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

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

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 …

Kids

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

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

Plastic

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 …

Furniture

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 …

Furniture

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 …

Recycling

Rux unveils modular Stickbulb lighting made with reclaimed wood

New York 2015: Rux, a multidisciplinary design firm in New York, has unveiled new pieces in its Stickbulb line of modular contemporary lighting.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 …

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

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 …

Sustainability

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 …

Furniture

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

Following their workshops in Colombia and Chile, LED Lamp brought their skills to Ethiopia, where they developed an entire series of colorful lamps …

Africa

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 …

Furniture

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 …

Cotton

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 …

Fashion Design

3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

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

3D Printing

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

A Tree-Shaped Table Clamp for Clearing Clutter

Looking for a way to keep your work surfaces clutter free? Connecticut design firm Layer x Layer proposes going vertical with its tree-shaped, dip-dyed table clamps that serve as decorative catchalls. Based in Milford, Connecticut, Layer x Layer is run by architect Patrick Turiello and industrial …

DIY

The Terroir Project transforms seaweed into sustainable chairs and lamps

In their new Terroir Project collection, designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have created a line of sustainable furniture inspired by the …

Sustainable Design

Lights and chandeliers made from booze bottles and books

The Moonshine Lamp Company makes beautiful lights out of booze bottles, such as the Crystal Skull Sconce and the eight-bottle chandelier; but they also make lights out of hardcovers, including one made from Jeremy Scahill's superb investigative 2007 book Blackwater. (via Neatorama) Moonshine Lamp …

Drinking

Seaweed and paper combine to create furniture

Designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have used a new material made from seaweed and paper to create a chair and a collection of pendant …

Furniture

360º Refresh: 10 Homemade Solutions for A Healthier Home and Body

If you let it, January can be one of the bleakest, chilliest months on the calendar. After all, the sparkle of the holidays has come and gone, the …

Equinox