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 manual that teaches any … 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 Week.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 own use, … 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 in case you change … 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 washable, color … 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…

3D Printed Planter Bricks

April 6, 2013

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Now you can print and plant a brick.

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Planter Bricks are 3D printed concrete masonry units that double as vessels for growing plants and vegetation.

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Created by Emerging Objects, a design and research subsidiary of Rael San Fratello Architects specializing … Read More…

Hanging Garden Lamps Green Up Interiors

March 26, 2013

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One of my favorite Brooklyn artisan-makers is the collaborative design studio, Autumn Workshop, whose Scrap Ecology lighting we featured a while back. The studio creates a variety of lighting that derives its inspiration from biophiliathe natural connection between human Read More…

Ten Cool Plantable Light Fixtures

March 19, 2013

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Alex Tricoire’s Lustre Babylone.

We’ve found some planted light fixtures that not only demonstrate imagination and ingenuity, they save space functioning at once as lighting and planters while also filtering indoor air. The light these fixtures emit provides the needed Read More…

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