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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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Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays

Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nhgzW1qBHc&feature The tile concept was developed by industrial designer Meidad Marzan for his graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The

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LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies India have unveiled the world's first 60-watt equivalent LED lightbulb for under $15! We all know how much electricity LED bulbs save, but up until now, cost

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Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Designed from two very different and contrasting materials, ORIGIN is a two-part pendant lamp made from natural wood and partially recycled Corian®. Its creator is furniture and product designer Gregg

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Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Recently spotted at New Designers exhibition in London, this long and lean wooden lamp is made with neither glue nor screws. Designed by recent Plymouth University graduate Dan Murley, the design is made

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Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Designer Luisa Robinson recently debuted a gorgeous set of Dragon Tail Lamps, which look both dangerous and delicate at the same time. The lamps are made with chromed origami paper and they taper to small

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Jason Miller’s Modular LED System Is an “Endless” Beam of Bright Light

Jason Miller’s Modular LED System Is an “Endless” Beam of Bright Light

If you're looking for a new approach to lighting your home in an eco-friendly way, perhaps this piece by designer Jason Miller for Roll & Hill Designers will do the job. Dubbed "Endless", this LED

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Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

The US Department of Energy (DOE) just awarded Philips Lighting America the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize along with a cool $10 million for the development of their new energy efficient LED light bulb

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MIT Students Install 10,000 Revolutionary Solar Bottle Lamps in Manila Slums

MIT Students Install 10,000 Revolutionary Solar Bottle Lamps in Manila Slums

Currently, millions of Filipinos live without any kind of light source at all, but a band of resourceful MIT students have begun changing that. The students found that a one liter plastic bottle filled

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Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt's “Hopscotch” installation, showcased at the Vivid Sydney light and music festival, had visitors hopping up and down to create their own LED light rainbows. The low-energy light installation

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Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Three young designers working under the name Masiosare Studio are creating green products that mix humor and Mexican identity with a cradle-to-cradle design approach. Their Ms line is comprised of 4

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Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

We have seen and loved IKEA Hackers because by personalizing, repurposing, and rearranging existing parts and products, there is no need for using new raw materials. Plus, the result is always very

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Flat Pack ZETA Lamp Unfolds From Interlocking Plywood Pieces

Flat Pack ZETA Lamp Unfolds From Interlocking Plywood Pieces

Florence-based ZPSTUDIO designed this brilliant flat pack table lamp, which is made from interlocking poplar plywood pieces. Dubbed ZETA, (because of its Z shape), the luminaire is made from a single

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PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

Produced by free hand steam bending of local Ash, 'Florence' table by University of Plymouth graduate Yvette Cox dances its way into sculptural design while being functional and unique at the same

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VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

The architects stuck to the existing materials as much as possible though certain interventions, such as upgrading the outer walls and roofs, were necessary, as was insulating the building to improve its

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Hannastina Crick Transforms Simple Straw Into Luxurious Seating

Hannastina Crick Transforms Simple Straw Into Luxurious Seating

Hannastina Crick, a graduate fresh from Brighton University, believes that we should all live closer to nature. Inspired by the great outdoors and more, Hannastina pulls from classic Scandinavian design

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House Passes Amendment Banning Enforcement of the Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

House Passes Amendment Banning Enforcement of the Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

Well that certainly was a short lived victory. Just last Wednesday, we were celebrating the House of Representative's rejection of the BULB Act, a bill that would put a stop to the light bulb efficiency

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

In their Manifesto, the Goldsmiths University states that "a production economy based on finite resources does not work" and that "we have enough chairs (but is nice to sit down)." As a critical

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Repealing Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Would Cost Americans $12.5 Billion

Repealing Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Would Cost Americans $12.5 Billion

Since the idea was first put forth last fall, we have been closely following the quest of U.S. Republicans to repeal the energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. Introduced by Representative Joe

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Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

After a year’s work refurbishing the much loved 1912 Edwardian library and constructing a new glass building next to it, the BREEAM excellent space at the heart of the town’s Conservation Area is now

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Elisa Strozyk’s Folded Wood Accordion Lamp is a Study of Material and Light

Elisa Strozyk’s Folded Wood Accordion Lamp is a Study of Material and Light

Elisa Strozyk's Accordion lamp is a sustainable throwback to the folded vintage paper lamps of the 1950s. Created through a collaboration with designer Sebastian Neeb, the Accordian lamp is a modern

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