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Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Labeled as Good for the Environment

Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Labeled as Good for the Environment

New research suggests that people with right wing views are less likely to buy light bulbs that are labeled as "pro-environment" due to the politicized nature of the carbon debate in the United States. In

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Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries

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David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

Most plastics can be endlessly recycled without losing their indestructibility. But instead of being reused, the majority of plastics will end up as one-time-use products, finding their end as pollutants

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LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

TODAY is the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite finalists! We received nearly 200 amazing entries in our Lighten Up! LED Lighting Design Competition over the last few weeks, and after countless hours of

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MSDModern’s Firefly Pendant Will Add a Touch of Color to Any Space

MSDModern’s Firefly Pendant Will Add a Touch of Color to Any Space

MSDModern’s Firefly pendant is a contemporary take on the popular ombre trend. Skillfully blown by expert artists, the Firefly comes in a variety of colorful and unique shapes, including: flared and

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Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

The Marine Light, which stands 40 cm tall and 33 cm wide, features a unique translucent lampshade that's made of dried seaweed. To create the lampshade, designer Meiri applied fresh seaweed to the thin

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Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

The World Lamp is a new shop light that pairs energy-efficient LEDs with a clever collapsible design that packs flat to ship and can be easily assembled once it arrives. The World Lamp uses about half the

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UGE Rolls Out Solar and Wind-Powered LED Streetlights in PingQuan, China

UGE Rolls Out Solar and Wind-Powered LED Streetlights in PingQuan, China

Urban Green Energy Inc has installed 120 solar and wind-powered streetlights in PingQuan, situated in the Hebei province of China. Instead of opting for costly traditional lights that would have needed to

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Fabio Servolo’s Drip LED Lamp Subtly Urges Users to Save Electricity

Fabio Servolo’s Drip LED Lamp Subtly Urges Users to Save Electricity

The Drip LED Lamp designed by Italian designer Fabio Servolo is cleverly shaped as a tap and a faucet. Rather than being switched on, it is turned on exactly like a tap - by rotating the handle. The

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Bocci’s Gorgeous Recycled Glass ’38′ Lamps Double as Hanging Planters

Bocci’s Gorgeous Recycled Glass ’38′ Lamps Double as Hanging Planters

Omer Arbel's dazzling 38 Collection for Bocci features a series of suspended green lamps that double as planters. The surreal recycled glass spheres are blown with a multitude of cavities. Some spaces are

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Blackbody’s Lamps Use OLED Technology to Create Stirring Lighting Effects

Blackbody’s Lamps Use OLED Technology to Create Stirring Lighting Effects

Bruno Dussert-Vidalet and Alessandro Dolcetta turn light into emotion with their new lighting company, Blackbody. Presenting for the first time at Euroluce during Milan Design Week earlier this month,

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Bottle Up Recycles Glass Bottles into Fragrance-Difussing Pendant Lamps

Bottle Up Recycles Glass Bottles into Fragrance-Difussing Pendant Lamps

Giuseppe Casuccio and Valerio Palmieri’s upcycled Bottle Up lamps are perfect for any restaurant or bar. Inspired by a lazy restaurant owner who let his empty bottles accumulate, the project lets

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LAST DAY: Enter to Win a $1000 Prize in Lighten Up! An LED Lighting Design Competition

LAST DAY: Enter to Win a $1000 Prize in Lighten Up! An LED Lighting Design Competition

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER! Calling all architects, interior designers and lighting designers! Do you have a spectacular architecture or interior project that uses LED lighting? Share it with the

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SCAD’s Furniture Design Students Show Off Their Best Work at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

SCAD’s Furniture Design Students Show Off Their Best Work at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Last week, students and alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) furniture design department presented their latest designs at the Salone Satellite during the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.

