Pentatonic launches new brand of modern furniture made with nothing but trash

September 8, 2017 by  
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Trash never looked so good. Pentatonic has launched a new brand of modern, modular furniture made with nothing but repurposed waste materials . But – unlike similar brands – their commitment goes beyond simply recycling . Hit the jump for a closer look. Pentatonic is launching their brand with AirTool Chair and AirTool Foil Table , as well as glassware made from smartphone glass. Their website lists the trash that went in to each piece; for example, 96 plastic bottles and 28.4 aluminum cans went into an AirTool Chair with a plyfix felt seat, along with some old food containers and industrial waste. 1,436 aluminum cans and 190 CDs or DVDs were used for an AirTool Foil table. Pentatonic says they do not use additives, toxins, glues, or resins. Related: Eco-friendly DIY modular furniture can be reassembled over and over into different pieces Pentatonic, which has offices in London and Berlin, sourced 90 percent of their trash locally; the remaining 10 percent came from places like Taiwan, which is home to the world’s largest concentration of wasted smartphone glass, according to the company. Users don’t need any tools to put together the modular Pentatonic products. The company also sells the individual components online in case a consumer loses a piece or wants to design their own furniture with Pentatonic pieces. Consumers also become part of the supply chain when they return old, used pieces to the company: Pentatonic lists a buy-back value on their website which they describe as a guaranteed sum customers will receive if they want to get rid of a product. Pentatonic will transform those used goods into new pieces of furniture. Pentatonic’s products are available to buy on their website . If you’re in London , you can check out their products in person at a popup store in Shoreditch East London at 2 Chance Street from September 15 to October 12. They’ll also be present at the London Design Festival , September 18 to 24, in the Design Frontiers exhibition at Somerset House. + Pentatonic Images courtesy of Pentatonic

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See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone

August 19, 2014 by  
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A revolutionary new mobile app is offering designers the ability to use their smartphones or tablets to create concepts on-the-go. Board 2.0 , from the masterminds at The Morpholio Project , is quickly becoming a staple for design pros, and is a dream come true for Pinterest fiends  who want to take their “board” game to the next level. The app lets users stage rooms virtually on their mobile devices, giving designers the ability to create concepts whenever inspiration strikes them. This could mean big news for the future of design, allowing for more inspired and collaborative designs than ever before! Read the rest of See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: board 2.0 , interior design , mobile apps , moodboards , morpholio , the morpholio project

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Nourishmat: Grow an Organic Garden Using This Handy Roll Out Planting Guide

June 25, 2013 by  
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Have you heard of paint by numbers? What about garden by numbers? The Nourishmat takes the same concept and turns it into a simple way to plant an organic garden of herbs and veggies. Creators Phil Weiner and John Gorby wanted to empower consumers and turn them into producers that could grow their own food and nourish themselves without worrying about chemical additives, pestecides and GMOs . After some brainstorming, they came up with the Nourishmat, a cool planning mat that comes complete with an irrigation system and naturally enriched seed balls that flourish into fresh and healthy food. The Nourishmat makes planting easy for people without a lot of space or gardening experience to grow to their heart’s content. Weiner and Gorby will be launching their Nourishmat Kickstarter campaign in just a few days. If you’d like to get your hands on one of these mats or support their efforts, be sure to sign up for updates at their site . + Nourishmat 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: DIY garden , garden by numbers , Nourishmat , nourishmat garden guide , nourishmat roll out gardem        

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Crafty Reuse: A Scarf from Discarded T-Shirts [VIDEO]

January 12, 2010 by  
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When the weather gets cold, the cold get crafting! It’s been in the teens and twenties here in Atlanta, and cozy clothes and blankets are basically all I can think about right now. You can imagine my delight when I was browsing on You Tube and came across this handy tutorial from Whitney Sews for turning old t-shirts into a reversible scarf! Read more of this story »

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National Call-in Day on Clean Energy & Climate Legislation — TODAY

January 12, 2010 by  
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Email may be the norm of the day for expressing your opinion on political issues, but the phone still has its place. The organization 1Sky is hosting a national call-in day to the Senate — TODAY — to help push for good clean energy and climate legislation

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Fab Fabrics: Vintage Finds from The Tin Thimble

January 12, 2010 by  
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A commenter on our 2009 Fab Fabrics Retrospective mentioned that she’d been seeing more and more crafts from repurposed vintage fabric , and we thought it would be fun to kick off Fab Fabrics for 2010 with just that! Emma Farrell and her mother, Sharon Mansfield, came home from a trip with a dream of opening a sewing store that was “that was different than your standard quilt shop.” Rather than the usual offerings, their Loomis, CA shop offer vintage patterns, scrap packs, and notions and vintage and organic fabrics.

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