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Schneid Enlightment’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made from Locally Sourced Wood

Schneid Enlightment’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made from Locally Sourced Wood

German lighting maker Schneid Enlightment set out to produce a line of lamps that produce warm, indirect light for living rooms. The company's gorgeous pendant lamps achieve that, and they're made from

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Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

With their vibrant colors and gracious forms, these OMI pendant lamps prove that elegant design and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. Working with surplus material from the fashion industry (mostly

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Millions of LED Lights Transform Japanese Botanical Garden Into a Winter Wonderland

Millions of LED Lights Transform Japanese Botanical Garden Into a Winter Wonderland

Located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana, Nabana no Sato’s light installation is the toast of Japan - it has nabbed the title of "best light show in the country". Visitors enter the fantastical

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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright

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New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

In another fantastic example of biomimicry, a team of South Korean scientists is studying fireflies in an effort to develop a better, less expensive LED lens. The team's research sees them essentially

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King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

King County Parks just finished a new, comfortable and ecologically-sound camping structure that was created from a 24-foot-long used cargo container. The project, dubbed "Re-Tain" was developed by Joel

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Eastern Design’s Tower of Ring is a Stunning LED Spire that Lights Up the Sky in Tianjin

Eastern Design’s Tower of Ring is a Stunning LED Spire that Lights Up the Sky in Tianjin

Designed by Eastern Design and built by Kawaguchi & Engineers, the tower is situated in the center square of Tianjin City, creating striking contrasts between the stone of the square and the hollow

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Bruce Munro to Turn a UK Hill Into a Giant Glowing Breast to Raise Awareness for Cancer

Bruce Munro to Turn a UK Hill Into a Giant Glowing Breast to Raise Awareness for Cancer

If you want to raise awareness for breast cancer, there may be no better way to shine a little light on the subject than to build a 12-foot-tall glowing nipple at the top of a 228 meter hill. Staying true

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LEAD’s Fiery Golden Moon Pavilion Lights up the Night at Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival

LEAD’s Fiery Golden Moon Pavilion Lights up the Night at Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival

LEAD's Golden Moon pavilion offers a new take on traditional Chinese lanterns, and it's an expression of the romantic legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality, who can only visit her

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Cinimod Studio’s ‘Ice Angel’ Lets Visitors Spread Their Wings in Glowing LED Light

Cinimod Studio’s ‘Ice Angel’ Lets Visitors Spread Their Wings in Glowing LED Light

To become an angel, each visitor approaches the small platform in front of the screen. Once mounted on the step, participants are asked to begin flapping their arms, which activates the lightscape behind

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Amazing Bat Cave Made From 20,000 LEGO Bricks is Lit Up with Energy-Saving LEDs

Amazing Bat Cave Made From 20,000 LEGO Bricks is Lit Up with Energy-Saving LEDs

The Bat Cave is fully furnished with all of Bat Man's necessities, including bats that hang from the cave ceiling, motorized platforms, a bat mobile, boat, copter and plane, and even a Bat Bicycle for

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen Creates Magical New Artworks by Placing Everyday Objects in Natural Landscapes

Rune Guneriussen's art installations are enchanting and imaginative, transforming the most banal objects into works of art. What makes his work even more interesting and mysterious is that Guneriussen is

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rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are mysteriously

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Willem Heeffer Repurposes 36 Oil Cans into Stylish Lamps at the Midhill Restaurant in Helsinki

Willem Heeffer Repurposes 36 Oil Cans into Stylish Lamps at the Midhill Restaurant in Helsinki

Designer Willem Heeffer transformed 36 oil cans into a fantastic series of lights for a new restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. After salvaging the drums from a local oil recycling center, Heeffer -- an

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The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

The Power Flower is an interactive, visual 'living' energy meter prototype created by two university students in Falmouth, UK. Designed as a smart energy meter to help people become more conscientious of

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Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Barcelona-based design studio Lucirmás just launched Dama, a sustainably designed table lamp made from recycled materials by Australian designer Tom Allen. Each Dama lamp is made from a recycled 5-liter

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The Vizibelt is a Lightweight LED Safety Belt for Night Cycling

The Vizibelt is a Lightweight LED Safety Belt for Night Cycling

The Vizibelt is an innovative, lightweight and bright LED belt to keep cyclists or any commuter safer on the roads at night. It has many times the surface area of other rear lights and also gives the

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Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

We are always looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in, and this gorgeous Stripped lamp by Floris Wubben does just that by marrying the beauty of a tree with the function of a light. To create the

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FILTER is an Elegant Zero-Waste, Flat-Pack Lamp by Bijl Architecture

FILTER is an Elegant Zero-Waste, Flat-Pack Lamp by Bijl Architecture

Bijl Architecture Studio's FILTER light is an intelligent flat-pack lamp design developed with the use of advanced modelling techniques. The holistic light fitting is constructed entirely from its own

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Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

This ingenious lampshade created by Dutch designer Richard Hutten for office-furnishings company Gispen is laser-cut from a single piece of material, resulting in no waste. The lampshade was part of a

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Ghost Nest’s Geode LED Lamps are Cordless, Rechargeable Illuminated Photo Displays

Ghost Nest’s Geode LED Lamps are Cordless, Rechargeable Illuminated Photo Displays

Ghost Nest's Geode LED lamps began with the idea to provide a unique way to illuminate an image and a space, while at the same time providing a highly functional, environmentally friendly, elegant light.

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Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

During the London Design Festival, Studio Tord Boontje launched 'Lightweight', a collection of eco-friendly Luminaires that challenge the assumption that all lamps must come with a heavy base for support.

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Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Sparked by a passion for "authentic items with a story to tell," the Blom brothers launched a web store last month where they sell refurbished lamps. Most of the factories they mine for lighting

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IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA, the massive Swedish furniture retailer that brought scandinavian design to the masses, is now going to bring LED lighting to the world in a big way. The company just announced that it will sell only

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7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

Photo: Modern Flush Toilet via Shutterstock TIP 1: Install a Low-flow Toilet Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home -- more than any other appliances or plumbing -- including

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Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Wellington, NZ-based artist Michelle Whale found a new use for old, outdated business cards with her beautiful Last Light Lamp. Created for Active Architecture ltd, the recycled lampshade is made from 230

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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

We spotted Klickity's Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs

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Aether Hemera’s Interactive Sound and Art Installation Gives You a Brass Voice

Aether Hemera’s Interactive Sound and Art Installation Gives You a Brass Voice

'Which is your brass voice?' by Aether Hemera is an art installation employing artificial intelligence (AI) and digital media to create an engaging multi-sensory experience. The innovative piece invites

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Skeleton Lampshades Add Whimsical Illumination to Traces ‘Junk’ Shop at the London Design Festival

Skeleton Lampshades Add Whimsical Illumination to Traces ‘Junk’ Shop at the London Design Festival

The Traces ‘Junk’ Shop at the London Design Festival is packed full of exciting designs to catch the eye. One showstopper, in a room full of them, is the Skeleton Lampshade by Donna Walker. With

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