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  1. Palm Springs Series Console

    Palm Springs Series Console

    1950s Palm Springs was the jumping off point for this walnut console. While we dig the throwback to the atomic era, the low-VOC water-based lacquer and eco-friendly MDF used in this American-made...

  2. Unit 1

    Unit 1

    L.A.'s Kalon studios hit a home run with this minimalist organizer. Fit to sit atop a desk, or act as a freestanding piece, this unit is crafted from bamboo, finished with non-toxic wood oils, and...

    $275.00

  3. Oud Lamp

    Oud Lamp

    Up-and-coming New Zealand design and manufacturing company Resident caught our eye with their brass beauty. Illuminated by an LED bulb and controlled via a sphere of polished marble, this task lamp...

  4. Decafe Lighting

    Decafe Lighting

    Designed by Raul Lauri and debuted at the 2012 Salone, these lamps bring new life to a common waste item: coffee grounds. "The aim is to give a second life to coffee grounds as a biodegradable...

  5. Wobowl SoftBowl

    Wobowl SoftBowl

    Requireing less than one-tenth of the energy required to product its ceramic counterpart, this 100-percent wool felt bowl is an attractive accessory to stash your odds and ends.

    $39.99

  6. Inhabitat Contest: Enter Now!
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    Inhabitat Contest: Enter Now!

    Inhabitat is now hosting their second annual Spring Greening Contest, and you've only got three more days to get in on it.  

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    04.30.10

  7. Wall Hanging Cubes

    Wall Hanging Cubes

    These hanging stoneware vases are made by Christina Nickerson of Olmay Home, a company dedicated to supporting local artisans and craftsmen. The vessels have homespun sensibility about them that we...

    $199.00

  8. BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    It's no secret that designs that do double duty make our hearts throb. Enter the Red Dot Award–winning BlancoWhite series of LED lamps by Antoni Arola for Santa & Cole. They're tables,...

  9. Dent Tumblers

    Dent Tumblers

    Portland, Oregon's Pigeon Toe Ceramics boasts some mighty strong environmental creeds: All of their ceramics are made from natural clay, feature lead-free glazes, and are fired in kilns fueled by...

    $38.00

  10. Sunny Memories
    Event Spotlight

    Sunny Memories

    Gathering solar energy doesn't need to be a process sequestered to the roof. To demonstrate the varied uses of a new dye solar cell invented at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (EPFL) in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.17.10

  11. Mona El Khafif: Design Build
    Interviews

    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.22.10

  12. Nike's Recycled Jerseys
    Product of the Day

    Nike's Recycled Jerseys

    As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.10

  13. TranSglass Carafe

    TranSglass Carafe

    Crafted from recycled glass bottles, these carafes blend a smart sensibility with sustainable design principles. We love that the top doubles as a glass—perfect to keep bedside if you...

    $66.00

  14. NatureMill

    Back in 2002, San Francisco began giving away green bins for free home compost collection. Composting became mandatory in 2009 for all city residents. But the process of collecting and storing...

    11.18.09

  15. Drawn From Clay
    Product of the Day

    Drawn From Clay

    Increasingly, consumers like to know the source of the things they buy and products are often sold with information that goes beyond mere "Made in the USA" labels to tell the story of the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.10

  16. Public, from Rob Forbes
    Interviews

    Public, from Rob Forbes

    Rob Forbes is best known as the founder of the much beloved modern shop Design Within Reach. What people may not know is that Forbes has an abiding love of urban design, mobility, and most...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.05.10

  17. SHY Light

    SHY Light

    This spare, modular chandelier's thin LED tubes define its 1970s throwback vibe.

    $11000.00

  18. Method's New Pump Detergent
    Product of the Day

    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  19. Miami: Simpson Park Hammock
    Travel Reports

    Miami: Simpson Park Hammock

    One of the best bits of design I saw in Miami, when I was there last month for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, was well off the gallery-party-hotel circuit. I'd been to Simpson Park Hammock...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.15.10

  20. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

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