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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create

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Urban Chandy’s Recycled Chandeliers Use Vintage Edison Bulbs with Cool Coils

Urban Chandy’s Recycled Chandeliers Use Vintage Edison Bulbs with Cool Coils

While Urban Chandy currently uses vintage Edison bulbs for their lighting, which critics worry is not the most environmentally-conscious choice, they do aspire to keep their energy as low as possible

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Adam Frank’s Reveal Light Projects a ‘Daylit’ Window on Any Wall

Adam Frank’s Reveal Light Projects a ‘Daylit’ Window on Any Wall

So far we've showcased Adam Frank's amazing 3D Lucid Mirror and flickering LUMEN LED nightlight displayed last weekend at BKLYN Designs, and the designer just unveiled his Reveal Projection Light in DUMBO

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Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries

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David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

Most plastics can be endlessly recycled without losing their indestructibility. But instead of being reused, the majority of plastics will end up as one-time-use products, finding their end as pollutants

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LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

TODAY is the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite finalists! We received nearly 200 amazing entries in our Lighten Up! LED Lighting Design Competition over the last few weeks, and after countless hours of

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MSDModern’s Firefly Pendant Will Add a Touch of Color to Any Space

MSDModern’s Firefly Pendant Will Add a Touch of Color to Any Space

MSDModern’s Firefly pendant is a contemporary take on the popular ombre trend. Skillfully blown by expert artists, the Firefly comes in a variety of colorful and unique shapes, including: flared and

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Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

The main wing of the Lenbachhaus Museum was built in 1891 as a studio and villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach, and several additions have been added over the past 100+ years. In the latest set of

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Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

The World Lamp is a new shop light that pairs energy-efficient LEDs with a clever collapsible design that packs flat to ship and can be easily assembled once it arrives. The World Lamp uses about half the

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Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Polish designer Asia Piaścik's Sugarcloud Lamp takes its inspiration from a sweet recipe inspired by traditional Polish crocheting techniques. Here, white cotton is first crocheted and then stiffened

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Bocci’s Gorgeous Recycled Glass ’38′ Lamps Double as Hanging Planters

Bocci’s Gorgeous Recycled Glass ’38′ Lamps Double as Hanging Planters

Omer Arbel's dazzling 38 Collection for Bocci features a series of suspended green lamps that double as planters. The surreal recycled glass spheres are blown with a multitude of cavities. Some spaces are

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Space Farms: Heliospectra LED Lighting System Could Grow Veggies in Space

Space Farms: Heliospectra LED Lighting System Could Grow Veggies in Space

Heliospectra’s new LED lighting system has been chosen by the German Aerospace Center (DRL) as part of the EDEN (Evolution and Design of Environmentally-closed Nutrition sources) research initiative.

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Blackbody’s Lamps Use OLED Technology to Create Stirring Lighting Effects

Blackbody’s Lamps Use OLED Technology to Create Stirring Lighting Effects

Bruno Dussert-Vidalet and Alessandro Dolcetta turn light into emotion with their new lighting company, Blackbody. Presenting for the first time at Euroluce during Milan Design Week earlier this month,

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Three Wise Men Combine Wood, Craft and an LED into One Lamp

Three Wise Men Combine Wood, Craft and an LED into One Lamp

Three Wise Men are a group of lovely wooden lamps handcrafted into different sizes and shapes. Designed by Hong-Kong-born, UK-based Samuel Chan for his own brand Channel, they give off a warm and focused

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Marc Krusin’s Bee Hive Lamps are Made from Recyclable Re-board

Marc Krusin’s Bee Hive Lamps are Made from Recyclable Re-board

Lightweight yet exceptionally strong, these Bee Hive Lamps are a series of luminaries inspired in the busy insects’ homes. Created by London-based designer Marc Krusin for Alpac Srl, they've been

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LightStructure: Ingo Maurer’s New Geometric LED Lamps Are Suspended by Power Rods

LightStructure: Ingo Maurer’s New Geometric LED Lamps Are Suspended by Power Rods

Ingo Maurer is a world-renowned creator of innovative and highly artistic lighting installations that use completely custom mechanisms, minimized connectors, and unexpected materials. His latest

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The Most Inventive Green Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

