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Dear Inhabitants,

Spring is fully upon us, and this is the time of year when the design world is invigorated with new life. All eyes are on Milan this week as the world's biggest design fair, the annual Salone del Mobile hits the city for Milan Design Week! We've been scoping out the designs on display for the past couple days and have been very impressed by some of the innovative designs we've spotted -- read on for some of our favorite finds and stay tuned as we continue to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage through the weekend!

MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One



Yves Behar Unveils
Recycled Paper Crystal Chandeliers



A Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!




Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair



Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light



Emeco Unveils Chair Made of 111 Recycled Coke Bottles





ANNOUNCING: Our Andrea Air Filter Winner!

Drummroll please!! Our Andrea Air Filter competition just wrapped up as one of most successfull competitions ever with over 300 entries! We were excited to read your inspiring responses, and it was a real challenge to narrow it down to just one finalist, but without further ado the winner is.... Andrea Bakacs!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition!



Inhabitat's 5th Birthday Party is Next Week!
New Yorkers - we're throwing our 5th birthday party next week on April 23rd, and we hope to see you there!  It all kicks off at 7pm at Green Spaces NYC and the guest list is filling up fast, so if you'd like to attend RSVP today at inhabirthday@gmail.com!

We are thrilled to announce that the New York Wine Industry Association will be the official wine sponsor for Inhabitat's 5th Birthday Bash! They will be providing us with delicious wine from Miles Wine Cellars and Fox Run Winery.  Both companies practice sustainable growing methods, and are currently working with NYWIA to promote local wine production and distribution.

JOIN US FOR INHABITAT'S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY! >

THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN

Architects Envision Giant Island Made of Recycled Plastic



NYC’s $220 Million Governors Island Park Unveiled!



MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water



EcoARK Pavilion made from 1.5 Million Plastic Bottles



South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network




KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS



Cardboard Cat Playhouses Amuse Kids & Kitties



“Eames House” Blocks For Mid-Century Modern Tots




WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE




Spent Bullets Transformed into Bejeweled Rings



Gown Made From Recycled M&M Wrappers



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UPCOMING DESIGN EVENTS:



BKLYN Designs 2010 is Coming up Quick!

Heads-up New York design fans! We're excited to announce that one of our favorite events of the year, BKLYN Designs is coming up quick from May 7-9! We're looking forward to another stellar set of up-and-coming and established designers showcasing the finest locally-made green furnishings around!

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HEY NEW YORK INHABITAT READERS!!!
Come Join Us at the Hester Street Fair Next Weekend!

We're unbelievably excited to announce that next weekend Inhabitat be setting up shop at the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side.  This innovative new street fair is across the street from Inhabitat HQ, and we're so happy that such a great event is coming to our community.   We hope you'll come join us on April 24-25 and say hi! You'll find lots of great local goods, delicious food, and we'll have a table set up offering our super-soft organic t-shirts and eco-totes, so don't miss out!

CHECK OUT THE HESTER STREET FAIR >

Thanks for reading everyone, we'll see you next week!

Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your fabulous & faiithful Inhabitat editors



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