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Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

The Habana Outpost, which started in 2005, features a $40,000 solar installation on its outdoor patio. The array is grid-connected and feeds in power to surrounding buildings when the Outpost's power

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Grand Trianon: A Chandelier Made Out of Post-Consumer Tyvek

Grand Trianon: A Chandelier Made Out of Post-Consumer Tyvek

We've seen a lot of cool applications for Tyvek, but never one that drew its inspiration from the Rococo period - until now! Named after the palace of King Louis XIV, the Grand Trianon is a chandelier

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Brilliant OLED Lighting Designs by Emory Krall

Brilliant OLED Lighting Designs by Emory Krall

These light fixtures explore ways to produce panels that are 6” square, which is much larger than what is currently commercially available. Conductive strands are used in a graphic way to bring power to

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Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art

Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art

Lottery tickets can make or break dreams, but they can also be transformed into beautiful objects in their own right. Ghost of a Dream, a team of two Rhode Island School of Design Graduates, has created

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Organoclays Could Create Next-Gen Eco Plastics

Organoclays Could Create Next-Gen Eco Plastics

Clay: it's good for more than just pottery. A report in the American Chemical Society's Macromolecules journal claims that natural clay could be used to produce a cheap, flame-retardant substance that

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Natural Packaging: The Coconut Husk Solves Shipping Problems!

Natural Packaging: The Coconut Husk Solves Shipping Problems!

Today we're thrilled to kick off a brand new series that explores a greener future for packaging design, brought to you by Eco Chick founder and green journalist Starre Vartan! Each year households

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GE Unveils Super-Efficient White OLED Lights

GE Unveils Super-Efficient White OLED Lights

High-efficiency organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting is closer than ever to commercialization, and recently GE scientists announced that they have devised a new way to make high-efficiency,

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Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Don't be startled if you see a luminous pink tree sitting in London's Belgrave Square this weekend -- it's just OR2, a combination shading device and solar-powered chandelier designed by London-based

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ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

READER'S CHOICE GRAND PRIZE: Soda Bottle Lamps by Sarah Turner!!!Sarah Turner's lamps made from recycled soda bottles received a whopping 3674 votes from our readers, wowing you guys with their dazzling

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A Chair that Welcomes Plants and Insects Into Your Home

A Chair that Welcomes Plants and Insects Into Your Home

This new set of chairs by Analog Media Lab is more than just a nouveau ant farm, or an atrium fused with antique seating. Chair I: Rococo Armchair Retrofit and Chair II: Ghost Chair Retrofit are part of

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Stunning Chandelier Made from Recycled Plastic Hangers

Stunning Chandelier Made from Recycled Plastic Hangers

Taking some plastic hangers in one hand and a pendant light in another, Luis Teixeira turned this unlikely combination of materials into an incredible crystalline masterpiece. But it doesn’t stop there

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LOTO Chandeliers Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

LOTO Chandeliers Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

These stunning sculptural chandeliers are far from what they appear to be. Modeled after the precious lotus flowers that emerge from murky swampland, Eugenio Menjivar’s LOTO Lamps transform oceans of

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Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Designer Bao Khang Luu‘s recycled six-pack ring chandeliers make drinking an entire six-pack (or 60) seem a lot less “trashy”. Luu’s gorgeous designs transform the annoying excess

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Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Who would have thought that something that is used to clean the grimiest areas of your kitchen could become this beautiful chandelier?  We stumbled upon Daisuke Hiraiwa’s booth last weekend at ICFF

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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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Starlight LED Lamp Made From Recycled Coins

Starlight LED Lamp Made From Recycled Coins

New York designer Kellam Clark‘s magical Starlight lamp is a “shining” example of long-lasting, sustainable design with its combination of LED lights and recycled metal coins that cast

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Mimosa: a Stunning Plant-Inspired OLED Art Display

Mimosa: a Stunning Plant-Inspired OLED Art Display

We've seen lots of innovative applications for OLEDs lately -- Ingo Maurer's Double C-Future chandelier, Tom Dixon's OLED flat lamp, and now Jason Bruges' Mimosa, a dazzling piece of art that uses Philips

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AliveShoes Project Fuses Artistic Expression, Eco-Fashion, Sustainability

AliveShoes Project Fuses Artistic Expression, Eco-Fashion, Sustainability

Here at Inhabitat we see lots of old, discarded objects recycled into pieces of eco-art, so AliveShoes' approach is a bit like a trip to Opposite Land for us. The new ethical footwear company actually

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Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

South African designer Heath Nash unveiled a colorful, eclectic chandelier made almost entirely from recycled PET bottles at this year's Milan Design Week. Dubbed Bottleformball, the brilliantly-hued

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LIGHT BULBO is a Lamp Made From a Gourd!

LIGHT BULBO is a Lamp Made From a Gourd!

Your parents may have told you to eat your veggies, but we bet they never reminded you to turn them off when you leave the room. But they may have if you'd had 'LIGHT BULBO', an ingenious lamp made of a

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Ingo Maurer Unveils Double C-Future OLED Chandelier

Ingo Maurer Unveils Double C-Future OLED Chandelier

German-born lighting designer Ingo Maurer recently revealed a stunning new energy efficient chandelier at Milan Design Week. Dubbed Double C-Future, the super tech-style pendent lamp features nine

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Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace

Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace

Inhabitat favorite Yves Béhar has just unveiled a stunning set of pendant lamps made from recycled paper that manage to capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. His gemstone-shaped Amplify

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Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Iconic furniture designer Tom Dixon recently teamed up with electronics company Philips Lumiblade to create this stunningly minimalist line of super efficient OLED Lamps. Dixon’s new “Flat

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Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Claesson Koivisto Rune are set to unveil a new lamp made almost entirely from paper pulp at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed DuraPulp, the lamp's material is totally renewable and was conceived

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Patchwork Cupboard is a Stunning Example of Modern Day Craftsmanship

Patchwork Cupboard is a Stunning Example of Modern Day Craftsmanship

Here's a stunning sneak-peak into the Milan Furniture Fair: designer Robi Renzi of RenziVivian will exhibit a furniture collection that turns the compiling of salvaged scrap wood into intricate

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Macquarie Bank’s Green Office is Part Space Station, Part Cathedral

Macquarie Bank’s Green Office is Part Space Station, Part Cathedral

Construction on One Shelley Street first began in 2006 and finished in 2009. California-based Clive Wilkinson Architects teamed up with local architects Woods Bagot to design the 330,000 square foot

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Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Why construct furnishings and housewares from scratch when we can grow them from the ground up? As a preview to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has unveiled a

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Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

What if you could light your entire building using no electricity, or artificial lights - but just the natural light from the sun? Conventional sky-lights do this well in certain types of single-story

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Shanghai’s International Cruise Terminal to be Cooled By The River

Shanghai’s International Cruise Terminal to be Cooled By The River

In preparation for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo Sparch Architects has designed this master plan for the International Cruise Terminal. The Terminal includes a cruise welcome center, office space,

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