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Urban Chandy’s Funky Recycled Chandeliers Coming to BKLYN Designs 2013

Urban Chandy’s Funky Recycled Chandeliers Coming to BKLYN Designs 2013

If you're bored of seeing the same old bulbs, Urban Chandy's brand of funky chandeliers can add some light to your life. Made in Brooklyn using recycled and reclaimed materials, these unique lighting

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LightStructure: Ingo Maurer’s New Geometric LED Lamps Are Suspended by Power Rods

LightStructure: Ingo Maurer’s New Geometric LED Lamps Are Suspended by Power Rods

Ingo Maurer is a world-renowned creator of innovative and highly artistic lighting installations that use completely custom mechanisms, minimized connectors, and unexpected materials. His latest

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Edward Linacre’s Beautiful Honeycomb Nest Lamp Packs Flat to Ship

Edward Linacre’s Beautiful Honeycomb Nest Lamp Packs Flat to Ship

Edward Linacre's Nest Lamp is a beautiful flat-pack pendant light crafted from fast-growing bamboo veneer. The lamp's interlocking design is inspired by forms found in nature, such as the honeycomb

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Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

The 2013 Euroluce exhibition during Milan Design Week featured striking light installations that balance high technology with emotive aesthetics and intangibility with functionality. These might seem like

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Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Rong in Chinese means melting and fusion. This notion is at the core of the ‘Handmade in Hangzhou’ exhibition. 13 designers have deconstructed the traditional crafts of Hangzhou and applied those in

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Maija Puoskari of Finland caught our eye with Terho and Tatti. Inspired by acorns, these ethereal LED lamps create a dream-like glow. The lamps are available as suspended pendants or table lamps, and are

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Tobias Tøstesen Transforms 8,000 LEGO Windows into a Dazzling Chandelier!

Tobias Tøstesen Transforms 8,000 LEGO Windows into a Dazzling Chandelier!

LEGO lovers and design fans alike can agree that Tøstesen’s lamp goes beyond the traditional use of the toy blocks. Tøstesen used the children’s toys to create a practical (and even opulent-looking)

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MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013

MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013

Piet Hein Eek brought an immense amount of pieces, dating back to their founding in 1990. Piet Hein Eek is a company of 100 craftsmen located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Their business model treats waste

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Tom Dixon Debuts Exciting New Designs at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Tom Dixon Debuts Exciting New Designs at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Cell is a new set of geometrically-inspired lamps that mimic cellular growth. Each cell is made of polished brass, etched to filter the light rays, and cast captivating shadows onto nearby

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Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Take a look at “Screenings” as you wander, with news of material scarcity around the world, and a look into new urban luxuries inspired by an investigation of Canada’s North. “Upstairs”

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Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Students from The Cass London brought some refreshing products this year. Meital Tzabari from Israel has developed an interesting new material using fallen leaves. Re:Connect is a natural leaf composite

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Light for a Cause: Buy a Flat Pack Groovy Lamp and Support the Virgin Unite Foundation

Light for a Cause: Buy a Flat Pack Groovy Lamp and Support the Virgin Unite Foundation

Joe Player, an inspiring, young entrepreneur, has just launched a fundraiser called Light for Cause on the popular crowd funding platform Indiegogo. The fundraiser offers the opportunity to pre-order a

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Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

This month, Philadelphia residents will get a chance to play Pong on what's being described as the world's biggest video game screen. It's a classic marriage of modern architecture and arcade gaming.

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Amsterdam’s Newly Renovated Rijksmuseum Shines With 750,000 LED Lights

Amsterdam’s Newly Renovated Rijksmuseum Shines With 750,000 LED Lights

The Seville, Spain-based firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, who won the international design competition for the expansion in 2001, have transformed the old 19th century building into a modern exhibition

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Benjamin Hubert Turns Heads with His Stunning Cork ‘Float Light’ Fixtures

Benjamin Hubert Turns Heads with His Stunning Cork ‘Float Light’ Fixtures

Since launching his studio in 2009, London-based designer Benjamin Hubert has achieved widespread recognition and critical acclaim for his innovative use of materials and industrial design. Hubert

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Issey Miyake Designs Sustainable Lighting Sculptures Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Issey Miyake Designs Sustainable Lighting Sculptures Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Many of you may already recognize this stunning lighting collection, but few realize the conceptual research and green experimentation that went into developing the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE project. Designed

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