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Chic Antique Offers Unique Vintage Furniture in Chicago

Chic Antique Offers Unique Vintage Furniture in Chicago

Crystal Blackshaw opened Chic Antique, a new store in Chicago specializing in one-of-a-kind refurbished vintage furniture to offer green alternatives to mass-produced, cookie cutter home furnishings. She

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Inhabitat Announces 2010 Spring Greening Contest Winners!

Inhabitat Announces 2010 Spring Greening Contest Winners!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! We’ve got our 2010 Spring Greening Contest winners and boy are they impressive! This year we invited all of our enterprising readers to see if they could breathe new life into old

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ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

READER'S CHOICE GRAND PRIZE: Soda Bottle Lamps by Sarah Turner!!!Sarah Turner's lamps made from recycled soda bottles received a whopping 3674 votes from our readers, wowing you guys with their dazzling

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ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

DRUMROLL PLEASE... Spring has sprung, the votes have been cast, and we're excited to announce the winners of our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We feel fortunate to have such an incredibly talented

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Briefcase Made from a Recycled Macbook Box

Briefcase Made from a Recycled Macbook Box

We were glad to see that we're not the only ones that, upon unpackaging our shiny new macbook, thought it was such a shame to use such a lovely case just for packaging material. Rather than ditching or

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Recycled Aluminum Soda Can Brooch

Recycled Aluminum Soda Can Brooch

Another inspiring finalist in our Spring Greening Contest is Kumvana Gomani, who created this beautiful little bird brooch from recycled aluminum. To make it she took an aluminum can, flattened it, cut

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Orange Dish Rack Grows a Green Herb Garden

Orange Dish Rack Grows a Green Herb Garden

One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest, Nibha Jain and Srikanth Jalasutram's "Orange" dish drying rack puts wet dishes to work by using their droplets to water a mini herb

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Pendant Lamp Made from Recycled Light Bulbs

Pendant Lamp Made from Recycled Light Bulbs

San Francisco's James Sampayan offers up a bright idea for the Spring Greening DIY Contest that combines old and new to create a lovely pendant lamp that gives the lowly light bulb a second life during

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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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