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Phil Cuttance Weld Vases

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Nice lines.

From London designer Phil Cuttance comes a good-looking range of vases created by welding together discarded, offcut ABS plastic. Called Weld Vases, the pieces are made of ABS plastic scraps from a local factory, welded together using hot hair. The line includes three different shapes and three tonal combinations. As Cuttance says on his site, "the Weld Vases are each individually......read more

Kork iPad Case

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Lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly. $80.00

There's no shortage of products out there to protect your beloved iPad, but the simple, utilitarian Kork may be the coolest yet. Made from bits of recycled cork shaped into a single form, the Kork fits an iPad snug and secure, with cutouts for buttons and inputs. You'd think you could break it in half (like we've done with many-a-wine-cork), but as you can see in this video, the Kork is strong......read more

Nau Fluent Stash

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Stay sorted with Nau's origami-style carrying case. $80.00

Are you a disorganized person? Do you lose stuff all the time? When people see you, do they say, "Christ man, you're a bloody mess!" with some regularity? Same here. Fear not, we've found the answer for our scatterbrained woes in the form of the Nau Fluent Stash, a folding carrying case for cords, chargers, gum, glasses, notebooks, and, uhhh, narcotics (why else would they call it a Stash?).......read more

Ovopur Ceramic Water Filter

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Egg-shaped Ovopur gives new meaning to water cooler talk $895.00

Ignoring the valid argument that 900 bucks for a water filter is insane, the Ovopur is the nicest we've seen. Created by France's Aquaovo, the eco-friendly design relies on natural filtration systems (and some help from gravity) to dispense pure, wholesome H2O. The unit features an Aquacristal filter made of activated carbon, quartz, copper and zinc (helping explain the lofty......read more

SHFT Sampler 3-25-11

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Coal kills, Earth Hour cools off, and more.

Don't Believe the Hype: In spite of common opinion, nuclear energy is not the most dangerous source of power. Not even close. Using these stats, author/thinker Seth Godin offers up a simple graphic showing that coal is by far the deadliest energy source per terawatt-hour of power produced. "For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal." Whoa. (via GOOD) Good Green......read more

Bamboo Bikes by Diego Cardenas

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Green cycles blend nature and tech.

At the tender age of 25, Mexican industrial design student Diego Cardenas is doing big things in the realm of bamboo bicycle design. Inspired by photos of other bamboo bike creations — including the first commercial design, unveiled at a London trade fair in 1894 — Cardenas felt he could do better. Judging from these pics, he may be right. After attending a bamboo workshop in Europe,......read more

Domingos Totora's Recycled Cardboard Objects

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Sustainability informs Brazilian designer's creations.

Domingos Totora's work rests comfortably in the fuzzy area where art and design intersect. From his studio in Maria da Fe, Brazil, Totora and a team of twenty artisans create sculptures, furniture, and home accessories from recycled cardboard pulp. Each piece is molded by hand and dried in the sun before being finished. The operation is sustainable on every level, from the creation of jobs to......read more

Momentum Reel Mower

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Next-level mowing tech from Fiskars $249.00

When a company has been around since 1649, they're probably doing something right. Fiskars is the oldest company in Finland and the brand behind the Momentum Reel Mower, an easy-pushing, eco-friendly mowing machine for any length of grass. Using smart ergonomics and a bunch of patent-pending cutting technology, the Momentum Reel Mower delivers best-in-class mowing performance without gas,......read more

Juvet Landscape Hotel: Sleek Norwegian Nature Digs

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A minimalist design with an equally minimal footprint

The Juvet Landscape Hotel in western Norway is the perfect marriage of nature and structure. Designed by Oslo architects Jensen & Skodvin and constructed from fast-growing pine found on the property, the minimalist series of buildings are comfortably nestled in the natural surroundings — with next to no environmental footprint.  "The intention was to make a......read more

Crate Stool by Segev Moisa

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Classic milk crate repurposed into DIY furniture

Ah the trusty milk crate, always there to perform whatever purpose demanded of it. Whether used by a college student as a cheap storage alternative, or by an old school DJ to haul records, milk crates have always done lots of different tasks. Another obvious one is seating. Flip 'em over, and milk crates make for quick and easy stools. It's this purpose that Israeli designer Segev......read more

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