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Infographic: Vampire Appliances That Devour Electricity While You Sleep

Infographic: Vampire Appliances That Devour Electricity While You Sleep

Did you know that the average television uses 10 watts of electricity when it's switched off? Every night as you sleep vampire appliances are stalking your house, sucking up energy and raising your

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Willem Heeffer’s Mandala Office Retrofit Pops With Bold Colors and Recycled Materials

Willem Heeffer’s Mandala Office Retrofit Pops With Bold Colors and Recycled Materials

A lamp made from a washing machine drum, a stool made from scrap wood; designer Willem Heeffer spots the design potential in everyday waste objects and sets out to give them a stylish new purpose. Heeffer

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See Floorplans for the Apartments on HBO’s Girls – How Does Your Pad Stack Up?

See Floorplans for the Apartments on HBO’s Girls – How Does Your Pad Stack Up?

Hannah, Marnie, Adam and Shoshanna - their love lives might be the main draw of HBO's hit series Girls, but quite frankly we're more interested in their apartments! From Hannah and Marnie's true 2-bedroom

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Inhouse Brands Converted a Shipping Container into 99c’s Colorful Waiting Room in Cape Town

Inhouse Brands Converted a Shipping Container into 99c’s Colorful Waiting Room in Cape Town

Breaking out of the conventional office mode, Inhouse Brand chose to use an upcycled shipping container as the anchor point for the design of the entire office. They partially replaced the container's

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Sebastiaan Dillmann’s Gorgeous Eden Lamps are Made From Found Tree Branches

Sebastiaan Dillmann’s Gorgeous Eden Lamps are Made From Found Tree Branches

In our modern economy everything revolves around consumption. Manufacturers are continuously introducing new designs and models to the market that make existing products outdated or unnecessary, and this

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SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

J.P. Meulendijks's clever SPARE pendant light is made from 25 incandescent light bulbs and a single energy-efficient LED bulb. The LED can be screwed into a light socket, and when the lamp is switched on

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Light Activated Smart Curtains Could Cut Energy Bills by Half

Light Activated Smart Curtains Could Cut Energy Bills by Half

Curtain image via Shutterstock Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are working on a new set of smart curtains that could cut your energy usage in half. Made from fabric embedded with

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Tom Raffield’s Beautiful Flux Pendant Lights are Made From Sustainably Sourced Oak

Tom Raffield’s Beautiful Flux Pendant Lights are Made From Sustainably Sourced Oak

Award-winning lighting designer Tom Raffield's new Flux Light was inspired by the flow of the tides and the form of the waves. A central cylinder at the top of the light conceals the bulb, whilst fourteen

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Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

Did you know that the average North American home has over 30 light fixtures, and energy used for lighting can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 each year? By simply upgrading 15 inefficient light bulbs

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Stacks of Staples Create Ornate Patterns in Nilly Mozer’s 100K Stool

Stacks of Staples Create Ornate Patterns in Nilly Mozer’s 100K Stool

Designer Nilly Mozer creates beautiful furniture that can be customized with ornate patterns by sliding and arranging stacks of metal staples. Her simple "100K" piece can function as a table or a stool,

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PHOTOS: Explore 3 of Brooklyn’s Most Beautiful Townhouses

PHOTOS: Explore 3 of Brooklyn’s Most Beautiful Townhouses

Are you looking for some inspiration to get your home looking its best in the new year? Inhabitat editor Diane Pham recently had a chance to explore three of Brooklyn's most gorgeous townhomes, and you

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INTERVIEW: NuClic Founder David Kim Shares His Green Flooring Tips with Inhabitat

INTERVIEW: NuClic Founder David Kim Shares His Green Flooring Tips with Inhabitat

INHABITAT: Why did you decide to start Nuclic? David: I've always considered myself a creative person and having studied at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), I have surrounded myself with creative thinkers

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Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Racchetta by Ivana Mannavola for Formabilio (produced by Live in) is a storage system that you can hang on the wall. Five colorful hexagonal frames can hold objects of different sizes: umbrellas,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Philips’ New Instant Fit LED Tubes Cut Energy Use in Half

INFOGRAPHIC: Philips’ New Instant Fit LED Tubes Cut Energy Use in Half

Philips just announced a new instant fit LED lighting tube as a direct replacement for 12 billion fluorescent tube lights which are the most common form of lighting in shops, offices and industrial spaces

