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Stunning Coconut Lights

November 27, 2016

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I think that these Nymph lamps made with pierced coconut shells are magical and i’d love one myself. Created by the Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius, each coconut shade is drilled by hand and the spine of the lamp is wrapped in suede or faux leather.  They are available to order from Kubilius’ website for approximately US$220.

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Furniture that literally comes to Life!

September 25, 2016

Juno Jeon's Alive Furniture

What’s not to love about this stunning drawer unit from Juno Jeon’s? It’s part of a range of ‘Alive’ furniture range designed by this Korean designer who works and lives in the Netherlands

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Zero Waste Light

August 18, 2016

cardboard tube light from waarmakers

Zero waste is the new buzz word on the block and what better way to blend this with design that to create a light out of it’s own packaging, which is exactly what design consultancy Waarmaker did.

R16 is their homage to beautiful and versatile cardboard tubin, which by applying laser cuts is converted into an elegant luminary.

Impressed? I am.

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Lucy: a robotic solar reflector

August 4, 2016

Lucy solar robotHave any dark corners in your home that you’d like to brighten up without building work? Well solar robot Lucy might just be the solution you are looking for.

Lucy is completely solar-powered and wire free, and works by reflecting sunlight to where it’s needed. Not only will it save you money by reducing the need to turn on artificial lighting but it also lets you enjoy natural lighting in space previously devoid of it.

Lucy is not yet in production but the manufacturer, Solenica, is offering a 50% discount on preorders.

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Vegan Leather?

July 21, 2016

pinatex

I am often torn between plastic and leather when specifying. Perhaps Pinatex™ is the solution?

Piñatex™ is a non-woven textile made from the long fibres found in pineapple leaves, which are a by-product from the pineapple harvest.

Piñatex™ can be printed on, stitched and cut and is available in various thicknesses, finishes and applications. It is currently produced on 155cm width textile rolls.

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G Plan Delight

July 14, 2016

G Plan Chest of Drawers

Buying 1950’s furniture is a great way to create a stylish interior in a sustainable and economical way. Not only are you reducing waste in the world by using a pre-loved item you’re creating a stylish interior with quality pieces that are generally a fraction of what a new piece of the same quality.

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One of my favourite twentieth century interior stores is Anonymous on Francis Street, where I recently purchased a delicious G-plan chest of drawers (bottom right of first image). The veneer on this unit is so rich and I just love waking up to it every morning.

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Expandable Seat

June 29, 2016

This quick little video gives an entertaining introduction to the ‘flexible love’ chair, which stretches into a gigantic seat that creators claim is flexible and strong yet light to move. In fact the ‘flexible love’ has been in a Taiwanese Museum with daily visitors enjoying a flex seat for the past 5 years.

This extending super seat is made from 100% recycled paper in the earth brown color and virgin craft paper in the white and can seat 12 adults at 120kg per seat.

The flexible love is available to buy online in the USA, Canada and Mexico through http://expandfurniture.com

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