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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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Lutron Unveils Energy-Saving Dimmer Switch for CFL and LED Bulbs

Lutron Unveils Energy-Saving Dimmer Switch for CFL and LED Bulbs

Despite the Republican party's best, yet misguided efforts, incandescent bulbs are on their way out. Energy-efficient lighting like CFLs and LEDs are fast becoming the norm, and it was only a matter of

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House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

Environmentalists across the nation can breathe a sign of relief. On Tuesday evening, the House of Representatives rejected the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act, a bill designed to repeal light bulb

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Luminous LED Wallpaper Lends a Low-Energy Glow to Any Room

Luminous LED Wallpaper Lends a Low-Energy Glow to Any Room

Philips just teamed up Kvadrat Soft Cells to unveil a brilliant new breed of luminous wallpaper that could forever change the field of mood lighting. The beautiful textile combines sound-absorbing

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Michele Bachmann and Fellow Republicans Throw Weight into “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”

Michele Bachmann and Fellow Republicans Throw Weight into “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”

Republicans in the House of Representatives - in the midst of attempting to raise the debt ceiling and balance our budget - have decided to take on what some are calling the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice

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Repealing Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Would Cost Americans $12.5 Billion

Repealing Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Would Cost Americans $12.5 Billion

Since the idea was first put forth last fall, we have been closely following the quest of U.S. Republicans to repeal the energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. Introduced by Representative Joe

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Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

About 10 years ago, with the demand for traditional Japanese umbrella decreasing dramatically, Kotaro decided to get involved in his wife’s family business in order to help it survive. He took a deep

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Nosigner’s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands

Nosigner’s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands

If you've ever been told to reach for the moon, we have the perfect light for you. Japanese designer Nosigner has created a gorgeous spherical lamp that puts the whole moon in the palm of your hands.

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The Funoos Lamp is Funky Way to Recycle Old Binders and Folders

The Funoos Lamp is Funky Way to Recycle Old Binders and Folders

Designers are constantly creating or making improvements on designs in order to help reduce others’ eco-footprints, but what happens when a designer studies their own usage and excess? The Funoos Lamp

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Miss Maple Pendant Lamp Is a Complex Form with a Cozy Glow

Miss Maple Pendant Lamp Is a Complex Form with a Cozy Glow

Elisa Strozyk's pendant lamp "Miss Maple" is a cozy lighting fixture that emits a warm glow as sweet as its bee's nest-like construction. Built from a "textile" that consists of hundreds of wood

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Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

What do you do when you have a room that needs a side table, and an accent lamp? Look to Rotoluxe, a company that makes sustainably, eco-friendly illuminated tables and planters. Their glowing pieces come

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Solar Powered Candles Create a Romantic Garden Environment

Solar Powered Candles Create a Romantic Garden Environment

These towering candles designed by John Housmand are a great way to bring a little 18th century romanticism to any garden. Constructed from acrylic tubes and using a small solar cell, each tower features

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Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Inspired by cityscapes, this customizable light by Yasser Jamani allows individuals to get a taste of urban planning by letting them choose the shape of their own skyline. Using a perforated aluminum

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Bigg Design Transforms a Drab Scottish Underpass With Dazzling LED Lights!

Bigg Design Transforms a Drab Scottish Underpass With Dazzling LED Lights!

This project demonstrates a great way to reclaim city spaces and turn them into 21st century places as the colorful lighting transitions completely transform the atmosphere  throughout the day and night.

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Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Each spherical Tetra Pak lamp requires approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares,

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Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - ED CHEW'S TETRA PAK LAMP! We guess hard work really does pay off because all those nights that designer Edward Chew spent cutting box drink cartons into hundreds of strips and

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Autumn Workshop Transforms Birch Logs Into Beautiful Touch Lamps

Autumn Workshop Transforms Birch Logs Into Beautiful Touch Lamps

Touch-activated lamps are not just for your grandma anymore! Brooklyn-based Autumn Workshop’s Birch Log Touch Lamps are beautiful, innovative and modern. Made from repurposed raw birch log pieces of

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Russell Johnson’s Antique Pendant Lamps are Made Out of Old Seltzer Bottles

Russell Johnson’s Antique Pendant Lamps are Made Out of Old Seltzer Bottles

Russell Johnson's vintage pendant lighting fixtures are cut from antique seltzer water bottles, lending them a unique flair. Dating back to the 1930s, these extraordinary pendants are both beautiful and

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LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

Did you get a chance to cast your vote yet in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition? Voting for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes TONIGHT at midnight, which makes this your last

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Glowing Nourishment Lamp Feeds the Eyes with Elegant Design

Glowing Nourishment Lamp Feeds the Eyes with Elegant Design

Carolyn Joan Lau's Nourishment Lamp transforms commonplace plastic bottles into beautiful organic forms reminiscent of coral reefs. The lamps are made from bottles of Yakult, a Japanese probiotic milk

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Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Each day hundreds of thousands of disposable spoons are used to stir coffee and then thrown in the trash and sent directly to the landfill. Seeing this, Studio Verissimo designed a luxurious lamp to give

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Deryn Relph’s Knitted Retro Lights Have a Colorful 1960s Flair

Deryn Relph’s Knitted Retro Lights Have a Colorful 1960s Flair

Textile designer Deryn Relph's Retro Lights are made out of knitted upcycled materials and have a playful 1960s look to them. Inspired by nature, these creations are meant to "evoke a positive emotional

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Dazzling Cascade Chandelier is Made From Chains of Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

Dazzling Cascade Chandelier is Made From Chains of Recycled Plastic Bottle Flowers

British designer Michelle Brand's Cascade Lancashire Ceiling Lights are an eco-friendly twist on the iconic chandelier. Made from hanging flower-shaped bottle bases cleverly attached together by plastic

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WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake's Beryl and Friends collection transforms tired old light fixtures into luminous modern designs. The designers rewire lamps that have come to the end of their lifespan, installing low-energy LED

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Julie Morringello’s Sea Urchin-Inspired Uni Lights Can be Customized in a Snap

Julie Morringello’s Sea Urchin-Inspired Uni Lights Can be Customized in a Snap

Modern Maine's beautiful Uni light is a customizable pendant lamp named after the Japanese word for "sea urchin". Designed by Julie Morringello, each lamp consists of a central light socket surrounded by

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Bubble Chandelier is an Effervescent Light Fixture Made of 60 Recycled Soda Bottles

Bubble Chandelier is an Effervescent Light Fixture Made of 60 Recycled Soda Bottles

The effervescent Bubble Chandelier truly lives up to its name with its globular shape and fun form. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, this finalist in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition was

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Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition is nearing its end, but the battle for the best is still raging on. In fact, Carolyn Joan Lau's Nourishment Lamp has just shot to the top of the pack, with

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Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

This beautiful felt Leaf Lamp features a light-as-air design that mimics the structural geometric forms found in plants and trees. Designer Peter Schumacher sought to use as little material as possible to

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