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The Blow Sofa: Inflatable Upcycled Furniture

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Using recycled dunnage bags (airbags used in shipping) as cushions, designers from MALAFOR have created a simple, transportable sofa. The paper dunnage bags can be inflated on site, and are supported by a metal frame and flexible straps. Via:[PSFK]

Website: www.malafor.com/

Waterbobble: Sustainable Hydration

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“Bobble” is a new creation from designer Karim Rashid, aimed at reducing the huge number of plastic water bottles, consumed and disposed of every day. This reusable water bottle design integrates a filter into the spout which lasts for about two months and uses a carbon filter to reduce chlorine, taste, and odor.  The bottle retails at $10 and is available to buy from www.waterbobble.com

“Papier” by Saskia and Stefan Diez

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These trendy paper bags are the result of project “Papier”, a collaboration between Saskia and Stefan Diez and winner of the German Designpreis 2010. The series is an experiment in revising the classical typology: the two designers pointed out the basic requirements to a travel bag – durability, protection and light weight – and sought for an appropriate material other than the traditional choices of leather and reinforced textiles.

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Warm hands warm heart from Happiness in Bed

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By far and away the worst thing about reading in bed at night during these cold winter months is the inevitable draft that manages to creep its way into any opening in your duvet cover. Thanks to artist and designer Andrea Ayala Closa, this is a problem of the past as he brings us the ‘Sleeved Blanket’.

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Era of the digital Museum

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The Courtauld Gallery’s fascinating exhibition Michelangelo’s Dream, opens to the public today so why not get a ticket sent straight to your mobile right now? The Courtauld Gallery are the first cultural organisation to offer e-ticketing whereby exhibition tickets can be ordered online and instantly distributed via email or to your mobile phone.

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20% Discount on London Fashion Weekend Tickets: 25 – 28th February 2010

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100% Design has teamed up with London Fashion Weekend to offer you 20% discount on tickets to London Fashion Weekend valid on Black, Silver and Gold. Simply quote 100DESIGN when booking online at www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk

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Get a “Whif” of this

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If you’ve given up chocolate for Lent, here’s a cheats way round the cravings! Harvard University biomedical engineering professor David Edwards came up with the idea of “eating by breathing” and subsequently developed “Le Whif”. Essentially it’s a lipstick-size inhaler filled with chocolate particles with each “whif” being less than a single calorie.

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Playful Community Complex

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Welcome to the Cultuurcampus Vleuterweide; a huge complex comprising of a school, sports facilities, fifty residences, a church, cultural centre, theatre, and a library. This mini city complex was developed by architect Vera Yanovshtchinsky Architecten with interior design and furnishings by Assen-based AEQUO BV Architects.

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Carnival Inspired Home Ware by Jahara Studio

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Jahara Studio is a Brazilian based design studio founded by Bruno Jahara, a Brazilian designer who has worked with the likes of Jaime Hayon, Fabrica and Flavio Albanese in the past. The colourful plates, lamps and mugs are his latest creation, and are made from 100% recycled aluminium. Their name, Batucada, refers to a percussion beat used in carnival parties in that country, in which people often play instruments made of tin.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Here’s our Valentine’s Day offering – The Heart Cone Chair by Vitra. This sleek design offers a romantic twist on the original Cone Chair with its large projecting wings creating a heart shaped silhouette. For all design enthusiasts out there, giving this little beauty to your Valentine would is certainly one way to say ‘I Love you’.

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Paul Smith Lounges at Stockholm 2010

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The UK’s very own Paul Smith was guest of honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010 having been asked create a large lounge dedicated to his own designs. The Paul Smith lounge was composed of four rooms, each themed around personal sources of inspiration and impressions. Images above and below (sourced via DesignBoom) show some of these inspired lounges.

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Electrolux Launch Kitchen Concept at Designboost Today

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Senior Vice President of Design at Electrolux, Henrik Otto, will present an exciting new kitchen concept today. He will present a seminar a today’s Designboost conference. You can follow his talk live from CET today on the Electroflux website from 14:40.

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Shadow Chair By Duffy London

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The latest partner to join art shop aggregator, CultureLabel.com is Hidden Art, an organisation supporting designer-makers, and offering access to purchase some fantastic pieces of original design. I love these clever Shadow Chairs by Duffy London.
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Giant Igloo at the Foothills of Mount Fuji

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Anyone fancy a bowl of noodles in a giant igloo at the foothills of Mount Fuji? It’s certainly on my list of things to do before I die, and now thanks to Takeshi Hosaka, we’re all one-step closer to fulfilling the dream! Hosaka’s brand new noodle restaurant is part cave, part igloo, part snowy hillside, the building is an irregularly shaped shell constructed in reinforced concrete, with large arched openings on all sides.
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One ‘Shocker’ of a Cool Rider

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Guarantee your status as coolest kid on the block with this simplistically cool new bicycle, designed by Sven Fischer for German design company Team Tentakulus.

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