Go Green, Donate your Stuff and Save on Taxes
Created 9/16/2010 9:02:22 AM 
Whether you're replacing your office windows or swapping out your office furniture for something new, always check to see if there is a charity that needs your stuff. Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing it's not just rotting away in the dump and increasing the load on our overcrowded landfills; but it's going to help local charities repair homes, furnish non-profit offices, and other tasks.
IKEA Recycles Their Own Furniture
Created 9/14/2010 8:47:35 AM 
If you’re on a budget but still love the look of modern design, IKEA is a popular place to find that affordable furniture fix. But could you imagine yourself going “vintage modern” by purchasing second-hand IKEA products? Just a few days ago IKEA launched a new program in Sweden that offers used IKEA pieces online, and they intend to extend this idea to other foreign outlets.
Turn Junk into Furnitures
Created 6/17/2009 8:08:03 AM 
As one of Tel Aviv’s most thought-provoking new companies, Junktion is a young, edgy and innovative design studio, is breathing new life into the trash the city has cast aside. The company began in 2008 and has made their presence know in the contemporary furniture market with their unique approach to function and unwavering conviction to challenge how people regard junk.
Profiting from Foreclosures
Created 4/1/2009 9:06:14 AM 
America suburbs are filled with foreclosed houses - and in each one, there's an opportunity. When people leave their homes, they also leave behind a staggering amount of used stuff. Picking through the rubble of abandoned homes is daunting both physically and psychologically. People leave their baby and family pictures, their furniture, appliances, the baby's toys, even their vehicles.
Completely Sustainable Coffee Shop
Created 12/12/2008 7:42:16 AM 
A exhibition in Melbourne Australia combines sustainable innovations with a temporary cafe that's designed to demonstrate creative ways to put eco ideas into practice.
The Greenhouse is slated to disappear at the end of January, without a trace but it's scheduled to reappear at the Milan Furniture Fair next year.
Beauty from Garbage: a Great Business Model
Created 7/16/2008 8:56:14 AM 
Product designer Ryan Frank is a perfect example of creating furniture from junk. Working out of his studio in east London, he salvages wasted surfaces such as old wood, industrial hooks, burlap bags and even tagged surfaces and morphs them into stunning home products and furniture.
Make Money with Frankenstein Eco-Design
Created 6/9/2008 7:26:43 AM 
A new chair is made from the remnants of old to produce a unique piece, full of character. Drawers are constructed out of discarded pieces, found and rescued from flea markets. Reuse pieces from different origin and assemble them into new functional and distinct items, giving new life to discarded furniture.
Recycle your Airplane and Get Rich
Created 3/7/2008 7:38:03 AM 
The innovative people over at MotoArt recycle old airplanes into functional art. This small international company is located in Southern California, at Torrance Airport. They salvage airplane parts - propellers, engines, wheels, doors - into furniture. Last year the company sold $1.5 million worth and business is soaring.
Let's make a Deal at the Eco Malls
Created 2/18/2008 7:28:00 AM 
Forget the neo-hippy fairs and eco chic enclaves, why not just make an entire mall eco-friendly? Chicago will do just that with the Green Exchange, which has been hyped as the world's first eco mall, when it opens sometime this year. The 250,000 square foot building will hold approximately 100 vendors. Asides from retailers, there will also be an organic cafe and restaurant, sustainable furniture store, service providers and designers.
Beauty from Waste
Created 1/4/2008 7:57:51 AM 
Would you like a tub sofa or a shopping cart chair? Reestore takes everyday waste objects and cheerfully turn them into charming and functional pieces of furniture and accessories. Founded by UK product designer Max McMurdo, the company produces a line of green products based on the recycling of old home products.

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