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Amsterdam’s Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations

Amsterdam’s Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations

With plenty of brilliant works from both Dutch and international artists, the forty-four day-long Light Festival offers a great excuse to visit the charming Dutch city. One of the event’s main features

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Stimulo’s Sprightly Ah-Bre LED Lamp is Made from 50% Recycled Materials

Stimulo’s Sprightly Ah-Bre LED Lamp is Made from 50% Recycled Materials

Created by Barcelona-based Stimulo, Ah-Bre is a svelte, plant-like LED table lamp that is made from 50% recycled materials. The lamp's twiggy branches provide a convenient place to store personal items

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Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Toronto-based industrial designer Ryan Taylor's Babylon Light is a modern lighting fixture that doubles as a planter. Just like the futuristic kitchen light from Back to the Future, this multipurpose

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Submergence: Hundreds of Floating LED Lights Dazzle Visitors at Oslo’s Galleri ROM

Submergence: Hundreds of Floating LED Lights Dazzle Visitors at Oslo’s Galleri ROM

Squidsoup's Submergence installation alters the perspective of viewers with glowing lights that range from tiny specs to larger bulbs. From afar, the installation appears to be a hanging cube of lights

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The Made Collection: David Okum Launches Elegant Handcrafted Home Accessories on Kickstarter

The Made Collection: David Okum Launches Elegant Handcrafted Home Accessories on Kickstarter

The Made Collection is an eclectic capsule line of home and office accessories invested with design honesty, materials integrity, and meticulous craftsmanship. Designed by David Okum, the collection

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Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes

Chairigami: Funky Cardboard Furniture Folded Into Unexpected Shapes

Whoever thought cardboard could be so funky? Charigami (yes, a portmanteau of chair and origami) has concocted a line of furniture pieces that are exclusively crafted from cardboard materials. The

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Erika Drake’s Recycled Plastic Bag Stool Calls Attention to the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch

Designer and artist Hongtao Zhou worked with his Hawaiian student Erika Drake to fix a broken stool by reinforcing it with recycled plastic bags! The duo wrapped bag tissues around the broken joinery like

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Samuel Bernier Designs a Collection of 3D Printed Lampshades

Samuel Bernier Designs a Collection of 3D Printed Lampshades

Bernier’s collection of lampshades, dubbed Dentelle, come in twelve different delicate designs and several colors. After sketching up designs with swirling edges, cutouts, folds and other patterns,

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Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

One of Maison et Objet's most popular attractions this year was the "Inspirations" trend area, which was curated by a variety of experts. Working under this year's overarching theme of Vivant (or Living),

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Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

A bit of light reading anyone? The Lumio may look like a hard-bound book on the outside - but open the cover and it unfolds into a beautiful modern light! Lumio was created by industrial designer Max

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Strawser & Smith Turn Reclaimed Wood and Metal Into Unique Pieces of Furniture

Strawser & Smith Turn Reclaimed Wood and Metal Into Unique Pieces of Furniture

The furniture makers of Strawser & Smith not only save, refurnish and reupholster antiques from warehouses, old factories and antique dealers, but they also design and create new pieces using scrap

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Adital Ela’s Biodegradable Terra Stools are Made of Earth and Cost Zero Energy to Produce

Adital Ela’s Biodegradable Terra Stools are Made of Earth and Cost Zero Energy to Produce

In the last several years eco designer Adital Ela has dedicated her time to the earth by developing Terra - a brand of bio furniture made from compressed earth and agricultural waste. Terra is a series of

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Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival creates quirky recycled table lamps and hanging lights from salvaged and vintage lamps, electrical parts and pipe fittings. For the past 10 years, the company has been operating out

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10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

While mega-sized McMansions were all the rage just a few years ago, tiny dwellings are now gaining popularity as more and more of us move to cities and urban centers. Cramming our lives into smaller

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Urban Tree Salvage Transforms Reclaimed Wood into Beautiful ‘Live Edge’ Tables

Urban Tree Salvage Transforms Reclaimed Wood into Beautiful ‘Live Edge’ Tables

Urban Tree Salvage is one of Canada's largest manufacturers of salvaged materials and reclaimed lumber. Their Trinity Table is composed of three legs that would have been tippy on their own, but because

