Edible Lamps Grown With Magic Mushrooms

November 14, 2013



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While you and I can now 3D print our own products, Danish designer Jonas Edvard grows his own 3D edible lamps.



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Yep, Edvard cultivates the living lamps from a material he’s developed using the domestic waste of oyster mushroom leftovers … Read More…

Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013



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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and … Read More…

Combo Bike Park and Urban Garden Rolls Out For DesignPhiladelphia

October 16, 2013



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I love stylish and sustainable multi-functional design. So does SHIFT_DESIGN who’s teamed up with their friends at Shake Shack Philadelphia to plant a permanent Bike Park directly outside the restaurant on the corner of 20th Street and Sansom Street.

The … Read More…

Found it! Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Using Repurposed Household Objects

September 3, 2013


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We were intrigued with the fun and unique lighting ideas out there all made from upcycled household objects. For the crafty out there, here are some creative DIY instructions as well as ready-to-go designs you can purchase.

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How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013



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Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.



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ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction … Read More…

Hourglass Lamp Powered by Falling Sands of Time

May 10, 2013



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Back from the sustainable design drawing board after the success of her Live Screen vertical garden we featured last year, designer Danielle Trofe, will be debuting her new Hourglass lighting series at Wanted Design during New York Design Read More…

Stylish Urban Greenhouse on Wheels

April 25, 2013



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What began as Danish designer Line Grüner’s thesis project, recently got rolling as the Urban Green House, a rather stylish but functional mobile greenhouse on wheels developed and designed for the small space metropolitan dweller.



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Although initially intended for her … Read More…

Contemporary Tête à Tête Outdoor Chaise

April 24, 2013



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A contemporary twist on the Victorian Tête à Tête love seat–aka the courting bench, kissing bench, or conversation bench where two people face opposite directions–the outdoor Double View bench easily switches from a side by side to facing position.



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Just … Read More…

Colorful Outdoor Poufs From Post-Consumer Waste

April 23, 2013



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I spotted and fell in love with these colorful outdoor poufs for which Australian designer Cindy-Lee Davies utilizes post-consumer waste, employing traditional crocheting techniques to weave nylon equestrian ropes over old tires.



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Whimsically called Tis Knot, the covers are fully … Read More…

Flower Vase Flips Into Biodegradable Planter

April 8, 2013



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We love multi-functional objects that transform themselves for different functions–they are perfect for small spaces and urban gardens.

Like the new Rebirth Pod, a biodegradable flower vase which becomes a planter when turned upside down. You might start indoors using … Read More…

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