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Crea-Re Studio's Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

 

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Crea-Re Studio is a collaborative team comprised of Polish artist Maria Fiter and Italian Marco Migliorisi. Together, they create a number of products which are all unique and hand-crafted in both Poland and Spain. The studio’s name is derived from “CREA” of “creativity” and “RE” for recycling: most of their creations are made with recycled materials, such as lamps made from unwanted newspapers and clips; shelves made from wood that’s destined to be discarded; bags made from old truck tarpaulin, etc. This new series of paper pendant lamps is 100 percent upcycled and eco-friendly. Each light cup is made from recycled paper pulp, and paired with red, yellow, or blue textile cables. They will be on exhibit from September 18-21st at Tent London, London Design Festival.

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VIDEO: IKEA's Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

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Buying new furniture can be a big commitment, especially given the cost and energy associated with shipping and setting up a large piece. What happens if you go through all of the pains of getting a new couch, table or wardrobe to your house, only to see that it just doesn’t look right in the space? IKEA is hoping to save their customers from these frustrations with their augmented reality app, which lets you visualize how pieces will actually look in your home. You can set up entire rooms and even send them to others to see what they think, saving time, money, fuel and headaches. We recently got a chance to see how the app works in person. Check out our video of it in action above!

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Brilliant Pascal Stool Lights Up When You Sit on it!

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Looking for a perfect energy-efficient gift for that special bookworm in your life? Well, you’re in luck because New Zealand industrial designer Holly Bradshaw-Clegg’s light-up Pascal Stool is perhaps the most energy-efficient stool on the market these days. Built to provide contoured ergonomic comfort, the stool has an integrated reading light that only turns on when pressure is applied to the seat, taking away that pesky chore of actually switching on the light.

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Now You Can Finally Sleep in an IKEA Store

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Everyone has plunked down on a bed in an IKEA showroom and fantasized about staying over one time or another. Now, lucky shoppers in Australia can make this adult daydream a reality, thanks to Airbnb. On August 31, 2014 IKEA customers will have a chance to participate in the ultimate sleepover in an Airbnb takeover of their Tempe store.

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Support the OpenFarm Kickstarter to Bring an Open-Source Farming and Gardening Wiki to the Web

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Social entrepreneur Rory Aronson is on a mission to help the everyman learn how to farm and garden anything! His recently launched Kickstarter for OpenFarm, a free and open Wikipedia-like database, is designed to offer structured planting guides to include information on everything from soil conditions to recipes and usage. While the main draw for OpenFarm may be the guides to edibles, the platform can also be written for flowers, mosses, trees, vines, and other ornamentals. You can help support the OpenFarm Kickstarter here.

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Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

by , 08/25/14
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Just picture it: armed paratroopers storming a beach, armed to the teeth and ready to kill . . . a bunch of unarmed, helpless birds. That’s a bit over the top, but it’s not far from the truth and the lives of birds are actually at stake. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is sounding the alarm over plans by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would see 16,000 cormorant birds in the Columbia River Estuary near Portland, OR killed using silenced rifles and night vision scopes in an effort to reduce the number of baby fish eaten by the birds. If the Army Corps plans go ahead, the 16,000 Double Breasted Cormorants would be killed over a period of four years, but the ABC says their plans are flawed.

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So-Called "Ugliest House in Queens" is Actually an Eco-Friendly Breath of Fresh Air

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INTERVIEW: Yves Behar on Green Design, Data Overload, and His First Foray Into Architecture

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If you’ve ever used a Jawbone, sat in a Sayl, or fired up a SodaStream, then you’re sure to be familiar with the work of industrial design superstar Yves Behar. He’s also the designer behind pioneering projects for social good like the One Laptop Per Child Project, the NYC Condom, and these free VerBien glasses for Mexican students. We recently had a chance to chat with Yves about his favorite projects, the future of green technology, and his first foray into architecture – check out our interview after the break!

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LED Mushroom Lights Sprout From Reclaimed Wood

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Yes, your eyes are playing tricks on you. What looks like a mythical treasure one would stumble upon in a storybook tale, is in fact a beautiful eco-friendly combination of reclaimed wood and LED lights. Great Mushrooming is taking inspiration from the world’s best designer, Mother Nature, to create these luminous mushrooms whose only magic lies in their ability to charm.

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6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern California, Injuring Nearly 100

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Early Sunday, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Northern California’s wine country near Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. At least 90 people were injured and many homes have burned down after the earthquake triggered six major fires. At least 30 water mains have broken or started leaking and there have been reports of many gas leaks and downed power lines, leaving many people without electricity or gas. Historic buildings in Napa have been extensively damaged in what is the strongest quake to hit the Bay Area since 1989.

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