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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

Kaktus by Artecnica

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Indoor/outdoor stool (or storage!) made of 100% recycled aluminum $250.00

Kaktus is a recycled aluminum stool originally introduced by Artecnica in 2008. Now it's back in a variety of colors as part of the company's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Designed by Artecnica co-founder Enrico Bressan, the Kaktus draws inspiration from the Staghorn Cholla cactus, with a skeletal design that is both super lightweight and surprisingly sturdy. The versatile piece works well both......read more

Emeco Nine-0 Stacking Chair

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Classic aluminum chair reimagined by the late designer Ettore Sottsass $535.00

What's not to love about Emeco? Founded in 1944 as a maker of chairs for the Navy, the Pennsylvania company still makes the same chairs at its original US factory using the same process. The sturdy, attractive chairs are said to last 150 years, and as of a few years ago, they are all made from 80 percent recycled aluminum. These stacking chairs belong to Emeco's "Nine-0" series, designed by the......read more

One Less Drop

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Power cord anchor delivers an elegant fix to a First World problem $25.00

Here is a simple and elegant fix to a (First World) problem that annoys us every single day: Dropped power cords. One Less Drop, designed by Dan Heckler and brought to market with the help of Kickstarter, solves the dilemma and looks good doing it. The solid block is made of recycled aluminum ("from discarded wheels, engine blocks and the like") which is hand-finished and anodized for long-term......read more

Log Cabin by Piet Hein Eek

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A sustainable studio space disguised as a pile of wood.

Made from sustainable wood and salvaged steel, this movable log cabin—created by Dutch green design maestro Piet Hein Eek—is as clever as it gets. Designed as a musician's rehearsal space—and built on wheels to avoid taxes and building regulations—the structure's facade is composed of small cross-sections of tree trunk. When the building is unoccupied and the shutters are......read more

Amalia House

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Austrian holiday home pays tribute to the natural world outside.

Earth is increasingly being touted as the building material of the future, leading to a hot new architectural trend: grass houses. Designed by GRID Architects, the Amalia House in Styria, Austria joins the trend...sort of. The family holiday home is completely covered with artificial turf, highlighting the interchange between indoors and out. We may be taking the idea of "green" design......read more

CompoSpin Garden Compost Bin

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To mix it up, just roll it around. $199.99

Made from 100% recycled materials, the CompoSpin is a tumbler composter that cleverly avoids the one major pitfall of composting—having to mix up the rotting stuff inside. With the ball-shaped Ecomposter, all you need to do to mix up the contents is roll it around your garden, creating nutrient rich compost in as little as a month. Easy!...read more

Light Touch

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New laser projector from Light Blue Optics transforms any flat surface into a touch screen.

With its newly unveiled Light Touch product, UK company Light Blue Optics envisions a total revolution in the way people interact with personal media. By freeing multimedia content from the confines of the small screen, it has the potential to do just that. Using holographic laser technology, Light Touch is said to transform any flat surface into a touchscreen, making the applications almost......read more

SHFT Sampler 7-7-10

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From swimsuit architecture to biodiesel desalination, here are your weekly links from around the web.

In London, the "seriously water stressed" UK capital confronts summer water shortages with a creative — and very British — solution: A new bio-diesel desalination plant that will run partly on used vegetable oil from fish-and-chip shops. Also in London, the newly erected Speedo Swimsuit Pavilion is made from obsolete swim suits. True story. Upgrade the grid: The US electricity grid,......read more

Kwangho Lee: Lifelike Design

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Korean artist-designer wows with creative use of ordinary materials.

The talk of the town at Design September 2010 in Brussels is an exhibition of Kwangho Lee's work at next-gen retailer/gallery Hunting and Collecting. The show, which is to runs from September 10-30, presents an overview of the talented Korean artist-designer's work and an animated projection of his creative process. Born in Seoul in 1981, Kwango Lee grew up in the remote countryside......read more

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