Green Design Competitions

Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Any good bike enthusiast knows that shoulder bags and suit jackets aren't conducive to a smooth ride around town. So why not get decked out in some stylish duds meant especially for cycling? This week

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Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Each spherical Tetra Pak lamp requires approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares,

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Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - ED CHEW'S TETRA PAK LAMP! We guess hard work really does pay off because all those nights that designer Edward Chew spent cutting box drink cartons into hundreds of strips and

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ARCHIVE Institute’s Health and Housing For Haiti Winners are Clean, Green, Off-Grid Homes

ARCHIVE Institute’s Health and Housing For Haiti Winners are Clean, Green, Off-Grid Homes

The competition's grand prize winner is Breathe House by Initiative Recover, a collaboration between a University of Virginia architecture professor, his students, and a team of medical professionals,

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Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

This month Method and Dwell are teaming up to give one lucky designer a year's supply of Method cleaning products! They're challenging you to dazzle them with imaginative, innovative, and inspiring

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LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

Did you get a chance to cast your vote yet in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition? Voting for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes TONIGHT at midnight, which makes this your last

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Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Each day hundreds of thousands of disposable spoons are used to stir coffee and then thrown in the trash and sent directly to the landfill. Seeing this, Studio Verissimo designed a luxurious lamp to give

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Mobile Eco-Trailer Concept Advocates Change for Chicago

Mobile Eco-Trailer Concept Advocates Change for Chicago

Part of an effort to empower residents in their Chicago neighborhood, long time friends Jeff Munie and Bill Vassilakis conceptualized a mobile, participatory research center that will capture the stories,

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Dazzling Cascade Chandelier is Made From Chains of Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

Dazzling Cascade Chandelier is Made From Chains of Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

British designer Michelle Brand's Cascade Lancashire Ceiling Lights are an eco-friendly twist on the iconic chandelier. Made from hanging flower-shaped bottle bases cleverly attached together by plastic

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WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake's Beryl and Friends collection transforms tired old light fixtures into luminous modern designs. The designers rewire lamps that have come to the end of their lifespan, installing low-energy LED

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Marine Conservation Group Blue Ventures Wins 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Marine Conservation Group Blue Ventures Wins 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Blue Ventures, a conservation organization that works to protect marine ecosystems while improving the lives of the people depending on them, has just been named the winner of the 2011 Buckminster Fuller

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Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition is nearing its end, but the battle for the best is still raging on. In fact, Carolyn Joan Lau's Nourishment Lamp has just shot to the top of the pack, with

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Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

This beautiful felt Leaf Lamp features a light-as-air design that mimics the structural geometric forms found in plants and trees. Designer Peter Schumacher sought to use as little material as possible to

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Repurposed Olive Tin Transformed Into Cool ‘Kalmata Spotlight’

Repurposed Olive Tin Transformed Into Cool ‘Kalmata Spotlight’

This clever recycled Kalamata Spotlight is a directional floor-based lamp with an industrial edge. Created by Ori Ben-Zvi, the innovative design gives a 10-liter olive tin a second life by turning it into

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Sworth Lamp by Parry and Sutton Twists Scrap Metal into Art

Sworth Lamp by Parry and Sutton Twists Scrap Metal into Art

Scrap aluminum slivers were worked into the Sworth Lamp, an exploding cloud of gleaming metal by designer Ilsa Parry and collaborator Tom Sutton. The curly slivers that the lamp is constructed from are

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INTERVIEW: Workshop APD’s Sustainable New Orleans

INTERVIEW: Workshop APD’s Sustainable New Orleans

In August 2006, Global Green and Brad Pitt announced the winners of the Global Green Sustainable Design Competition For New Orleans. The winning proposal, titled GreeNOLA and submitted by Matthew Berman

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Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

The Turbine Pendant Lamp is a great example of green design that is incredibly versatile as well. Its thoughtfully conceived form can be appreciated indoors and out -- either hanging from the ceiling or

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Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Sometimes we want to shake things up around our apartments, but aren’t ready to buy any new decor. The Pillbug Lamp solves this problem by functioning as a wall sconce, table lamp, or even a chandelier

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165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

Like many of the other smart designs in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, the 165 Helianthus Pendant Light is a recycled lamp inspired by forms from nature. Designed by Bao-Khang Luu, the lamp

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ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

Last week, we announced 40 fabulous finalists in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition to find the best, most luminous examples of eco lamp designs, and the competition is really starting to heat

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Win $1000 in the Better World, Better Coastline Challenge

Win $1000 in the Better World, Better Coastline Challenge

Calling all students! Do you have a smart design solution that will protect vulnerable coastal communities against climate change? Then submit your design for a better coastline to the Better World

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Enter to Win a $200 Hessnatur Eco-Shopping Spree (Featuring Miguel Adrover)!

Enter to Win a $200 Hessnatur Eco-Shopping Spree (Featuring Miguel Adrover)!

Has your closet been overrun by sweaters and heavy wool slacks? With winter well out of our lives and summer in full bloom, there's no better time so slip on a sustainably made dress and some ethically

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Dazzling Storm Cloud of Light Born from Ordinary Pot Scrubbers

Dazzling Storm Cloud of Light Born from Ordinary Pot Scrubbers

Trained in architecture, ceramics, and interior design, Daisuke Hiraiwa's talents clearly shine in his sculptural “A Cloudy Day” lampshade crafted from metallic scouring pads. By using ordinary pot

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Tune-In to the New HGTV’d Series and Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

Tune-In to the New HGTV’d Series and Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

For anyone who’s ever fantasized about HGTV knocking on their door and telling them they’re getting a home makeover, the network’s new HGTV’d series is hell-bent on making that dream come

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‘Light Reading’ is a Literary Lamp Made From Recycled Books

‘Light Reading’ is a Literary Lamp Made From Recycled Books

Now that the Kindle, the iPad, and a slew of other e-readers are making paper-bound print increasingly passé, the issue of book paper waste is becoming increasingly salient. Lucy Norman’s “A

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LAST CHANCE to Enter The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE to Enter The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

TODAY is the last day to enter the Bright Ideas Competition! Registration for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT Sunday, May 22nd - which makes this your last chance

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WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

Heads up industrial designers, lighting luminaries, and creative crafters - enter your design in competition and you could win $1000! Do you have an idea for a engaging energy-efficient lamp that

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LAST CHANCE to Win a Shiny New Linus Bike and Bike Bag (worth $730) for Earth Day!

LAST CHANCE to Win a Shiny New Linus Bike and Bike Bag (worth $730) for Earth Day!

To get everyone excited about making every day Earth Day, we've teamed up with Linus Bikes to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a shiny new bicycle - and today is the last day to enter! What better

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Curvy Steam Bent Achair is a Wood Awards Innovation Winner

Curvy Steam Bent Achair is a Wood Awards Innovation Winner

Achair, a stylish seat produced by the ancient technique of bending wood with vapor, was recently honored in this year's Wood Awards in the “innovation” category. Hand-made by British furniture

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