year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, something menacing was lurking among the tables and chairs. D-torso unveiled a giant 3D Velociraptor made completely from cardboard! Standing a

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Incredibly Detailed Nikon Camera Made Entirely From Cardboard

Incredibly Detailed Nikon Camera Made Entirely From Cardboard

Marta Crass created this incredibly realistic cardboard camera without the use of any precision machining tools (like laser cutters or plotters). Measuring 6.5” x 4.5”, the replica camera is modeled

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Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies

Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies

Designer Niklas Roy has created an incredible miniature plotter made from Finnish cardboard, rubber bands, glue, tape, glue, and a welding rod. Roy designed the gadget while teaching a workshop at the

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O*GE’s Giant and Cozy Birdsnest Bed is Ideal for Kids and Adults

O*GE’s Giant and Cozy Birdsnest Bed is Ideal for Kids and Adults

Box-framed beds are boring compared to these wonderful birdsnest beds designed by O*GE Creative Group. Designed to inspire new ideas, the circular beds come in three different sizes with the largest being

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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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Giant Ghetto Blaster Made of Cardboard Houses a Mini Cooper in Zurich

Giant Ghetto Blaster Made of Cardboard Houses a Mini Cooper in Zurich

Hoping to make some big noise for a little car, Mini Cooper tapped artist Bartek Elsner to design and construct a giant boombox made of cardboard. Debuting at the International Radio Festival in Zürich,

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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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Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

We first saw Graypants' Scraplights back in 2008 and immediately wanted one (or ten). Graypants is led by Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle out of Seattle, where they build chairs, tables, lights and even

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Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

The Paperpedic Bed by Karton is a system of intricately folded and tabbed paper panels that connect to form a sleek and modern bed frame. The 100 percent recyclable bed can expand from twin sized to one

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NBT Studio’s Ambihive is a LED Lamp and Sound System Packed Into a Single Cardboard Wall Fixture

NBT Studio’s Ambihive is a LED Lamp and Sound System Packed Into a Single Cardboard Wall Fixture

Cardboard becomes a sleek and modern material choice with NBT Studio's AmbiHive, an ambient wall light and high-tech speaker all-in-one. Made from sustainable Inverted Corrugated Board (ICB), the

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Sandra Cabello’s Cardboard Wall Stores Everything from Brooms to Coffee Cups

Sandra Cabello’s Cardboard Wall Stores Everything from Brooms to Coffee Cups

At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, IED Barcelona and Madrid showcased student work that stood out for their social impact and eco-friendly materials. Sandra Cabello's cardboard storage was one the star

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Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Furniture retailer Ikea just announced plans to swap out wooden shipping pallets in favor of new lightweight cardboard pallets - and although this isn't a change that customers will be able to see, the

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The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

Giles Miller has wooed us with his intricate cardboard creations before, and now he's brought us the world's largest cardboard Christmas tree! Standing at roughly 20 feet in the Design Museum London's

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Think Outside the Box With These DIY Cardboard Costumes

Think Outside the Box With These DIY Cardboard Costumes

Want to make sure your kid has the coolest costume on the block when you take them trick-or-treating? Then forget those conventional, store-bought Halloween costumes, and construct your own custom costume

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Pop-Up ReBoard Seating Turns Any Setting Into a Cozy Lounge Space

Pop-Up ReBoard Seating Turns Any Setting Into a Cozy Lounge Space

Ruben der Kinderen’s eco-friendly benches and chairs can create the ultimate pop-up lounge practically anywhere you can carry them. A recent graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, Kinderen focused his

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Modular Cardboard Bed Provides Solutions for Emergency Housing

Modular Cardboard Bed Provides Solutions for Emergency Housing

The bed is formed from modular cardboard boxes folded together and then laid side by side. To make the box, two intersecting cardboard strips fold together to form an accordion support system. Then a

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Rabobank Unveils Incredible Cardboard office in The Netherlands

Rabobank Unveils Incredible Cardboard office in The Netherlands

Sander Architecten was chosen out of 20 architects to implement their design for the 56,000 square meter project. The brief called for a social work environment that promotes collaboration and knowledge

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Cardborigami Unfolds Into a Portable Housing Shelter

Cardborigami Unfolds Into a Portable Housing Shelter

During Hovsepian's time at school she explored architectural skins and came up with the idea to design a cheap, transportable emergency housing shelter specifically for the homeless. After many iterations

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Beautiful Organic Bowl Made of Recycled Cardboard

Beautiful Organic Bowl Made of Recycled Cardboard

This stylish organic bowl is made of recycled cardboard and would be a great statement piece to add to your dining room table or console. Made by Domingos Totora, the bowl uses a technique that brings

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Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Incredible Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Artist Kiel Johnson has used common cardboard to meticulously re-create an incredible collection of old-school cameras -- from the Instamatic to the Polaroid to the Hi-8. Johnson's obsession with paper is

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Modern Furniture Made from Recyclable Cardboard

Modern Furniture Made from Recyclable Cardboard

So we all know that furniture comes packed in cardboard boxes, but how about furniture that is actually made out of them? Reinhard Dienes, nominated for the Designpreis Deutschland, is keen on using

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