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Natural and Neutral Pendant Lighting

The handmade Swell lamp converges crafts and technology in pendant-style perfection. The design combines a delicate wooden body with translucent …

Loft Szczecin fills Berlin summer apartment with Polish materials and furniture

Polish studio Loft Szczecin has renovated a summer apartment in the suburbs of Berlin, pairing original brick walls and ceilings with mid-century …


Assemble's Granby Workshop to sell locally made homeware

Turner Prize-nominated architecture collective Assemble has launched a Liverpool-based workshop selling homeware made in collaboration with local …

Social Enterprise

A More Desirable Dimmable LED

Part of the latest generation of Philips LED bulbs, the SlimStyle LED 60 W bulb leverages its uniquely flat surface to conduct heat away from the …

Light Bulbs

Eking it Out table is made out of recycled table legs

“Why we are always striving for something new and not re-using what we already have?” That’s the question Rupert Herring asked – and answered – with …


How mindblowing is this #design?? These #LED #lamps designed by @studio_cheha look #3D but are, in reality, #2D! If you turn them to the side, you'll find that they are flat. \\\ Head over to designmilk.com to see what we mean

Old Barcelona dairy has new spaces around its original structure

Architects Lluís Corbella and Marc Mazeres have converted a former dairy in Barcelona into a loft-style house featuring a suspended walkway and glass …


Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects strips back Tokyo house

Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka stripped away the walls of this inherited house in Tokyo, revealing an arrangement of timber columns that give the …


Love how the #black paint of the #stairs extends over to the side of the #wall in this #Stockholm #house, making for a visually interesting look. Designed by Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter \\\ Photo by Åke E:son Lindman

Kunihiko Matsuba exposes wooden structure of Saito House

Japanese architects Kunihiko Matsuba and Seitaro Aso have renovated an apartment in Tokyo, pairing exposed structural elements with contemporary …


Henry&Co's Chayr features a seat made from hay and grass

Italian studio Henry&Co has used a material created by binding hay and grass to form the seat of this untreated beech wood stool.Henry&Co designed …

Circular Economy

Dotted Lamp is based on the "freely floating, dreamy jellyfish, a marvel of nature." http://buff.ly/1Mkbbwf #LED #lighting @dennisparren

Lieven Dejaeghere creates apartments inside old school

Glass partitions divide up the interior spaces of apartments created within a former school building in the Belgian city of Izegem by local architect …


Angled shipping container houses stairs for office by Potash

Shipping containers are often repurposed to create buildings, and this structure by Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects features one container balanced …

MAMM Design adds curved walls to a Kanagawa apartment

Arched, rectangular and pentagonal doorways cut through the three bowed walls that frame the dining room of this apartment by MAMM Design on the …

Dining Rooms

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Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better …


Nanocellulose Fibreboard is a natural replacement for MDF

Graduate shows 2015: Royal College of Art graduate YunTing Lin has created a new material from plant fibres and naturally fermented cellulose, and …


Sebastian Cox designs "urban rustic" kitchen for DeVol

British designer-craftsman Sebastian Cox has designed a kitchen for English brand DeVol that features rough-sawn timber and panels of woven beech.

The …


Tristan Roland Design transforms salvaged materials into elegant furniture

Salvaged and reappropriated, Tristan Roland Design turns throw-away-furniture into reusable objects for the interior. Everyday objects intrigue …


Hampstead loft conversion has a hidden library door

A bookshelf slides back to reveal a secret study inside this loft, renovated by architect Alexander Martin for an Arts and Crafts-style house in …

Arts and Crafts

LED cloud lights

The battery-powered LED cloud is handmade in Australia and projects a moon and stars on the ceiling above.

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Cory Doctorow

A Tribeca Pied-à-Terre with French Doors and Stealth Storage

New York designer Magdalena Keck says that pied-à-terres are her dream projects: "You get to know people from across the globe and work with them to realize their dreams." In the case of her most recent overhaul, Keck's client was a São Paulo businessman who needed a toehold in New York and fell …


Jorge Penadés creates furniture from waste leather

Spanish designer Jorge Penadés has moulded together shredded leather and natural bone glue to create pieces of furniture (+ slideshow).

Penadés wanted …


Tokenlights creates pendant lamps shaped like Japanese fruit

Brooklyn studio Tokenlights has designed a set of hand-blown glass pendants based on the fruit of a rare Japanese plant (+ slideshow).

"Named after a …


A House Shaped Like a Flying Saucer Takes Earthling Design to New Heights (and Shapes)

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The stunning interior features 10 foot tall ceilings at its peak. The home overall has 2300 square feet (213 square meters) of living space, …

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We were excited when we stumbled across Curio Design 's cute, bendy LED Hype lamp collection at ICFF at New York Design week. These adorable, …


This pop-up “Room in a Box” snaps together in 30 minutes flat

Moving house is hard. However, it’s even worse if you’re a student who’s forced to move constantly semester after semester. Wish you could break that …

Snap clip-on supports create furniture from found objects

A pair of Spanish designers have developed a method to turn almost any flat surface into a piece of furniture using a removable leg module (+ …


Italian designers continue marble tile recycling project with Little Gerla vases

A pair of Italian designers has extended their line of products made from rejected marble with a collection of four vases, all made from a single …


Bec Brittain's latest lighting collection features LED tubes arranged in diamond shapes

New York 2015: Brooklyn-based lighting designer Bec Brittain has launched a lighting collection called Zelda, based on diamond-shaped forms, as well …

Legend of Zelda