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    Ripple Products Shower Timer

    November 22, 8:32 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    "What we do, what we say and how we act, can create a ripple in our community." Ripple make educational products so customers become more aware of their water consumption. An average Australian , for example, uses 400 litres of water each day, which is a

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    GreenCulture's Cosmopolitan Dining Table

    November 21, 8:06 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    The Cosmopolitan Dining Table is made with a solid birch frame and an ash veneer top harvested from sustainable forests. Its style is complimented by the comfort of four Cosmo chairs topped with chocolate colored, micro-fiber-covered cushions.

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    Ekstrem Chair

    November 20, 7:03 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Stokke's Ekstrem chair is a funky take on modernity that challenges the sitter to find the myriad ways on which it can be sat. With playful humor and superior Scandanavian craftmanship, it's ekstrem-ly (haha) ergonomically friendly and fantastically

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    Cuba Chest by Terence Conran

    November 19, 8:17 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    The Cuba chest is a handsome, manly cabinet that's perfect as an entertainment center in the living room or a wardrobe in the bedroom, where you can admire it from a lofty position in your bed. Designed by Terence Conran (did you know his NY shop turns

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    Modern Chair Made of Recycled Seatbelts!

    November 19, 2:05 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Designer Peter Danko's modern chair made from recycled seatbelts is great! Danko has exhibited his eco-modern furniture in museums throughout the world, but you can see and sit on it in the comfort of your own home. The Arbor Tandem Chair is made with

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    Sun Frost Low Energy Fridge

    November 19, 2:04 PM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    Located in the California redwoods, the Sun Frost factory is surrounded by the beauty of the earth it helps preserve by engineering energy efficient freezers/refrigerators that cut consumption by 80% to make powering your home with solar energy

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    Abundant Earth's Colorgrown Organic Cotton Towels

    November 19, 11:53 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    Slip into something more comfortable. The great thing about these plush towels, is there isn't much to say. Because they have no added extras. Not even dye. The colours you see are the unprocessed colours of the cotton. We expect natural cotton to be

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    Moule & Polyzoides' NRDC Robert Redford Building

    November 19, 10:07 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    The Congress for the New Urbanism, which promotes walkable urban planning with sensitive blends of housing and job-creating buildings, has declared the Natural Resource Defense Council's Robert Redford Building to be "one of the greenest buildings

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    Torched Wood Finish by 1Earth1Design

    November 18, 11:09 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Furniture finishes that don’t release fumes are great, but creative green finishes are even better. 1Earth 1 Design offers a torched wood finish, which entirely eliminates the need for chemicals. Rather than striving for a smooth, glossy coating, the

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    Alvis Chair for Benchmark

    November 18, 2:28 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    The Alvis chair, designed by Terence Conran, reminds us of an Alvar Aalto classic that went to deconstructionist camp. Conran's delightful, geometric piece has a beautifully crafted comb-jointed, solid-oak frame and is upholstered with natural linen.

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    Livingreen Surfaces & Flooring

    November 18, 10:08 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Recycled glass tiles are only the start of Livingreen’s line of surfaces. Their Vetrazzo countertop and bathroom surface uses more than 80% recycled glass waste – made with a process that allows reuse of normally unrecyclable tempered glass, even old

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    Roy Tam Bow Hanging Shelves

    November 17, 10:00 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    UK furniture designer Roy Tam’s definitely in our good books. We loved his writing desk and we love his Bow hanging shelves, too. A shelf so shapely and so elegantly proportioned is a rare find. The sustainable, fast-grown ash......that the shelves are

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    Whit McLeod's salvaged Prairie Seat

    November 17, 3:28 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    The materials in this love seat were carved about 100 years ago. The knife marks from the original craftsman are said to be still visible. Reclaimed from wine casks of Californian wineries these quartersawn, white oak staves are straightened, using

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    Emeco Aluminum Navy Chair

    November 16, 6:58 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    This Emeco Navy chair, manufactured in the same way since 1944, is equally comfortable in a prison, a submarine, or your home. Individually sculpted by hand in 77 steps. $370 ::RetroModern [by

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    The High Line: New York's Agritectural Space

    November 16, 12:11 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Demolishing buildings to make green space releases dust into the air and produces huge amounts of waste - often it's more environmental to work with what you've already got. New York's taking that route with its plans to turn a stretch of Westside

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    Kirei Sorghum Board

    November 16, 7:48 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Now we've been pushing up the profile of bamboo a bit on this site. With good reason, of course. But we wouldn't want you to think that we were grassist. We like other stalky stuff, as well. A recent arrival on the design scene is sorghum. A residual

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    Stutchbury and Pape's House of the future : Cardboard

    November 15, 10:55 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    "The Cardboard House is a direct challenge to the housing industry to reduce housing and environmental costs." So says architects Stutchbury and Pape, and the Ian Buchan Fell Housing Research Unit at University of Sydney. This partnership designed and

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    Stokke's Peel Chair

    November 15, 6:31 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    The Peel chair by Stokke, along with its footrest, has a half-open back cushion and height adjustable neck support to give users the ultimate in comfort and movement. Designed to enable you to recline and support you without slipping forwards or

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