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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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Glass ‘Odyssey Lamp’ Gives Recycled Bottles a New Life

Glass ‘Odyssey Lamp’ Gives Recycled Bottles a New Life

Shortly after 9/11, designer Ismael Quintero spotted a fire hydrant lid on the sidewalk that gave him the inspiration for this poetic Odyssey lamp. Made from recycled green beer bottles and embossed with

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Young & Battaglia’s Quirky Clothespin Lamp is All Pinned Up

Young & Battaglia’s Quirky Clothespin Lamp is All Pinned Up

This eclectic clothespin lamp designed by Young & Battaglia caught our eye last week at ICFF during New York Design Week. Dubbed “Peggy Sue”, the lamp features a base made of hand-turned

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Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Dino’s flexible neck can be angled and bent in any direction to meet your lighting needs. A bright LED bulb ensures long lasting bright white and energy efficient illumination, and the lamps are

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Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

These incredible LED lamps by Aqua Creations are each made from a single, hand-folded sheet of paper. Japanese company Aki showcased their awesome 3D cardboard sculptures - including this adorable

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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Colorful Chair Made of 65,000 Rubber Bands Turns Heads at ICFF

Colorful Chair Made of 65,000 Rubber Bands Turns Heads at ICFF

This year’s competition was themed “Sitting on the Edge,” and encouraged students to use nontraditional materials and disregard preconceived notions of chair design, pushing them to think outside

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Pierre Ospina Plants a Forest of LED Blossom Bulbs at ICFF

Pierre Ospina Plants a Forest of LED Blossom Bulbs at ICFF

Ospina used the rubber linings of tires to wrap each lamp's pillar-like base in a black, semi-glossy covering. Staggered along each lamp are a series of leaf-shaped cut outs that cradle spherical LED

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Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum creates functional products that charm and entertain through their design. The Hot-Pot BBQ is no exception - its friendly looks and small size make it a perfect option for small outdoor

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DCS Corp Shows Off Their Enchanting Washi Cloud Lamps at ICFF

DCS Corp Shows Off Their Enchanting Washi Cloud Lamps at ICFF

To sculpt the three-dimensional structures the designers used Japanese washi paper, which is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, or the paper mulberry, but

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QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

These stunning Coral Reef lamps from QisDesign light up with a just a quick flick of the wrist. Spotted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the lamps feature three overlapping disc-shaped

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Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Attention all skaters - how many of you have damaged your skateboards beyond repair after unsuccessfully trying to nail a rail or grab some air?  Before you go throwing your board into landfill, you may

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Legato Studio’s Transforming Bench Goes from Dining Table to Seating in a Snap

Legato Studio’s Transforming Bench Goes from Dining Table to Seating in a Snap

Inspired by the benches and picnic tables we would normally see at an outdoor park, this practical piece designed by Legato Studio gracefully transforms from eating surface to seating with less effort

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Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Sometimes design shows can feel so serious and pretentious. I mean, how many plastic chairs and wood veneer lamps do we really need to see? That’s why we were thrilled to discover Frances

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PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF

PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF

We spoke to Gayle Zalduondo, who is one of the founders of Puck and Blossom, the company behind Cabin Fever. One of the coolest things she told us about the ZipCabin is that at just 120 sf, its a

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Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Aki produces the cardboard figures as part of its D-Torso line. The models are created by dividing each 3D figure into horizontal data slices and then cutting each layer out of cardboard. The method is

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

We're just three hours in and already we've talked with some amazing eco-friendly designers and seen a lot of great sustainable designs. Graypants is displaying their beautiful recycled cardboard lights,

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