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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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Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System is a "generative design studio" that harnesses cutting-edge technology to create art, jewelry, and housewares modeled after processes found in nature. They develop computer programs that

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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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Tommaso Guerra’s Lampada Ragno Features Spider-like Legs of Light

Tommaso Guerra’s Lampada Ragno Features Spider-like Legs of Light

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian designer, illustrator and street artist all rolled into one. And just like his multi-faceted self, his Lampada Ragno incorporates a network of six lamps connected at one

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GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE just announced a new LED light bulb replacement for the 100 watt incandescent that uses pulses of air to keep cool. The design is the first of its kind in the LED industry, and it comes just in the

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Rubbish Becomes a Crafty Design with the Lampada Metro by Arcangelo Favata

Rubbish Becomes a Crafty Design with the Lampada Metro by Arcangelo Favata

Rubbish becomes a cool new design with the Lampada Metro by  Sicilian artist Arcangelo Favata -- aka Alicucio. The contemporary lamp was on display at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, and features the

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his "Satellite" floor lamp is a beautiful object made from

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Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed "Vicky", the lamp uses a

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

At this year's Milan Design Week Tom Dixon joined forces with Digital Forming Studio to create a "Co-Design Bar" where visitors could customize and digitally print their own lamps! The exhibit emphasized

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Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Taking advantage of the renewable and biodegradable attributes of coffee, Spanish designer Raúl Laurí created an innovative, experimental and very cute lamp. Dubbed the Decafé Lamp, it is made from a

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Tom Dixon’s Sensational Flat-Pack Stamp Lamp Comes Hot Off the Press

Tom Dixon’s Sensational Flat-Pack Stamp Lamp Comes Hot Off the Press

The Stamp Lamp starts off as a zinc-coated, steel sheet that is punched and pressed by two sheet-steel machines from industrial manufacturing giant, Trumpf. The sheet is then folded into a finished

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Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Most energy-conscious people remember to turn lights off when leaving a room in order to save energy, but one conservationist named Randy Sarafan has taken this practice to the next level. In light

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MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

The minimalist home is the first from Victoria-based MAKE Architecture, who completed the construction just last year. Built with sliding walls and big windows for plenty of natural light, the home's

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ILIDE to Debut Gorgeous Handmade Local Lamps at Milan Design Week

ILIDE to Debut Gorgeous Handmade Local Lamps at Milan Design Week

ILIDE (Italian LIght DEsign) is a new lighting company that will make its debut next week at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair with two collections of stunning handmade lamps. ILIDE's locally-made lamps are

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Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon's new Fin Light is a beautiful, new collection of lamps that reveal the British designer's admiration for designer-engineers like Buckminster Fuller. As the feature of his ‘Luminosity’

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Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

"Where there's light there must be life."  Omer Arbel places this thought at the core of his beautiful '38' chandelier. Designed to illuminate a room with both its brilliance and billowing succulents,

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Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

We love featuring brilliant designs made from discarded items, and these illuminating eco-lamps by designer Luis Teixeira are certainly worth noting. Using what the designer refers to as "secondary-raw

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Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

60s-era beach chairs had a fabulous look to them, although their brightly colored strips of weather-resist fabric perhaps held more visual charm than comfort -- which is what makes these recycled beach

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Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

The Sign desk lamp from Sandra Hisbèque draws a single and even line in a space that is pure and refined. Made from anodized aluminium and lit with LEDs, the geometry of Sign creates a play of shadows

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MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

Light bulbs have always been pretty inefficient, even those that have a rep for using less juice, like LEDs. Because of the energy conversion process, they consume more energy than they actually need to

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Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Torafu Architects designed a magical installation inspired by Yozakura, a traditional Japanese custom of enjoying flowering cherry blossoms during the night. Commissioned by Kaneka for last year's

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

Energy-sucking 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are still found in homes around the world, however there a variety of light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of

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Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Designers at Large has produced 75 limited edition ‘Listen | Closely’ lamp shades made with the legacy sails fabric from Canada Place. The title of the project is meant to encourage individuals to

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Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

New York is known as a city fuelled by coffee, and now one of its residents is using the love of the Italian brew to create these cool lamps made from used coffee filters. Vilma Farrell, the designer

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Lovely Laser-Cut Pear Light Packs Flat for Efficient Shipping

Lovely Laser-Cut Pear Light Packs Flat for Efficient Shipping

Designer Chris Oliver created this lovely laser-cut flat pack Pear Light while at university a couple of years ago. The elegant lamp glorifies the benefits of low-energy lighting and laser cutting, and

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

UK-based designer Natalie Sampson created this spiraling pendant lamp by fanning velvet coat hangers into an elegant helical form. The lamp casts beautiful shadows upon nearby surfaces, and it can be

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