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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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Pedro Scattarella Creates a Nostalgic 1970s Burger Joint from Recycled Materials

Pedro Scattarella Creates a Nostalgic 1970s Burger Joint from Recycled Materials

A firm believer in sustainable architecture, Scattarella transformed the café into a vintage burger joint that was meant to activate the local area, bringing more businesses and foot traffic to the

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Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon unveiled a beautiful array of designs at his MOST exhibition during Milan Design Week, and one of our favorites was his gorgeous golden Etch Light Web. An exploration of mathematics and

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Ed Chew’s CORE is a Quirky Lamp Made From Recycled Coconut and Tetrapaks

Ed Chew’s CORE is a Quirky Lamp Made From Recycled Coconut and Tetrapaks

Last year Ed Chew won our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition with a brilliant geometric Tetrapak lamp made of hundreds of strips of recycled packaging linked together with absolutely no adhesives.

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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

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Interni Legacy Invokes the Future of Sustainable Design During Milan Design Week 2012

Interni Legacy Invokes the Future of Sustainable Design During Milan Design Week 2012

Almost 2000 extruded polycarbonate modules are combined together in Jacopo Foggini’s project Flysch to convey the impression of a single abstract shape. The composition evokes different images depending

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Designersblock 2012 Showcases Brilliant Furnishings From Emerging Designers at Milan Design Week

Designersblock 2012 Showcases Brilliant Furnishings From Emerging Designers at Milan Design Week

Designersblock in Milan 2012 is hosted by Tom Dixon at the MOST design festival. The Swedish designer Carsten Thostrup showed off a set of colorful stools locally produced in

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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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Supercyclers Unveil Innovative Designs Made From Waste During Milan Design Week

Supercyclers Unveil Innovative Designs Made From Waste During Milan Design Week

We were swept up by this brilliant chair made from a recycled broom that was showcased at this year's Supercyclers exhibit. Tamara Maynes' geometric Quilt Light features an elegant folded pattern.

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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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Suluwilo is an Eco-Lux Villa in Mozambique Shaped Like a Boat

Suluwilo is an Eco-Lux Villa in Mozambique Shaped Like a Boat

Inspired by the traditional Dhow fishing boats in East Africa, the angled shelters´ roofs divert strong winds coming in from the sea. Made from dried plants, the thatched roofs are biodegradable,

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Mauricio Affonso’s Transforming FAN Table Changes Shape in Seconds

Mauricio Affonso’s Transforming FAN Table Changes Shape in Seconds

Affonso's FAN Table, which is currently on display at the Milan Furniture Fair, consists of a geometric base and a surface that is made from over 400 slats. Both the surface and the base are made of

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Back To Wood: Andrej Malinin Recycles Old Newspapers Into New Furniture

Back To Wood: Andrej Malinin Recycles Old Newspapers Into New Furniture

Swedish designer Andrej Malinin uses recycled newspaper and colorful paper waste to create a strong, compostable material that resembles wood. By gluing together hundreds of paper layers using a

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Los Sopranos Transforms Recycled Shipping Containers into Rustic Barcelona Pizzeria

Los Sopranos Transforms Recycled Shipping Containers into Rustic Barcelona Pizzeria

The front of the pizzeria is an open kitchen, set behind a glass curtain, with the idea that passersby and customers can watch their pizza being made from scratch. Beyond the kitchen and counter area of

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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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Studio Rolf Saws Dutch Furniture in Half to Create New Furnishings

Studio Rolf Saws Dutch Furniture in Half to Create New Furnishings

Last year Studio Rolf bought several pieces of furniture from the estate of Queen Juliana in the Netherlands. Since then, the studio has been hard at work sawing the items in half and turning the original

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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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Beril Cicek Creates Quirky Mobile Furniture From Wood and Wool Knits

Beril Cicek Creates Quirky Mobile Furniture From Wood and Wool Knits

Turkish designer Beril Cicek created a cozy mobile furniture collection using wood and wool. For use as storage cabinets or less than conventional luggage, these multifunctional design pieces were

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Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s office is set in an airy loft-like room of the former printing house, complete with high ceilings and exposed industrial piping. With few windows, the team wanted to create separate work

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Lost Crates Offers Monthly Goodie-Box Subscriptions, Including Eco Crates!

Lost Crates Offers Monthly Goodie-Box Subscriptions, Including Eco Crates!

No matter what your age, there's something undeniably wonderful about getting a mystery care package in the mail - wouldn't it be nice to give that fun feeling to your favorite family and friends every

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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

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Classified Moto Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts Into Amazing Retro Furniture

Classified Moto Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts Into Amazing Retro Furniture

Each of Classified Moto's recycled designs comes with its own history, so any customer can see which motorbikes the parts came from. For example this table was built from vintage Japanese moto components

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6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

The Great Summer Zoofari Located next to real life counterparts at the Bronx Zoo, ¨The Great Summer Zoofari¨ is a series of animal sculptures made from our favorite Danish building blocks. Designed

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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

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Vintage Book Clocks Transform Dusty Volumes Into Time-Keeping Tomes

Vintage Book Clocks Transform Dusty Volumes Into Time-Keeping Tomes

Vintage Book Clocks transform dusty old tomes into fresh modern timepieces that give the aging books a new lease on life. The Venice, CA-based designers scour boutique bookstores and private collections

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Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

Bemz and Pretty Pegz Overhaul Your Ikea Furniture With Custom Covers & New Legs

If you're sick of your Ikea furniture because everyone in the world has the same thing, don't kick it to the curb just yet. A few cool companies like Swedish PrettyPegs and Bemz offer accessories like

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