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    Girsberger's Folio Desk Chair

    November 12, 12:42 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Extremely ergonomic and breathable--not to mention good-looking--Girsberger's Folio chair takes coolness a step further: It can be easily disassembled at the end of its lifecycle and all of its parts can be recycled. Via Metropolis ::Girsberger [by

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    Ahrend A500 Modular Office System

    November 12, 12:24 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Forgive us for presenting contract furniture here, but we have something to show you. Necessity has always been the mother of invention and that’s no different when it comes to sustainable design. So when Ahrend, an Amsterdam-based office furniture

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    Redstr Cha Table, in PlyBoo

    November 11, 6:58 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    From Redstr/collective comes the six-person Cha dining table. Made entirely of PlyBoo, (bamboo plywood, but with a much cooler-sounding moniker), and with very little wasted material, the table packs and ships totally flat. When it comes to your door,

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    HP's Corn Printer

    November 11, 5:21 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Hewlett-Packard has already incorporated some recyclables into its desktop scanner and has been encouraging users to send back ink cartridges for recycling for a while. Now the company is working on a biodegradeable desktop printer that's composed of

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    QOTD: Optimized Biomimetics by Greg Parker

    November 11, 4:22 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    by Greg Parker, University of Southhampton (U.K) professor and biomimetics expert ::Wired News [by

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    Guadalajara's New Soccer Stadium

    November 10, 5:32 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Interior Design magazine recently ran a q&a; with Studio Massaud, which is in the process of designing an incredible new soccer stadium for Guadalajara, Mexico. Instead of the typical concrete, gray stadiums that most teams and cities must endure,

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    A4Tech's Battery-Free Mouse uses RFID

    November 10, 12:49 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    The new A4Tech wireless optical mouse may not be a looker, but we give it props for going battery-free. Although you have to use a special RFID (radio frequency identification) mouse pad to make it work, it powers up directly from there, saving you from

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    Roy Tam Ash Table/Desk

    November 10, 5:18 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Roy Tam, Master of Design the UK Royal College of Art has rendered this oiled solid ash timber writing desk, which avoids reliance on nails, screws and suchlike. The subtly angled leg halves are joined to one another by pins of contrasting solid oak. A

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    Tyranny of the Plug Kitchen Gadgets by Dick van Hoof

    November 9, 5:13 PM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    Dick van Hoff’s groovy little kitchen gadgets are the remedy to what he calls the Tyranny of the Plug. (Actually, that's the name of the collection.) Good little chefs who are willing to put their fingers to work to save precious wattage will certainly

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    Peter Danko Spyder Table

    November 8, 10:50 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    We only just recently ran a chair designed by Peter Danko, but we liked his style and eco-thinking so much, that we can't resist posting yet another piece. The Spyder table, with graceful bent-ply legs, is availale in multiple sizes and with a glass or

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    Peter Danko's Gotham Rocking Chair

    November 5, 11:56 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Peter Danko of Danko Persing designed the Gotham Rocker, which is made with a bent plywood frame and seat webbing from recycled automotive seat belts that won't stretch out. Using ply-bending furniture techniques yields up to 8-10 times more usable wood

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    Solar Decathlon

    November 5, 4:47 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    The Solar Decathlon is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other sponsors in which 19 collegiate teams are charged with the design, construction, and operation of a completely solar-powered home. The purpose of the competition is to

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    Ian Garratt's Masonite Loop Bench

    November 4, 10:21 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Not exactly winning points for sharp nomenclature, the material in this newly released bench is called Masonite. What is more exciting, in a market flooded with formaldehyde riddled MDF and particleboard, is that it's non-toxic. Yep, wood particles

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    Mirra Chair Rocks Election!

    November 3, 11:51 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    HOT ELECTION NEWS! Today may look grim for environmentalists with a care for U.S. politics, but at least one thing went right last night--the Mirra chair had some fabulous product placement during one major network's newscast, at one point while we were

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    Luigi Colani's Space-Saving Rotor House

    November 3, 12:42 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    This compact little abode was designed by architect Luigi Colani as space-saving living unit. A six-square-meter cylinder inside the home contains a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. Use your remote control to rotate the room-pod left or right, bringing

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    Fireorb Hanging Stove

    November 1, 4:13 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Fireorb gives us the warm fuzzies. UL tested and EPA exempt because it exceeds standards for clean burning, Fireorb, like some other stoves we love, uses a specific ratio between opening and flue and, most importantly, the mid-air position so that the

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    Twist Lamp Light Boxes by Glide

    November 1, 9:00 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    These funky light boxes can be connected and reconfigured on the fly with a simple twist-lock and pin. Illuminated with low-wattage LEDs that don’t suck much juice out of their parent block-battery, which charges when attached to the main group. We have

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    Xeno Object's Bamboo Nung Chair

    November 1, 8:33 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    The Nung chair is part of Xeno Objects' first collection. Created by the company's partner and head designer, Jake Huke, Nung, which means "first" or "one" in Thai, is made entirely by hand in Thailand from bamboo fibers that are sealed


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