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Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

This week the Inhabitat editors checked out the Model Citizens and one of our favorite finds was this cleverly constructed measuring tape lamp that comes in both metric and standard measurements. Hardly

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Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Who would have thought that something that is used to clean the grimiest areas of your kitchen could become this beautiful chandelier?  We stumbled upon Daisuke Hiraiwa’s booth last weekend at ICFF

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LED Light Fixtures Create the Illusion of Daylighting

LED Light Fixtures Create the Illusion of Daylighting

Daylighting is one key to keeping our mental states balanced when we're indoors, but sometimes it's impossible to bring sunlight into interior places. Luckily, one innovative designer is experimenting

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Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

One of New York City’s greatest features is undoubtedly the subway system. 718 Made in Brooklyn, which we had the pleasure of peeping last weekend at BKLYN Designs, pays homage to the underground with

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Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

There are over 425 million 60 watt incandescent bulbs sold every year, which makes the energy-sucking globes the most commonly used bulbs in the United States. Lighting the way to a more energy-efficient

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Starlight LED Lamp Made From Recycled Coins

Starlight LED Lamp Made From Recycled Coins

New York designer Kellam Clark's magical Starlight lamp is a "shining" example of long-lasting, sustainable design with its combination of LED lights and recycled metal coins that cast varying shadows as

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Construction Completed on Shanghai’s Amazing Dream Cube Pavilion

Construction Completed on Shanghai’s Amazing Dream Cube Pavilion

As visitors enter the building they first come into the queue where they learn that their actions can have effects on the lights of the building. By clapping their hands and waving their arms, their

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Mimosa: a Stunning Plant-Inspired OLED Art Display

Mimosa: a Stunning Plant-Inspired OLED Art Display

We've seen lots of innovative applications for OLEDs lately -- Ingo Maurer's Double C-Future chandelier, Tom Dixon's OLED flat lamp, and now Jason Bruges' Mimosa, a dazzling piece of art that uses Philips

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Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

We've been eager to check out designers Claesson Koivisto Rune and Wästberg's new “Paper Task Light”  and are happy to report that we were able to see it in person at Superstudio Piu during Milan

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David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

New Zeland-based David Trubridge's “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of traveling to Milan

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The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!

The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!

Yves Béhar's stunning line of LED pendant lamps are made from recycled paper and capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. Called "Memory," Tokujin Yoshioka's amorphous shape-shifting

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Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

South African designer Heath Nash unveiled a colorful, eclectic chandelier made almost entirely from recycled PET bottles at this year's Milan Design Week. Dubbed Bottleformball, the brilliantly-hued

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as heat.

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Triennale Design Museum in Milan: An Inspired Use of Green Materials

Triennale Design Museum in Milan: An Inspired Use of Green Materials

The Leaf Collection by Giancarlo Zema is one of the main features of the Design in Nature Exhibition. The dynamic forms have a flexible memory back that adapt to the curves of the body and have been

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Materialinnovativi’s Bright Woods Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Materialinnovativi’s Bright Woods Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Unique and eye-catching, Materialinnovativi's Bright Woods' collection of illuminated chairs and coffee tables are sure to capture your attention with their engaging glow. We discovered this charming

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Recyclable LZF Alhambra Lamp Inspired by Origami

Recyclable LZF Alhambra Lamp Inspired by Origami

The latest lighting design from LZF Lamps puts paper swans to shame. The Spanish design firm used origami figures to inspire its giant, geometric pendant lamps, which debuted at this week's Milan

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MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One of the Salone

MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One of the Salone

And for more up to the minute Milan Design Week coverage, keep it tuned right here!

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Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace

Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace

Inhabitat favorite Yves Béhar has just unveiled a stunning set of pendant lamps made from recycled paper that manage to capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. His gemstone-shaped Amplify

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Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

We all know tomatoes pack a powerful acidic punch, but we never thought we'd see one lighting up a room! Cygalle Shapiro of Israel-based d-VISION has created an incredible LED lamp that is completely

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Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Even the most basic origami figures prove that a few simple folds can result in an intricate and captivating sculptural design. Expanding upon the concept behind this Japanese art, designers Francesca

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Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Iconic furniture designer Tom Dixon recently teamed up with electronics company Philips Lumiblade to create this stunningly minimalist line of super efficient OLED Lamps. Dixon's new "Flat Lamp" lighting

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Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Claesson Koivisto Rune are set to unveil a new lamp made almost entirely from paper pulp at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed DuraPulp, the lamp's material is totally renewable and was conceived

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Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Why construct furnishings and housewares from scratch when we can grow them from the ground up? As a preview to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has unveiled a

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Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

What if you could light your entire building using no electricity, or artificial lights - but just the natural light from the sun? Conventional sky-lights do this well in certain types of single-story

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Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Windows are a two-way street when it comes to efficient green building. We need them for light, fresh air, beauty, and the connection they create to the outdoors, but even the most efficient windows,

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Beautiful Solar Balloon Collects Energy From High in the Sky

Beautiful Solar Balloon Collects Energy From High in the Sky

Designer Seongyong Lee recently blew us away with her beautiful design for a Solar Balloon that can collect energy straight from the sky. Based on the idea that the most efficient way to collect solar

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Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Superstar designer Karim Rashid just unveiled a beautiful new modular lighting system that continues his trek along the path towards greener designs. Dubbed ‘Trex’, the lamp has a soft and stunning

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Toshiba Kills Incandescent Bulb Production

Toshiba Kills Incandescent Bulb Production

Yesterday, Toshiba ended its manufacture of mass-market incandescent light bulbs--bulbs that use a ton of energy, burn out quickly and pale in comparison in terms of energy efficiency to CFLs and LEDs.

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Beautiful Snow-Inspired Lamp Made from Sugar

Beautiful Snow-Inspired Lamp Made from Sugar

Many of us can't wait until spring finally arrives at our doorsteps, but you have to admit there is something really special about the atmospheric glow of winter snow. Designer Anna Palomaa has taken

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Bioluminescent Lamp Made From Living, Glowing Hamster Cells

Bioluminescent Lamp Made From Living, Glowing Hamster Cells

It may sound like something cooked up in Frankenstein's lab, but Joris Laarman has created an incredible living lamp made out of (get this) bioluminescent, living, glowing hamster cells. Called the "Half

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