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165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

Like many of the other smart designs in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, the 165 Helianthus Pendant Light is a recycled lamp inspired by forms from nature. Designed by Bao-Khang Luu, the lamp

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ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

Last week, we announced 40 fabulous finalists in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition to find the best, most luminous examples of eco lamp designs, and the competition is really starting to heat

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Laura Cooperman’s Incredible Paper Landscapes Depict Global Cities

Laura Cooperman’s Incredible Paper Landscapes Depict Global Cities

Using only a scalpel, sheets of paper, and some pins, Cooperman’s two-dimensional cities are almost like a fine drawing, a silhouette displayed against a plain backdrop. After studying and working in

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Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Utilizing neglected forks, Wendy W. Fok of We-Designs has produced the Forkalier lamp. Using everyday objects that are often overlooked or quickly discarded, the Forkalier takes a stab at reclaiming them

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Scribble Pendant Lamp Beams a Subtle Light Out from Behind 256 Pencils

Scribble Pendant Lamp Beams a Subtle Light Out from Behind 256 Pencils

Made from 256 pencils, Jennifer Huang’s Scribble Pendant Lamp is as quirky as it is stunning. A charming alternative to a regular lamp, Huang’s designs are a decorative adaptation of the everyday

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The Wheeler School Student Center Is a Green-Roofed Glass Gem

The Wheeler School Student Center Is a Green-Roofed Glass Gem

The 10,000 sq ft addition to the campus provides direct connections to both the Alumni House and the Student Union. Every day, the 1,000 students, teachers, staff and parents enter the student center to

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Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles Renovated Into Jaw-Dropping CentroCentro Cultural Center

Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles Renovated Into Jaw-Dropping CentroCentro Cultural Center

Photo © Sofía Menéndez Originally designed by architects Antonio Palacios y Joaquin Otamendi, Palacio de Cibeles (also known as Communications Palace) opened its doors in 1919 and quickly became a

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Rays Recycled Paper Cup Lamp is a Glowing Honeycomb of Light

Rays Recycled Paper Cup Lamp is a Glowing Honeycomb of Light

Disposable cups are hardly ever re-used, and they often find their end at the local landfill. So to cut back on this paper waste, six innovative designers in Japan have banded together to save the world

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Michael Wolke Creates Sculptural Pendant Lamps From Strips of Old Cardboard

Michael Wolke Creates Sculptural Pendant Lamps From Strips of Old Cardboard

German designer Michael Wolke has created these grand sculptural Beute lamps by overlapping thin strips of old cardboard. Taking on a modern and clean form, the pendant lamps hang from the ceiling like

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Ruti’s Roots Creates Intricate Hand-Folded Sculptures from Discarded Tea Bag Wrappers

Ruti’s Roots Creates Intricate Hand-Folded Sculptures from Discarded Tea Bag Wrappers

The Israel-based designer collects and sorts through discarded paper to create these intricate and labor-intensive sculptures, sometimes consisting of over 400 small pieces of hand-folded paper! The

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KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

Rainer & Tobias Kyburz's KARTONKLUNKER is a clever cardboard chandelier that packs flat to ship and can be set up in a snap without the use of screws or glue. Spotted over at SwissMiss, the fixture

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INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

Toy designer, Ben Blanc creates classic Corkels push/pull toys from recycled wood chip that looks and feels like cork. His animal, car and boat designs are full of fun, wheelie appeal for kids; and

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

These incredible LED lamps by Aqua Creations are each made from a single, hand-folded sheet of paper. Japanese company Aki showcased their awesome 3D cardboard sculptures - including this adorable

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

Esin Arsan showcased a clever set of coffee mugs that serve up a reminder about the world's vanishing endangered species with every cup of joe. Each animal's imprint is rendered in an unglazed section

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The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

Designed by Aqua Creations, each 96 Molecules lamp is crafted by folding a single sheet of paper without any other manipulations. The process emphasizes craftsmanship and creates a unique product that is

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It’s Official – Cell Phones are Killing Bees

It’s Official – Cell Phones are Killing Bees

Scientists may have found the cause of the world’s sudden dwindling population of bees - and cell phones may be to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell

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Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

At first glance the aesthetic value of this furry alphabet seat is somewhat questionable. But when you put this fuzzy little stool in the context of Arquitécnica Gallery’s upcoming show, “My

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Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio's new pendant lamp prototypes can be mixed and matched with each other to create a remarkable array of shades. The exterior of each lamp maintains a cardboard aesthetic, while the inside

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Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Aki produces the cardboard figures as part of its D-Torso line. The models are created by dividing each 3D figure into horizontal data slices and then cutting each layer out of cardboard. The method is

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

We're just three hours in and already we've talked with some amazing eco-friendly designers and seen a lot of great sustainable designs. Graypants is displaying their beautiful recycled cardboard lights,

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Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Embodying carefully calculated architectural forms, each sculpture and installation manages to create a poetic investigation of the complex relationship between technology, processes, control and the

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Flashkus: Recyclable Cardboard Flash Drives Come in Easy-to-Use Strips

Flashkus: Recyclable Cardboard Flash Drives Come in Easy-to-Use Strips

Russian studio Art Lebedev has designed a series of bite-sized cardboard memory sticks that set a new standard for convenient memory storage. Dubbed Flashkus, the easy-to-use, recyclable storage drives

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THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

If you’ve ever been curious about how Inhabitat got its start, today is your lucky day. As the founder and editpreneur behind the blog-turned-business, I spend much of my thoughts focused on the

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World’s First Interactive Paper Computer Promises to Reinvent the Digital World

World’s First Interactive Paper Computer Promises to Reinvent the Digital World

Gadgets are about to get even skinnier -- yes, even skinnier than the origami phone, believe it or not -- now that researchers at Queens University in Canada have created the PaperPhone. The smartphone

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Origami Phone Folds Down Into a Flat Piece of Cardboard

Origami Phone Folds Down Into a Flat Piece of Cardboard

Not a fan of the excess that comes with smart phones? Then lose all of those unnecessary apps and fold yourself a frills free phone that not only looks cool, but boasts an unrivaled material efficiency.

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Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

Incredible Amsterdam Office Created Entirely From Cardboard

The designers created an entire office space by carefully cutting and folding sheets of 15 mm honeycomb cardboard. The area includes desks, tables, bookshelves, columns, stairs, and even rooms made out of

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Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

German artist Sarah Illenberger has reinvented the Smart ForTwo car by camouflaging the green machine in a beautiful mosaic of recyclable Gmund cardboard boxes. Illenberger selected various shades of

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