November 14, 2010
Recycled rubber stool
H220430 Design has released a collection called “Opportunity” which is on display now in Tokyo for DesignTide Tokyo 2010. Opportunity is a collection of lighting and furniture that explores the idea of design as an opportunity to make people consider and act on global problems both environmental and social. “What we aimed for this time is neither functional design nor design for marketing, but design to produce an “opportunity.”
September 13, 2010
The Grass Ottoman by GH Design
August 28, 2010
On Location - On Location - The Lake House Effect - NYTimes.com
August 27, 2010
Ecodomo collects scraps from shoe, furniture and other factories and grinds them to shreds using stones, much like the way paper is made. The shreds are then bound together with natural binding agents like Acacia bark and rubber, both of which are rapidly renewable.
August 13, 2010
Recycled Dumpster Pools Unveiled in NYC this Weekend! | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
What's more modern than turning something completely functional into something with a fab form? Love it!
July 24, 2010
Geometric modern tables and stoolsHere’s one high-function design that capitalizes on a simple shape. The Stool/End Table by Paul Choate is an easy way to add a little modernism to your living space. With an uncomplicated finish that showcases the natural characteristics of old growth reclaimed pine, this set of triangles offers endless possibilities. Not only do they provide a place for you to park your gluts, but they also make great frames for arrangements, allowing you to express a bit of your geometric savvy. Thanks Inhabitat!
July 20, 2010
Between a rock and a sustainable design place
Domingos Tótora has rooted himself in his community to create sustainable, handmade art that is truly green. Inspired by the natural landscape of his hometown, Maria de Fe, Brazil, Domingos is celebrating his heritage by creating beautiful vases, bowls, and furniture out of recycled cardboard. His design philosophy relates back to the original principles of sustainability that work with the Earth’s natural cycles. Domingos works have been previously exhibited at Maison & Objet and part of the TOUCH collective.
June 22, 2010
Green Family of Kitchen Tools
Meet the green family. A blend of recycled plastic and wood, the green family members each have a specific job to do around the kitchen. Sud Green is a dish brush; Gaby Green's a cheese grater. There's Mayor Corey Green, the apple corer, Marshall Green, the potato masher, and Opie Green the wine opener. But the family talent doesn't stop there - Brandon can peel veggies and Joyce juices. Each family member is $12.50 at Unica Home.
June 10, 2010
The Chia Pet Inspires Vertical GardensLifewall. Designed by Emilio Llobat.
June 02, 2010
Upcycled Gym Floor becomes Modern Cabinet
Remember the hardwood? The squeak of a sneaker. The sound of the whistle. That last second shot. The Gymnasium collection takes its inspiration from a simpler time in our lives when victories were measured on scoreboards and teamwork wasn't just for meetings.The first incarnation of this line was launched in 2008 with the high school history lesson series. Created from recycled gym floorboards, this limited edition collection used the graphic lines and simple silhouettes of the court to pay tribute to the simplicity and spirit of sport.
Today, it reinvents itself as Gymnasium, a mass-produced series that uses sustainable, eco-friendly materials like renewable pine and controlled Danish oak with water-based fixatives and varnishes. The result is a brilliant series crafted by Denmark's oldest cabinet makers Bruno Hansen carpentry.
Like its predecessor, Gymnasium honors its past while investing in the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the future. For every piece purchased, mater donates a percentage of the profits to promoting sports in developing countries, allowing a new generation to be inspired to play and create.
Available in three options (pine shown) and in the US in Manhattan, Brooklyn and LA at www.thefutureperfect.com