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Designer Ed Chew Creates Brilliant Lamps From Recycled Drink Cartons

Designer Ed Chew Creates Brilliant Lamps From Recycled Drink Cartons

The TetraBox Spherical Lamp required 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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Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

It's clear that designer Rebecca Asquith was inspired by the beauty of a beehive when she designed the aptly named Nectar hanging lamp that will debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week. Made of 100%

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15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

Finalists in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper competition, these innovative buildings address a unique set of environmental and social challenges. The Nomad Skyscraper featured at the top of this article, for

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Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Chilean designer Paloma Agliati's Plamp! lamp is a blooming pendant light made entirely of recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable cardboard. Inspired by the need to reduce packaging, Agliati designed a

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Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction has just broken ground on Phase 1 of MVRDV's Amanora Apartment City - Future Towers in Pune, India. Developed by City Corporation - a leading real estate development corporation in the Indian

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Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing “Wood Wool”

Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing “Wood Wool”

Fresh from the scene of Stockholm Design Week, these colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The modular

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The Best Sustainable Ceramics From Cevisama 2011

The Best Sustainable Ceramics From Cevisama 2011

Lifearq Ceramic Bamboo Tiles by Natucer Natucer showcased a series of beautiful bamboo tiles that can be used to create stand-alone shade screens and room dividers. Dubbed Lifearq, the extruded porcelain

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15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

Different types of lighting Directional Lighting Directional lighting refers to light fixtures that focus illumination in a single direction. When set in a series, these fixtures provide dynamic focus

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Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories have created a new type of transparent photovoltaic film that can be spread over large areas to absorb light and

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Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve

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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower

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Hexagonal Dog Bed Made From Recycled Tennis Balls

Hexagonal Dog Bed Made From Recycled Tennis Balls

Number 63 on Fido's life list: Roll around in a bed of tennis balls, chew and slobber over them, and then roll around some more. If you're dying to throw your pooch a bone, check out Hugh Hayden Design's

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Michael Cornelissen’s Brilliant Bowls Made From Colored Pencils

Michael Cornelissen’s Brilliant Bowls Made From Colored Pencils

Dutch designer Michael Cornelissen has created a beautiful new use for classic hexagonal pencils by arranging them into brilliantly-hued bowls. The pencils are held by a central connector created from

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Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat's editors hit the scene at the Javits center this weekend to check out this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - New York's premier annual design event. We sifted through thousands

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Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Here at Inhabitat we’re huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this spectacular

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Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Construction is nearly complete on Centre Pompidou-Metz, an incredible new extension of the original Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. Designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines,

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Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Superstar designer Karim Rashid just unveiled a beautiful new modular lighting system that continues his trek along the path towards greener designs. Dubbed ‘Trex’, the lamp has a soft and stunning

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Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

They've solved all of these problems with their adaptable, floating offshore wind and wave generation platform. The renewable energy plant of the future. The platform is designed to deal with extreme

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Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

The newest building concept to spring from the mind of eco-designer and artist Michael Jantzen is a testament to the power of renewable energy. His monumental Wind Farm Celebration Center is designed to

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ACME United Nations Memorial Space Inspired by Cells

ACME United Nations Memorial Space Inspired by Cells

A recent competition earlier in 2009 held by the city of Chungju in South Korea made a call for a memorial space in the city's United Nations Peace Park. Coming in at 3rd place was London-based firm ACME

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Solé Power Tiles: Curved Solar Shingles Make Installation Easy

Solé Power Tiles: Curved Solar Shingles Make Installation Easy

While scientists work to increase the efficiency of photovoltaics, designers are striving to make them sleeker, more adaptive, and easier to install. Case in point: SRS Energy's Solé Power Tile, a

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Sietch Nevada: Desert Oasis for a Drought-Stricken Future

Sietch Nevada: Desert Oasis for a Drought-Stricken Future

Sietch Nevada is a futuristic concept city that envisions a dystopian water-hoarding society where drought is a constant state and wars are fought over water. Designed by Matsys Designs, the underground

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Top Five Green Gadgets We Wish Really Existed

Top Five Green Gadgets We Wish Really Existed

From time to time we come across some ideas that are so brilliant that it's a no-brainer for them to be out there in the marketplace. This last year in particular we've seen a number of green gadgets that

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Stunning ‘AquaIris’ Water Purifier by Talia Radford

Stunning ‘AquaIris’ Water Purifier by Talia Radford

In answer to the ever-intensifying global water crisis, industrial designer Talia Radford has created the AquaIris, an elegant, portable water purifier for developing countries with tropical climates that

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AIR FOREST: Inflatable Pavilion Lights up the Night

AIR FOREST: Inflatable Pavilion Lights up the Night

Mass Studies created this wonderful dream-inspired pavilion for Denver's Dialog:City last summer. Known as the Air Forest, the pneumatic pavilion absorbs passing wind currents to stay inflated and

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Swaying Tree-Shade Sculpture Mimics Real Pines by the Sea

Swaying Tree-Shade Sculpture Mimics Real Pines by the Sea

ARTEKS Arquitectura have created a gorgeous sculptural shade structure at a beachside park in La Pineda, Spain that mimics the shape of real nearby pine trees. The architects recognized the park's need

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Q-Sound: Solar-Powered, Bluetooth-Enabled Headphones

Q-Sound: Solar-Powered, Bluetooth-Enabled Headphones

Music becomes a sustainable experience with Shepeleff Stephen's solar-powered, bluetooth-connected Q-Sound (quantum sound) headphones. The Romanian engineering student's sleek design combines flexible,

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Energy 101: How to Monitor Your Energy

Energy 101: How to Monitor Your Energy

Last week we looked at the smart grid -- essentially, a modernization of the transmission and distribution aspects of the electrical grid. This week we're focusing upon tracking energy usage, since the

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Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Claudio Fiumicelli really knows how to light up a room! The Studiodsgn artist presented his futuristic C60 LED modular lighting unit at the Zona Tortona design event to critical acclaim. Resembling an

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MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

Zona Tortona is regarded as a sister show, or “satellite exhibit,” to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile; however, it was at Zona Tortona that I found some of the most innovative and forward-moving

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