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Barcode Room is a Space-saving Apartment That Can be Configured in Multiple Combinations

Barcode Room is a Space-saving Apartment That Can be Configured in Multiple Combinations

The twelve bars include a kitchen bar, a sleeping bar and a living bar that together create a customizable space that changes with the occupants' daily needs. Furniture and storage is built into each of

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Trotify Makes Your Bike Sound Like a Galloping Horse

Trotify Makes Your Bike Sound Like a Galloping Horse

The makers of Trotify ask, “Why the long face? Do you have the need for steed?” Now, you can turn your humble pony into a galloping stallion with Trotify, a simple wooden device that fits on

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SDA’s Stunning Wood-Wrapped Chelsea Workspace Features a Sweeping World Map

SDA’s Stunning Wood-Wrapped Chelsea Workspace Features a Sweeping World Map

Synthesis Design + Architecture has combined the trappings of a modern workspace with the timeless beauty of wood. The organic, sweeping shapes cleverly hide frosted Perspex storage units that are

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Jessica Drenk Carves Pencils Into Incredible Organic Shapes

Jessica Drenk Carves Pencils Into Incredible Organic Shapes

The pencil is more than a writing implement - it's a symbol of creativity and potential. Exploring the structural possibilities of graphite and wood, artist Jessica Drenk turns familiar old Ticonderogas

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Lee Jae-Hyo Turns Ordinary Pieces of Wood Into Giant Sculptural Spheres

Lee Jae-Hyo Turns Ordinary Pieces of Wood Into Giant Sculptural Spheres

Lee Jae-Hyo's work is on display in temporary and permanent collections throughout the planet - in cities as far afield as London and Washington DC - and it's easy to see why. Using nothing more

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The Natural Wood and Moss Keyboard Brings A Natural Touch to Your Computer

The Natural Wood and Moss Keyboard Brings A Natural Touch to Your Computer

Tired of the “cold and lifeless” aesthetic of modern technological objects, Robbie Tilton decided to warm things up a little by constructing a keyboard made from wood and moss. Instead of

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LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

Who says 3D printers are only for tech nerds and engineers? Traditional craftsmen may take want to join the 3D revolution after getting a load of LAYWOO-D3, a 3D printer material that is made from 40%

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Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius

Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius

photo via Shutterstock Normally, finding mold on your instrument would make any violinist panic. Fungus needs heat and moisture to grow, both of which are deadly to the delicate woods used to make

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Scientists Developing Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Scientists Developing Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Researchers from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland and the Linkoping University in Sweden have been whittling away at the possibilities of creating energy from wood waste. The key ingredient

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Canadian Cruise Ship Terminal Continues to Make a Splash in Nanaimo, BC

Canadian Cruise Ship Terminal Continues to Make a Splash in Nanaimo, BC

  The terminal was constructed on a reclaimed site from an old wood storage business. Wood has always been the lifeblood of this region and thus the designers innately honored this. The

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Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

Although Grecia House's entrance is covered with greenery, it's hard to miss the bright, sunny door. While otherwise inconspicuous from the street, the home provides views of its pristine gardens and

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Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

The Mirrorcube can be delivered as a kit to just about any location in the world in about four months. If you're lacking in DIY carpentry skills then you're in luck - the Treehotel offers options for

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Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Located near Orel's riverbank, 18-miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovsk, the Friend Hotel is steeped in a lush and green forest. Before its construction, Ryntovt Design did an extended ecological

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo has just broken ground on one of their most exciting projects to date - the green-roofed KIEM education complex in the Netherlands. Located in Dordrecht amidst several parks and a nature

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Dome-Shaped Eco-Tourism Center in France is a Living Room in the Woods

Dome-Shaped Eco-Tourism Center in France is a Living Room in the Woods

Inca Architectes designed this dome-shaped eco-tourism center that feels like a cozy living room in the woods. Commissioned by the Department Tourism Committee of Seine et Marne to protect the Gorges de

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Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Wood Line’ Installation Made From Fallen Trees Snakes Through the Presidio

Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Wood Line’ Installation Made From Fallen Trees Snakes Through the Presidio

There is a certain etheral winding line that often surfaces in artist Andy Goldsworthy‘s work – If you’ve ever seen the documentary “Rivers and Tides,” visited the de

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Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation (FOC) recently announced a new 3-D printing technique that transforms sawdust into objects that look and feel (almost) like wood. It's a bit less bizarre than printing human veins, or

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Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing “Wood Wool”

Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing “Wood Wool”

Fresh from the scene of Stockholm Design Week, these colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The modular

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Made in Peckham: Upcycled Furniture Designs by Hendzel+Hunt

Made in Peckham: Upcycled Furniture Designs by Hendzel+Hunt

During last week’s London Design Festival, Hendzel & Hunt presented their latest project dubbed Made in Peckham. Made from discarded waste material collected in and around their own neighborhood in

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HEL YES! Woodsy Exhibition Shows the Roots of Finnish Design

HEL YES! Woodsy Exhibition Shows the Roots of Finnish Design

The designers of HEL YES! have created a multi-faceted space that explores the roots of Finnish design. Waiters serve food in specially commissioned Heikki Salonen uniforms and visitors dine or ‘camp’

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New Wooden RFID Tags Could Reduce Illegal Logging

New Wooden RFID Tags Could Reduce Illegal Logging

Trees, like animals, get tagged with radio chips: the chips help timber companies keep track of their product and fight illegal logging. Unfortunately, metal RFID chips damage the goods — a problem

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Update to Daniel Liebermann’s Radius House Preserves Organic Vision

Update to Daniel Liebermann’s Radius House Preserves Organic Vision

Photo by Cameron Scott In 1960, architect Daniel Liebermann — who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright — built a house on a hilly site in a new way, designing a structure that curved along a Marin

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Scientists Turn Wood Into Bones

Scientists Turn Wood Into Bones

Doctors and scientists have long been using metals to replace broken bones, but new research from scientists in Italy shows that wood can be transformed into a more effective material that is very similar

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Towering Vertical Wooden Tennis Center For Sweden

Towering Vertical Wooden Tennis Center For Sweden

The building you see above may look like a gigantic piece of shredded wheat, but it's actually a (very) non-traditional tennis complex for Vaxjo, Sweden! David Tajchman, a Paris-based firm, designed the

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Vancouver 2010 Promises Greenest Olympic Games Ever

Vancouver 2010 Promises Greenest Olympic Games Ever

From the world’s largest hydrogen bus fleet to a six-acre multi-use Olympic Oval, British Columbia appears determined to host the “greenest games ever” in Vancouver come February. The

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Renovated Beach House Gets Ventilated Wood Skin

Renovated Beach House Gets Ventilated Wood Skin

Home renovations and upgrades typically involve painting the house, re-tiling the bathroom floor or converting the garage into a room for Grandma. But when presented with the opportunity to re-vamp an

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