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31

Mar

A clever, customizable cardboard desk for non-sittersYoung entrepreneur Zach Rotholz takes to Kickstarter for help boosting (local) production of his gloriously hackable cardboard standing desks.

A clever, customizable cardboard desk for non-sitters
Young entrepreneur Zach Rotholz takes to Kickstarter for help boosting (local) production of his gloriously hackable cardboard standing desks.

15

Jan

Shelving to die forLove them or hate them, William Warren’s Shelves for Life give the ecobalance phrase cradle-to-grave a whole new meaning.

Shelving to die for
Love them or hate them, William Warren’s Shelves for Life give the ecobalance phrase cradle-to-grave a whole new meaning.

22

Nov

Should you be afraid of your couch?A new HBO documentary exposes the existence of deadly chemicals in furniture, and highlights the movement to fix a problem that touches us all.

Should you be afraid of your couch?
A new HBO documentary exposes the existence of deadly chemicals in furniture, and highlights the movement to fix a problem that touches us all.

17

Jul

Swiss designer Michel Bussien has created these beautiful chair-shaped greenhouses to help foster the growth of trees into chairs, so that they can be brought straight from the soil into the living room once they’ve matured. Bussien uses fast-growing willow trees to form the chair’s supporting structure and a Russian vine to help keep the tree’s shape as it grows. A fully grown chair is then released from its greenhouse and cut at its anklets just above the soil for transplant into the home.See more stunning examples of living furniture.

Swiss designer Michel Bussien has created these beautiful chair-shaped greenhouses to help foster the growth of trees into chairs, so that they can be brought straight from the soil into the living room once they’ve matured. Bussien uses fast-growing willow trees to form the chair’s supporting structure and a Russian vine to help keep the tree’s shape as it grows. A fully grown chair is then released from its greenhouse and cut at its anklets just above the soil for transplant into the home.

See more stunning examples of living furniture.

25

May

A milk crate-based storage stool
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Newark-based Combo Colab returns to the Designboom Mart at ICFF with a clever, milk crate-based stackable storage stool dubbed XTOOL.

A milk crate-based storage stool

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Newark-based Combo Colab returns to the Designboom Mart at ICFF with a clever, milk crate-based stackable storage stool dubbed XTOOL.

17

May

7 examples of living furniture

10

May

treehugger:

Build your own log lounge chair for $30 

03

Apr

Cat-Library: A feline-friendly shelving system
Does Madame Fluff wreak havoc every time she attempts to scale a bookcase? Make things a bit easier for her — while staying organized — with the Cat-Library, a modular shelving system with a kitty staircase.

Cat-Library: A feline-friendly shelving system

Does Madame Fluff wreak havoc every time she attempts to scale a bookcase? Make things a bit easier for her — while staying organized — with the Cat-Library, a modular shelving system with a kitty staircase.

27

Jan


 9 pieces of furniture made from shipping pallets 



Reclaimed wood shipping pallets work well for desks, tables and even a tiki bar.
Reclaimed wood shipping pallets work well for desks, tables and even a tiki bar.

15

Dec


 Furniture with a taste for flesh 



British design team Auger-Loizeau creates a line of robotic home furnishings powered by organic matter — the dead bodies of household pests like insects and rodents.
British design team Auger-Loizeau creates a line of robotic home furnishings powered by organic matter — the dead bodies of household pests like insects and rodents.