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Lucio Curcio’s Pi’gios are Funky Cushions Featuring Your Favorite Emoticons

Lucio Curcio’s Pi’gios are Funky Cushions Featuring Your Favorite Emoticons

Designed by Lucio Curcio for Formabilio, the Pi’gio was born from the idea of creating youthful decor with a touch of humor. Curcio designed a pop object that is easily recognizable, funny, and links

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MPOWERD Unveils Luci Aura Color-Changing Inflatable Solar Lantern at CES 2014

MPOWERD Unveils Luci Aura Color-Changing Inflatable Solar Lantern at CES 2014

MPOWERD just launched a colorful new follow-up to its inflatable solar lantern. The energy-efficient Luci Aura can cycle through different hues to suit different atmospheres, from dinner parties to

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Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori's clever Facile Sofa features a flexible design that can be adapted to provide extra seating or table space when guests visit. The comfortable cushions can be pulled out easily from the

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Andrea Brugnera’s Cookie-Shaped Frolle Coat Hangers Will Sweeten Up Any Space

Andrea Brugnera’s Cookie-Shaped Frolle Coat Hangers Will Sweeten Up Any Space

Designed by Andrea Brugnera, Frolle is a delicious set of wall coat hangers made of wood and inspired by classic shortbread cookies. Every set contains an array of cookie shapes dipped into "cream" or

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Sander Bakker’s Leaf-like Blom Unfolds into a Stunning Lamp

Sander Bakker’s Leaf-like Blom Unfolds into a Stunning Lamp

Dutch designer Sander Bakker is releasing his second design for California-based makers SplinterSeed. The shape of the Blom table lamp relies on the subtle interaction between its leaf-like parts—much

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EnjoyTwice Reinvents Discarded Advertising Cardboard with their Geometric Pendant Lamps

EnjoyTwice Reinvents Discarded Advertising Cardboard with their Geometric Pendant Lamps

Under the flag of design label EnjoyTwice, a handful of designers have been working with difficult to recycle materials since 2009. Their latest product is the EnjoyTwice Light made from recycled

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32,000+ LEDs Will Light Up 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

32,000+ LEDs Will Light Up 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

New York City will be ringing in 2014 tonight with a dazzling, energy-efficient ball drop featuring over 32,000 LEDs in Times Square. The 11,875 lb. geodesic sphere boasts 2,688 Waterford Crystal

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Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Going green at home has never been easier, as designers and big box retailers embrace more conscious practices and materials. This year we saw a whole slew of exciting new designs that drop excess for

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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360sf bachelor suite. The pair took to

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Dazzling Photos Reveal Japan’s Greenest Illuminated Christmas Ever

Dazzling Photos Reveal Japan’s Greenest Illuminated Christmas Ever

This year, the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi has been transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland. They have replicated their famous wisteria floral attraction using cascades with a whopping

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6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

Zecc Architects' St. Jakobus Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands Zecc Architects' turned St. Jakobus church in The Netherlands, into a modern, cozy home. The renovated holy building, which closed its

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Couple Handcrafts Spectacular Minnow Light Shades with Responsible New Zealand Pine Veneer

Couple Handcrafts Spectacular Minnow Light Shades with Responsible New Zealand Pine Veneer

Industrial designer Carl Menary (also the maker of the ReTyre Clip) designed a series of four light shades for his wife Victoria to make and sell. They wanted a product made from local materials that

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

As technology advances, energy-efficient bulbs continue to grow in popularity. In turn, bulb prices are dropping. In 2013, well-known bulb manufacturers Cree and Philips introduced affordable LED 60-watt

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How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

Over the last 50 years, cooking has very much become a social affair. Guests who once sat snacking and chatting away on the couch are now convening in the kitchen and helping hosts prepare meals. But what

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2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

Before you start thinking the U.S. government is going to kick down your door looking for incandescent bulbs like they’re drugs – that’s not the case. The lighting ban isn’t a true ban; you’re

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Brilliant SunBeamer Skylight Reflects Daylight Exactly Where You Want It

Brilliant SunBeamer Skylight Reflects Daylight Exactly Where You Want It

The new SunBeamer skylight is a clever and surprisingly simple daylighting solution that directs sunlight exactly where you need it most. Developed by SunCentral, the sun-tracking circular skylight uses

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