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Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Visitors Center Generates Solar Electricity in the Desert

Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Visitors Center Generates Solar Electricity in the Desert

Michael Jantzen has unveiled a conceptual design for the Sun Rays Visitor Center, a steel and concrete educational facility that doubles as a solar electric power plant in the desert. The

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Storkstand: World’s Most Affordable Mobile Standing Desk Turns Any Chair into a Work Station

Storkstand: World’s Most Affordable Mobile Standing Desk Turns Any Chair into a Work Station

We all know the ills of sitting all day, but many of us just can't justify buying an expensive dedicated standing desk. That's why product designer Mike Goldberg created StorkStand, a

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Zero Maintenance Pikaplant Jar Grows Blooming Plants in a Self-Sustaining Biotope

Zero Maintenance Pikaplant Jar Grows Blooming Plants in a Self-Sustaining Biotope

If you lack a green thumb but aren't willing to settle for fake plants, you'll love the zero maintenance Pikaplant Jar. Modeled after natural water systems, this tabletop plant consists of a

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SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

Designer Amit Sturlesi created iLLuminite, a collection of night lights and ambient lights that doubles as playful and decorative works of art. Sturlesi laser cuts geometric lines into acrylic

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Handmade LaFlor Lamp Upcycles Glass Bottles into Stylish Hanging Lights

Handmade LaFlor Lamp Upcycles Glass Bottles into Stylish Hanging Lights

Spanish eco-brand Lucirmás recently launched the LaFlor Lamp, a handmade light fixture with an environmentally friendly footprint. Designed by the Nutcreatives studio, this stylish hanging lamp

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Sandwichbike is a Flat Pack Wooden Bicycle You Can Assemble in Less Than an Hour

Sandwichbike is a Flat Pack Wooden Bicycle You Can Assemble in Less Than an Hour

If you've ever dreamed of building your own bike but don't have any experience, you may want to check out the Pedalfactory's Sandwichbike. Inspired by flat pack furniture, this wooden bike is

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Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

The 3D printing team at AKEMAKE has just unveiled Spirula, the world's first 3D printed speaker made from 100% wood. Designed in a spiral shape inspired by the deep sea Nautilus and squid, the

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Popup LED Light Transforms into a Contemporary Deer Head with a Flip of the Switch

Popup LED Light Transforms into a Contemporary Deer Head with a Flip of the Switch

Those looking for a touch of whimsy in their next LED lamp fixture will love product designer Chen Bikovski's Popup Deer Head light. Inspired by popup books, her origami-like lamp transforms

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Barn Light Electric’s New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Barn Light Electric’s New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Lighting company Barn Light Electric recently launched their new line of environmentally friendly lights called the LED Guard & Glass Collection. The designs, which blend rustic styles with

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Visiobike: A Smartphone-Enabled Electric Bike Offers the Functionality of a High-End Car

Visiobike: A Smartphone-Enabled Electric Bike Offers the Functionality of a High-End Car

Hands-free, smart technology is popping up in all corners of our lives from smartphone-controlled cars to LED bulbs. To bring this energy saving, wireless design to bicycles, a Croatian startup

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s So Important to Properly Recycle and Dispose Old Electronics

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s So Important to Properly Recycle and Dispose Old Electronics

It can be hard to resist upgrading your gadget for the latest shiny device, but have you ever wondered what becomes of old electronics once they get replaced? This infographic from eCycle Best

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Chitkara University’s Solar Lounge Offers Style and Comfort in a Compact Clean Energy Charging Station

Chitkara University’s Solar Lounge Offers Style and Comfort in a Compact Clean Energy Charging Station

Many of us would prefer to work outside in nice weather, but it’s usually only a matter of time before we’re forced back inside in search of a power outlet. To combine the joys of the

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Solar-Powered Sunny Speaker Packs Big Sound in a Tiny Environmental Footprint

Solar-Powered Sunny Speaker Packs Big Sound in a Tiny Environmental Footprint

Meet Sunny, the solar powered musical companion made from sustainably harvested wood. Developed by Patrick Daly and Ryan Bachman of SoularSound, this adorable solar panel-topped speaker

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KISSACO’s Chic Upcycled Coffee Sack Bags Provide Jobs for Rural Vietnamese Women

KISSACO’s Chic Upcycled Coffee Sack Bags Provide Jobs for Rural Vietnamese Women

When designer Yuri Okamoto first started studying bag-making, she probably didn't imagine that her designs would one day provide jobs for rural Vietnamese women and help divert waste from

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Daisy.si is a Smart and Compact Watering Device Perfect for Plant Lovers on the Go

Daisy.si is a Smart and Compact Watering Device Perfect for Plant Lovers on the Go

Plants are the easiest way to freshen up your home, but it can be hard to give them the care they need if you're forgetful or constantly on-the-go. To make sure your leafy friends stay bright

