green interiors

Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

If you’re passionate about bespoke furniture, you can’t get any more personalized than Elliat Rich's Decennia Chair currently on show at Milan Design Week as part of ‘The Other Hemisphere’

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Urban Chandy Founder Cassidy Brush

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Urban Chandy Founder Cassidy Brush

It was pretty much love at first sight when the Inhabitat editors first laid eyes on Urban Chandy's sparkling upcycled light fixtures at BKLYN Designs this year, and we recently got a chance to take a

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Living Cube: Multi-Functional Furnishing Provides a ‘Home in a Box’ Solution

Living Cube: Multi-Functional Furnishing Provides a ‘Home in a Box’ Solution

"The idea was born out of a personal need to counteract the confinements of a conventional home with one simple and multifunctional design that will cover several different needs," as Till Könneker

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Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

Custom-made by hand at Meijer's Eindhoven workshop, this elegant storage-staircase was created for designer Just Haasnoot at his historic home in Wassenaar, The Hague. Its industrial yet elegant

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Kengo Kuma Wraps Tokyo’s Sunny Hills Cake Shop in a Latticed 3D Wooden ‘Cloud’

Kengo Kuma Wraps Tokyo’s Sunny Hills Cake Shop in a Latticed 3D Wooden ‘Cloud’

Kuma's eye-catching cake shop stands in the middle of a residential area in Tokyo's Aoyama, with a memorable cloud-like shape. The intricate structure takes inspiration from traditional bamboo baskets,

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Circular Stoas Vilentum University Embraces Energy-Efficient Design in the Netherlands

Circular Stoas Vilentum University Embraces Energy-Efficient Design in the Netherlands

Stoas Vilentum University places a strong focus on sustainability, which is reflected in its form, materials and interior spaces. The school's cylindrical shape minimizes energy loss while allowing plenty

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Ton Matton’s Chicken Cabinet Produces Fresh Eggs Right in Your Backyard

Ton Matton’s Chicken Cabinet Produces Fresh Eggs Right in Your Backyard

Ton's Chicken Cabinet turns a familiar furnishing into a system dedicated to free range egg production. The cupboard is built to EU-approved free range specs, and it provides enough space for three

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Danielle Trofe’s Brilliant Mush-Lume Lamp is Grown From Fungi!

Danielle Trofe’s Brilliant Mush-Lume Lamp is Grown From Fungi!

We've featured Danielle Trofe's amazing energy-generating hourglass lamps in the past, and the designer just unveiled a new table lamp called Mush-Lume that is grown instead of being manufactured! The

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Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Designer Michael Neville created these colorful recycled rockers as a material exploration of post-consumer cardboard pulp and natural dyes. The rockers are designed as functional furniture for young

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Kayak Instructor Builds Tiny Woodland Home for $11,000

Kayak Instructor Builds Tiny Woodland Home for $11,000

Schulz's tiny woodland cottage measures 14' x 16', and it was built entirely from materials gathered at a local recycling yard and savaged wood from the surrounding forest. The resourceful instructor also

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J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

Jae Won Cho's T.SHELF (triangular shelf) is a modular system that can be built into multiple shapes with various functions. The T.SHELF system is based on the strongest geometric shape, the triangle, and

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Fifth Fence Farm Creates Cozy, Eco Chic Wool Throws

Fifth Fence Farm Creates Cozy, Eco Chic Wool Throws

Michael and Vera brought their first lambs home in 2012, and were instantly enamored. Today, they operate Fifth Fence Farm in Charlotte, Vermont, and produce small-batch wool throws in classic plaited

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Veronique Lamarre Turns Common Household Objects Into Exquisite Recycled Lamps

Veronique Lamarre Turns Common Household Objects Into Exquisite Recycled Lamps

Véronique Lamarre is an innovative industrial designer who is environment conscious from the beginning. After her Bachelor’s degree at the Université de Montréal she works for several years as

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Wood Restart Turns Naturally Fallen Trees Into Beautiful Modern Furnishings

Wood Restart Turns Naturally Fallen Trees Into Beautiful Modern Furnishings

Eco-friendly workshop Wood Restart specializes in making modern furniture and home accessories that are stylish, sturdy, and sustainably crafted. Wood Restart exclusively uses salvaged timber that has

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Infographic: Vampire Appliances That Devour Electricity While You Sleep

Infographic: Vampire Appliances That Devour Electricity While You Sleep

Did you know that the average television uses 10 watts of electricity when it's switched off? Every night as you sleep vampire appliances are stalking your house, sucking up energy and raising your

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Willem Heeffer’s Mandala Office Retrofit Pops With Bold Colors and Recycled Materials

Willem Heeffer’s Mandala Office Retrofit Pops With Bold Colors and Recycled Materials

A lamp made from a washing machine drum, a stool made from scrap wood; designer Willem Heeffer spots the design potential in everyday waste objects and sets out to give them a stylish new purpose. Heeffer

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See Inside One World Trade Center as It Prepares for Its 2014 Opening

See Inside One World Trade Center as It Prepares for Its 2014 Opening

It's been a long and arduous road, but the construction of One World Trade Center is finally headed for the home stretch. The tower is scheduled to open some time in 2014, but CNNMoney recently got a peek

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Sebastiaan Dillmann’s Gorgeous Eden Lamps are Made From Found Tree Branches

Sebastiaan Dillmann’s Gorgeous Eden Lamps are Made From Found Tree Branches

In our modern economy everything revolves around consumption. Manufacturers are continuously introducing new designs and models to the market that make existing products outdated or unnecessary, and this

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SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

J.P. Meulendijks's clever SPARE pendant light is made from 25 incandescent light bulbs and a single energy-efficient LED bulb. The LED can be screwed into a light socket, and when the lamp is switched on

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Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

Did you know that the average North American home has over 30 light fixtures, and energy used for lighting can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 each year? By simply upgrading 15 inefficient light bulbs

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Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Marcia Patmos, the brains behind the much-loved M Patmos eco fashion line, applies her eco-conscious mindset to everything she does. When we saw the designer during fashion week, she mentioned her

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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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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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Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Going green at home has never been easier, as designers and big box retailers embrace more conscious practices and materials. This year we saw a whole slew of exciting new designs that drop excess for

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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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6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

Zecc Architects' St. Jakobus Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands Zecc Architects' turned St. Jakobus church in The Netherlands, into a modern, cozy home. The renovated holy building, which closed its

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

As technology advances, energy-efficient bulbs continue to grow in popularity. In turn, bulb prices are dropping. In 2013, well-known bulb manufacturers Cree and Philips introduced affordable LED 60-watt

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INFOGRAPHIC: Interior Design Trends for 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Interior Design Trends for 2014

Are you considering a home remodel or renovation to ring in the new year? The Glass Tile Store just launched a new infographic on the hottest design trends for 2014. It's packed with tips on what colors,

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Henry Baumann Creates Incredible Sculptural Furniture From Construction Site Waste

Henry Baumann Creates Incredible Sculptural Furniture From Construction Site Waste

Designer Henry Baumann has created an incredible series of sculptural lamps and chairs by recycling big wooden cable drums often found on building sites. He discovered that these drums were simply too big

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