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Studio Swine Creates a Gorgeous Cactus-Shaped Lamp Using Discarded Bottles and LEDs

Studio Swine Creates a Gorgeous Cactus-Shaped Lamp Using Discarded Bottles and LEDs

The Standing Light, from the São Paulo Collection by Studio Swine, is a luxury design series created with waste materials collected from the city streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Inspired by the tropical

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Stackable Tetris LED Lamp Takes Video Game Decor to a Whole New Level

Stackable Tetris LED Lamp Takes Video Game Decor to a Whole New Level

Here at Inhabitat, we're big fans of fun and functional Tetris-shaped furniture. But there's just one problem with this new stackable Tetris LED Desk Lamp: we're not sure that we could stop playing with

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Solar Rydon Pixio Bike Light Stores Sunlight for Safer Cycling at Night

Solar Rydon Pixio Bike Light Stores Sunlight for Safer Cycling at Night

Bike lights are essential for safe cycling at night - but they're prone to breakage, dead batteries, and theft. Dutch company Rydon has developed a green solution to all of these problems with the Pixio,

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Gorgeous Farfalla Chandelier with Recycled Fabric

DIY: Learn How to Make a Gorgeous Farfalla Chandelier with Recycled Fabric

To promote the value of turning garbage into something valuable, artist and designer Francis Sollano transformed discarded nursing uniforms into a spectacular chandelier he's called 'Farfalla' (aka

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Our Favorite Green Products from NeoCon 2013

Our Favorite Green Products from NeoCon 2013

Marking its 45th year, NeoCon returned to Chicago this week as North America's largest contract furnishings trade show. Filling sixteen floors of the mammoth Merchandise Mart, architects and designer from

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S1 Solar LED Lamp by d.light Aims to Provide a Brighter Future for Rural Areas in Asia and Africa

S1 Solar LED Lamp by d.light Aims to Provide a Brighter Future for Rural Areas in Asia and Africa

With hopes of replacing hazardous kerosene wick lamps, d.light has created a series of affordable solar LED Lamps for areas without a reliable source of electricity. The lamp has an integrated solar

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Researchers Create Cheaper, Greener OLED Lights Using Inkjet Printers

Researchers Create Cheaper, Greener OLED Lights Using Inkjet Printers

Photo via Shutterstock Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) aren't quite as energy efficient as normal LEDs, but they're still far more efficient than traditional light bulbs - and new research could

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Glowing Light Installation at Vivid Sydney 2013 is Made from 200 Traffic Cones

Glowing Light Installation at Vivid Sydney 2013 is Made from 200 Traffic Cones

The installation is the brainchild of a team of nine designers from Woods Bagot’s Sydney studio who built it using the simple geometry of a sphere and adding interactive elements that made it take a

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Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon's new Cell Lights shine like dazzling geometric gemstones. Spotted earlier this year at Milan Design Week and again at the International Contemporary Furniture in New York, these gorgeous brass

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Structures Showcases Its Snakelike S7 LED Lamp at New York Design Week

Structures Showcases Its Snakelike S7 LED Lamp at New York Design Week

A floor lamp, bedside lamp and reading lamp all in one, S7 is a versatile new lighting design by Structures. Founded by sailor turned designer Nicolas Pichelin, Structures developed the fascinating

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New DIY Glowing Plant Kits Let You Grow Bioluminescent Blooms at Home

New DIY Glowing Plant Kits Let You Grow Bioluminescent Blooms at Home

Recently Inhabitat wrote about the Glowing Plant Project, which uses the science of bioluminescence to light up a room using plants. The Kickstarter campaign, created by the team of bio-engineers behind

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David Hakaraia’s Laser-Cut LED Lamps Are Inspired by Traditional Maori Patterns

David Hakaraia’s Laser-Cut LED Lamps Are Inspired by Traditional Maori Patterns

These laser-cut LED lamps designed by New Zealander David Hakaraia look pretty standard when the light is turned off, but when light hits the lampshade it reveals intricately etched patterns that tell the

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Metylos’ Elegant Mathilde Lamps Are Made From Hanging Strips of Wool Felt

