IKEA’s Space10 wants to change the way you buy furniture

July 29, 2016 by  
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Space10 is essentially a lab where people can explore ideas, like how we will use our homes and spaces in the future. Part of fulfilling that purpose is looking at how we will furnish our spaces. Obviously, the current model is out of date and hardly sustainable. Places like Making Society and AtFab have stepped in to fill the gap between the future and the past of furnishings with open-source furniture plans. These open-source furniture plans can be dowloaded and sent to a studio that can “print” or cut out your preferred design – either for you to assemble or have it assembled right in your home. That eliminates the costly middle man and the environmental cost of shipping furniture around the world. Related: IKEA’s Space10 is working on on-site hydroponic farms for restaurants Space10 thinks we can streamline and improve on that concept and turn it into something that even the largest furniture manufacturer can embed in their business. Their Makery hosts all manner of tools, including a laser cutter and myriad saws and woodworking tools. Potentially, someday neighborhoods or businesses could host their own Makery spaces, where people could go to create their own furniture or other household goods, making home furnishings truly local, and far more sustainable. The Makery is run by Helga Joseps and Ignacio Garcia Lenero, and when Inhabitat visited the studio, they were brainstorming ways to turn the maker movement into something everyone can be a part of. They envision a future where this sort of innovation could impact even the biggest furniture companies out there, like IKEA , which currently relies on flat packing to make shipping more sustainable. While that’s a great start, imagine a world where furniture doesn’t have to travel any further than down the street. In some ways, The Makery is just an extension of what people have been doing since they lived in caves: making things to improve their lives. It’s only recently that we’ve completely abdicated making things to other people across the world. Space10 hopes to bring us back to a place where we are involved in the making of our goods right in our own neighborhoods. + Space10

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Zero-waste Japanese town builds a unique building from abandoned materials

July 29, 2016 by  
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The small yet ambitious Japanese town of Kamikatsu has achieved an 80% recycling rate and residents sort their waste into 34 categories. The Kamikazt Public House embraces the zero waste mission in its design, particularly with its eye-catching eight-meter-tall window wall made from a hodgepodge of windows reclaimed from nearby abandoned houses. The eight-meter-tall window wall and other openings bring in cool breezes in the summer, while a carbon-neutral radiation heater warms the structure in winter. Related: This Japanese town will produce absolutely zero waste by 2020 The building is filled with creative displays of reuse, including reclaimed tiles for the flooring, a bottle chandelier, and newspapers upcycled into wallpaper. The exterior is clad in locally produced and reclaimed cedar boards colored with naturally derived persimmon tannin paint. “It’s trying to illustrate architecturally a very strong idea which is to do with zero waste,” said juror and Managing Director at EPR Architects Chris Castle. “There’s a very strong community engagement here, there’s been other buildings for the community, but this is being fed into by the community. There’s also a fantastic integration of the community, with genuine community involvement in the fundamentals of the design which is just great.” + Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Images via Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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This mesmerizing mirrored room glows to the beat of your heart

May 15, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of This mesmerizing mirrored room glows to the beat of your heart Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , design events , design shows , Ford 2015 Edge , Ford The Principals , green design , green interiors , green lighting , green products , interior design , LED lighting , new york design week , nyc x design , sanctuary design , sight unseen offsite , soothing design , sustainable design , sustainable furnishings , The Dynamic Sanctuary , The Dynamic Sanctuary New York Design Week , The Dynamic Sanctuary The Principals , The Principals

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8 Great Green Designs Coming to Tent London 2013 at the London Design Festival!

September 6, 2013 by  
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DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

September 6, 2013 by  
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Image via Shutterstock  Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies , eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs to create spreads and dips, or just devoured by the spoonful right out of the container. Yogurt exists in many different forms all over the world, and it’s actually ridiculously easy to make at home. Keep reading to learn how you can use your Crock-Pot to make a bounty of creamy yogurt. Read the rest of DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crock pot , crock pot ideas , Crock Pot Recipes , crock pot yogurt , Dairy , DIY yoghurt , diy yogurt , goat milk , make your own yogurt , milk , slow cooker , yoghurt , yogurt , yogurt recipes        

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Ffrash Project Transforms Trash Into Recycled Furnishings in Indonesia

May 29, 2013 by  
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Garbage is everywhere in the streets of Jakarta. Bottles, caps, plastic bags – the scrap heap is enormous. New Dutch/Indonesian initiative Ffrash hopes to help by turning the trash into recycled furniture and products . Young Indonesians not engaged in school receive manufacturing lessons from Dutch designers, which will enable them to design and build interior products themselves. Furthermore, they are being trained in marketing in order to sell their goods. The project is a small step towards a solution to the garbage problem in Indonesia, and it provides youngsters with a new perspective on life. + Ffrash 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 design , Ffrash , green design , green interiors , indonesia , jakarta , Recycled Materials , social responsibility , Studio Ooms , sustainable design , sustainable furnishings        

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My Eco Home by LG Allows Green Facebook Users to Design a Virtual Dream Home

November 13, 2012 by  
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If you dream about designing your own home but want to experiment with some baby steps before committing to a huge project, you’ll want to check out My Eco Home by LG Electronics (LG). This fun, interactive digital interface allows Facebook users to design a virtual home online and then share it with their friends. You can experiment with several different combinations of earth-friendly appliances, furnishings and even green walls as often as you like. Read the rest of My Eco Home by LG Allows Green Facebook Users to Design a Virtual Dream Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: digital design , eco design , Green Appliances , green design , green lighting , green materials , lg , LG Core Technologies , LG Electronics , My Eco Home , sustainable appliances , sustainable design , sustainable furnishings , virtual design , virtual eco-home

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

June 27, 2012 by  
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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

May 1, 2012 by  
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Biodegradable Rattan Iglu by Berta Riera Pomés and Yunwei Zhu

January 2, 2012 by  
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Berta Riera Pomés and Yunwei Zhu have used sustainable materials to create a cute ‘Iglu’ shelter that serves as a quiet place to hide or a fun object to roll around the house. Measuring 2.6 feet in diameter and made from biodegradable rattan (a durable plant fiber often used for making furniture or weaving baskets), this eco-friendly cocoon will rock your world. + Berta Riera Pomés Photo © Berta Riera Pomés Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , biodegradable igloo , biodegradable materials , green design , green interiors , green materials , iglu , rattan , rattan igloo , sustainable design , sustainable furnishings , Sustainable Interiors

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