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Handmade Fabric Designs “To Go” From Deda Designs

Handmade and packaged in recycled boxes generally used for fast food or take-away, Deda Design’s kitchen products look delicious. Fast food usually gets a bad rep: it’s fatty, bad for you, and wastes a lot of packaging and resources.  But what if fast food style packaging was put to more sustainable use? Packaging has been […]

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Cardboard Interior Design Upgrades Community Lobby

With some creativity and design aesthetic, cardboard box forts are taken to a whole new level. Cardboard is becoming an eco-friendly material of choice for furniture design, and sustainable designers have put it to many uses.  It is used both for chic contemporary cardboard thrones as well as cardboard cribs and doll cradles.  Bringing cardboard […]

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Recycled Tea Strainer Lamp Creates Soothing Glow

As an alternative light fixture, Israeli designer Marina Rudinsky lights up a string of loose tea strainers. Items found in the kitchen are often endowed with unusual shapes and holes, and many a designer have found ways to convert kitchen tools into light fixtures.  Pasta strainers are an obvious choice, but small, delicate loose tea […]

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Recycled Furniture to Be Sold at Israeli Auction Next Week

Select pieces of recycled, eco friendly furniture will be sold at an auction house in central Israel next week alongside paintings and other fine art. Sustainable furniture design has been creeping into the Israeli art world over the past few years, with eco friendly furniture being exhibited at Jerusalem’s Design Week recently and other recycled […]

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Recycled Furniture from Middle East Rugs and Doors

Recycled furniture by Israeli designer Naama Futerman. She gives disposed objects a second life. If all the products that we ever used or came into contact with only had a “Chapter One”, our landfills would be overflowing.  Thankfully there are people out there, such as Tel Aviv-based designer Naama Futerman, who help give discarded objects […]

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Hanging Laundry Photographs Help You Toss Your Dryer

Can Sivan Askayo’s photographs convince us hang dry our laundry? What if art had the power to change our habits for the (environmentally) better?  Could a photograph change governmental policy, or at the very least, some of our daily behaviors?  Artistic photographers have tried, and acclaimed photographer Spencer Tunick’s naked Dead Sea shoot this year […]

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Recycled Furniture by Lebanon’s Niloufar Afnan

Long live the queen, if she can manage to sit on Niloufar Afnan’s recycled ‘Royal Stool’. At this year’s New Designers Exhibition in London, Lebanese-born designer Niloufar Afnan decided to poke a little fun at the royal family and demonstrate the possibilities of upcycled furniture.  She exhibited Royal Stool (pictured above) and 46 (shown after […]

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Beirut’s Eco Fashion Boutique is “Green and Glam”

Green is glamorous, according to Beirut’s eco fashion boutique. People need to eat and people need to dress every day, so food and fashion are two of the ways that people can make a daily difference in protecting the environment.  Organic food products have crept into mainstream supermarkets, but organic and eco-friendly fashion is a […]