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DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%: PORTABLE LIGHT

DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%: PORTABLE LIGHT

We've written about the Portable Light Project before at Inhabitat, but we find it so inspiring we thought we'd call your attention to it again. One of the products featured at the soon-ending Design For

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OFF LIGHT SWITCH HANGER by Die Electric

OFF LIGHT SWITCH HANGER by Die Electric

With OFF, the light switch hook from Die Electric, form follows function and then some. OFF is a fully functional light switch that doubles as a place to hang essentials when in the OFF position –

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DIE ELECTRIC: Designs For Better Energy Use

DIE ELECTRIC: Designs For Better Energy Use

Indie designer Scott Amron is currently putting a visual twist on household energy consumption with the launch of his Die Electric product line. As a freelance electrical engineer, conceptual artist,

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SOLAR BOTTLE: Water-purifying drinking container

SOLAR BOTTLE: Water-purifying drinking container

Good design can save lives and improve human society. That’s the thought behind the Solar Bottle by Italian designers Alberto Medo and Francisco Gomez Paz. Winner of a 2007 INDEX award, the sleekly

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ENERGY JOULE: Get paid for your energy reduction

ENERGY JOULE: Get paid for your energy reduction

How would you like to be paid to save some energy? That is the concept behind “demand-response” a process in which energy companies pay users to use less power. There are a number of companies

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THE ENERGY ORB: Visualize Electricity Consumption!

THE ENERGY ORB: Visualize Electricity Consumption!

As energy-conscious citizens, wouldn't it be great to know the best (and cheapest) times to use more or less energy? Thanks to a clever little gadget and an equally clever manager at the Southern

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NEW GREEN HARD DRIVE BY WESTERN DIGITAL

NEW GREEN HARD DRIVE BY WESTERN DIGITAL

A month or two ago, we brought you news of the HP RP5700, which is being marketed as the greenest computer ever. But for those of you that just need a bit of storage or an efficient way to back-up your

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INTERACTIVE “LIVING GLASS” Regulates Air Quality

INTERACTIVE “LIVING GLASS” Regulates Air Quality

What if architecture was designed to work for you to keep you healthy? Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin, architects at The Living have come up with a new material called “Living Glass” that will

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GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

Visitors to the recent Chelsea Flower Show in London were no doubt pleasantly surprised to stumble across the London Urban Oasis, a solar-powered urban art installation showcasing an array of clean energy

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RIVER GLOW: Water Pollution Monitor / Urban Art Installation

RIVER GLOW: Water Pollution Monitor / Urban Art Installation

Here's a brilliant idea that functions as both environmental pollution monitor and thought-provoking urban art installation: a floating LED light system embedded in bodies of water to warn of water

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HP LAUNCHES NEW GREEN DESKTOP PC: the RP5700

HP LAUNCHES NEW GREEN DESKTOP PC: the RP5700

This week, HP announced the greenest computer ever – the RP5700, and was awarded the first “gold” rating by EPEAT. How does HP make it to gold? First, by redesigning for end of life – 95% of

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iSAVE Water-Saving Faucets

iSAVE Water-Saving Faucets

Whether you live in a drought-plagued region or you're just trying to be efficient, there are a myriad reasons to conserve water. That's why we love the iSAVE faucet by Reamon Yu- a design so clever and

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GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

Take a poll on any city street, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't admire Apple's clean, innovative product design. In the past 5 years, with the success of the iPod and power PCs, Mac

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WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

How Green is that Laptop? Ask Walmart. Walmart knows its own power. Following the release of a packaging sustainability scorecard last year, Walmart has followed up with a call to the consumer

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BOTANICALLS: Allows your plants to call you!

BOTANICALLS: Allows your plants to call you!

If you're a greenthumb in spirit but just can't keep your favorite leafy pets alive, fret not - the answer to your problems has arrived in a clever new human/plant communication project. Four students

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SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

Evoking a gallery of stars, Robin Carpenter’s eye-catching LED chandelier, Spiralight, demonstrates how good those little light emitting diodes can look when they are used in a clever way. This is what

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ELECTROLUMINESCENT COSMOS CHANDELIER by Fukasawa

ELECTROLUMINESCENT COSMOS CHANDELIER by Fukasawa

Acclaimed in the design world as a ‘champion of the supernormal,' Naoto Fukasawa once again proceeds to wow us - this time with his exciting lighting design for Swarovski , the all too well-known

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ELECTRIC DRIVERLESS BUS by Capoco

ELECTRIC DRIVERLESS BUS by Capoco

Like something plucked right out of a 1960’s sci-fi flick, the model of a Driverless bus wowed visitors at the Science Museum in London - where it is currently on exhibit - with its claims of reducing

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HAVALEENA LED TORCH

HAVALEENA LED TORCH

We've long expounded on the beauty of LED lights: they are extremely energy efficient, don't get hot, and tend to come in cute little portable packages, since they take so little power to light up. Now,

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ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover We've been singing the praises of daylighting and translucent architecture ever since we began preaching the

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ELECTROLUX: HYDROSPHERE

ELECTROLUX: HYDROSPHERE

In the Electrolux Design Lab competition we just mentioned, our favorite submission was probably the HydroSphere - one of the runner-up picks among the nine finalists. The Electrolux Design Lab is an

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ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB ’06: Winners Announced

ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB ’06: Winners Announced

Hundreds of young student hopefuls entered the Electrolux Design Lab industrial design competition this year for a crack at the big-time. Finally the results are in – Metin Kaplan, an industrial design

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ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD by FuseProject

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD by FuseProject

We bloggers are so tied to our laptops that we often times take them, and our constant connection to a never ending flow of information, for granted. We write and read about some amazing eco-friendly and

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SELF-DESTRUCTO CANDLE – Half Candle / Half LED Lamp

SELF-DESTRUCTO CANDLE – Half Candle / Half LED Lamp

With The Design Can’s clever new Self-Destructo Candle, you can literally burn your candle at both ends. The Self-Destructo is a traditional paraffin pillar candle with an embedded LED light. If you

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SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK

SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK

Spice up your patio or walkway this fall with Sun Bricks, the solar-powered ground lighting system that will guide people to your front door with their inviting glow. These flush-to-ground patio pavers

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HAPPY GREEN HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY GREEN HALLOWEEN!

Happy Green Halloween from Inhabitat! In the spirit of our favorite fall holiday, we'd like to share with you some ideas for green Halloween decorations.... SOLAR JACK-O-LANTERN PATIO

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POWER AWARE CORD by STATIC!

POWER AWARE CORD by STATIC!

Sometimes it just helps to visualize things. The Power Aware Cord by Static! does just that, representing personal energy consumption through glowing pulses, color, and intensity of light. While most

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BATTERY LED LIGHT: 9Vo(l)tive

BATTERY LED LIGHT: 9Vo(l)tive

Have a hard time finding a use for the other 9 volt battery you got in that 2-pack? Look no further that Richard Lawson's charming DIY LED light: 9Vo(l)tive. Just stick one of these suckers on a 9 volt

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H-RACER: Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

H-RACER: Hydrogen Fueled Toy Car

Introducing a hydrogen car that everyone can afford! ... if only we could fit inside. Released earlier this year, the H-Racer is the world's smallest hydrogen car (at 16cm x 7cm) and comes with a little

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WIRED NEXTFEST: The Future of Green

WIRED NEXTFEST: The Future of Green

Its striking how seldom we talk about literal greenery here in the “green space” – especially when it comes to new technology. However, at “The Future of Green” pavilion at the Wired

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