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

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 …

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 …

Patchwork

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 …

Natural Resources

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 …

Clamp

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

Edouard Martinet's enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

The French artist created his jolly running ostrich by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a welding iron. His …

Sculpture

Horseshoes and a Chunk of Wood get a New Life

Remember a while back I made a beautiful winter wreath from an old horse harness?

You can check it out here.

I used horseshoes as part of the …

Margherita is a beautiful lamp made from recycled pizza sauce cans

Did you know an estimated 15,000 pizza sauce cans are thrown away every day in Turin, Italy? Although that’s good news for pizza lovers, the growing …

Pizza

Green places

Albertslund Suburban sustainability

The Albertslund Concept, for which the Municipality of Albertslund was appointed Nordic Energy Municipality in …

High-End Indigenus Planters are Made of Sustainably Sourced Materials

Design entrepreneur Peter van der Post developed Indigenus, a line of beautifully crafted high-end planters that can stand alone as works of art, …

Planters

Our Turkish towels are made on traditional wooden looms, purchased through woman's co-op, supporting fair trade. Organic 100% cotton. Prices range from $10 hand towels to $40 bath sheets. We love these! @ Heritage Mercantile Co

Vapor Bath

The Vapo hopes to bridge the gap between lathering up with suds to washing them out. We tend to let the shower run even when we are soaping up and …

MIST

Kawara Bench made from waste roof tiles by Studio Tsuyoshi Hayashi #interieurawards #interieur_14

Brittany's solar-powered Groundhouse - conceived over a decade by Daren Howarth and Adrianne Nortje - flips the stereotype that rammed earth homes …

Lighting to root for!

There’s little to dislike about the simplicity of a single bulb pendant, but if you’re not into the raw industrial look, the Root socket is the …

Square Root

The Architecture Of The Future Is Far More Spectacular Than You Could Imagine

"Every great architect is -- necessarily -- a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."

Those are the words of one undeniably great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, whose visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of …

Urban Design

Blurred lines. An architect and his wife experiment with green design in their own Santa Monica home. Their home is designed to be net zero, use minimal energy and water and to have an intimate connection with the outdoors. Would you consider removing boundaries between your home's interior and exterior? http://inhabitat.com/net-zero-georgina-residence-blurs-the-indoor-outdoor-boundary-in-santa-monica/georgina-residence-buzz-yudell-2/?extend=1

Tat Chao makes these clever lights from wine glass tops. He's part of a Canadian design collective called QC Design. #wanteddesign #nycxd

Bet you've never seen a coffee table made of coffee grounds! #suoffsite #nycxd by AM|MA Studio

Emeco's eco-friendly stool by Nendo is "a system rather than a single piece of furniture"

Milan 2014: Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind the SU stool, which is based on American furniture company Emeco's iconic Navy Chair and …

Furniture