Sustainable Materials

Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Skateboarding has always been a green way to get from point A to point B - whether boarders think that's an important point or not. The folks over at Arbor are making this alternative mode of

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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile's bustling capital

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Japanese Mountain Retreat Features Bright Yellow Dome Tents and Locally Harvested Timber

Japanese Mountain Retreat Features Bright Yellow Dome Tents and Locally Harvested Timber

The structure is mainly built from locally harvested larch wood, which makes up a giant observation deck, stairways and a few hut like shelters.  The main building of the structure is used to lunch, for

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Homemade Baked Table Installation Is Good Enough to Eat

Homemade Baked Table Installation Is Good Enough to Eat

This is not the first time we've feature edible tableware here at Inhabitat, but this bread installation by London-based Spanish designer Andere Monjo has all the elements we need to get our design and

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Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Zero-Waste Vegetable Packaging You Can Also Plant

Are you tired of going to the store for veggies, only to come back home to find yourself with a load of useless un-eco-packaging? Overwhelmed by the wasteful nature at his local market, Ben Huttly, a

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Awesome Bamboo iPhone Case Looks Like a Retro Camera

Awesome Bamboo iPhone Case Looks Like a Retro Camera

If you own an iPhone and want to protect it from everyday wear and tear while avoiding nasty plastic or rubber protectors, this awesome camera-shaped bamboo case might be just the thing you're looking

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Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

The designers created an entire office space by carefully cutting and folding sheets of 15 mm honeycomb cardboard. The area includes desks, tables, bookshelves, columns, stairs, and even rooms made out of

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Amy Hunting’s Wooden Patchwork Furniture Includes One-Off Masterpieces

Amy Hunting’s Wooden Patchwork Furniture Includes One-Off Masterpieces

Norwegian designer, curator, collector and illustrator Amy Hunting is transforming factory waste wood cut-offs into a collection of patchwork furniture. Strong and pleasing to the eye, the collection is

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Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful

Wasara: Compostable Japanese Tableware is Ephemeral and Beautiful

Give your next afternoon tea party or picnic at the park an elegant Japanese twist with Wasara's biodegradable tableware. Designed to be fully compostable, the line eliminates the need to wash up after

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Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

This chic modern WallArt tiles add an extra dimension to boring plain walls. Made from recycled bagasse (a fibrous residue leftover from the process of extracting the sweet juice from sugarcane stalks),

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Sliding Recycled Cardboard Pencil Cases Are Too Cool For School

Sliding Recycled Cardboard Pencil Cases Are Too Cool For School

Inspired by the classic solid wood slide top pencil case, designer and craftsman Santiago Morahan re-designed this 'old school' classic out of cardboard. Founder of Disenio Cartonero, a brand that makes

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Pabellon Desconectados: Brilliant Sustainable Pavilion Lights Up Like a Jewel

Pabellon Desconectados: Brilliant Sustainable Pavilion Lights Up Like a Jewel

Plan B was asked by the fair organizers to construct a temporary pavilion built with materials donated by companies participating in the fair. These materials included a diverse mixture of same-sized

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New Graphene Super Paper is 10x Stronger Than Steel

New Graphene Super Paper is 10x Stronger Than Steel

The University of Technology in Sydney recently unveiled a new type of graphene nano paper that is ten times stronger than a sheet of steel. Composed of processed and pressed graphite, the material is as

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Tkaronto: Pavilion Concept Features Vinyl Balloon Poof that is Touted as Sustainable

Tkaronto: Pavilion Concept Features Vinyl Balloon Poof that is Touted as Sustainable

The semi-permanent pavilion, designed by Manuel Gross, Patrik Staub, Yannick Vorberg and Stefan Vetsch will be located in Toronto's waterfront district serving as the awards pavilion for the games, and

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WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

We love these beautiful retro-chic speakers made from wood harvested sustainably from forests in the southern region of Chilean Patagonia. Designed by Santiago-based Grupo Vibra, they recreate the

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Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Designed by Studio Geenen, the Flax Tray is a beautiful and organic take on basic houseware made from a bio-composite material derived from Linum usitatissimum - or more commonly known as flax. The new

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The Ecomusée Rennes Proudly Wears Its Sustainability On Its Shingled Sleeve

The Ecomusée Rennes Proudly Wears Its Sustainability On Its Shingled Sleeve

Built from an ecological concrete wall base tinged with natural pigments, the building is shingled with natural chestnut wood and accented with irregularly shaped porthole-like windows. Diamond-shaped

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Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Even if you bring your own fabric bag when picking up your weekly groceries, plastic shopping bags are difficult to avoid and are a huge environmental problem. They could be recycled to avoid using

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Banzai’s Eco-Friendly Longboards Swap Maple for Bamboo

Banzai’s Eco-Friendly Longboards Swap Maple for Bamboo

Bamboo just seems to be the perfect wood alternative, particularly for building hot eco-friendly urban slide boards.

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Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop's latest addition to their international collection of eco-stores packs a bamboo punch that is sure to delight locals and tourists alike. Opened in December last year in Sheung Wan, China, the

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Scientists Developing Self-Healing Plastics Inspired by Rubber Tree Plants

Scientists Developing Self-Healing Plastics Inspired by Rubber Tree Plants

Research centers around the globe are working to develop eco-friendly self-healing plastics.

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Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

The tree house is reachable via a quarter-mile boardwalk, which was built by students of Lochaber College’s Environmental Conservation group. Outlandia has a small artist studio, connected to a larger

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The Cevisama Ceramic Tile Show Kicks Off Today in Spain

The Cevisama Ceramic Tile Show Kicks Off Today in Spain

This week marks the start of the Cevisama ceramic tile show in Spain, and Inhabitat is reporting live from Valencia on the world's most cutting-edge ceramics. You heard that right - we're in Spain to

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Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” Eco Art Frames its Own Waste

Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” Eco Art Frames its Own Waste

Japanese designer Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” is a provocative and interesting art piece as well as an eye-opening lesson in waste management. Each Short by Short artwork is an unfinished

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Incredible Rock Office is Built From the Ground Up With Simple Stones

Incredible Rock Office is Built From the Ground Up With Simple Stones

Rock Office is a unique structure that sits on a precarious piece of land in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Commissioned as an architecture and construction office with an included gallery, the

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Lumber Made from Newspaper Looks Like Real Wood

Lumber Made from Newspaper Looks Like Real Wood

Doesn’t the material in the photo above look just like real wood at first glance? Upon further inspection, the text on the top plank gives away the “lumber’s” true origin –

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Fridge Couch is a Recycled Refrigerator Sofa!

Fridge Couch is a Recycled Refrigerator Sofa!

Fridge Couch is a stylish old-school sofa made from the most unexpected of materials - a recycled refrigerator! The base is a 1982 avocado green Gibson Frost-Clear Deluxe and the seating is a beautiful

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Modular Pop-Up Bar in Sydney Can Be Flat Packed Away

Modular Pop-Up Bar in Sydney Can Be Flat Packed Away

The bar is a living and drinking reminder of the 1920's, speaking of a simpler time filled with older world goods and secret names for cocktails. Harking back to the ambiance of the 20's, the bar

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Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

The bitterly cold Atlantic winds have met their match with in this well-insulated green roofed home in Nova Scotia. The project's southern orientation give the house a big bump up in efficiency, and the

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