industrial design

Upcycled Umbrella Raincoats Keep Dogs Dry

Upcycled Umbrella Raincoats Keep Dogs Dry

We tend to run through umbrella's pretty quickly in New York and there isn't much to be done with them when they die. But Taryn Zychal, a Philidelphia-based industrial designer, is taking broken-down

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Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier

Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier

With Easter on its way, those of us who engaged in egg-dying festivities are likely to have lots of empty egg crates lying around. Rather than tossing them in the trash (or compost bin!), why not follow

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Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Transformed Into Lamp

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Transformed Into Lamp

Ben Light’s namesake shines through in this brilliant lamp born from his resolve to salvage his grandfather’s old Electrolux vacuum cleaner. One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Contest the

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Ordinary Plunger Transformed Into a Lamp

Ordinary Plunger Transformed Into a Lamp

One of our fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Design Competition, this clever DIY project takes two types of plungers and transforms them into a stylish table lamp. To create it, New Jersey-based

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Book Shelf Made From Books

Book Shelf Made From Books

While we're not sure if this book shelf made from books constitutes literary cannibalism, you can rest assured that Yann Martel and Nick Hornby would appreciate seeing their works put to such creative and

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Drops Recycled Upholstery Chair

Drops Recycled Upholstery Chair

One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Design Competition, this cozy looking chair was made by Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a Norway-based furniture designer. Dubbed the Drops chair, it features a

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Lamp Made From Vintage Blender

Lamp Made From Vintage Blender

Have an extra blender, toaster, or waffle maker lying around? Why not reclaim these old appliances by turning them one into lamps like Virginia-based Melinda Merinsky does. One of fifteen finalists in our

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OVOPUR: Eco-friendly Water Filter

OVOPUR: Eco-friendly Water Filter

Design firm Aquaovo have created a whole new reason for water cooler talk with the OVOPUR, an environmentally-friendly water filter. Shaped like a sleek egg, the OVOPUR uses an Aquacristal filter, made of

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The Best of Green at ETech 2009

The Best of Green at ETech 2009

The 2009 Emerging Technology Conference offered an incredible opportunity to catch some of the cutting edge ideas that are shaping the way we look at the world. Several recurrent green themes formed

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DPW Adirondack Chair made from Recycled Roadblocks

DPW Adirondack Chair made from Recycled Roadblocks

Design students Jeffrey Gerlach and Andrew Stanley have instituted an informal furniture catch-and-release program. With just a few steps, they have discovered a way to construct a clever and stylish

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London Design Festival 2008: Inhabitat’s Highlights

London Design Festival 2008: Inhabitat’s Highlights

This year's London Design Festival was an incredible event that showcased some of the world's most acclaimed designers in addition to a host of upcoming talents. From innovative furnishings and lighting

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COROFLOT v4

COROFLOT v4

The good people at Core77 have just launched a new and improved iteration of Coroflot, their career and community network for design professionals. At Coroflot, you can create your own portfolio that

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