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Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

Polish designer Justyna Poplawska has been experimenting with light and glass for several years now. Her latest creation is a cool pendant lamp called 'Luna', and it looks good enough to eat! While the

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Jellyfish-Like Underwater ORB Lights React to the Sounds of the City

Jellyfish-Like Underwater ORB Lights React to the Sounds of the City

Danish design and development team Urbanbotics has created a series of urban lights called ORBs that look like glowing underwater jellyfish! Designed for marinas, water fronts, lakes, river banks,

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Showraum’s ‘Beute’ Turns Corrugated Cardboard Into a Beautiful Hanging Light

Showraum’s ‘Beute’ Turns Corrugated Cardboard Into a Beautiful Hanging Light

'Beute' was created by Michael Wolke for Showraum as a unique piece of functional art. The hanging lamp is made from carefully selected pieces of corrugated cardboard, which are then arranged by texture

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at

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Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Bialee is a cute little lamp made from a repurposed espresso coffee maker, designed by Matthew Appleby for Berlin-based Showraum. Using the filter and base of a traditional Italian cafetera,

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The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The Sustainable Light Swing is an interactive light installation powered by kinetic energy. Created by Guilherme Pena Costa and Ingrid Gabor, the swing is designed with the purpose of inviting people to

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EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

For years we've been keeping a close eye on UK-based Soner Ozenc, of SOPDS (Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio), who has wowed us repeatedly with his electroluminescent designs. But it is his latest

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The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

Streetlights are fixture of cities and towns across the world -- they literally guide us through the night. But even new LED streetlights require a large amount of energy, because they run all night long,

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Energy Field: Enormous Field of LED Lights Springs Up at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

Energy Field: Enormous Field of LED Lights Springs Up at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

Each of the 380 blades in the Energy Field is 59 feet tall, and they tower over pedestrians and traffic on the adjacent street. The blades are made of artificial bamboo fiber, and they sway in the

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Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

With the shift from paper to digital media, our desks don't need as much light as they did once before. With this in mind, Belgian designer Tim Baute, from Interror.be, created a flatpack lamp with a row

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Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Add a little flavor to your interior space with one of these "Chef de Cuisine" hanging lamps. Designed by German-based Findelkind, these cool lamps are handmade from repurposed cooking whisks and are so

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about Dwell's Light & Energy issue and what kind of content readers can expect when they pick it up on newsstands this month? AMANDA: I enjoy issue themes that

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Arizona State University Creates World’s Largest Flexible OLED Color Display

Arizona State University Creates World’s Largest Flexible OLED Color Display

A team from Arizona State University just broke new ground in OLED technology by creating the world's largest flexible color display screen. Flexible display screens have evolved by leaps and bounds in

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San Francisco’s Bay Bridge To Be Lit Up with Massive LED Installation

San Francisco’s Bay Bridge To Be Lit Up with Massive LED Installation

The San Francisco Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary will be one to remember with a massive LED light show suspended from the four towers on the bridge's west side. The entire span will be covered in 25,000

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London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

  2012 is a big year for London (and the UK) with the  2012 Olympic Summer Games, the Diamond Jubilee and 60 years of James Bond films, so a project was undertaken to update the

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a lamp for the

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Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Here's one design that really "cleaned up" at New York Design Week - an LED lamp disguised as a broom. Spotted by our editors at ICFF, the MoodBroom by Peteris Zilbers looks like a mundane mop at first

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Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material

Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material

Dah-Yue Shi's Bamboo LED system can be used to illuminate minimalist spaces without the use of protruding lighting fixtures. The luminous panels are composed of three main parts: (1) an LED light source

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Light&Contrast’s Adorable Ikebana LED Flower Lamps Use Innovative Lighting Technology

Light&Contrast’s Adorable Ikebana LED Flower Lamps Use Innovative Lighting Technology

While making the rounds at NY Design week this week we spotted these cool LED flower lights by California-based design studio Light&Contrast. Inspired by the Japanese art of flower arranging, the

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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge's sculptural designs are all finished using non-toxic natural oils, which give the pieces a natural look that suits their organic forms. Trubridge's website presents detailed accounts

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Help Kickstart Highlight Design’s AmbientOne LED Table Lamp!

Help Kickstart Highlight Design’s AmbientOne LED Table Lamp!

Good lighting design can change your mood, define living spaces, and with LED technology, it can last a lifetime without needing bulbs replaced. The AmbientOne Table Lamp has a custom LED array that will

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QisDesign’s Aurelia LED Lamp Looks Like a Mesmerizing Underwater Jellyfish!

QisDesign’s Aurelia LED Lamp Looks Like a Mesmerizing Underwater Jellyfish!

This mesmerizing lamp has a curved shade which hides away the LEDs embedded within it, which reflect directly onto the inner shade's strips to emit a warm and colorful glow. Complete with a three-way

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At Labo’s Wood Veneer Lamps Are Puzzles You Put Together Yourself

At Labo’s Wood Veneer Lamps Are Puzzles You Put Together Yourself

Is it a lamp or is it a puzzle? Spotted at ICFF during New York Design Week, At Labo's beguiling veneer lamps resemble wooden orbs, but bat one a bit with your hand and you'll see that they're

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Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design

Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design

From a stilt-standing table light to a minimalistic robotic shape, the lamps are all original and crafted using a small selection of simple bases topped with creative lamp fittings. The futuristic designs

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Off Duty No More Recycled Taxi Signs Into LED Lights

Off Duty No More Recycled Taxi Signs Into LED Lights

The taxi light is recognizable in great cities around the world, and now designer Guilhem de Castelbajac has immortalized the iconic item with his series of repurposed LED lamps, “Off Duty No More.”

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Tomomi Sayuda’s Handwoven Paper Daydream Lamps Float Like Glowing Blossoms

Tomomi Sayuda’s Handwoven Paper Daydream Lamps Float Like Glowing Blossoms

We loved the colorful airy grouping of Tomomi Sayuda’s Daydream Lamps at this past weekend’s ICFF. The paper lanterns are crafted from handwoven Japanese paper, with the delicate swirls of color which

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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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BRC’s Halide Chandelier Transforms 28 Disused Lightbulbs into a Dazzling Energy Efficient Lamp

BRC’s Halide Chandelier Transforms 28 Disused Lightbulbs into a Dazzling Energy Efficient Lamp

Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s new LED chandelier fuses the structure of mid-century modern style with modern innovation. The Halide Chandelier recycles disused industrial elements into a dazzling,

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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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