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The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

Germany-based designer Viktor Alexander Kolbig has created the Aura - a living lamp that can be controlled by lightly touching its petals and leaves! Combining nature and technology, the system uses a

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Blind LED Handrails Make the Lowly Stairwell the Most Interesting Room

Blind LED Handrails Make the Lowly Stairwell the Most Interesting Room

The LED handrails are still just a concept and there are currently no plans for production, but they seem like a very promising design. The handrails can illuminate in many colors, and potentially change

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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.

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Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

LED is taking the interior design world by storm and Kichler's new lineup of LED tape add a heap of options for low-impact and dramatic lighting. The lineup of indoor or outdoor strips comes in all

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Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli’s Salvaged Wood Brecce Lamps are Embedded With LED Lights

Marco Stefanelli's handsome collection of Brecce lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space. The pieces are made from salvaged wood scraps sourced from

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Designed by Gergő Kassai, the Motion Lamp is a low-energy, lightweight OLED lamp that can be customized to suit your needs at any given moment. Thanks to its flexible light source, it can be twisted and

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Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Berlin-based Osaka-born designer Shigeki Yamamoto has created a small maple light called the Spiellampe (Lamp game) that brings back the joy of playing with building blocks as a child. The highly

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The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

Traditional reading lights are often serpentine eyesores that appear to channel the ghosts of external computer microphones or clunky bookmarks, but Masiosare Studio's Flaca LED lamp offers those who

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“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

The “Lit” concept bulb designed by Elie Ahovi is an extremely elegant and innovative combination of LED and fiber optic technology, and could pave the way for incandescent replacements of the

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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John Meng’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made with Upcycled Wine Bottles

John Meng’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made with Upcycled Wine Bottles

Designer John Meng has come up with a series of gorgeous and green lamps made with upcycled wine bottles. Each lamp carries the appeal of a contemporary sculpture and can serve as great interior

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Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

The Sundolier piqued a lot on interest when we first reported on the unique solar robot, which can light entire rooms. The other side of the design is the company's diffusion ‘chandlers’, which bounce

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World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be

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Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow -- from Itektur -- recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED

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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

Piled up tires with round glass tops make for wonderful display tables in this West Berlin shop. Repurposed tires also get a new life as shelves for displaying books and hand clutches, and even a

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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

The vaguely Art Deco/moderne-looking lamps come in either black, red or a multicolor mixture of 45s and are a great example of post-consumer recycling at its finest. We asked if they came with 45s sorted

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Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

These amazing perforated pendant lamps are the creation of product designer Etienne Esmenjaud. By using low-impact and easy to handle materials, such as FSC wood and felt, he is able to laser-cut, pierce

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Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material

Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material

Dah-Yue Shi's Bamboo LED system can be used to illuminate minimalist spaces without the use of protruding lighting fixtures. The luminous panels are composed of three main parts: (1) an LED light source

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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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Help Kickstart Highlight Design’s AmbientOne LED Table Lamp!

Help Kickstart Highlight Design’s AmbientOne LED Table Lamp!

Good lighting design can change your mood, define living spaces, and with LED technology, it can last a lifetime without needing bulbs replaced. The AmbientOne Table Lamp has a custom LED array that will

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The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

Inhabitat favorite Francois Chambard of UM Project unveiled an adorable army of modular robots made from a standardized lighting unit. The quirky bots range from a miniature terrarium to retro robot lamps

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StickBulb by RUX Design is an LED Lighting System Made from Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

StickBulb by RUX Design is an LED Lighting System Made from Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

New York-based Rux Design unveiled its playful LED StickBulb lighting system at this year's New York Design Week. Designed and manufactured at RUX’s workshop in New York City, this simple lamp is

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Ryosuke Fukusada Unveils Glowing Wooden Light Bulb

Ryosuke Fukusada Unveils Glowing Wooden Light Bulb

Mixing traditional Japanese woodworking techniques with modern design, Ryosuke Fukusada has created a functional wooden light bulb! The unusual design was made using a technique called Rokuro, and it

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Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

It’s a pretty old trick to take a simple steamer or colander and use it as a light shade, so designer Nadia Belalia upped the ante with her series of transformed and customized steamer lamps. Belalia

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Allison Patrick Transforms Hundreds of Soda Can Tabs into Gorgeous Glowing Lampshades

Allison Patrick Transforms Hundreds of Soda Can Tabs into Gorgeous Glowing Lampshades

Each of Allison Patrick's's handmade lamps can be used as either a hanging pendant or a table lamp by simply adjusting the metal frame inside. The drum-shaped structure comes in different sizes and they

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Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

We recently showed you Ryosuke Fukusada's innovative and playful designs, which include wooden light bulbs and tiny cakes shaped like furniture; his recent project, Net Lamps, places efficient LED lamps

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