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Willem Heeffer’s Up-Cycled Washing Machine Drum Lamps are Made with a Clean Conscience

Willem Heeffer’s Up-Cycled Washing Machine Drum Lamps are Made with a Clean Conscience

Used washing machine drums are given a new life by designer Willem Heeffer as retro lamps with a sweet powder coated finish. Aptly named 'Drums', these pendants seems to hover in the air suspended by

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INFOGRAPHIC: 19 Brilliant Student Teams Headed to the 2013 Solar Decathlon

INFOGRAPHIC: 19 Brilliant Student Teams Headed to the 2013 Solar Decathlon

In just two weeks 19 teams of brilliant students from across the states and around the world will compete to build the most efficient solar-powered house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon! So far we've featured

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‘Silent Crowd’ Urban Plaza Design Reinvigorates Eleftheria Square in Greece

‘Silent Crowd’ Urban Plaza Design Reinvigorates Eleftheria Square in Greece

Silent Crowd is a stunning urban design project by architects S.Dimitriou, M.Koutsari, M. Kyropoulou, A.Manolaki, M.Panagiotidou, K.Panopoulos, M.Koulouri, G.Velgiris, landscape architect

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INFOGRAPHIC: NH Hotels Cut Energy Used for Lighting 80% by Switching to Philips LED Lamps

INFOGRAPHIC: NH Hotels Cut Energy Used for Lighting 80% by Switching to Philips LED Lamps

Philips recently reduced the energy consumption of lighting at NH Hotels by 80% by fitting 600 hotel rooms across Europe with 23,500 LED lamps. The lamps are rated to last for up to 45,000 hours, which

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Adelaide Green Cultural Hub Comes Complete With an Energy-Generating Skyscraper!

Adelaide Green Cultural Hub Comes Complete With an Energy-Generating Skyscraper!

Due to the relocation of the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian government called for an international competition to take a fresh look at how the existing hospital site could be used.

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) recently earned the highest LEED Platinum certification yet achieved for a new green building. The project systematically demonstrates high performance

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Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

What if you could capture the night sky and bring the light of countless shining stars indoors? Budapest-based design duo Anna Farkas and Miklós Batisz's new Starry Light LED pendant lamp does exactly

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Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

The Trond Clubhouse by Bjørke Arkitektur recently received the 2013 Trondheim Architecture Award. The project was initiated and partly built by the local community, and it aims to establish a year-round

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‘Scoring Africa’ Infographic Compares the Development of Countries Across Africa

‘Scoring Africa’ Infographic Compares the Development of Countries Across Africa

Africa accounts for 15% of the world's population and 20% of its land mass - and despite its abundant natural resources it remains the poorest and most underdeveloped continent on earth. Great Business

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Check out the Boston Society of Architects’ New Exhibit ‘Reprogramming the City’

Check out the Boston Society of Architects’ New Exhibit ‘Reprogramming the City’

Reprogramming the City is an exhibit hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, displaying more than 20 ideas of innovative uses of existing city infrastructure, such as lamp posts which can become

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Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM) will be the first of its kind; a creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children. The project was developed by Blindmanche Studios as a

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INFOGRAPHIC: Upgrading to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? Donate, Sell, or Recycle Your Old Phone!

INFOGRAPHIC: Upgrading to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? Donate, Sell, or Recycle Your Old Phone!

Today Apple launched two shiny new cellphones - the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c - which means that thousands of old phones are set to fall into disuse as consumers around the world cash in their upgrades.

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Sirènes Sylvestres Will Light Your Path Into the Woods But Not Back Out

Sirènes Sylvestres Will Light Your Path Into the Woods But Not Back Out

Sirènes Sylvestres, a progressive light path through the woods from Lab212 on Vimeo. Sirènes Sylvestres is an interactive installation that creates a progressive light path through the woods. Using

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Wolf Wars Infographic Shows the Plight of Wolves Across the United States

Wolf Wars Infographic Shows the Plight of Wolves Across the United States

Wolves are often portrayed as big and bad in fairytales - but these beautiful creatures are actually a threatened species in the United States. In the 17th century there were 2 million wolves in North

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The LEVEL 2013 Contemporary Art and Architecture Festival Kicks Off this Month in Chicago

The LEVEL 2013 Contemporary Art and Architecture Festival Kicks Off this Month in Chicago

This September 18-22, LERATA will showcase LEVEL 2013, a five-day, contemporary architecture and art event that explores the latest in design and technology through the presentation of innovative,

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Feng Shui Your Home With This Helpful Infographic!