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Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans

Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans

Wine lovers and cyclists will love Oopsmark’s latest handmade creation: a vegan bicycle wine rack. Although the Montreal-based design studio has made similarly stylish leather bicycle wine

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WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

The World Wide Fund for Nature in the UK teamed up with eco-fashion brand Rapanui to release a range of wildlife-inspired t-shirts and sweatshirts. Founded by surfer brothers Rob and Mart

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Energy Efficient Filo Lamp Changes Shapes to Fit Your Mood

Energy Efficient Filo Lamp Changes Shapes to Fit Your Mood

If you can't decide on which style lamp would best fit your room, you'll want to check out the Filo lamp, a shape-shifting light fixture that can change shape to fit your every mood. Designed by

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Best Cities in the United States for Cyclists

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Best Cities in the United States for Cyclists

Cycling is taking the United States by storm and there's no better time to celebrate this push for alternative transportation than right now during May's National Bike Month. In honor of the

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Margot Krasojević’s 3D-printed Ceramic Lamp is Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Margot Krasojević’s 3D-printed Ceramic Lamp is Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Designer Margot Krasojević has created a 3D-printed LED lamp that transforms wind energy into an electrical current. The lamp's white ceramic and fractal-inspired aerodynamic shell was designed

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Flower-Inspired Blom Sports a 100% Recyclable Petal-Like Lampshade

Flower-Inspired Blom Sports a 100% Recyclable Petal-Like Lampshade

Dutch designer Sander Bakker designed Blom, a delicate lamp design with a recyclable, high-density polyethylene lampshade. Inspired by the process of flower growth, the table lamp design

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Dinkoff Architects Design Solar-Powered Service Center for Taiwan’s Kinmen Seaport

Dinkoff Architects Design Solar-Powered Service Center for Taiwan’s Kinmen Seaport

Dinkoff Architects recently designed a solar-powered passenger service center for the seaport of Kinmen, Taiwan. Since the seaport is considered the iconic gateway to Kinmen, it was imperative

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GreenChamp Bamboo Balance Bikes Trains Kids to Pedal Their Way to a Lower Carbon Footprint

GreenChamp Bamboo Balance Bikes Trains Kids to Pedal Their Way to a Lower Carbon Footprint

If you can't wait to get your little tyke on a bike, checkout GreenChamp Bikes, a company that's about to launch their bamboo balancing bike for kids to Kickstarter. Built for children aged over

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SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

Urban street artist SpY has just revealed his latest urban intervention: MOON, a gigantic luminous artwork suspended above the EPFL university campus in Laussane, Switzerland. The hanging

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Wooden Incurva Wine Rack Blends Craftmanship with Sustainably Sourced Materials

Wooden Incurva Wine Rack Blends Craftmanship with Sustainably Sourced Materials

If you're looking for a chic and elegant way to display your wine collection, look no further than design studio Formabilio's INCURVA. This elegant wine bottle holder blends craftsmanship with

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Nik Baeyens’ Portable Flatpack Fire Basket is Perfect for Storytelling on Warm Summer Nights

Nik Baeyens’ Portable Flatpack Fire Basket is Perfect for Storytelling on Warm Summer Nights

Inspired by the shape and movement of a spider and the mythology of ancient storytelling signs and symbols, “FIREWALKWITHME” is a portable knockdown fire basket made of corten steel by

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Adorable Vintage LED 1.0 Lamp is Inspired by the 1962 Energy-Efficient Prototype

Adorable Vintage LED 1.0 Lamp is Inspired by the 1962 Energy-Efficient Prototype

LEDs are touted as the ultimate in energy efficient lighting, but the world's first prototype of the light-emitting diode was likely a far cry from the tiny, featherlight versions we're used to

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Aymeric Renoud’s Minimalist ‘R Chair’ Reduces, Reuses, Recycles, and Rethinks Materials

Aymeric Renoud’s Minimalist ‘R Chair’ Reduces, Reuses, Recycles, and Rethinks Materials

Aymeric Renoud‘s R chair is the first in a series of four furnishings that explore one of the most basic notions of sustainability, the 4R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink).The idea

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Cella: Adorable Modular Planter Pods Perfect for the Urban Plant Lover

Cella: Adorable Modular Planter Pods Perfect for the Urban Plant Lover

Looking to bring a splash of green into your tiny city apartment? Check out Cella, a new, creative product designed by firm Ecoid that aims to bring urban people closer to nature. Constructed of

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Studio Cheha’s Bulbing LED Lamps Are Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Studio Cheha’s Bulbing LED Lamps Are Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Studio Cheha just blew our minds with their amazing Bulbing LED lamps! These energy-efficient lights look like 3D wireframe models, however step to the side and you'll see that they're made from

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