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Urban Chandy’s Recycled Chandeliers Use Vintage Edison Bulbs with Cool Coils

Urban Chandy’s Recycled Chandeliers Use Vintage Edison Bulbs with Cool Coils

While Urban Chandy currently uses vintage Edison bulbs for their lighting, which critics worry is not the most environmentally-conscious choice, they do aspire to keep their energy as low as possible

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Adam Frank’s Reveal Light Projects a ‘Daylit’ Window on Any Wall

Adam Frank’s Reveal Light Projects a ‘Daylit’ Window on Any Wall

So far we've showcased Adam Frank's amazing 3D Lucid Mirror and flickering LUMEN LED nightlight displayed last weekend at BKLYN Designs, and the designer just unveiled his Reveal Projection Light in DUMBO

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Noble Goods Unveils New Line of Sustainable Wood Furniture with Unique Resin Inlays

Noble Goods Unveils New Line of Sustainable Wood Furniture with Unique Resin Inlays

  Noble Goods gets its name from where it all began in 2011 -- on Noble Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Christopher Moore and Molly FitzSimons founded the company in the basement of their home

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Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Dutch designer Willem Heeffer used 334 recycled cans to create a series of luminous upcycled chandeliers and furnishings for Top Chef Hans Välimäki’s new Midhill American diner in Helsinki, Finland.

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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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Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

It takes real skill to turn salvaged materials into something new and exciting, which is why we applaud Pickett Furniture's creative spin on recycling. They were on hand this weekend at BKLYN Designs,

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Announcing the Winners of the Inhabitat 2013 BKLYN Designs Green Design Awards!

Announcing the Winners of the Inhabitat 2013 BKLYN Designs Green Design Awards!

This weekend, the Inhabiteam once again got to experience BKLYN Designs, one of our most beloved NY Design Week events, and revel in all of the Brooklyn-made furniture glory that it had to offer. As in

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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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Just Desserts: Jay Watson Turns Unwanted Dessert Bowls Into Sweet Pendant Lights

Just Desserts: Jay Watson Turns Unwanted Dessert Bowls Into Sweet Pendant Lights

‘Just Desserts’ is a colorful cluster of glass lights made from recycled dessert bowls. UK-based designer Jay Watson created this intriguing lighting array by stringing up traditional glass bowls

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No, Sweat! Furniture Doubles as Stylish Home Gym Equipment

No, Sweat! Furniture Doubles as Stylish Home Gym Equipment

Work out meets work space in Darryl Agawin’s No, Sweat! furniture line, which combines a love for design with a love for fitness (and knowledge gleaned from Agawin's studies in medical school). The

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Lamacek Brings Colorful Rolled Felt Trivets to BKLYN Designs

Lamacek Brings Colorful Rolled Felt Trivets to BKLYN Designs

It all started three years ago with a funky felt lounger featuring a cushion made from rolled felt that Brooklyn-based design studio Lamacek unveiled at BLKYN Designs 2010. Then, last year, Lamacek

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Bower Shows Off Geometric Polaris Lamp at Brooklyn Design Show

Bower Shows Off Geometric Polaris Lamp at Brooklyn Design Show

One of the most interesting designs on display at BKLYN Designs this week is Bower's Polaris lamp, and yesterday Inhabitat's New York correspondents were able to view it in person. According to Bower,

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Vote for Your Favorite Furnishings in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Awards

Vote for Your Favorite Furnishings in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Awards

This week, Inhabitat's New York editors have been reporting from BKLYN Designs, a showcase of home furnishings designed and made in Brooklyn. The show is a feast for the eyes, with lots of sustainable

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs this week, and we had a chance to check out his latest design, the LUCID Mirror. The mirror functions just like a typical reflective sheet of glass, but

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Check Out Our Favorite Green Designs Now on Display at BKLYN Designs

Check Out Our Favorite Green Designs Now on Display at BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs kicked off yesterday morning with over 30 Brooklyn-based designers showcasing their latest work at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO. Inhabitat was on the scene checking out some amazing designs,

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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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Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Marcin and Federica are based in Edinburgh, and they enjoy giving new life to old furniture through pyrography and painting. They love taking inspiration from Art Nouveau pieces and have painted Klimt’s

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Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

Perhaps the most unique aspect of this house is a number of small hills that surround it and provide a depth perception to the flat landscape when looking out. A nice detail is that the architects made

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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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Apelle: Boat-Like Home Stays Warm With Geothermal Energy During the Finnish Winters

Apelle: Boat-Like Home Stays Warm With Geothermal Energy During the Finnish Winters

Apelle is a long and lean building that opens up to the surrounding nature. The interiors are open plan and multi-functional, a common tradition in Finnish architecture dubbed “tupa” or “pirtti”.

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Chissick Design Turns Salvaged Wood Scraps Into Beautiful Fused Furniture

Chissick Design Turns Salvaged Wood Scraps Into Beautiful Fused Furniture

Chissick Design just unveiled a new collection of beautiful fused wood furniture. Each piece is made of scrap wood collected from different carpenters that is fused together to create unique pieces of

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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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Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake

Budri and Patricia Urquiola’s Earthquake 5.9 Collection Reuses Materials Damaged in the 2012 Italian Quake

5.9 isn’t just any number; it’s the magnitude of the devastating earthquake that struck the Italian region of Emilia May 29, 2012. Italian company Budri was one of the companies affected by the

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8 Ways You Can Harness the Power of Technology to Green Your Home

8 Ways You Can Harness the Power of Technology to Green Your Home

Energy Saving Light Bulbs Energy saving light bulbs are small, so it might seem like they can't possibly save you that much money. The reverse is true, however. There are a variety of energy-efficient

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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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3D-Printed Aqueduct Planters Have a Built-in Trickle-Down Irrigation System

3D-Printed Aqueduct Planters Have a Built-in Trickle-Down Irrigation System

Aqueduct is a new 3D printed mini planter system that can be set up in an amazing array of configurations. The modular system utilizes the connections between each planter as a method of transferring

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