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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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World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

If you think your neighbor's holiday lighting spectacle is an exercise in excess, wait till you see the world's largest LED project, recently completed in Abu Dhabi. Created by Asymptote Architecture with

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LED Sparks Create Energy Efficient Light Sculptures

LED Sparks Create Energy Efficient Light Sculptures

What if you could design your own lighting fixture in the time that it takes to unscrew a light bulb? That's the premise behind Daniel Becker's Spark system, a series of energy-efficient LED bulbs that

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Living Light Sculpture Maps Seoul’s Air Quality

Living Light Sculpture Maps Seoul’s Air Quality

Seoul, South Korea is filled with blinding light-up displays and headache-inducing neon screens. But residents of the city who want to see these displays put to good use need only take a trip to the World

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Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Clothes hangers are clogging our landfills at a rate of nearly 8 billion per year. We've recently brought you designers who have been developing brilliant ways to tackle the problem through eco-friendly

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Rocking Chair Uses Motion to Power Attached OLED Lamp

Rocking Chair Uses Motion to Power Attached OLED Lamp

The serene back-and-forth movement of a rocking chair is nothing if not relaxing. It can also be useful and productive, according to Rochus Jacob. The designer's Murakami Chair, a winner in designboom's

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Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine for 19 Years

Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine for 19 Years

Despite lasting longer and being more efficient than both incandescent and CFL bulbs, LEDs haven't caught on because of their sky-high prices. But now Panasonic wants to bring LEDs to the mainstream -- at

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LED Clip Light Transforms any Object Into a Lamp

LED Clip Light Transforms any Object Into a Lamp

Wow those around you by transforming any old household object into a lamp with this “LED Pin” by Korean designer Sungho Lee. To create this subtle, yet awe-inspiring illuminating accent Lee stylized

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