Twentypence Transforms Locally-Sourced and Reclaimed Wood into Nature-Inspired Fall Clocks

November 6, 2014 by  
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New Jersey-based product design studio Twentypence just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fall Clocks , a collection of elegant wall clocks made from locally sourced and reclaimed wood. The clock faces are CNC-milled from solid wood three-quarters inch thick, and then hand sanded and sealed with a water-based UV clear coat. The leaf-like clock hands are laser cut from aluminum and then powder-coated for a vibrant finish. One hundred of the clocks produced will be crafted from salvaged wood found across the U.S. The local wood species used include red oak, maple, heart pine, and walnut. You can head over to the Fall Clocks Kickstarter to get your hands on one of their fresh cut early bird specials. + Fall Clocks Kickstarter 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: cnc cut wood , cnc-milled wood , fall clocks , kickstarter , laser cut , locally sourced wood , nature inspired , reader submitted content , reclaimed wood , salvaged wood , Twentypence , wood clock , wooden clock

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i29 Transforms a Dark Garage Into Gorgeous Daylit Home in Amsterdam

October 10, 2014 by  
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The UpStanding Desk Transforms Your Regular Desk into a Standing One for Less Than $200

June 26, 2014 by  
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Standing desks are an ideal way to combat the health implications of sitting all day , but many people are turned off by the cost of buying one. That’s where The Upstanding Desk comes in, an affordable add-on that converts any regular desk into a workstation you can use while standing. Designed by Brooklyn-based designers Mikey Chen and Sam Carmichael , the desk costs less than $200, and there is even the option of buying the plans and making it yourself – assuming you have the necessary DIY skills. Read the rest of The UpStanding Desk Transforms Your Regular Desk into a Standing One for Less Than $200 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adjustable standing desk , Canadian plywood , flat-pack standing desk , Mikey Chen , Sam Carmichael , standing desk add-on , The Upstanding Desk

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Dvelas Reclaims Worn Boat Sails and Transforms them into Unique Lounging Chairs

December 11, 2013 by  
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Handmade in Spain using recycled sails from around the world, each of design studio Dvelas ‘ chairs is a unique expression carrying its own history on the sea. Over time, ship sails start to weather and deteriorate, making them useless for exact navigation. The material however retains many of its excellent qualities with respect to resistance and humidity. The goal of Dvelas is to recover these used sails and give them new life and a new history through design. + Dvelas 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” , Dvelas , Dvelas Reclaimed Sail Chair , eco chair , Reclaimed Sails        

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Designer Transforms Old Bike into Pedal-powered Elevator

August 30, 2013 by  
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After completing his gorgeous 30 foot high treehouse , Ethan Schussler scoffed at the idea of having to climb up and down a giant ladder all day. Rather than abandoned his tree top escape, the designer put an old bicycle to the test. Customizing it to move along a giant chain, Schussler transformed the bike into a personal elevator, which slowly rises to the treehouse’s entrance by pedaling. Read the rest of Designer Transforms Old Bike into Pedal-powered Elevator Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle elevator , eco design , Ethan Schussler , green design , green gadgets , pedal powered elevator , Recycled Materials , sustainable design , treehouse elevator , Treehouses , upcycling        

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Tobias Tøstesen Transforms 8,000 LEGO Windows into a Dazzling Chandelier!

April 16, 2013 by  
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Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

November 16, 2012 by  
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Aurora Robson isn’t just an artist — she’s also an environmental activist. The Canadian-born artist’s elaborate sculptures are made from cut-up plastic bottles and other bits of discarded plastic, which are sold to support further environmental reclamation and awareness. We’ve tracked Robson’s evolution here on Inhabitat, featuring her work, first in 2009 and also earlier this year . Now, Joshua Kogan has produced a short documentary about Robson. Click through to see the film. Read the rest of Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aurora Robson , eco-art , Joshua Kogan , plastic art , recycled bottle sculptures , recycled material art , Recycled Materials , Recycled Plastic , sculptures

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Jessica Drenk Carves Pencils Into Incredible Organic Shapes

November 16, 2012 by  
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The pencil is more than a writing implement – it’s a symbol of creativity and potential. Exploring the structural possibilities of graphite and wood, artist Jessica Drenk turns familiar old Ticonderogas into forms inspired by nature. Influenced by systems of information and a desire to classify and understand the world, her sculptures are beautiful representations of one of the most primitive recording devices. Read the rest of Jessica Drenk Carves Pencils Into Incredible Organic Shapes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: graphite , jessica drenk , pencil , sculpture , ticonderoga , Wood

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Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

November 16, 2012 by  
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Walking around this year’s Dutch Design Week , we almost missed these cute paper vessels made from recycled receipts by Noor Nuyten . Each paper cup is made from a used receipt roll that has been coated with water-based glue. Nuyten’s “Desk Role” line is perfect for holding small items that otherwise might get lost – such as paper clips, pins, rubbers bands and coins. Read the rest of Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ana lisa alperovich , Art , desk accessories , Desk Role , Dutch Design Week , green products , Noor Nuyten , paper vase , Recycled Materials , recycled paper , recycling / compost

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Donna Ruff Transforms The New York Times into Pieces of Sacred Text

October 31, 2012 by  
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Who says that the newspaper business is a dying art? Not Donna Ruff , who uses discarded pages of The New York Times for her ornately pierced pieces. The artist, who we have previously featured for her work with fire and paper , continues to explore the use of negative space with her geometric cut-outs. Delicate and lacy, the patterns are reminiscent of Arabic embellishments and calligraphy. Read the rest of Donna Ruff Transforms The New York Times into Pieces of Sacred Text Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arabic , DOnna Ruff , newspaper , qur’an , The New York Times , torah

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