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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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Solar Flower Petal Street Lamps Bloom by Day, Illuminate the Night

Solar Flower Petal Street Lamps Bloom by Day, Illuminate the Night

Smart design meets city lights in these solar-powered LED street lights by Phillips. Inspired by how flowers open up to the sun to collect the sun's energy, the Sustainable City Lights feature

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No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

Here's another reader submitted idea that really got a hold on us. In dcannam's own words: "The Clamplamp explores the concept of "truth" in design where the main objective is to create an object

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Next-Generation Nanofiber Bulbs on the Horizon

Next-Generation Nanofiber Bulbs on the Horizon

Want to ditch your inefficient incandescent bulbs for some energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFL) ones? Be prepared to deal with toxic chemicals inside the bulbs.  Now there's another option: nanofiber

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READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

If you made the switch from traditional energy-sucking holiday lights to efficient LED ones this year, we applaud you. But we also know that they aren't the cheapest thing in the world. That's why were

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IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar-Powered Lighting

IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar-Powered Lighting

Now there’s no excuse not to bring solar power into your life - in just a few weeks IKEA will be stocking their shelves with a new line of solar-powered summer night lighting! Dubbed SOLIG, the

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The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen have begun to make a name for themselves on the Los Angeles design scene, thinking up one-of-a-kind creations made from re-purposed scraps and found materials. Collaborators

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Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Photo Credit: Ernie Buts Some of design's most satisfying moments occur when two seemingly unrelated objects are married effectively into something that is much more than the sum of its parts. That's

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100% Recycled Cardboard Interior is Totally Tubular

100% Recycled Cardboard Interior is Totally Tubular

The British menswear label Smithfield recently teamed up with furniture designer Peter Masters to create an eclectic and 100% recycled interior for their new Manchester shop. The dynamic space uses

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