Amusing Reclaimed Wood: The Coney Island Furniture Line By Uhuru

Coney Island Furniture Reclaimed Wood

Uhuru, a Brooklyn-based furniture design company dedicated to sustainability and local craftsmanship, launched its second “local materials” line for New York Design Week this past May. (more…)

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New Underground Eco-friendly Hotel Bella Vista By Matteo Thun

Hotel Bella Vista by Matteo Thun

We’ve seen a couple of very interesting eco-friendly, semi-submerged underground hotels and homes lately. (e.g. Villa Vals, The Underground home of Gary Neville). Soon we will have the Hotel Bella Vista. (more…)

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Ramon Coronado Repurposes Shopping Carts In His Mercado Negro Furniture

mercado negro repurposed shopping carts if it's hip, it's here

RAMÓN CORONADO, a self described “cross-media visual designer” is a recent Graphic Design graduate from Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design. He has an array of unusual designs and concepts to his credit, but I found this particular one both inspired and inspirational. (more…)

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Flower Shaped Underground Eco Home For Footballer Gary Neville.

flower shaped underground home
above:Make Architects designs an underground carbon neutral home for one of Manchester United’s soccer stars.

Andrew Greaves of the Bolton News reports “Plans submitted to Bolton Council last week, by international firm Make Architects, show the kitchen as the “heart” of the development with several wings — with titles such as eat, relax, entertain, work, sleep and play — arranged around the central area like petals on a flower. (more…)

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The Trendy-Tub: Recycled Storage Containers Become Furniture & More

Trendy Tub Recycled Storage

The latest creation from Gerard Dumora and Jacqueline Lauth of Pacific Art Design is a smart and artful re-purposing of basic cardboard and galvanized steel tubs. (more…)

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