The Most Inventive Green Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

A collective of designers working under the name of Slowd is collaborating with craftsmen to explore different, more sustainable ways to manufacture products. Nicola Dalla Costa worked with makers in

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Edward Linacre’s Beautiful Honeycomb Nest Lamp Packs Flat to Ship

Edward Linacre’s Beautiful Honeycomb Nest Lamp Packs Flat to Ship

Edward Linacre's Nest Lamp is a beautiful flat-pack pendant light crafted from fast-growing bamboo veneer. The lamp's interlocking design is inspired by forms found in nature, such as the honeycomb

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Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

The 2013 Euroluce exhibition during Milan Design Week featured striking light installations that balance high technology with emotive aesthetics and intangibility with functionality. These might seem like

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Design Students Show Off Their Creative Prowess at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

Design Students Show Off Their Creative Prowess at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

These organic-shaped ceramic bowls are actually precise measuring cups, corresponding to commonly used volumes in cooking recipes. The shapes refer to the mound of spices found in markets. Salt is used as

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Tobias Tøstesen Transforms 8,000 LEGO Windows into a Dazzling Chandelier!

Tobias Tøstesen Transforms 8,000 LEGO Windows into a Dazzling Chandelier!

LEGO lovers and design fans alike can agree that Tøstesen’s lamp goes beyond the traditional use of the toy blocks. Tøstesen used the children’s toys to create a practical (and even opulent-looking)

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Light for a Cause: Buy a Flat Pack Groovy Lamp and Support the Virgin Unite Foundation

Light for a Cause: Buy a Flat Pack Groovy Lamp and Support the Virgin Unite Foundation

Joe Player, an inspiring, young entrepreneur, has just launched a fundraiser called Light for Cause on the popular crowd funding platform Indiegogo. The fundraiser offers the opportunity to pre-order a

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Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

This month, Philadelphia residents will get a chance to play Pong on what's being described as the world's biggest video game screen. It's a classic marriage of modern architecture and arcade gaming.

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Amsterdam’s Newly Renovated Rijksmuseum Shines With 750,000 LED Lights

Amsterdam’s Newly Renovated Rijksmuseum Shines With 750,000 LED Lights

The Seville, Spain-based firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, who won the international design competition for the expansion in 2001, have transformed the old 19th century building into a modern exhibition

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Issey Miyake Designs Sustainable Lighting Sculptures Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Issey Miyake Designs Sustainable Lighting Sculptures Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Many of you may already recognize this stunning lighting collection, but few realize the conceptual research and green experimentation that went into developing the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE project. Designed

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Arbor Lux: Enchanting Lamps Made from Rescued Trees Topped with Sap Resin Lights

Arbor Lux: Enchanting Lamps Made from Rescued Trees Topped with Sap Resin Lights

O'Neil makes every effort to create work that is as sustainable and responsible as possible. He enjoys turning his client’s household scraps into useful and unique pieces of furniture, lighting or art,

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Kristina Kjaer’s Delightful Felt Lamp is Inspired by Woodland Fungi

Kristina Kjaer’s Delightful Felt Lamp is Inspired by Woodland Fungi

Danish product designer Kristina Kjaer needed a small lamp that could be hung above her wardrobe to light up her space. Kjaer took to building her own lamp using natural, biodegradable materials, giving

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SORAA Vivid: World’s First Full Visible Spectrum LED Bulb Wins 2013 Red Dot Product Award

SORAA Vivid: World’s First Full Visible Spectrum LED Bulb Wins 2013 Red Dot Product Award

SORAA just took home a 2013 Red Dot Product Design Award with their Vivid LED MR16 - which is the world’s first full visible spectrum bulb! The California-based company is the world’s leader in

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SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

A few years ago Uncharted Play unveiled designs for an energy-generating soccer ball that can generate power through play—and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to go into full-scale

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FactoryTwentyOne’s Handmade Lampshades are Constructed from Discarded Shipping Pallets

FactoryTwentyOne’s Handmade Lampshades are Constructed from Discarded Shipping Pallets

FactoryTwentyOne's Pallet Pendant Shade is made from - you guessed it - recycled shipping pallets. Each fixture is handmade all the way down to the elastic (which is available in an array of colors to

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