Metylos’ Elegant Mathilde Lamps Are Made From Hanging Strips of Wool Felt

Looking like strands of Rapunzel’s hair, these felt LED lamps can be braided, knotted, or bunched into any shape. French company Metylos designed its Mathilde pendant light series to be

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Indoor Vertical Farm ‘Pinkhouses’ Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor Vertical Farm ‘Pinkhouses’ Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a new type of indoor farm that grows crops using

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Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s rustic-chic Scatter/Gather chandelier is a low-energy light made from artfully arranged pieces of driftwood that were collected from the coasts of British Columbia. The hand-made pendant

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Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

A freeway overpass is not the first place you would think to look for innovative art. But if you happen to be Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, the freeway overpass is a natural canvas for industrial

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Mineheart’s Tiny King Edison XII Chandelier Brings Baroque Splendor to Small Spaces

Mineheart’s Tiny King Edison XII Chandelier Brings Baroque Splendor to Small Spaces

British design company Mineheart, indulges Inhabitat’s love of all things tiny with their King Edison XII chandelier.  Designed by Young & Battaglia, the King Edison glitters inside of a protective

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Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

So far we’ve seen many examples of kitchen utensils being repurposed into customized, low-tech and eco-friendly objects - but these gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia

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Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Designed by world-renowned designer Aldo Cibic for Blackbody, "Blossom" is a large metallic light fixture that resembles a tree. Each "branch" is fitted with ultra flat (2 mm thickness), long-lasting,

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Ballroom Luminoso: San Antonio Freeway Underpass Transformed Into a Beautiful Gathering Space

Ballroom Luminoso: San Antonio Freeway Underpass Transformed Into a Beautiful Gathering Space

Ballroom Luminoso, a new public artwork by Joe O’Connell + Blessing Hancock, was recently installed in a freeway underpass in San Antonio, TX. Composed of six brilliantly lit, color-changing

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Secto Lamps Are Handcrafted by Finnish Cabinet-Makers From Locally Sourced Birch

Secto Lamps Are Handcrafted by Finnish Cabinet-Makers From Locally Sourced Birch

There are utilitarian lamps that emit light and do nothing more, and then there are lamps that make you want to sit back in your favorite armchair and relax with a book and a hot cup of tea. Secto lamps

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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create

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Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries

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Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants for Natural Lighting

Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants for Natural Lighting

Why use a light bulb to illuminate your home when you could just fill it with glowing plants? That's the question asked by Antony Evans, the head of a team of bio-engineers in San Francisco, California.

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Just Desserts: Jay Watson Turns Unwanted Dessert Bowls Into Sweet Pendant Lights

Just Desserts: Jay Watson Turns Unwanted Dessert Bowls Into Sweet Pendant Lights

‘Just Desserts’ is a colorful cluster of glass lights made from recycled dessert bowls. UK-based designer Jay Watson created this intriguing lighting array by stringing up traditional glass bowls

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Bower Shows Off Geometric Polaris Lamp at Brooklyn Design Show

Bower Shows Off Geometric Polaris Lamp at Brooklyn Design Show

One of the most interesting designs on display at BKLYN Designs this week is Bower's Polaris lamp, and yesterday Inhabitat's New York correspondents were able to view it in person. According to Bower,

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Steven Haulenbeek’s Minimalist Apoc LED Lamp is Inspired by Traditional Craftsmanship

Steven Haulenbeek’s Minimalist Apoc LED Lamp is Inspired by Traditional Craftsmanship

Steven Haulenbeek used simple materials and construction techniques to build this stripped down, efficient LED lamp. The humorously titled Apoc lamp "can be deconstructed and turned into a small kindling

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Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

The Marine Light, which stands 40 cm tall and 33 cm wide, features a unique translucent lampshade that's made of dried seaweed. To create the lampshade, designer Meiri applied fresh seaweed to the thin

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David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

The Manuka lamp is named after the Manuka tree, a tree or shrub bearing small white flowers with five petals that is native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. Trubridge was inspired to create

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Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Polish designer Asia Piaścik's Sugarcloud Lamp takes its inspiration from a sweet recipe inspired by traditional Polish crocheting techniques. Here, white cotton is first crocheted and then stiffened

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