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Gypsy Modular: Customizable, Flat Pack Furniture That Uses No Screws or Tools

Gypsy Modular: Customizable, Flat Pack Furniture That Uses No Screws or Tools

Gypsy Modular is a new line of furniture made from modular components so it can be configured and then reconfigured based on your needs. Connectors built directly into the parts hold together with

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Lloydesign Creates Colorful Layered Stools and Tables from Salvaged Offcuts

Lloydesign Creates Colorful Layered Stools and Tables from Salvaged Offcuts

Using 95 percent recycled materials, Lloydesign creates beautifully layered eco-friendly furniture.

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Grass Ottoman Is a Living Growing Chia Chair

Grass Ottoman Is a Living Growing Chia Chair

Chia pets are so 1995 - but why not give a nod to this little piece of green decor with a Chia chair? The Grass Ottoman by GH Design is a living, growing bench that melds plant-life and furniture into

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Quirky Tree Trunk Tables Handmade From Salvaged Lumber

Quirky Tree Trunk Tables Handmade From Salvaged Lumber

While these tables may look like they're about to get up and walk out the door, don't worry -- they'll stay put. Designed by Nicole Belanger these spectacular Nickadoo Tree Trunk Tables have been

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Sarah Turner’s Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp Lights Up to Eco-Tweets

Sarah Turner’s Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp Lights Up to Eco-Tweets

Sarah's stunning piece is formed with 562 reused bottle ends, each one hand cut and attached to each other gradually building into a spherical shape. Each bottle end holds a LED inside, which also

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Emilano Godoy’s Shiny Snowjob Chair Is Made from Recycled Candy Wrappers

Emilano Godoy’s Shiny Snowjob Chair Is Made from Recycled Candy Wrappers

When we caught a glimpse of Emiliano Godoy's Snowjob Chair over at Designboom, we couldn't help but be entranced by its spectacular sheen. A modern piece built with FSC certified wood with a vegetable

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Gig Chair Transforms Into a Bed, Chaise and Ottoman

Gig Chair Transforms Into a Bed, Chaise and Ottoman

These days, many of us do double or even triple duty as professionals, parents and students - shouldn't our furniture do the same? Well that's what industrial designer Davide Tonizzo was thinking when he

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Clever Coffee Table Is Also a Light Reflecting Heliostat

Clever Coffee Table Is Also a Light Reflecting Heliostat

If your spaces fall short when it comes to natural sunlight, there are plenty of things you can do to remedy the situation. One clever design that really caught our eye was this modern coffee table that

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Brunno Jahara Turns Salvaged Wood Into Vibrant Furniture Full of Character

Brunno Jahara Turns Salvaged Wood Into Vibrant Furniture Full of Character

Brizilian designer Brunno Jahara recently finished his beautifully crafted line of vibrant furniture he's calling "Neorustica." A multi-faceted collection with compelling lines, Neorustica includes

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Quirky Margate Drawers Are an Upcycled Furniture Frankenstein

Quirky Margate Drawers Are an Upcycled Furniture Frankenstein

This awesomely quirky and colorful chest of drawers that we spotted at this year's London Design Festival is like a furniture Frankenstein - and we mean that in the best way possible. Designer Zoe Murphy

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Amazing Living Furniture Sprouts Whatever You Plant

Amazing Living Furniture Sprouts Whatever You Plant

Dubbed Mobilier à Jardiner, or "Furniture to Garden", the pieces are an interesting way to display your plants instead of merely placing them in pots (boring!). Plus, the greenery you plant actually

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Knu Desk is Like Your Elementary School Desk But Much Better

Knu Desk is Like Your Elementary School Desk But Much Better

Remember those desks we had in elementary school with the space inside for notebooks and pencils? Well this beautiful Knu desk may make you nostalgic, but trust us, it's a lot better than your workstation

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Tonecoon Lounger Offers Curvaceous Eco Seating

Tonecoon Lounger Offers Curvaceous Eco Seating

Looking for a lounger that is every bit as stylish as it is sustainable? Well the Tonecoon by PIE checks off both boxes with its beautiful hand-woven water hyacinth and rattan frame. Water hyacinth is a

