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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

Trash Cube

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Nicholas Le Moigne's scrap cement stool doesn't look very comfortable.

With the "Trash Cube," Swiss designer Nicholas Le Moigne sets his sights on the small market of green design fanatics who also happen to be narcoleptic. There is no danger of falling asleep sitting on this thing. Created entirely from scrap fibre cement, the Trash Cube is an interesting vision of green furniture — and maybe the least comfortable seat imaginable. Workers at the......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

Neorustica Furniture

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture.

Sao Paulo-based designer Brunno Jahara has unveiled a new collection of scrap wood furniture called Neorustica. Produced by NDT Brazil, a local furniture factory that specializes in working with wood leftover from construction sites, the line of 10 tables, containers and benches pay respect to the country’s rural background. Each Neorustica piece is named after a shanty town or favela in Rio de......read more

Union Wood Co. Serving Tray

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Serve it up -- on a block of recovered fir. $80.00

Vancouver's Union Wood Company finds inspiration -- and materials -- in the docks, foundries, mills, and factories of the city's past. This handcrafted Serving Tray, made from fir rafters reclaimed from an old stable near the Union Wood studio, has a rich and weathered patina only age can provide. Distressed steel handles and rubber feet are complemented by knots, nail holes, and cracks that add......read more

Scrap Wood Strips Recycled into Modern Furniture

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In the hands of Jamison Sellers, salvaged wooden pallets become stunning pieces for the home.

Old wood is the goods. Reclaimed timber has a rugged beauty that new wood products can't replicate. That's our humble opinion, anyway, and Jamison Sellers' too. The Rhode Island designer/craftsman salvages wooden pallets and boards to craft chairs, tables, and shelves that are as simple as they are striking. Alternating diffierent colors of scrap wood in thin strips, Sellers makes furniture with......read more

Scaffolding Table Lamp

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Designer Rodger Stevens puts wood scraps to beautiful new use. $399.99

The Scaffolding Table Lamp makes use of exotic wood scraps reclaimed from a variety of sources, from demolition projects to piano manufacturers. Artist and designer Rodger Stevens shapes the handpicked wood cast-offs into CFL-compatible, functional sculptures. The scaffolding design, a Green Depot exclusive, is also available as a taller floor lamp. Made in New York City. ...read more

Wrapwrap

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Simple scrap wood design keeps headphone cords untangled $20.00

There are few things more annoying than a tangled mess of cords. Designer Naoto Yoshida offers up a simple solution with the wrapwrap, which allows you to adjust the length of your cords when they're in use and wrap/store them when you're finished. Made of pieces of scrap wood reclaimed from a furniture manufacturer, the wrapwrap works nicely for iPods, iPhones and phone chargers. ...read more

Hug Machine Chair

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Playful scrap wood seating from designer Casey Dzierlenga $950.00

LA Box Collective is a group of SoCal-based furniture designers who are squarely focused on sustainable modes of production. From collective member Casey Dzierlenga comes the Hug Machine Chair, a playful interpretation of the classic Windsor chair made from scrap wood collected from the LA Box studio. The mix of woods includes salvaged pieces of walnut, mahogany, douglas fir, maple, ash, and......read more

Bucket Seat in Scrapwood, Low

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Reclaimed wood seating from the inimitable Piet Hein Eek $769.00

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has been transforming waste materials into distinctive furniture since long before sustainability became the zeitgeist it is today. But while the reduce-reuse-recycle approach is central to his practice, Hein Eek's work is more nuanced than that. "It’s not just about recycling, it’s about a respect for the materials," he says. This low bucket......read more

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