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Optimista is a DIY Renovation Project Featuring Sustainable Materials

Optimista is a DIY Renovation Project Featuring Sustainable Materials

Optimista is a family home remodel located in Phoenix, Arizona, named after its owner’s outlook on the future. The house renovation was treated as a DIY project that would employ not only custom

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Qcha Is a Cozy and Sustainable Abode Designed Just for Cats

Qcha Is a Cozy and Sustainable Abode Designed Just for Cats

Qcha is a unique, modular cat home created by three young Italian designers. With large openings and a soft carpet inside for long naps, Qcha is the perfect indoor or outdoor home for a cat. The

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Belkin Unveils WeMo Light Switch That Can Be Remote Controlled By Your Smartphone

Belkin Unveils WeMo Light Switch That Can Be Remote Controlled By Your Smartphone

Remote home appliances are the biggest things to hit the household market in a long time. Just witness the success of the Nest Thermostat and remote-control light bulbs like the iLumi. Consumer

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German Hotel Invites Beer Lovers to Cozy Up Inside a Recycled 19th Century Beer Barrel Bed

German Hotel Invites Beer Lovers to Cozy Up Inside a Recycled 19th Century Beer Barrel Bed

This AirBnB hotel is Germany encourage guests to imbibe choice libations from their regional brewery - and you can even spend the night in a beer barrel bed! The hotel room for the ultimate beer baron

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Furniture Designer John Ford Reuses Scrap Wood to Make Modern Table Lamps

Furniture Designer John Ford Reuses Scrap Wood to Make Modern Table Lamps

The Mill Lamp  is constructed by dovetail-joining four pieces of scrap wood together, which are then turned on a lathe and sanded down to create a round form. The grain direction with the dovetail joints

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

If you read our enlightening "how to switch to LED bulbs" tutorial, you've hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we wanted to make it even

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Margot Krasojevic’s Cantilever Lamp Gives Energy-Efficient LEDs an Old-Fashioned Twist

Margot Krasojevic’s Cantilever Lamp Gives Energy-Efficient LEDs an Old-Fashioned Twist

Designed for a hotel chain in Cape Town, South Africa, the Cantilever Light by UK-based designer and architect Dr. Margot Krasojevic looks unlike any lamp that we have come across. The tube-like structure

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Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires. The Argentine duo behind Gruba, architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires

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LAST CHANCE: Win a $150 Gift Certificate to Spend On Green Gadgets at Lutron Store (10 Available!)

LAST CHANCE: Win a $150 Gift Certificate to Spend On Green Gadgets at Lutron Store (10 Available!)

Climate change got you worried? Us too. That's why we've made it our mission to get as many people as we can to ramp up their efforts to cut down on their energy use and make greater, greener strides to

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Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Turning your abode into a green sanctuary has never been easier, thanks to the amazing eco furnishings being put out by creatives across the globe. 2012 proved yet again that taking a sustainable approach

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Redditor Creates a Simulated Mission Control from Scrap Electronics for His Son’s Fifth Birthday

Redditor Creates a Simulated Mission Control from Scrap Electronics for His Son’s Fifth Birthday

There are some dads who are content to construct forts and treehouses out of cardboard and plywood and then there are others that take their projects and imaginations into orbit. Redditor and leading

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BRC Designs’ Colorful Capped Out Chair is Made From Hundreds of Recycled Bottle Caps

BRC Designs’ Colorful Capped Out Chair is Made From Hundreds of Recycled Bottle Caps

BRC Designs' Capped Out Chair consist of hundreds of salvaged bottle caps layered over a structure composed of 99% recycled steel finished with a white powder coating. The soda bottle caps are

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Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Researchers at Wake Forest University recently developed a revolutionary new type of light bulb! Forget the days of fragile glass and toxic mercury - these amazing new bulbs use nanotechnology to create a

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Mathew Arthur Challenges Space and Conventional Living by Turning His Van Into a Home

Mathew Arthur Challenges Space and Conventional Living by Turning His Van Into a Home

We choose the buildings we live in, the clothes we wear, how we want to be entertained, and we keep things around us to tell the story of who we are. For one year, Mathew Arthur, a designer from

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