Feng Shui Your Home With This Helpful Infographic!

The way you design your home says a lot about who you are. Not only that, it can also determine how you feel throughout the day. An unstructured, disorganized home creates chaos and contributes to a lack

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Glow is a Lighting Solution Created for the Developing World

Glow is a Lighting Solution Created for the Developing World

Millions of people around the world don't have access to efficient and effective lighting sources in their home. For people living in these rural areas, there are limited options—kerosene lamps,

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3 Dimensions of Light Infographic Shows How Lighting and Color Affect Your Interiors

3 Dimensions of Light Infographic Shows How Lighting and Color Affect Your Interiors

Interior designers understand how colors affect our moods, feelings and emotions. As silent but powerful communication tools, lighting and colors can be creatively used to signal action, impact mood, and

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National Indoor Plant Week Starts September 15th!

National Indoor Plant Week Starts September 15th!

Indoor plants are more than just pretty faces; they're green heroes! Help spread the word along with O2 for You about National Indoor Plant Week, starting September 15th. This week-long initiative was

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INFOGRAPHIC: Whose Carbon Is America Burning?

INFOGRAPHIC: Whose Carbon Is America Burning?

In 2007, US carbon emissions peaked at roughly 6,029 Mt. We know a lot a how these emissions are generated, and why they have declined since then. But few of us realize where they come from. The flag

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Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Perhaps the most badass villain in this universe is Darth Vader, and that's the reason why DIYers have created so many projects revolving around this Star Wars bad guy. Above is one creation that turns

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Run Down on Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Bottle Bill

INFOGRAPHIC: The Run Down on Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Bottle Bill

Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, drafted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley, aims to accomplish a 25% statewide reduction in GHG

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This Bamboo Calculator Is a Throwback to Old School Solar-Powered Gadgets

This Bamboo Calculator Is a Throwback to Old School Solar-Powered Gadgets

Solar-powered calculators have been on the scene since the 1970s, but nothing much, except the shape, has changed since. Now a solar-powered calculator made entirely from bamboo is putting a modern twist

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Leonardo Criolani’s Broken Cymbal Lamps Will Bring a Rock ‘n Roll Edge to Any Room

Leonardo Criolani’s Broken Cymbal Lamps Will Bring a Rock ‘n Roll Edge to Any Room

From music to light—Leonardo Criolani turns broken drum cymbals into sweet pendant and wall lamps. The lamps come in different sizes depending on what's around—all the cymbals are reclaimed—and can

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Infographic: Lighting Up Your House In a Way That Makes Sense

Infographic: Lighting Up Your House In a Way That Makes Sense

Lighting is one of the most important elements of creating a comfortable space that you, your family and your friends want to inhabit. But thinking about lighting for different rooms of a house calls for

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The Cool and Compact HaseBike Folding Bicycle Is Perfect for Urban Commuters

The Cool and Compact HaseBike Folding Bicycle Is Perfect for Urban Commuters

HaseBike is a foldable urban bike concept inspired by the dynamic movement of air and water and the constant and powerful growth of nature. The bike features a new frame concept that forms a shock

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INFOGRAPHIC: Shingle Recycling – Turn Your Roof Into a Road!

INFOGRAPHIC: Shingle Recycling – Turn Your Roof Into a Road!

Shingle recycling is a huge opportunity that is evolving way to slowly. About 22 billion pounds of roofing waste is removed from U.S. homes each year, the majority of which is asphalt shingles. Almost

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Sep Verboom Transforms Discarded Fans into Lamp Shades

Sep Verboom Transforms Discarded Fans into Lamp Shades

A fan isn't a particularly useful object once it stops working, but Belgian product designer Sep Verboom came up with a clever way to reuse old fans, upcycling them into attractive lamps. Verboom

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Juan Castanos’ Amphibious Home Is Designed to be Self-Sustaining Even in Flood Condtitions

Juan Castanos’ Amphibious Home Is Designed to be Self-Sustaining Even in Flood Condtitions

With global warming driving the melting of glaciers, researchers predict a sharp rise in sea levels that could stifle some of the world's largest metropolitan cities built near the coasts of the sea as

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Infographic: the Costs and Benefits of Fracking

Infographic: the Costs and Benefits of Fracking

Photo via Shutterstock Natural gas is a growing industry, yet many people still aren't aware of what the process consists of or even that it could be happening right on your doorstep. Hydraulic

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