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Boris Bally Creates Unique Chairs from Urban Street Signage

Boris Bally Creates Unique Chairs from Urban Street Signage

Sculptor, jeweler and industrial designer Boris Bally has created a beautiful series of colorful geometric chairs from old street signs. The unique markings and patina were earned on the road, and the

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The ChairKIT_ Gives Punch-Out Furniture a New Pop Look

The ChairKIT_ Gives Punch-Out Furniture a New Pop Look

Whether you're looking for new art to spruce up the walls or a simple design for sitting, Dan Civico’s ChairKIT_ is an awesome piece that deserves your attention. Each artfully-designed graphic panel

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Leaning Shelves and Seating Made from a Dismantled Water Tower

Leaning Shelves and Seating Made from a Dismantled Water Tower

These new shelves designed by Deger Cengiz perfectly embody the contemporary spirit of sustainability. Constructed from reclaimed redwood salvaged from a dismantled New York water tower, Cengiz’s

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ElasticShelf Made From Bike Tire Tubes Up for Auction on eBay!

ElasticShelf Made From Bike Tire Tubes Up for Auction on eBay!

Our ElasticShelf auction ends tomorrow - bid now! What city dweller isn’t crying out for more storage space these days? Well, forget about those boring stacked shelves, and display your books and

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Vibrant Folding Chairs Upcycled from Old Shipping Pallets!

Vibrant Folding Chairs Upcycled from Old Shipping Pallets!

These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios combine strength-of-form with environmentally-aware design. Each chair is hand made from a single recycled wooden pallet - thousands of

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Modules Made from Material Waste Form Furniture, Walls and Rooms

Modules Made from Material Waste Form Furniture, Walls and Rooms

While the image above depicts a modern and sleek interior space, you’d be surprised to know that the other side of the wall carries an aesthetic debauchery more in line with that of Sweeney Todd. An

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Designloop’s Noshi Stools Are Origami You Can Sit On

Designloop’s Noshi Stools Are Origami You Can Sit On

These Noshi stools by Nick Seymour from Designloop look like they're made from paper, but they're actually made from a single sheet of laser-cut mild steel cleverly folded into a beautifully simple form.

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Inhabitat’s Favorite Green Products from Neocon 2010

Inhabitat’s Favorite Green Products from Neocon 2010

Scattered throughout NeoCon were signs inviting attendees to choose their own Eco-Adventures. Attendees could one of two Eco-trips or a Public Bike just by stopping by and dropping off a business card or

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LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

Formed in January of 2008, LA Box Collective is a group of professional furniture designers and makers that are committed to environmentally–conscious design and production. Their first collection

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Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

It’s been some time since we last reported on Mexico City-based Godoylab, but this sustainability-focused design studio has certainly been hard at work with a slew of new pieces to show. One piece that

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year's ICFF. Appropriately named the "Tree Bookshelf," Soh sets up several loving tree

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New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

We've always loved Rogan for their ethical fashion forwardness, but now we’ve become enamored with their uber-stylish collection of sustainable modern furniture and accessories! One of the latest

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André Joyau’s Salvaged Wood Furniture Celebrates Reclaimed Materials

André Joyau’s Salvaged Wood Furniture Celebrates Reclaimed Materials

André Joyau’s gorgeous furniture line was a definite show stopper last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010.  We were so impressed by his use of reclaimed wood in his narrative furniture pieces that we

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

Inhabitat favorite EcoSystems has just provided us with a sneak-peek of a brand new design they'll be unveiling at BKLYN Designs 2010 -- the Snug-It bed! The bed is based on their innovative connector

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Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

In recent years global warming has lent a hand in increasing the population of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which has been wreaking havoc on acres of woodland area, giving way to a surplus of diseased,

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Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi has taken moso bamboo and turned it into a modern chair that thoughtfully makes reference to Chinese literature and philosophy. While a neat geometric box design is depicted when

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READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

Author, furniture designer and hand tool enthusiast Tom Fidgen designed and built this side table using salvaged Ash collected from the shores of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. The drawer

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