Crossdock Media Rack by Dick Van Hoff
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May 08, 2012 / Dream Homes /
A walnut storage dedicated to paper journals, as well as a structure to recharge iPads or iPhones. Crossdock, with Dutch designer, Dick Van Hoff, plays on contrasts and combines tradition and modernity in one piece. The Crossdock Media Rack is a heartfelt creation which responds to changes in our lifestyles, where information is distilled in digital version and more complete traditional formats. This magazine rack and charger is available at a price of 345 euros.
The Biosphere Home Farmer
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May 07, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Always at the forefront in terms of research and innovations, Philips is positioning itself on the green products of tomorrow. Philips demonstrated this particularly ambitious project farm home. Crustaceans, fish, seaweed, herbs, all live together in a beautiful harmony in this mini perfectly balanced ecosystem. Waste reuse, interdependence of cultivated water filtration, judicious use of light, and space optimization. Everything has been thought to produce the best products you know and necessarily from where you will eliminate transportation-related waste.   
The Locust, an alternative for a greener terrace
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May 02, 2012 / Dream Homes /
French designers began having solutions for a more environmental friendly designs. For four years, Alternabois offers an alternative with the Locust. Local species with characteristics similar to teak, the wood is naturally resistant to external aggression without any chemical treatment. Another asset is that it is non-acidic, and accepts all finishes. For decks and outdoor furniture, the Locust fits in many situations. And for those who wish to bring a touch of color to their exteriors, it can be tinted. These provide a spectacular penetration and lasting ...
Used Designs by Luca Scarpellini
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May 01, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The Italian designer, Luca Scarpellini, design has a truly unique and offbeat approach. Luca Scarpellini has been recycling items in the last 50 years. As he likes to describe it, he tries it with a little paint, then comes up with brilliant ideas. According to him, he wants to start by "hiding the past by burying objects under a layer of glamor". With it, old items become lamps, tables, and book shelves.  
Rearranged Collection by Nicola Enrico Stäubli
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Apr 30, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Rather than creating new pieces, Swiss designer Nicola Enrico Stäubli prefers to reclaim former creations, and evolve them to create a new and contemporary design. In collaboration with Vitra, the Swiss designer has developed an elegant metal frame to secure the seat, giving the whole a new and unique harmony.  
GREEN BLADE by Fibandco
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Apr 29, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The discovery of a new material is always something exciting, especially when it comes from 100% natural resources and previously unexploited. It is indeed from fibers of banana trunks as Fibandco has developed GREEN BLADE, a decorative high-end, innovative and durable coating. The translucent GREEN BLADE is offered in a range of colors and motifs. Its design requires no addition of chemical compound. A promising new material that should receive enthusiastic compliments by designers and interior designers who are concerned with innovation and sustainable development.
Wooden Bathtub by Eric Benqué
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Apr 28, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Launched this year at the initiative of the South East UNIFA (French Furniture Industries), ECO-RA aims to work on the theme of eco-design as a local contractor and a designer. Through a rigorous methodology combining initial audit and project support, the objective is to minimize the environmental impacts generated throughout the life cycle of the furniture. Beyond the aesthetic design, Eric Benqué offers a very accomplished work.  
The W101 Lamp
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Apr 27, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Another fashionable lamp is waiting for you to take them home. This material has ecological pulp-based paper developed by Sodra, and used for the first time in furniture design with the Parupu chair. The trio of Swedish designers, Claesson Koivisto Rune, appropriates this matter again with the innovative W101 lamp, edited by Wästberg. A piece sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding to confer aestheticism but also rigidity to the structure. Equipped with LEDs, the W101 lamp is thought to use a minimum amount of energy.
Children’s Chair by Rip + Tatter
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Apr 26, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The New York designer Pete Oyler, enjoys working with raw materials such as wood and concrete. With Rip + Tatter, their latest creation with the cardboard industry is just appropriate. Carved and shaped with a hammer, this chair acquires in a pretty mess, and sort of a singular patina. A cool, offbeat, and 100% recyclable furniture that will surely beautify your homes.
Trash Cube by Nicolas Le Moigne
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Apr 25, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Last year, the NextLevel gallery in Paris presented the Trash Cube. The challenge proposed by Nicolas Le Moigne was clear: make desirable tons of scrap materials produced weekly by the company that specializes in fiber cement. To optimize the amount of material to be recycled, the Swiss designer has thought of something simple and compact. The mold of the Trash Cube has now become a container in which employees throw anything randomly. Last spring, the piece evolved to a unique seating, and even a coffee table.