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Lauren Fairbanks is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor who has penned for AOL, Young Money, and Eating Well Magazine, among others. She's also the founder and editor of LifeStyler, a NYC centric guide to budget living.

4 Eco-friendly home design companies

Green design is a hot topic right now. Even companies that have never been thought of as “environmentally conscious” are making a real, concerted effort to create and design products that are more environmentally sound and incorporate eco-friendly materials into their designs.

34 Eco-friendly home design companiesVij5

The Dutch design firm Vij5 takes eco-friendly design to a whole new level by reversing the process of recycling and production. For instance, instead of just using reclaimed wood, they turn newspapers into wood planks, which are then used to build furniture. They also dabble in lighting (a lamp made out of cable wire, perhaps?), accessories and seating.

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