Sustainable Design

By rachelhulan | A collection of inspiring sustainable interiors and objects.

Furniture grown from bacteria and mushrooms is now available for purchase

Mushrooms are good for so much more than just eating. Ecovative, the company behind Mushroom Packaging, has teamed up with cement-growing company …

Mushrooms

Eco architect William McDonough unveils new language to end the war on carbon

The first way to end the war on carbon, according to the co-author of <i>Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things</i>, is to stop calling it a war. …

Environment

Everything in this East London home is made with natural wool

For the seventh annual Wool Week, the Campaign for Wool transformed an entire house in East London into the first ever Wool BnB. From a wool mattress …

Knitting

Cork Furniture – A New Design Niche That Rises To The Top

Cork is not just for wine bottles, although that might come as a surprise for some. This material is actually extremely versatile. We use it for …

Interior Design

Humanscale is the world's first company to make truly net-positive products

Humanscale is the first company to ever obtain full Living Product Challenge Certification offered by the International Living Future Institute, …

Ergonomics

This ultra-compact micro kitchen unfolds like a Swiss Army knife when it's time to cook

With so many of us living in small apartments where every square inch counts, think of all of the space you could save if you could tuck your kitchen …

Interior Design

Award-winning rammed earth home in Spain halves normal CO2 emissions

Earth architecture has entailed something of a fringe movement, but the methodology's numerous aesthetic, ecological and financial benefits are …

Spain

MIT scientists are heading up a new hub to bring innovation to textiles

MIT is spearheading a new textile hub with the aim of leading the world in textile innovation. The U.S. Department of Defense has rounded up …

Textiles

Autistic craftsmen create sustainable, stylish furniture for maacraft

Maacraft is dedicated to producing homewares that blend contemporary design with socially-conscious manufacturing and sustainability. Behind the …

Interior Design

Did You Know There Are 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design?

IA’s Diane Rogers, AIA, WELL AP, shares the principles of design that acknowledge, and ultimately deepen, our connections with nature.<p>McKesson in …

Design

Layer uses large hemp tiles to create tessellating Scale partition system

Benjamin Hubert's London studio Layer has designed a modular screen system made up of triangular hemp tiles for Australian textile company Woven …

Hemp

Assemble's Granby Workshop social enterprise in Liverpool will sell locally produced homeware

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

Social Enterprise

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 …

Recycling

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.<p>Henry&Co designed …

Energy

Angled shipping container houses a staircase for Israeli port office by Potash Architects

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

Architecture

Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

It’s never too early to teach kids about the importance of green. Eco-conscious design firm Form Maker wants to make the learning process fun and …

Interior Design

Nanocellulose Fibreboard is an all-natural replacement for MDF and moulded plastic

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

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 …

Design

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).<p>Penadés wanted …

Interior Design

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 …

Furniture

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 (+ …

Furniture

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 …

Rux unveils modular Stickbulb lighting made with reclaimed wood

<b>New York 2015:</b> Rux, a multidisciplinary design firm in New York, has unveiled new pieces in its Stickbulb line of modular contemporary lighting.<p>The X …

Housing

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20 Fascinating Design Finds Spotted at WantedDesign 2015

WantedDesign has become one of New York Design Week‘s most popular shows and, as usual, this year’s lineup did not disappoint. The innovative …

Furniture

Pletz's FSC-certified wood lamps are both modern and timeless | BKLYN Designs

Pletz’s FSC-certified wood lamps are both modern and timeless<p>Pletz is a Brooklyn Navy Yard-based design studio that crafts handmade modernist lamps. …

New York City

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste …

Environment

Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures

Heating and cooling are no longer exclusively an architectural issue, but one that can be tackled with smart furniture design. This elegant-looking …

Interior Design

PET Lamp's Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

Spanish manufacturer of hand-made lamps, PET Lamp, creates colorful collections of pendant lamps using indigenous craft techniques from all over the …

Design