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Poorprouve Lighting Fixture Takes Inspiration from Jean Prouve’s Potence Lamp

Poorprouve Lighting Fixture Takes Inspiration from Jean Prouve’s Potence Lamp

Designed by Inhabitat fave, Deger Cengiz, the Poorprouve is a simple wall light fixture inspired by Jean Prouve's classic Potence Lamp. By contrast holding to a more industrial aesthetic, as opposed to

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Erdem Designs’ Book Lamp Really Brings the Beauty of Hardcovers to Light

Erdem Designs’ Book Lamp Really Brings the Beauty of Hardcovers to Light

As more e-readers come onto the scene, this is the first time in history where actual, physical books might be in danger of extinction. Exploiting this prospect, Erdem Designs attempts to turn the parts

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Shape Shifting LED Light Chandelier on Permanent Display in Moscow Shopping Center

Shape Shifting LED Light Chandelier on Permanent Display in Moscow Shopping Center

The “chandelier” is actually made up of 49 two meter LED lights swaying together in formation. Hanging like a pendant in the center of the six storey atrium,  the kinetic lights are roughly arranged

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Shipping Container Eco Loft Rises Meters Away From Unspoiled Uruguayan Beaches

Shipping Container Eco Loft Rises Meters Away From Unspoiled Uruguayan Beaches

Argentine nouvelle cuisine chef and experienced entrepreneur Alejandra Dellepiane told Inhabitat how she moved to Los Angeles at the young age of 18 years old. After working for several high-end

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Ginkgo Studio’s Poetic Curl Lamp is Made from Old Book Pages

Ginkgo Studio’s Poetic Curl Lamp is Made from Old Book Pages

These recycled lampshades made from old books by Ginkgo Studio bring poetic justice to boring rooms. Each lampshade is unique due to differences in each text's paper, font, and color. The studio even

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Fired Up Porcelain Globe Lamp Makes Dire Global Warming Predictions

Fired Up Porcelain Globe Lamp Makes Dire Global Warming Predictions

Have you ever imagined what earth will look like decades from now when global warming is out of control? Or when rising sea levels swallow up our shorelines? Designer Deger Cengiz has, and it looks

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Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Dino’s flexible neck can be angled and bent in any direction to meet your lighting needs. A bright LED bulb ensures long lasting bright white and energy efficient illumination, and the lamps are

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LAST CHANCE to Enter The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE to Enter The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

TODAY is the last day to enter the Bright Ideas Competition! Registration for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT Sunday, May 22nd - which makes this your last chance

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The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

Designed by Aqua Creations, each 96 Molecules lamp is crafted by folding a single sheet of paper without any other manipulations. The process emphasizes craftsmanship and creates a unique product that is

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NXP Unveils Greenchip WiFi Lightbulbs That Can Be Controlled With Your iPad

NXP Unveils Greenchip WiFi Lightbulbs That Can Be Controlled With Your iPad

Shopping at your favorite organic market but worried that you left the kitchen light on? Don't fret, just turn it off using your iPad. Designed by NXP in the Netherlands, these latest Greenchip light

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Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

A lamp grows in Brooklyn - well at least this one did. The Branch Lamp, which we spotted at the Model Citizens showcase during New York Design Week, is made of an actual branch that fell during the

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

We fell in love the creative recycled designs of Organelle Design's repurposed hanger chandeliers years ago, so we were thrilled to see one of their beautiful Hangelier lights on display at the Model

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Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

The Horizon represents the first utilization of Thin Film Technology in a task light. Several transparent layers of microscopically thin polycarbonate and optical film are surrounded by high-intensity

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WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

WIN $1000 in The Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

Heads up industrial designers, lighting luminaries, and creative crafters - enter your design in competition and you could win $1000! Do you have an idea for a engaging energy-efficient lamp that

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Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio's new pendant lamp prototypes can be mixed and matched with each other to create a remarkable array of shades. The exterior of each lamp maintains a cardboard aesthetic, while the inside

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Beaming “Reflex” Installation Features Thousands of Interactive LED Lights

Beaming “Reflex” Installation Features Thousands of Interactive LED Lights

The Reflex installation in London comprises hundreds of brass rods containing thousands of LED lights on small custom chips. Spotted over at designboom, rAndom International's Wellcome Trust exhibit is

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Colorful Chair Made of 65,000 Rubber Bands Turns Heads at ICFF

Colorful Chair Made of 65,000 Rubber Bands Turns Heads at ICFF

This year’s competition was themed “Sitting on the Edge,” and encouraged students to use nontraditional materials and disregard preconceived notions of chair design, pushing them to think outside

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Ross Menuez’s Icosa Lamp Gives Recyclable Felt a Crystalline Form

Ross Menuez’s Icosa Lamp Gives Recyclable Felt a Crystalline Form

While walking the halls of ICFF 2011 we couldn't help but be captivated by Ross Menuez' delicate felt Icosa Lamp, which was showcased by Areaware. Breathing new life into a material generally associated

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Aqua Creations’ Stunning Origami LED Lamps are Folded from a Single Sheet of Paper

Aqua Creations’ Stunning Origami LED Lamps are Folded from a Single Sheet of Paper

Tel-Aviv-based artist Ayala Serfaty and photographer Albi Serfaty’s lighting and furniture designs have stood the test of time. Aqua Creations Lighting & Furniture Atelier began in 1994, and since

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QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

These stunning Coral Reef lamps from QisDesign light up with a just a quick flick of the wrist. Spotted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the lamps feature three overlapping disc-shaped

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Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Tomorrow Philips will unveil the world's first LED replacement for the 75-watt incandescent light bulb during the LIGHTFAIR International trade show. The new Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt light bulb is

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Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Sometimes design shows can feel so serious and pretentious. I mean, how many plastic chairs and wood veneer lamps do we really need to see? That’s why we were thrilled to discover Frances

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Living Light Switch Plates Remind Us of the Importance of Energy Conservation

Living Light Switch Plates Remind Us of the Importance of Energy Conservation

Inspired by the study of hybrid environments in urban ecology, the Growth Plate rouses our awareness that nature is affected by our every move. The lush and green switch forces contact between the living

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Fun Lightstarter Twig Lamp Uses Old-Fashioned Hand-Kindling for Light

Fun Lightstarter Twig Lamp Uses Old-Fashioned Hand-Kindling for Light

  If you're a city dweller who likes a little bit of outdoorsy kitsch in your home, then the Lightstarter is a fun little gadget that will shine a light on your campy and ironic wit. Designed

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Vibrazioni’s Recycled Oil Barrel Furniture Comments on the Oil Crisis

Vibrazioni’s Recycled Oil Barrel Furniture Comments on the Oil Crisis

Vibrazioni’s repurposed oil barrel furniture sits on the fine line between art and design while making a poetic comment on the current oil crisis. Designed by Alberto Dassasso, the line of chairs,

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Buenos Aires’ Spectacular Planetario Galileo Galilei Sparkles With Thousands of LEDs

Buenos Aires’ Spectacular Planetario Galileo Galilei Sparkles With Thousands of LEDs

Planetario Galileo Galilei was designed by architect Enrique Jan and it opened its doors in 1962. Its galactic shape, inspired by Saturn, features five floors, six helicoidal sets of stairs, and a

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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile's bustling capital

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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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World-Renowned Designers Build Furniture From Marine Ravaged Venetian Wood

World-Renowned Designers Build Furniture From Marine Ravaged Venetian Wood

A limited edition collection of tables, chairs, stools, bookshelves, lamps, wood-carved art and even a hammock, each piece was created to highlight the the culminating aesthetic of decades of Italian

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