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Chrysalis Sky Floor Lamp

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Nature-infused lighting design makes use of delicate, highly renewable material—silk cocoons. $1,114.00

Angus Hutcheson's exquisite Chrysalis Sky floor lamp is as elegant as sustainable design gets. Conceived as a surreal glowing orb for the living room, the lamp's diffuser is made from randomly configured silk cocoons, each attached to a hand-soldered wire matrix. Produced by Hutcheson's lighting Argo brand, the lamp continues with the brand's design narrative of fusing nature......read more

Toby Horrocks: Icon

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Flat packing, parametric cardboard art.

A recent design media exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design featured four cardboard installations designed by Melbourne architect Toby Horrocks. Collectively titled 'Icon,' the freestanding installations each represented a mag title published by Architecture Media, which commissioned the project. Horrocks's free flowing cardboard experiments, each bound by a fixed......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-7-11

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Weekly links: Gordon Matta-Clark's eco-art bent, mysterious bird deaths, and more.

Gordon Matta-Clark was an eco-art O.G.. In the 70s, Matta-Clark's conceptual projects included recycling glass bottles, digging out a basement to create a “guerrilla” garden, and turning a dumpster into an open house. An exhibition centered on Matta-Clark's time at 112 Greene Street, one of the first artist-run venues in New York, opens this weekend at David Zwirner in NYC. In a......read more

Reclaimed Sidewalks in NYC

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Sidewalks reincarnated as traffic medians.

Beneath the foot of NYC's Queensboro Bridge, a $75 million reworking of NYC's Queens Plaza includes what looks to be a creative solution to overcrowded graveyards. In fact, the chunks of concrete are not tombstones but sidewalks that were demolished during the course of construction, now acting as traffic medians. A collaboration between Tobiah Horton and WRT Design, the......read more

Streep 180 Bench

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Colorful recycled cardboard seating, made in Italy. $445.00

Streep 180 is a sturdy and stylish bench made of honeycombed recycled cardboard, with a laminated top that adds comfort and colour. The piece was designed by A4A Design, a Milan creative studio with a long history working with recycled cardboard, having designed various objects with the material, from bookshelves and tables to toys and decorations. ...read more

SHFT Sampler 1-21-11

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Recycled sex doll hoodies, starlets on bikes, 100% renewable power, and more.

Who'd have thunk it: The entire world could be running on 100% renewable energy by 2030, says a new study published in the journal Energy Policy. All that's needed is 4 million 5-megawatt wind turbines, 1.7 billion 3-kilowatt rooftop solar power systems, and about 90,000 300-megawatt solar power plants — and a shitload of political will. No problem? (via MNN) Va-va-voom: Do you like......read more

Wine Punts

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Classy glassware upcycled from empty wine bottles. $26.00

Combining good craftsmanship with a green ethos, Wine Punts convert landfill-bound wine bottles into unique and functional drinking glasses for the table. Wine Punts are handmade in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they've been recycling glassware since 2006.  Wine punts are available in Amber, Green, Aqua, Clear, and Olive, in a set of four 16 oz glasses....read more

HAKA Building: Recycled Office

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As green as it gets: "Living Lab" for clean tech companies unveiled in Holland.

What does a waste-free building look like? Something like this, apparently. Dutch design firm Doepel Strikjers Architects has pulled out all the green stops to create this extraordinary office building in Rotterdam. The HAKA Building is a pre-war factory that the architects have converted into a "Living Lab" for clean tech companies and eco organizations. The architectural vision was driven by......read more

EkoMiko Candles

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Recycled wine bottle candles get the green light. $69.00

Your standard aromatherapy candle is made from petroleum-based wax, with a chemically-treated cotton wick, packaged in a new glass container. Soothing and sensual though it may be, it ain't green. Enter EkoMiko's line of eco-friendly aromatherapy candles. Created by actress/environmentalist Izabella Miko (of Deadwood, Coyote Ugly, and The Cape fame), EkoMiko candles are hand-poured using organic......read more

Jean Shin's Epic Eco Art Made from Recycled Garbage

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New York artist turns trash into treasure.

Jean Shin is doing her part to combat America's garbage problem, one mindmelting art installation at a time. The Brooklyn-based artist's widely divergent body of work shares a few common traits: it's all highly labor-intensive, it's all made from discarded materials (whether wine bottles, prescription pill bottles, cheap umbrellas, or lottery tickets), and it's all awesome. But Shin's......read more

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