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Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

It seems that kelp can do just about anything. From stabilizing and thickening foods to fertilizing plants, this giant algae has a million different applications. But who could have thought it would make

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The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

Bored with the never-ending light bulb and lamp shade duet, Philadelphia native Judah Konigsberg designed The Square Tulip, a bold new LED lamp that resembles three square tulips in a flower pot. Like a

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Danny Taylor’s Dimmer Switch Teaches Kids Energy-Efficient Behavior With a Happy Face

Danny Taylor’s Dimmer Switch Teaches Kids Energy-Efficient Behavior With a Happy Face

Designer Danny Taylor found that most energy monitors do little to engage with children, so he created an interface for a light that attempts to inform children of energy wastage without bombarding them

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Muti Randolph Creates an Undulating Wave of LED Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s La Lampe Store

Muti Randolph Creates an Undulating Wave of LED Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s La Lampe Store

Randolph’s piece functions as both a light source and a conceptual art installation.  The forms are obviously inspired by waves, but they also successfully create the feeling of movement. Visually

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Ethereal Snow Words LED Installation Celebrates Fallen Heroes With Showers of Light

Ethereal Snow Words LED Installation Celebrates Fallen Heroes With Showers of Light

The LED light segments in Snow Words are based a code derived from an aperiodic sequence. The lights are grouped together in varying pairings and spacing to represent mathematical equations involving

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Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

Posca ink is used as a tool to make many creative pieces, but what about creating something from the Posca itself? Ambience Lighting from Melbourne, Australia designed the Posca Chandelier, a colorful

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Tom Dixon's "Beat Light Fat" lampes are inspired by traditional brass cooking pots. The pieces have been batted into shape by hand by northern Indian craftsmen, and are 30% industry and 70%

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Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams Creates an Interactive Night Sky Installation of LED Constellations

Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams Creates an Interactive Night Sky Installation of LED Constellations

Created in collaboration with 88 7-17 year-old campers, London-based architect Matthew Springett's Navigating Dreams is a beautiful installation of an imagined night sky comprised of LED constellations.

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rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are mysteriously

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Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games. At 2 meters wide the lights make quite a

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Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Barcelona-based design studio Lucirmás just launched Dama, a sustainably designed table lamp made from recycled materials by Australian designer Tom Allen. Each Dama lamp is made from a recycled 5-liter

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Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

One of our favorite finds, COLORS' Chiba is a Japanese take on classic Danish LEGO bricks made from recycled coffee beans, tea and wood chips—and it smells great!. Ground coffee was pretty big at

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Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Swedish designer Iris Shantverk has been making functional brushes since 1884, crafted from unusual biodegradable materials including horse hair, cactus fibers and goat hair, paired with local wood to

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rAndom International Unveils Brilliant Kinetic Artworks During Paris Design Week

rAndom International Unveils Brilliant Kinetic Artworks During Paris Design Week

rAndom International's latest piece, "Future Self" (2012), is made from thousands of hanging LEDs. 3D cameras react to visitors' movements to create a light sculpture that reveals our own identities

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Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

This ingenious lampshade created by Dutch designer Richard Hutten for office-furnishings company Gispen is laser-cut from a single piece of material, resulting in no waste. The lampshade was part of a

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Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

The One Piece of Lamp, by Korean designer Kiseung Lee of Studio Inbetween, was one of the outstanding eco-designs showcased at this year's 100% Design International Pavilion. It is a multi-purpose

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Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

During the London Design Festival, Studio Tord Boontje launched 'Lightweight', a collection of eco-friendly Luminaires that challenge the assumption that all lamps must come with a heavy base for support.

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Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Sparked by a passion for "authentic items with a story to tell," the Blom brothers launched a web store last month where they sell refurbished lamps. Most of the factories they mine for lighting

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IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA, the massive Swedish furniture retailer that brought scandinavian design to the masses, is now going to bring LED lighting to the world in a big way. The company just announced that it will sell only

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World’s Largest Solar Chandelier Unveiled by Artist Luke Jerram in Bristol!

World’s Largest Solar Chandelier Unveiled by Artist Luke Jerram in Bristol!

British artist Luke Jerram is known for his stunning art installations, which are often inspired by science. His latest project, unveiled yesterday at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, is the world's

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Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Wellington, NZ-based artist Michelle Whale found a new use for old, outdated business cards with her beautiful Last Light Lamp. Created for Active Architecture ltd, the recycled lampshade is made from 230

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Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

The tree stump table has been done before, but never like this. Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. has turned the concept of stump furniture on its head with Tree Rings. They look pretty

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Designer Craig Foster Goes Back to the Basics With His Flat-pack Cork Kurk Lamp

Designer Craig Foster Goes Back to the Basics With His Flat-pack Cork Kurk Lamp

The idea for the Kurk Lamp was conceived when designer Craig Foster started taking other desk lights apart. He discovered a huge amount of unnecessary parts, fixtures and glue being used, and

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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

We spotted Klickity's Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs

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Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

The wood paneling and fixtures included reclaimed parts of an English pub that were previously used in another incarnation for Lee Broom's highly successful solo show at Milan's Salone del Mobile. Other

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100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

Marco Stefanelli' Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life - including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives

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SuperBrands Showcases Elegant Eco-Design at London Design Festival

SuperBrands Showcases Elegant Eco-Design at London Design Festival

Limited Edition Limited Edition presented two rugs of particular interest. Brick is made from vertically positioned strips of reclaimed leather; a waste material from other design processes. It is a

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Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Are you grumpy until you get your coffee? Love the smell of a fresh pot of Joe? If the world's most popular caffeinated beverage gets your heart pumping in more ways than one, these beautiful upcycled

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The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The best way to enter The Dock space is to head downstairs and then work your way back up to the daylight. A range of Tom Dixon's latest pieces were on display in these underground tunnels, alongside some

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