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Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme measures 10x26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the

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LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

In the event of a natural disaster it's not unlikely that the power would go out. While in some areas energy can quickly be restored, in others, the long wait in the dark can become uncomfortable. Enter

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Ryan Frank’s A(dd)Y(our)O(wn) Lamps Encourage Re-Use

Ryan Frank’s A(dd)Y(our)O(wn) Lamps Encourage Re-Use

Ryan Frank has just launched a new line of contemporary, upcycled interior pieces at Barcelona Design Week. The A(dd)Y(our)O(wn) lighting range gives everyone the chance to be part designer and part

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Marcial Ahsayane’s Mutli-Tasking Table Lamp Bends to Bring You Light

Marcial Ahsayane’s Mutli-Tasking Table Lamp Bends to Bring You Light

Oteo is a table lamp designed by Marcial Ahsayane. It incorporates a light diffuser made in pressed glass, and the structure is fully covered by a steel spring which provides a metallic and dynamic

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Meghan Finkel Creates Spindly Sustainable Lamps from Fallen Tree Branches

Meghan Finkel Creates Spindly Sustainable Lamps from Fallen Tree Branches

These oddly shaped, spindly lamps look like they're about to crawl away, but don't get spooked - they'll stay in place. Designer Meghan Finkel's handmade lamps are crafted from fallen branches found along

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Living Babylone Lamp Suffuses Your Space With Light and Fresh Air

Living Babylone Lamp Suffuses Your Space With Light and Fresh Air

If drab lighting and uninspiring interiors have been getting you down, then you'll love this beautiful piece of decor from designer Alexis Tricoire of Greenworks. Dubbed the Babylone, this spectacular

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Estres Studio’s Elegant Beo Lamp is Made From Renewable Materials Without Glue or Screws

Estres Studio’s Elegant Beo Lamp is Made From Renewable Materials Without Glue or Screws

Spain-based Estres Studio's Beo Lamp is a hanging pendant light made from various natural materials that are nested together without using screws or glue. The elegant pendant lamp is a 2.7-inch high disc

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Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, Stone and Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons

Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, Stone and Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons

Located within an area where the root vegetable tapioca crops grow, the house was constructed using 12-foot modules and simple, locally available, green and long lasting materials. In order to enjoy the

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Green-roofed Public Restroom Facility in Argentina Offers Amazing River Views

Green-roofed Public Restroom Facility in Argentina Offers Amazing River Views

Seeking to provide a sustainable public building without interfering with the park´s everyday activities, the architects had to consider many things at once. The site is located within a public park

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ZMIK’s Kroon LED Pendant Lamp Will Mesmerize Any Modernist

ZMIK’s Kroon LED Pendant Lamp Will Mesmerize Any Modernist

Forget about those old-fashioned crystal chandeliers - give your home a sophisticated, contemporary edge with one of ZMIK's beautiful pendant lamps. Dubbed the Kroon, the lamp is made from LED lighting

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The LED Power Outage Lighting System Provides Energy-Efficient Backup Illumination for Your Home

The LED Power Outage Lighting System Provides Energy-Efficient Backup Illumination for Your Home

Electricity blackouts in the United States have skyrocketed over the past two decades, making it all the more important for homeowners to have backup systems in place in case their power goes out. With

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Brett Coelho Recycles Old Street Signs Into Colorful Pendant Lamps

Brett Coelho Recycles Old Street Signs Into Colorful Pendant Lamps

Artist Brett Coelho has transformed common street signs into a series of clever “Speed” pendant lamps. Bold, bright and colorful, his dazzling recycled light fixtures are classic pieces with

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The Danish Design Centre Takes Us on a Journey Though Denmark’s Sustainable Design Movement

The Danish Design Centre Takes Us on a Journey Though Denmark’s Sustainable Design Movement

‘PH5’ lamp (1958) by Poul Henningsen is an absolute classic. Beautiful and functional, it was originally made from glass, but is now made from recyclable aluminum and designed for a democratic and

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Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Student designer Natalie Sampson recently sent us this photo of her repurposed Wire Whisk Lamp and we couldn’t be more impressed! “My direction in design is repurposing everyday readymade

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Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

The building is designated in the National Register, so its renovation had to preserve the site's historic architectural integrity. Envelope a+d responded to this challenge with a design that embraces the

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RE-wine: A Wine Carrying Case That Transforms Into a Light Fixture or Even a Wall

RE-wine: A Wine Carrying Case That Transforms Into a Light Fixture or Even a Wall

RE-wine is a modular, multi-purpose wine carrying case by Taiwanese company Miniwiz, the design team behind such recycled PET products as the EcoArk and Polli-Brick. But that's not all RE-wine does. While

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Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Designs ranged from foot massaging floor mats to innovative takes on everyday accessories, like a line of brightly colored glowing handbags. By recycling colorful plastic containers, Micio Vinicio creates

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Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled,

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

Seen in the image above, the Origami Hunter heads by Si Studio are striking animal shaped paper lamps that are worlds apart from the real head mounts you may find on people's walls. These bright origami

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WAC’s OLED Chandelier Is Sure to Inspire With Its Eco-Friendly Light

WAC’s OLED Chandelier Is Sure to Inspire With Its Eco-Friendly Light

Everyone has been eagerly awaiting the moment OLED technology will make its way into the mainstream, and we're happy to report that the solid beginnings of this movement are finally starting to show. WAC

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PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

By stripping the fabric from discarded luminaires, Donna Walker is able to expose the lamp’s original skeleton, revealing the dedicated work that once went into it. By simply swapping lamp bases, bulbs

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The Danish Design Center Shop Showcases the Best in Eco-Friendly Scandinavian Design

The Danish Design Center Shop Showcases the Best in Eco-Friendly Scandinavian Design

Normann-Copenhagen’s Mormor tableware collection is available in white and blue, and it is made from low-water use ceramic and renewable cork. Fjällräven's classic bags are very durable and

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Johnnie Walker House Combines Recycled Materials With Refined Shanghai Style

Johnnie Walker House Combines Recycled Materials With Refined Shanghai Style

In a joint effort with Singapore based agency Asylum, Love developed the interiors out of a variety of materials and resources used in the whiskey making-process. The idea of developing an ‘Embassy for

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Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

The hanging luminaire is made from recycled PET bottles found in Mexico City, were French-born Jeannot currently lives. Jeannot told Inhabitat that he visited many of the Mexican capital’s recycling

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Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

The team at Universal Display Corporation recently unveiled prototypes of a sleek, modular OLED kitchen light that blows away a set of environmental specifications proposed in a challenge funded in part

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PHOTOS: IKEA Unveils 10 Eco-Design Commandments at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: IKEA Unveils 10 Eco-Design Commandments at Copenhagen Design Week

1. Use Wood from Responsibly Managed Forests IKEA's first commandment is represented through their BEKVAM wooden stool. The design shows a commitment to using and creating demand for FSC

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PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

Malene Lund Rasmussen created this funky seat made from knitted plastic bags. The material add some color to an old, classic chair while saving some bags from polluting our landfills. Anna

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PHOTOS: 100 Danish Pendant Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen Design Week!

PHOTOS: 100 Danish Pendant Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen Design Week!

With an emphasis on making durable, elegant and intricate folded lamps, traditional Danish family business Le Klint designed 'Lise Navne' - a floating luminaire that shines in style. Designed by

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Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

This year we have seen many examples of household objects turned into spectacular lamps, but we have added appreciation for the calculations needed to making this perfect math puzzle. From an artistic

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