Sustainable Design

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

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

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

Living wage

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

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 …

Circular economy

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 …

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 …

Furniture

Nanocellulose Fibreboard is a natural replacement for MDF

<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 …

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 …

Recycling

Rux unveils Stickbulb lighting made of sustainable 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 …

Woodworking

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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 …

Design

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. …

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 …

Textiles

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 …

Design

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

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Green Buildings

Meet the man who grows chairs (and tables and lamps)

Gavin Munro doesn’t just grow trees, he grows furniture. Making one piece of furniture can take decades using traditional methods, if you consider …

Furniture

Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

The vast majority of folding furniture isn’t exactly known for being elegant, or even that easy to store when it’s not in use. But Bookniture’s …

Architecture

Sustainable Home Goods from the Deep South

All struggling hometowns need a Natalie Chanin. For more than a decade, we’ve watched with interest as the former NYC-based stylist returned to her roots, founding her own organic cotton fashion company, Alabama Chanin, in Florence, Alabama. She also publishes sewing books, runs a cafe and …

Sustainability

Scrap Art: Patchwork Linens from Copenhagen

Rising Danish fashion and textile designer Line Sander Johansen emerged from graduate school in 2012 with plenty of commercial interest in her work, but a disinclination to send her garments “out of the country for production far away, not having my hands on them anymore.” Instead, she did the …

Denmark

Emerging Objects, frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D-printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes …

Green Living

Portable Fireplaces That Create An Instant Cozy Vibe Wherever They Go

Fireplaces are always unique and memorable features and any house or apartment that has one stands out. But not all homes can accommodate one so what …

Fireplaces

Upcycling Cubicles into Modern Temporary Housing

Carole Nicholson of Allsteel will join us at Dwell on Design Los Angeles to discuss her innovative ReFRAME recycling initiative.

Housing