The Produktwerft Upcycles Used and Antique Materials Into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

January 30, 2013 by  
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The Produktwerft series from Sascha Akkermann  enhances used and antique materials with new and clear-cut designs. Each of Akkermann ‘s pieces is made in close collaboration with a recycling company to create a one-of-a-kind work that pays homage to its material roots and the notion of reclaiming waste for the benefit of the environment. From fuzzy stools to carefully hand-crafted tables and shelves, you can see all of Akkermann ‘s designs up for purchase here . + Sascha Akkermann The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco furniture , german design , german furniture , Produktwerft , reclaimed wood furniture , recycled materials furniture , Sascha Akkermann

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Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

June 18, 2012 by  
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German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow — from Itektur — recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED lights . Spotted at this year’s DMY Berlin design fair, ‘The Glow Chandelier’ celebrates the grandeur of classic chandeliers with a cool green twist. Read the rest of Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , DMY Berlin 2012 , german design , green lighting , Itektur , LED , old energy-efficient lamps , Recycled Materials , The Glow Chandelier , ultraviolet LED

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Marius Temming’s Chic Eco Sunglasses are Made from Hemp, Kenaf and Flax

June 14, 2012 by  
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Marius Temming has designed a fantastic collection of eco sunglasses that are made from natural materials like ash wood, oak veneer, hemp , kenaf and flax. Unveiled at Berlin’s DMY design festival , Temming’s cool green shades feature sturdy construction, high-quality Carl Zeiss lenses, and a light footprint. Read the rest of Marius Temming’s Chic Eco Sunglasses are Made from Hemp, Kenaf and Flax Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bioresin , Carl Zeiss Vision , dmy , dmy berlin , DMY Berlin 2012 , ECO sunglasses , Flax , german design , green materials , hemp , Kenaf , Marius Temming , natural fibers , recycling / compost , shades , wearable technology

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Heimplanet’s Inflatable Geodesic Dome Tent Sets Up in a Snap!

June 13, 2012 by  
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Hamburg-based Heimplanet unveiled their new tent at this year’s inspiring DMY event in Berlin . Stable and efficient, “The Cave” offers plenty of space for 3 to sleep, or 6 to sit together, thanks to its unique diamond shape. Made from super durable synthetic materials that both are waterproof and lightweight, the best part of about this  dome is that you can inflate it all in one go! Read the rest of Heimplanet’s Inflatable Geodesic Dome Tent Sets Up in a Snap! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , dmy berlin , german design , green technology , Heimplanet , Inflatable Geodesic Dome , Inflatable tent

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Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

June 11, 2012 by  
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Add a little flavor to your interior space with one of these “Chef de Cuisine” hanging lamps. Designed by German-based Findelkind , these cool lamps are handmade from repurposed cooking whisks and are so simple to make you can easily turn one into an afternoon DIY project . Just cut the handle, add a low-energy lamp , and voilà! This year we spotted tons of brilliant lamps at  DMY Berlin , so stay tuned for more of our top picks! + Findelkind + DMY Berlin Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat / Findelkind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dmy berlin , Findelkind , german design , green lighting , green products , hanging light , Recycled Materials , Repurpose Cooking Whisks

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Wildlife Lead Poisoning: EPA Sued Over Failure to Regulate Spent Ammunition

June 11, 2012 by  
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Not only does the US need tougher gun control, but it also needs stronger laws in the regulation of lead in ammunition. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency has not done enough to mitigate issues related to lead poisoning in the wild, so several green groups are taking them to court. The groups are  claiming that exposure to the toxic metal from spent ammunition poses a risk to millions of birds and human health. Read the rest of Wildlife Lead Poisoning: EPA Sued Over Failure to Regulate Spent Ammunition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental protection agency , epa , epa sued , federal farm bill , hunting ban , lead based ammunition , spent ammunition , The Center for Biological Diversity , toxic metals , Toxic Substances Control Act

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6 Surprising and Delightful Origami Creations

March 31, 2012 by  
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NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

March 13, 2012 by  
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Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels

November 3, 2011 by  
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This brilliant Bufalino Camper is a minature home that’s perfect for the minimalist voyager seeking to lead a contemporary nomadic lifestyle. The compact vehicle is kitted out with all of the essentials a modern camper may need – a bed, a basin, a cooking area, and a laptop desk. German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns wanted to provide a space for people on the move – a flexible ‘home’ to return to (despite the absence of a bathroom!) Read the rest of Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bufalino camper , cornelius commans , german design camper , green vehicle design , industrial design , minature camper , piaggio tricycle

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‘This is Not a Trojan Horse’ is a Message Carrier for the Abruzzo Region of Italy

November 3, 2011 by  
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As suspect as this wooden contraption may appear, it’s not full of attack soldiers — but rather it was recently being used as a vehicle for communication. This is Not a Trojan Horse traveled with artist Amy Franceschini and writer Michael Taussig around the Abruzzo region of Italy , serving as a message carrier between the traditional agricultural communities set in the mountainous Italian region. Read the rest of ‘This is Not a Trojan Horse’ is a Message Carrier for the Abruzzo Region of Italy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: center for art and the environment , FutureFarmers , Natalie Jeremejinko , Nevada museum of Art , This is Not a Trojan Horse

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