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Smart Transforming Sofabed Saves Space in Style for Compact Living

Smart Transforming Sofabed Saves Space in Style for Compact Living

Whether its moving into a teensy dorm room or squeezing into a small urban apartment, learning to embrace small living quarters is a challenge that many of us have to face. In an effort to make downsizing

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If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

Every parent hopes to ensure that their children get the best education possible, but finding decent options is undoubtedly one of the more challenging aspects of parenting today. Should you enrol your

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DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The elbows on cardigans are popular to decorate, as are

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Raw, Unprocessed Cotton Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills

Raw, Unprocessed Cotton Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills

As long as industry and infrastructure relies on oil to function, there will be spills. Cleaning up such disasters, like the recent Mayflower, Arkansas rupture, can be costly and time consuming. Even the

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Kiyoshi Mino’s Amazing Felt Sculptures Blow Taxidermy Away

Kiyoshi Mino’s Amazing Felt Sculptures Blow Taxidermy Away

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started with the face in

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Istanbul Promote Energy Conservation by Knitting World’s Largest Sweater

Istanbul Promote Energy Conservation by Knitting World’s Largest Sweater

Istanbul’s Bayrampasa municipality has claimed the world record for knitting the world’s largest sweater. Inspired by National Sweater Day, which is celebrated in Canada every February 9, the

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Kumeko’s New Snug is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

Kumeko’s New Snug is a Comfy Felt Seat that Envelops its User

Snug is comfy, soft chair produced by Kumeko that provides a flexible seat to relax in. It consists of a soft inner cushion surrounded by a sleeve, creating a cozy shell that envelops the user. The

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Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

The Austrian designers at Hans Sapperlot have given traditional loden fabric a cool and modern twist. By creating 'invisible' stitches in the woolen material, they turn the simple textile into

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The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

Would you like a 'throne' of your own, or perhaps a fluffy picnic space? Lichtbed is an experimental project by architecture practice 51n4e and textile designers Chevalier-Masson and Julie Vandenbroucke.

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10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Your Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Your Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

Clothes made out of natural wool, merino and cashmere may be slightly more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, but they can also last a heck of a lot longer - if you treat them right, that is.

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365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year

365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year

Time often seems to fly past with the ticking hands of a clock -- but this intriguing 365 Knitting Clock unveiled by Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen at the Milan Furniture Fair turns traditional

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iPad and Laptop Bubble Sleeve Made from 100% Wool Felt

iPad and Laptop Bubble Sleeve Made from 100% Wool Felt

While you won’t get the oh-so-gratifying "pop" with this bubble packaging, the Bubble Dot Sleeve features a smart eco-friendly design that boosts its ability to protect your prized laptop or iPad. Made

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Starbucks Unveils Seat Upholstery Made of Recycled Coffee Sacks

Starbucks Unveils Seat Upholstery Made of Recycled Coffee Sacks

London's venerable Savile Row was transformed into a country fairground on Monday as sheep frolicked in the streets to herald the start of Wool Week. Amidst the fluffy conflagration stood (or perhaps more

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London Fashion Week: Estethica and the Roving Ethical Catwalk

London Fashion Week: Estethica and the Roving Ethical Catwalk

It’s amazing to think that February 2009 marked the sixth season of London Fashion Week’s estethica showcase of ethical fashion. The initiative of the British Fashion Council (BFC) has become one of

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MILAN 2008: Flocks Hand Knitted Woolen Poufs

MILAN 2008: Flocks Hand Knitted Woolen Poufs

Is it a giant stuffed animal? A piece of furniture? Both? These cuddly hand knit woolen poufs were one of the first things to catch our eye on opening day of Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Promoting

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