Flat Pack Furniture System

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Inspired by Japanese Origami, designer Keiji Ashizawa came up with a flat-pack system of furniture that is each completely made out of one thin sheet of steel. Each sheet of steel is cut, drilled, and perforated with laser. The perforated lines allow the steel to be bent, much like how a living hinge works.  In this case, the lines are […]

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63 Degrees Folding Bench

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63 Degrees (“63 Grad“) is designed by german students, Angelina Barkschat, Finn Blümel, and Severin Arnold. This is a minimalist folding bench that speaks to German Design philosophies that date back to the beginning of Bauhaus: form follows function & less is more. The plywood bench collapses into a fold-flat design that is both simple and elegant. […]

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LifeStraw Water Purification Project for Millions

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900 million people in the world are without access to safe drinking water. That’s a serious problem. Announced to the world in 2005, the LifeStraw invention is a huge step in the right direction towards tackling this problem. Swiss-based Vestergaard Frandsen designed two LifeStraw products: the LifeStraw (left) and LifeStraw Family (right). LifeStraw technology effectively purifies water without any […]

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Looftlighter Eco-friendly Lighter

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The Looftlighter, invented by Richard Looft from Sweden, is a new eco-friendly way of lighting anything from charcoal to wood. Instead of using lighter liquid (which is a toxic chemical – not ideal for cooking or indoor use), the Looftlighter produces a hot air stream @ more than 1,256 degrees Fahrenheit. With that amount of energy, it […]

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Onigiri by Greg Moogk

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Greg Moogk was inspired by the traditional Japanese snack, Onigiri, when he came up with the idea for this beautiful set of furniture. The essence of Onigiri (triangular rice ball) is in the way the seaweed wraps around the rice. “In Japanese culture, the art of wrapping an object has become a ritual; not meant […]

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Tempaper – Peel and Stick Wallpaper

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Putting up a wallpaper is fun and refreshing, but if you rent a home, you might think it is too much trouble to remove it when you move. With Tempaper, this problem is solved. Tempaper eliminates the use of harmful paste and water. Instead, it is a self-adhesive, “peel-and-stick” wallpaper that you can simply put on and […]

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Simple Picnic Roll

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Molly from Purl Bee designed this simple but elegant Picnic Roll with practical convenience in mind. “The whole thing rolls up into a neat little package thanks to orange Cotton Webbing and our sturdy new D-rings.” If you are into crafts and design, you might consider making this a fun project. All materials and instructions are […]

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Chigo TREE Stacking Cabinet

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This stacking cabinet called “TREE” by Chigo is a nice piece of modular furniture. It is great for kids – as they grow, so do their drawers. Start with one cabinet: As you grow and accumulate more and bigger things, just add another cabinet: When you finally become an adult, you can get the third cabinet (congrats!) […]

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Loofah Art Eco-friendly Kitchen Scrubbers

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Loofah Art is supporting a good cause with these kitchen scrubbers. First, Loofah Art scrubbers use organically grown loofah (a vegetable) that is 100% bio-degradable, so its environmental footprint is minimal. Second, this is a product that is produced by self-employed farmers in under-developed cultures around the world. Loofah is an alternative crop that these […]

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