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Home tour – apartment in Manhattan

Home tour | I really like the accessible furnishings in this stylish apartment in Manhattan. Especially how old and new are mixed in a completely fresh and modern way. Lauren Moffatt’s casual approach to organizing her living space with found objects rather than buying lots of expensive furniture and décor works perfectly. Every of these photos has  something totally unexpected that caught my eye, yet the whole space feels totally cohesive.

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Ecofriendly Pompom Stool

This ecofriendly Pompom Stoolby Studio Avni is a burst of color and inspiration for environmentally conscious homes. The small, bright-colored pompoms are made of recycled Sarees, the vividly draped traditional Indian garments worn by women in India.

 Ecofriendly Pompom Stool


The ecofriendly Pompom Stool Series is yet another whimsical textural take inspired from the various traditional garments and accessories worn across many regions using manipulating different indigenous techniques. The result is a vibrant 3D tactile series that livens up any indoor space. Read More

Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint

Cult interiors brand Mini Moderns has created a range of Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint. Consisting of 12 colours created to co-ordinate with their wallpapers and soft furnishings. Mini Moderns have teamed up with Newlife Paints, an award winning eco paint manufacturer that specializes in reprocessing waste water-based paint to create premium grade emulsion. All products in the Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint range contain up to 90% recycled content, made up from waste paint that has been diverted from landfill or incineration.


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Mini Moderns founders Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire were amazed when they came across Newlife Paints via Twitter. “We thought to ourselves: Paint made from paint that has been thrown away – surely that’s too good to be true? But once we had visited Newlife Paint’s factory and met Keith Harrison, the brains behind the operation, we were convinced that this was an amazing opportunity.” Read More

From Coca Cola bottle to recycled tableware

The contour Coca Cola bottle has to be one of the most iconic beverage vessels in the world.  Japanese designers nendo used glass from old Coca-Cola bottles to make these bowls with dimpled bases, which are meant to resemble the classic green bottles with their tops sliced off. The result is a brand new recycled collection in form of blown glass tableware to “bring the bottle to another level”




The drinking vessel was designed by Earl R. Dean in the early 1900s and has become synonymous with the Coca Cola brand ever since, being collected, washed and recycled to be used over and over again. Now, nendo has created ‘bottleware’ as a means of bringing focus to the design piece on another level. Read More

Recycled Christmas trends of 2012

Recycled and upcycled is one the Christmas trends of 2012. The nice thing about this trend is that you can tweak the decor to look rustic, modern, minimalist and traditional or whichever style you prefer. Some of my favorite recycled and upcycled DIY ideas are to use vintage books or note sheets to make a Christmas chain, ornaments or advent calendar. This trend allows you to get creative with your trash; the result becomes personal, unique and original!



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Halloween inspiration – vintage book pumpkins

These vintage book pumpkins are the perfect Halloween decorations for a teacher, librarian, book lover or favorite vintage friend. Make space for it on your bookshelf at home or set out as part of your autumn decor.


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These vintage book pumpkins from a thrift store stash are made of old, vintage, well-loved books, crafted into adorable pumpkins. Read More

Skateboard Inspired Furniture

Skateboard these days are amazing examples of graphic design, and some are practically objects d’art.  What a shame that they should to go to a landfill after the boards have lost their pop! The sleek design of these unique recycled skate inspired piece of furniture’s are awesome and you don’t have to be a skater to appreciate these super cool pieces!




Skateboard picture frame holds two 4×6 photos in the flexible magnetic sleeves. The deck mounts either horizontally or vertically. Read More

Street Seats

Street Seats is a furniture project developed by Bade Stageberg Cox for the Pier 94 Coffee Bar at The Armory Show. The 50 chairs, found abandoned on the streets of New York, were repaired and given a new life with a coat of taxi cab yellow paint. The bottom of each chair is stamped and documented with the date and location it was recovered.


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Street Seats


Street Seats


Found via The Design Ark



Moore yellow inspiration here at purodeco tomorrow!



Lars Beller Fjetland – 100% Norway at Tent London 2012

100% Norway at Tent London 2012Lars Beller Fjetland makes his first appearance at this year’s show. The designer, who will present two products at the exhibition, has nurtured a lifelong fascination for the marriage of function with the finest of nature’s materials in furniture, interiors and lighting.


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Re-turned, a collection of small, recycled and reclaimed wooden birds is presented along with Nuki, a robust coffee table that sits at the crossroads between Japanese and Nordic aesthetics. Read More