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The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

Algae is blessed with qualities such as bioluminescence—the ability to glow in the dark—and photosynthesis, which is a process used by plant life that converts solar energy into chemical energy, the

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Daan Roosegaarde Debuts His Solar-Powered Glowing Highway in the Netherlands

Daan Roosegaarde Debuts His Solar-Powered Glowing Highway in the Netherlands

Artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde and producer Heijmans Infrastructure have debuted their test drive of Smart Highways, a sustainable road system for safer driving, on a highway in Oss in the

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

Winter is fast approaching, but it's not too late to make home improvements to save big on your energy bill. While switching your old lightbulbs for LEDs is a good and affordable start, there are many

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6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

Sure, Halloween is still a few weeks away, but if you're planning to put up any outdoor decorations, it's a good idea to start thinking about your options. Waiting until the last minute to dress up your

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Astana Installs Philips LED Lighting to Create an Energy-Efficient City Skyline

Astana Installs Philips LED Lighting to Create an Energy-Efficient City Skyline

Following in the footsteps of New York's Empire State Building and the London Eye, the city of Astana recently replaced the lighting systems of three major city landmarks with LED lighting from Philips

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Crea-Re Studio’s Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

Crea-Re Studio’s Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

  Crea-Re Studio is a collaborative team comprised of Polish artist Maria Fiter and Italian Marco Migliorisi. Together, they create a number of products which are all unique and hand-crafted

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LED Mushroom Lights Sprout From Reclaimed Wood

LED Mushroom Lights Sprout From Reclaimed Wood

Yes, your eyes are playing tricks on you. What looks like a mythical treasure one would stumble upon in a storybook tale, is in fact a beautiful eco-friendly combination of reclaimed wood and LED lights.

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Amazing Chandelier Transforms Any Room Into a Fairytale Forest

Amazing Chandelier Transforms Any Room Into a Fairytale Forest

This stunning Forms in Nature chandelier transforms any room into a fairytale landscape! Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist Ernst Haeckel, designers Hilden & Diaz created an

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Luminous 6-Foot HB Lamp Rewrites the Humble Pencil

Luminous 6-Foot HB Lamp Rewrites the Humble Pencil

There's hardly any object more recognizable than the humble HB pencil, and now a London-based studio has rewritten its function with this wonderful lamp. Created by husband and wife team Michael & George,

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Artemide’s Flat-Pack Copernico Pendant is a Heliocentric Starburst of LED Light

Artemide’s Flat-Pack Copernico Pendant is a Heliocentric Starburst of LED Light

Artemide's Copernico Luminaire is an out-of-this-world pendant lamp that consists of nine concentric rings stamped from a single plate of lightweight aluminum. 384 white LEDs line the rings, which rotate

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Iliui Turns Old Tin Cans Into Cool Modern Task Lamps

Iliui Turns Old Tin Cans Into Cool Modern Task Lamps

Iliui shines new light on old tin cans by turning them into cool modern task lamps. The designers take old tomato or coffee tins and give them a fresh coat of paint before setting them atop wooden bases.

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Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

The Reichstag opened in 1894 but was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. It was partially restored in the 60s, but the final work by British architects Fosters & Partners was done in 1999, causing it

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Hulger Launches First Drop Top Lamp Shade to Match Energy-Efficient Plumen Light Bulbs

Hulger Launches First Drop Top Lamp Shade to Match Energy-Efficient Plumen Light Bulbs

Design brand Hulger just introduced the latest addition to their award-winning, energy-efficient lighting family: the Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade (A). Made from mouth-blown glass, the Drop Top is Hulger's

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World’s First Glow-in-the-Dark Road Promises a Brighter, More Energy-Efficient Future

World’s First Glow-in-the-Dark Road Promises a Brighter, More Energy-Efficient Future

Recently, prolific Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineering firm Heijmans nabbed headlines by installing the world's first glow-in-the-dark road in the Netherlands. The futuristic road is

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Budapest Trams Look Like Time-Traveling Vehicles With 30,000 Dazzling LEDs

Budapest Trams Look Like Time-Traveling Vehicles With 30,000 Dazzling LEDs

In 2009 the Budapest Transport Company started a beautiful festive tradition of covering some of its trams in LEDs. But the beautiful appearance of these glittering vehicles is not the only thing that

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Vinylize Launches Groovy Lamps Made From Repurposed Vinyl Records

Vinylize Launches Groovy Lamps Made From Repurposed Vinyl Records

Budapest-based design studio Vinylize just launched a new lamp with a shade made from a repurposed vinyl record! The lamp is made from aluminum, and its cable, switch and plug hark back to the old days of

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting for Health and Well-Being

GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting for Health and Well-Being

Lighting is one of the most critical—and most visceral—qualities of an indoor space, and the difference between good and bad lighting can make or break comfort, mood and overall happiness in your

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15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a source of renewable energy. But the latest development in

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Brilliant Invention Brings LED Sunshine to Windowless Rooms

Brilliant Invention Brings LED Sunshine to Windowless Rooms

Is your apartment or workspace seriously lacking in natural light? Well listen up - Italian physicist Paolo Di Trapani of the University of Insubria has invented an artificial daylight device called

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Luke Lamp Co.’s Center Pendant Rope Lights Give Energy Efficient LEDs an Elegant New Form

Luke Lamp Co.’s Center Pendant Rope Lights Give Energy Efficient LEDs an Elegant New Form

Although ICFF is dominated every year by innovative and beautiful lighting designs, Inhabitat zoomed in on Luke Lamp Co.'s Center Pendant LED lamps as one of our favorite finds from the show. Within each

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Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

This year, Tat Chao showcased his line, IN VITRO, which represents the "rebirth of the rejected, the out of style, the damaged." Related: 30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014 All of the

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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 Laura

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The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

We've featured TOBYHouse's resin beach ball lamps in the past - and the designer just unveiled a new inflatable version that will be available in stores! The colorful clustered lights are made from

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VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

By now, we hope that most of you know that swapping incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs saves money and energy, but there's still a lingering misconception that LED bulbs emit a cold, bluish light that is

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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 a flat

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The Iri Lamp Creates a Primal, Bonfire-Like Glow Anywhere in Your Home

The Iri Lamp Creates a Primal, Bonfire-Like Glow Anywhere in Your Home

The Iri lamp is designed to explore the connection between humankind and nature. Our first method of generating light was fire, and this lamp's design is drawn from a bonfire's basic shape, and produces a

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Exquisite Stacked Lights Are Made From Repurposed Vintage Glassware and Tinted Resin

Exquisite Stacked Lights Are Made From Repurposed Vintage Glassware and Tinted Resin

To make their glazed lights Sander Wassink and Ma'ayan Pesach started by collecting all kinds of glassware from markets and second-hand shops in and around Eindhoven. Once they had a good variety of

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Iskos Berlin’s Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

Iskos Berlin’s Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

The Birth of Marilyn is a wavy felt lamp shade inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s famous wind-blown dress. Danish design duo Iskos Berlin made the lamp without the use of any glue or resin. Using a process

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Futuristic LED ‘Dragon’ Chandelier Lights Up With a Smartphone App

Futuristic LED ‘Dragon’ Chandelier Lights Up With a Smartphone App

Dragon is a unique light that needs the user's involvement and interaction to function. Thanks to its modular design, it can be arranged and re-arranged into 256 organic forms. It features six different

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Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air

Living Microalgae Lamp Absorbs CO2 from the Air

French biochemist Pierre Calleja has designed a fascinating eco-friendly lamp that could light up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 emissions. It runs completely free of electricity, powered

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