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Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Student designer Natalie Sampson recently sent us this photo of her repurposed Wire Whisk Lamp and we couldn't be more impressed! "My direction in design is repurposing everyday readymade objects into

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled,

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Revolights LEDs Are Head and Tail Lights That Make Your Bike Glow

Revolights LEDs Are Head and Tail Lights That Make Your Bike Glow

Bike lighting is usually a pretty pedestrian affair: a handlebar-mounted headlight and possibly a seat-mounted rear flasher to make the bike visible to motorists. Palo Alto startup Revolights wants to

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

The latest range of Plant & Moss lamps have transformed filters into these great light fixtures! Each one is unique and elegantly emits a warm soft glow through its delicately folded white

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PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

By stripping the fabric from discarded luminaires, Donna Walker is able to expose the lamp’s original skeleton, revealing the dedicated work that once went into it. By simply swapping lamp bases, bulbs

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Johnnie Walker House Combines Recycled Materials With Refined Shanghai Style

Johnnie Walker House Combines Recycled Materials With Refined Shanghai Style

In a joint effort with Singapore based agency Asylum, Love developed the interiors out of a variety of materials and resources used in the whiskey making-process. The idea of developing an ‘Embassy for

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Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

The hanging luminaire is made from recycled PET bottles found in Mexico City, were French-born Jeannot currently lives. Jeannot told Inhabitat that he visited many of the Mexican capital’s recycling

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Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

The team at Universal Display Corporation recently unveiled prototypes of a sleek, modular OLED kitchen light that blows away a set of environmental specifications proposed in a challenge funded in part

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Nike and Michael J. Fox to Auction Off LED Back to the Future Sneakers on eBay Now

Nike and Michael J. Fox to Auction Off LED Back to the Future Sneakers on eBay Now

If you're an 80's baby, we've got huge news for you! Nike announced yesterday that in partnership with Michael J. Fox, they are releasing 1,500 pairs of the LED enhanced 2011 NIKE MAG, an exact replica of

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PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

Malene Lund Rasmussen created this funky seat made from knitted plastic bags. The material add some color to an old, classic chair while saving some bags from polluting our landfills. Anna

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BMW to Make Laser Headlights Twice as Efficient as LEDs and 1,000 Times Stronger

BMW to Make Laser Headlights Twice as Efficient as LEDs and 1,000 Times Stronger

Laser beams could be the next addition to the list of über cool vehicle gadgetry. The engineers over at BMW are currently working on a laser headlight system that they believe could be available in a BMW

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200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

For city dwellers around the world, the starry night sky is something we rarely get to admire. Instead of gazing up at Ursa Major and Cassiopeia, we're treated to flickering city street lights and

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Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

This year we have seen many examples of household objects turned into spectacular lamps, but we have added appreciation for the calculations needed to making this perfect math puzzle. From an artistic

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Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays

Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nhgzW1qBHc&feature The tile concept was developed by industrial designer Meidad Marzan for his graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The

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LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies India have unveiled the world's first 60-watt equivalent LED lightbulb for under $15! We all know how much electricity LED bulbs save, but up until now, cost

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Chicago to Replace Old Yellow Streetlights With Energy-Efficient Lamps

Chicago to Replace Old Yellow Streetlights With Energy-Efficient Lamps

Fly into either of Chicago's major airports at night and you'll be greeted by the sight of a glowing grid with neat rows of yellow-orange streetlights stretching as far as the eye can see. The grid isn't

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Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Designer Luisa Robinson recently debuted a gorgeous set of Dragon Tail Lamps, which look both dangerous and delicate at the same time. The lamps are made with chromed origami paper and they taper to small

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Rainbow-Hued oLE KiRk Lego Lamps Cast Fascinating Shadows

Rainbow-Hued oLE KiRk Lego Lamps Cast Fascinating Shadows

While we'd never thought of it before, it turns out that our favorite building blocks also make for excellent lamp shades that cast fun patterns of shadow and light onto the surrounding walls. Named

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Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

The US Department of Energy (DOE) just awarded Philips Lighting America the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize along with a cool $10 million for the development of their new energy efficient LED light bulb

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Ricoh Unveils Solar and Wind-Powered “Eco-Board” Billboard in London

Ricoh Unveils Solar and Wind-Powered “Eco-Board” Billboard in London

Sustainable office solutions company Ricoh has just unveiled its "eco-board" billboard in London. The high-tech board is powered by solar panels and wind turbines and only lights up when it has generated

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MIT Students Install 10,000 Revolutionary Solar Bottle Lamps in Manila Slums

MIT Students Install 10,000 Revolutionary Solar Bottle Lamps in Manila Slums

Currently, millions of Filipinos live without any kind of light source at all, but a band of resourceful MIT students have begun changing that. The students found that a one liter plastic bottle filled

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Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt's “Hopscotch” installation, showcased at the Vivid Sydney light and music festival, had visitors hopping up and down to create their own LED light rainbows. The low-energy light installation

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Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Three young designers working under the name Masiosare Studio are creating green products that mix humor and Mexican identity with a cradle-to-cradle design approach. Their Ms line is comprised of 4

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Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

We have seen and loved IKEA Hackers because by personalizing, repurposing, and rearranging existing parts and products, there is no need for using new raw materials. Plus, the result is always very

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Flat Pack ZETA Lamp Unfolds From Interlocking Plywood Pieces

Flat Pack ZETA Lamp Unfolds From Interlocking Plywood Pieces

Florence-based ZPSTUDIO designed this brilliant flat pack table lamp, which is made from interlocking poplar plywood pieces. Dubbed ZETA, (because of its Z shape), the luminaire is made from a single

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Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

These solar light trees from Milan designer Omar Huerta are not just a unique installation of solar-powered street lights. They grow actual plants on their branches, using a hydroponic system that pulls

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Hannastina Crick Transforms Simple Straw Into Luxurious Seating

Hannastina Crick Transforms Simple Straw Into Luxurious Seating

Hannastina Crick, a graduate fresh from Brighton University, believes that we should all live closer to nature. Inspired by the great outdoors and more, Hannastina pulls from classic Scandinavian design

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House Passes Amendment Banning Enforcement of the Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

House Passes Amendment Banning Enforcement of the Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

Well that certainly was a short lived victory. Just last Wednesday, we were celebrating the House of Representative's rejection of the BULB Act, a bill that would put a stop to the light bulb efficiency

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

In their Manifesto, the Goldsmiths University states that "a production economy based on finite resources does not work" and that "we have enough chairs (but is nice to sit down)." As a critical

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