Knock-Down/Drag-Out Bed

by Justin Thomas •

This bed can be assembled with nothing more than a screwdriver. The quickly collapsible, and transportable, queen size bed is the latest in knock-down construction — something for the modern nomad without skimping on design.

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Intelligent Chopstick Repurposing

by Justin Thomas •

The idea is simple: collect post-use, single-use chopsticks from restaurants in China, sanitize them at extremely high temperature and pressure, and use them to make elements of a living space. This was the original idea of Bryan Parks, an American who lived in China for several years. Bryan made a steady habit of eating with chopsticks while there. One day …

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Vivavi: “Rock-n-Roll” Bookshelves

by Justin Thomas •

These unusual bookshelves are manufactured from recycled "paperboard" — a special kind of cardboard that is strong yet pliant. Each paperboard roll is lined with heavy-duty Velcro. This allows for modular assembling and disassembling of the shelves. Designer: Sergej Gerasimenko Website: Vivavi Price: $195.00

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Levy Design: Side Chair

by Justin Thomas •

This chair, designed by Josh Levy, and inspired by the earlier works of Frank Gehry, is constructed with recycled corrugated fiberboard. The surface is soft and brushed to feel like suede. Corrugated fiberboard consists of linerboard (the flat exterior) and flute (arched and sandwiched in between). When the two are adhered together, they resist bending from all directions. Designer: Josh …