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Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

At Kitengela, nature always comes first. Just half an hour's drive south from the dirty din of the country's capital, Nairobi, the village is overgrown with lush plants, trees, and vines of every variety.

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Artists Cardamatis and Saad Create Art With Depth From Native Seed Casings

Artists Cardamatis and Saad Create Art With Depth From Native Seed Casings

You could say Australian artists Scott Cardamatis and Joseph Saad are like two peas in a pod. Each share a love of nature, and it is this mutual passion that has led them to take a literal approach to

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Designer Ron Miriello Creates 100 Worlds from Found Materials

Designer Ron Miriello Creates 100 Worlds from Found Materials

Inspired by his childhood fascination with globes, designer Ron Miriello has created a remarkable array of miniature worlds made almost entirely from found objects. The designer recently exhibited 50

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MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

When coming up with their proposal for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, MASS DESIGN GROUP asked themselves: How can architects add the most lasting social and economic value to a place? Their answer

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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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6 Green Lighting Tips That Will Help You Cut Your Energy Bill

6 Green Lighting Tips That Will Help You Cut Your Energy Bill

Energy Efficiency and Good Health Time and time again, studies (such as this piece published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004) have shown that exposure to natural light affects your

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Modular Sprig Lamp Transforms Into an Array of Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Modular Sprig Lamp Transforms Into an Array of Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

The Sprig lamp is a clever design inspired by the growth of plants. Made from recycled plastic, each "sprig" of lamp can be transformed into a pendant light, or for a greater illumination, multiple

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Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Studio Dining East was a three week dining experience for London pop-up experts Bistrotheque, whose third foray into pop up spots turned out to be an eco-success. Groarke, who is known for projects that

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DJ Lights: 85 Colorful LED Globes Controlled by Body Movement

DJ Lights: 85 Colorful LED Globes Controlled by Body Movement

If we didn't have to worry about spewing carbon into the atmosphere we would probably be on a plane to Lima, Peru to see this intriguing LED installation called DJ Lights in person. The interactive art

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Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

As east coast gardeners wrap up for the season, The Windowfarms Project has just unveiled two new home-sized hydroponic garden kits just in time for the holidays. The system allows anyone with a window

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Wendinskan: Unique Pillows Made From Vintage Textiles

Wendinskan: Unique Pillows Made From Vintage Textiles

Swedish designer and artist Cecila Wendin has developed her interest in old bits of textiles, buttons, and yarn into her own business. Under the name of Wendinskan she creates one-of-a-kind throw pillows

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Inhabitat Tours the Incredible Healthy Home 2010!

Inhabitat Tours the Incredible Healthy Home 2010!

Maintaining a high level of indoor air quality starts before you even enter a home -- the first point in Healthy Child Healthy World's 5 steps for a healthy and safe home is to avoid pesticides. Chemicals

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Garden Growing Postcard Cityscapes Pop Up in London

Garden Growing Postcard Cityscapes Pop Up in London

If you're craving a little bit of greenery but are short on gardening skills, these neat garden growing postcards from Postcarden might be just the thing. Spotted at The AppLounge during the London Design

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Inhabitat Reports from the New York Fashion Week Green Shows!

Inhabitat Reports from the New York Fashion Week Green Shows!

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and we’re definitely finding it tough to not get swept up in all of the excitement! Just a few days in, this year’s Green Shows have debuted some seriously

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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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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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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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The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!

The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!

Yves Béhar's stunning line of LED pendant lamps are made from recycled paper and capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. Called "Memory," Tokujin Yoshioka's amorphous shape-shifting

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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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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 Lamp" lighting

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