EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using renewable energy

May 12, 2015 by  
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EDI is a new table made using 100% renewable materials and 100% renewable energy by Finnish brand Nikari. Nikari sources its timber from local woods that are tended with the principles of sustainability and biodiversity. The Nikari head office, studio and workshop use solely next generation energy from the small hydropower plant located next to their building, making the sleek, modern table a truly sustainable addition to any space. + Nikari 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: “sustainable furniture” , Edi table , Edit by Nikari , local materials , local wood , Nikari furniture , Nikari table , reader submission , renewable energy , renewable materials , sustainable home goods , Sustainable Interiors

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Absolutely enchanting AirBNB home in Brazil was built from demolished houses in the area

May 12, 2015 by  
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This tiny off-grid Hawaiian home cost just $11,000 to build

March 13, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of This tiny off-grid Hawaiian home cost just $11,000 to build Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Airbnb , big island , DIY , dreamy Hawaiian treehouse , eco-travel , Elizabeth Gilbert , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green getway , green interiors , hawaii , Kristie Wolfe , off the grid , Rainbow Falls , rainwater catchment , solar panels , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors , sustainable travel , The Signature of all Things , tiny home , tiny house , Tiny House on the Prairie , tiny vacation home , treehous

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Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur

November 12, 2014 by  
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Whereas Kortrijk’s Xpo center hosted hundreds of high-profile exhibitors for the Biennale Interieur , Ventura Interieur led design fans on a picturesque walking tour of the city’s center. Along the way we caught glimpses of exceptional work by independent and up-and-coming designers that shined just as brightly as the Biennale’s main halls. From furniture made from all kinds of recycled materials to humanitarian designs that seek to make the world a better place, read on for some of our favorite finds. Read the rest of Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: belgium , Biennale Interieur , design events , design shows , green design , green interiors , green products , Kortrijk , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors , sustainable products , Ventura Interieur

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14 Gorgeous Green Designs From Belgium’s Biennale Interieur 2014

November 11, 2014 by  
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Belgium may be known best for its chocolate and beer, but the country has also cultivated a heady design scene – and it recently burst onto the international stage for the 2014 Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk. This landmark event showcased Belgium’s best and brightest alongside talented designers from around the world, and we spotted scores of green design gems throughout the show. From shining solar tables and LED lamps to transforming furnishings and reclaimed wood wonders, read on for 14 of our favorite finds. Read the rest of 14 Gorgeous Green Designs From Belgium’s Biennale Interieur 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , belgium , Biennale Interieur , Biennale Interieur 2014 , Design Parcours , Design Platform Flanders , eco furniture , flanders , green design , green interiors , green products , Kortrijk , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors

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INFOGRAPHIC: Smart Appliances and The Kitchen of Tomorrow

November 4, 2014 by  
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Did you know that by 2019 the market for smart appliances is predicted to exceed a staggering $25 billion US dollars? It’s great news for your wallet and the environment at large, since smart appliances can cut your energy and grocery bills while making your life at home easier and more productive. Pennywell Solid Surfaces recently launched a new infographic that tracks the state of the art in smart appliances – from dishwashers with digital interfaces to heating systems you can control with a smartphone. Check out the full infographic after the break! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Smart Appliances and The Kitchen of Tomorrow Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Energy-Efficient Appliances , green gadgets , green home , green interiors , infographic , smart appliances , smart home , smart kitchen , Sustainable Interiors

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LIVE: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

May 17, 2014 by  
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It’s that time again, design fans – today Inhabitat is reporting live from the Javits Center in New York to bring you the best green designs from America’s premier design exhibition, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair ! ICFF is the keystone event of New York Design Week , and we’ll be sorting through over 500 exhibitors from 30 countries to bring you the best green designs from this year’s show. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with our favorite finds, so make sure to check back – and follow us on Facebook , Vine and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates! Read the rest of LIVE: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , design show , eco furniture , energy efficient lighting , green design , Green Design Events , green interiors , green lighting , green products , ICFF , icff 2014 , International Contemporary Furniture Fair , new york design week , New York Design Week 2013 , nydw , Recycled Materials , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors

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Fabrica’s Uniquely Textured Polar Bear Rug Is Upcycled from Guatemalan Textile Waste

May 17, 2014 by  
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Have you ever dreamed about curling up in front of the fire–with a glass of wine and that special someone–on a gorgeous polar bear rug? Don’t worry–we’re not suddenly supporting the hunting of these majestic Arctic beasts . If you look closely, you’ll see that this polar bear rug from Fabrica isn’t an actual pelt. Instead, it’s made using salvaged materials from the textile industry in Guatemala. Keep reading to learn more about this unique design company and how they created this recycled home furnishing. Read the rest of Fabrica’s Uniquely Textured Polar Bear Rug Is Upcycled from Guatemalan Textile Waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fabrica , Fabrica recycled textiles , Fabrica salvaged textiles , Fabrica upcycled textiles , polar bear rug , recycled textiles , textile waste , Wanted Design NYC

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The Living Cube Multi-Functional Furniture Piece Provides a Home in a Box Solution

April 1, 2014 by  
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UK’s First Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Serves Delicious ‘Expired’ Food

April 1, 2014 by  
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While food that exceeded its sell-by date is still good for a short time, most of it is unfortunately thrown away. So Adam Smith, a chef from Leeds , opened a cafe that dishes out deliciously healthy yet ‘expired’ meals . Called P.A.Y.F  (‘Pay As You Feel’) and the first of its kind in the UK, this inspiring little cafe not only combats food waste but also helps locals in need. Read the rest of UK’s First Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Serves Delicious ‘Expired’ Food Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adam Smith , freeganism , leeds , News , NewsP.A.Y.F (‘Pay As You Feel’) , sustainable food , UK’s first ‘expired’ meals cafe        

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