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Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp

Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp

Inspired by the Brazilian idea of "Gambiarra" – reviving unwanted junk – Ghetto Picasso’s imaginative lamp design gives a forgotten, white rocking horse a luminous new life. The illuminated horse

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Upcycled Booklight Gives New Life to Discarded Literature

Upcycled Booklight Gives New Life to Discarded Literature

Dutch architect Anja Verdonk juxtaposes the oldest forms of printed text with high-tech lighting technology in her LED ‘Booklight” hanging lamps. Ranging from classic novels, to comic books and sheet

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Dazzling Storm Cloud of Light Born from Ordinary Pot Scrubbers

Dazzling Storm Cloud of Light Born from Ordinary Pot Scrubbers

Trained in architecture, ceramics, and interior design, Daisuke Hiraiwa's talents clearly shine in his sculptural “A Cloudy Day” lampshade crafted from metallic scouring pads. By using ordinary pot

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Beehive-Inspired Nectar Lamp Casts a Warm Hexagonal Glow

Beehive-Inspired Nectar Lamp Casts a Warm Hexagonal Glow

Taking a cue from nature, Rebecca Asquith's Nectar Lamp reflects the beauty found in the naturally occurring hexagonal shapes of beehives. The fixture is made from lightweight felted polyester that is

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Pierre Ospina’s Blossom Lamps Create Diverse Gardens of LED Light

Pierre Ospina’s Blossom Lamps Create Diverse Gardens of LED Light

Pierre Ospina's Blossom Bulbs create a unique garden of light that is directly inspired by natures’ diversification through growth. These rubber lamps are varied in width and height and are designed

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Maglight Transforms Magazines Into a Stained Glass-Like Table Lamp

Maglight Transforms Magazines Into a Stained Glass-Like Table Lamp

Designer Jurg Grassl has found a way to recycle our old magazines in an illuminating way. A finalist in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, Grassl's lamp is a simple construction that uses the

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Jerry Kott Upcycles Wine Bottles Into Fabulous Frosted Lamps

Jerry Kott Upcycles Wine Bottles Into Fabulous Frosted Lamps

Jerry Kott has made an art out of rejuvenating empty wine bottles with this enchanting series dubbed the Khrysalis and Kortex lamps. The light fixtures, which measure 17 inches in length, take on a

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Scribble Pendant Lamp Beams a Subtle Light Out from Behind 256 Pencils

Scribble Pendant Lamp Beams a Subtle Light Out from Behind 256 Pencils

Made from 256 pencils, Jennifer Huang’s Scribble Pendant Lamp is as quirky as it is stunning. A charming alternative to a regular lamp, Huang’s designs are a decorative adaptation of the everyday

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Blowfish-Inspired Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light

Blowfish-Inspired Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light

Using simple materials like a fish bowl and plastic tubes, Andrea Carvajal's "Fugu" is a stunning light fixture inspired by the Japanese for puffer fish (from which it also takes its name). This

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Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Sometimes, the most innovative lighting fixtures don't come from the stable of perfectly finished, sleek task lights at design shows, but from the recycling heaps and hardware stores on the streets of

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‘Light Reading’ is a Literary Lamp Made From Recycled Books

‘Light Reading’ is a Literary Lamp Made From Recycled Books

Now that the Kindle, the iPad, and a slew of other e-readers are making paper-bound print increasingly passé, the issue of book paper waste is becoming increasingly salient. Lucy Norman's "A Bit of Light

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Sprout Living Lamp Doubles as a Lush Terrarium

Sprout Living Lamp Doubles as a Lush Terrarium

Created for homeowners who struggle with incorporating plants into their home decor, Emily Paul's Sprout Living Lamp offers a striking yet space-efficient lighting fixture that combines the best of both

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Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

The improper disposal of e-waste can be a serious detriment to the environment and the health of humans. So instead of trashing this broken blender, Minda Merinsky transformed it into a brand new lamp

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Gilles Eichenbaum Creates Extraordinary Lamps From Ordinary Kitchen Objects

Gilles Eichenbaum Creates Extraordinary Lamps From Ordinary Kitchen Objects

Coffee pots, colanders, toasters and kettles all sound like pretty ordinary items that you would find in your kitchen. Yet, Gilles Eichenbaum effortlessly transforms these objects from ordinary to

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Fun and Fanciful Eco-Park Sprouts Up In Amsterdam Schipol Airport

Fun and Fanciful Eco-Park Sprouts Up In Amsterdam Schipol Airport

Officially opened with a surprising picnic themed party early last month, Airport Park offers a unique place in the world for everyone to enjoy. Located before passport control within Lounge 1 it features

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Grit Tank’s Eco-Lighting Installation Curves Through a Milwaukee Coffee Shop

Grit Tank’s Eco-Lighting Installation Curves Through a Milwaukee Coffee Shop

Amidst hissing espresso machines and the daily bustle of a Wisconsin coffee shop, student design firm "Grit Tank's" breathtaking installation "Double Overhead" winds through the café's interior. Made

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Moonlight Solar Night Lights Eliminate Dangerous Kerosene Lamps In Cambodia

Moonlight Solar Night Lights Eliminate Dangerous Kerosene Lamps In Cambodia

As Mathieu Young was traveling around Cambodia he met two employees of KamWorks by accident outside a guesthouse one night, who introduced them to their work and the Moonlight. Young was able to visit

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Lanzavecchia + Wai’s Bamboo Leone Lamps are Blazing Half-Orbs of Light

Lanzavecchia + Wai’s Bamboo Leone Lamps are Blazing Half-Orbs of Light

Lanzavecchia + Wai worked with Singapore’s last remaining Lion Dance mask craftsman to create 'The Leone Series 1', a collection of lamps constructed from lithe strips of bamboo and white rice paper.

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KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

Rainer & Tobias Kyburz's KARTONKLUNKER is a clever cardboard chandelier that packs flat to ship and can be set up in a snap without the use of screws or glue. Spotted over at SwissMiss, the fixture

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Nice Ball: Quirky Lamp Made from 80 Doll Sized Iconic Vitra Chairs and Tables

Nice Ball: Quirky Lamp Made from 80 Doll Sized Iconic Vitra Chairs and Tables

It's clear that Germany’s iconic Vitra Design Museum has a big fan. Italian designer Paola Pivi has paid homage to the museum’s collection by turning some its most iconic pieces into “Nice Ball,”

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Bungalove: Nomadic Pop-Up Prefab Lets You Go Back to the Wild in Style

Bungalove: Nomadic Pop-Up Prefab Lets You Go Back to the Wild in Style

Unveiled at the Sia Guest International Hospitality Exhibition, Bungalove is a mobile living space that can evolve over time and is designed for disassembly. The pop-up hotel consists of a platform and

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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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