Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso has come up with a new line of furniture and accessories made of post-consumer recycled plastic, moulded into cool polyhedral shapes. One of the best: a trash can that looks so nice
Found at the latest edition of the Casa FOA interior design exhibition, these cool looking benches are made entirely from industrially discarded cardboard (left out for imperfections or errors at factories) and a small piece of
Image via Toyota USA
To promote its new 3rd generation Prius, Toyota is planting solar-powered W-Fi flowers in key American cities. These installation-ads give people a place to sit, as well as free wireless internet and a place to plug in a laptop or
Not able to hoof it to New York City's Cooper-Hewitt Museum for the Nature Conservancy's Design for a Living World"? Fret not, because we've brought the exhibit to you through the magic of the Internet.
How many times have you passed an empty park bench, sat down and pondered the world's, or your own, problems. And maybe wondered about the cryptic plaque on the back that tells a small but unknown story.
As we've shown before with initiatives like Oficina Nomade, design partnerships between studios and native artisans have proved to be a great way to empower local work and materials in small communities. By using their techniques
These pieces of furniture are the work of Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine Caldas, who uses reclaimed and sustainable materials to build modern, hip pieces folloring the steps of father Jose Zanine Caldas, a prominent architect
Mushrooms ate my furniture chair by Shinwei Rhoda Yen (All photos: Design Boom)
What if our furniture were ‘living’ somehow? Well, this clever ‘mushrooms ate my furniture’ chair by designer Shinwei Rhoda Yen has all the right elements – it’s simple,
This table and the beautiful set of large design benches in the extended are the work of Argentinean architecture and design studio Arqom, based outside the almighty Buenos Aires in Chaco province (north-east of this country)
Searching through the offerings at Twig, a new shop selling sustainable clothing, accessories, and gadgetry in Chapel Hill, NC, this author came across some beautiful mirrors created from re-claimed barn wood by Roger Dinger of Reinbarnation. We are
One man's trash is Sean McDow's treasure. The woodworker and furniture designer started making furniture during the winter of 2005 with little woodworking experience, and "quickly realized how much material is thrown away every day and decided to