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Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida hovers three feet above the ground on risers that protect it from river floods and excessive rain. Built in the area of Playa Preciosa, this beautiful home was constructed by trained

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Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Madrid-based design studio Woodendot recently launched a new line of modern lighting handcrafted from natural materials. Their Ka Lamp collection is locally produced using traditional craft techniques in

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Amsterdam’s Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations

Amsterdam’s Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations

With plenty of brilliant works from both Dutch and international artists, the forty-four day-long Light Festival offers a great excuse to visit the charming Dutch city. One of the event’s main features

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Stimulo’s Sprightly Ah-Bre LED Lamp is Made from 50% Recycled Materials

Stimulo’s Sprightly Ah-Bre LED Lamp is Made from 50% Recycled Materials

Created by Barcelona-based Stimulo, Ah-Bre is a svelte, plant-like LED table lamp that is made from 50% recycled materials. The lamp's twiggy branches provide a convenient place to store personal items

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Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter

Toronto-based industrial designer Ryan Taylor's Babylon Light is a modern lighting fixture that doubles as a planter. Just like the futuristic kitchen light from Back to the Future, this multipurpose

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Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

A bit of light reading anyone? The Lumio may look like a hard-bound book on the outside - but open the cover and it unfolds into a beautiful modern light! Lumio was created by industrial designer Max

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How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

With summer quickly approaching, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill, and start spending a lot more time outdoors. Over at Inhabitots, we've shared some detailed instructions for

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Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival creates quirky recycled table lamps and hanging lights from salvaged and vintage lamps, electrical parts and pipe fittings. For the past 10 years, the company has been operating out

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LIKE Architect’s LEDscape is an Interactive Maze of Glowing LED Bulbs in Lisbon

LIKE Architect’s LEDscape is an Interactive Maze of Glowing LED Bulbs in Lisbon

LIKE Architects has worked with IKEA before last year when they took thousands of plastic bag dispensers to create "Frozen Trees". Their latest project was part of a plan to introduce IKEA's line of

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Audi Unveils LED Headlights of the Future at CES 2013

Audi Unveils LED Headlights of the Future at CES 2013

The 2013 International CES officially kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and many automakers are using the show to showcase their latest vehicle technologies, which range from fully autonomous cars to new

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Tim Van Cromvoirt’s Lungplant Lamps Breathe Just Like Living Organisms

Tim Van Cromvoirt’s Lungplant Lamps Breathe Just Like Living Organisms

We love objects that are interactive, move and change shape as if they were alive. An expert on the matter, designer Tim van Cromvoirt created a mesmerizing series of lamps called Lungplants. These

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Furniture Designer John Ford Reuses Scrap Wood to Make Modern Table Lamps

Furniture Designer John Ford Reuses Scrap Wood to Make Modern Table Lamps

The Mill Lamp  is constructed by dovetail-joining four pieces of scrap wood together, which are then turned on a lathe and sanded down to create a round form. The grain direction with the dovetail joints

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How Green Lighting Can Save American Businesses Millions of Dollars

How Green Lighting Can Save American Businesses Millions of Dollars

Installing green lighting may seem like a small and simple change, but it's surprising how hefty the bottom line savings can be. Many companies across the globe have been switching to LEDs quietly and

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

If you read our enlightening "how to switch to LED bulbs" tutorial, you've hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we wanted to make it even

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Margot Krasojevic’s Cantilever Lamp Gives Energy-Efficient LEDs an Old-Fashioned Twist

Margot Krasojevic’s Cantilever Lamp Gives Energy-Efficient LEDs an Old-Fashioned Twist

Designed for a hotel chain in Cape Town, South Africa, the Cantilever Light by UK-based designer and architect Dr. Margot Krasojevic looks unlike any lamp that we have come across. The tube-like structure

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Top 6 Gadgets for the Home to Help You Go Green in 2013

Top 6 Gadgets for the Home to Help You Go Green in 2013

It may still be December, but we're already thinking about our resolution to make 2013 our greenest year yet. In addition to those classic resolves to eat healthier, spend more time with family and

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Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Voyage is an art installation by Aether & Hemera that consists of a flotilla of 300 paper boats sailing along Canary Wharf's Middle Dock. Each boat is illuminated by colored LED lights that form

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Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Researchers at Wake Forest University recently developed a revolutionary new type of light bulb! Forget the days of fragile glass and toxic mercury - these amazing new bulbs use nanotechnology to create a

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Petter Thorne’s Ethereal Wet and Dry Lamps Use Minimal Materials and Energy

Petter Thorne’s Ethereal Wet and Dry Lamps Use Minimal Materials and Energy

Swedish designer Petter Thorne wanted to make a lamp that would use the least amount of materials and energy as possible, and his goal was achieved with these beautiful Wet and Dry lights. The glowing

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Philips Releases an Updated A19 LED Bulb That is Better Looking and More Efficient

Philips Releases an Updated A19 LED Bulb That is Better Looking and More Efficient

LED bulbs may be fabulous for the environment, but they aren’t always the prettiest of fittings to look at. Philips is trying to fix that with an update to one of their more popular LED bulbs, the A19.

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Hamburg’s New HafenCity Subway Station is Lit with Shipping Container-Size LED Light Boxes

Hamburg’s New HafenCity Subway Station is Lit with Shipping Container-Size LED Light Boxes

The new HafenCity subway station's design is industrial in nature, and the gravity-defying installation of 6-ton boxes above the platform create a modern ambiance. The light boxes are made from steel

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Studio DRIFT’s Interactive Shylights Mimic How Flowers Attract and Repel Bees

Studio DRIFT’s Interactive Shylights Mimic How Flowers Attract and Repel Bees

Studio DRIFT’s interactive Shylights gracefully move up and down, opening and closing, similar to the way flowers attract and repel pollinating bees. Made from stainless steel, recyclable aluminum,

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GravityLight Is a Cheap, Green Weight-Powered Alternative to Solar Lamps

GravityLight Is a Cheap, Green Weight-Powered Alternative to Solar Lamps

London-based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves — from Therefore.com – spent four years developing a light that would provide a viable alternative to kerosene and sun-powered lamps for

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Reliance Foundry Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Bollard Lamp for Outdoor Path Lighting

Reliance Foundry Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Bollard Lamp for Outdoor Path Lighting

When they are doing their job effectively, you might not pay any attention to the outdoor lamps that illuminate your nighttime path. But the recently launched Solar-powered Bollard Lighting Collection

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Solar-Powered LuminAID Lamp Launches “Give Light, Get Light” BOGO Initiative

Solar-Powered LuminAID Lamp Launches “Give Light, Get Light” BOGO Initiative

LuminAID is an inflatable, solar-powered light designed for a range of uses including disaster response and camping. Each light recharges with about five hours of sunlight, producing eight to 10 hours of

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Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building

Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building

The Sunportal system tracks the sun and collects light throughout the day with an "Active Sunlight Collector" - and it's able to do so even on cloudy days. The collector redirects the light into an "Ultra

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Coral Reef-Inspired ColoniaTecne Pavilion Spies on Visitors With an LED Display

Coral Reef-Inspired ColoniaTecne Pavilion Spies on Visitors With an LED Display

BIOS Design Collective was inspired by the stealthy communication network of coral reefs when dreaming up their pavilion. Biomimicry uses the lessons learned in nature to create new and sophisticated

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Swirling LED Lights Kick Off the Holiday Season in the Streets of Madrid

Swirling LED Lights Kick Off the Holiday Season in the Streets of Madrid

Several celebrated artists and other creatives will brighten up Madrid's festive season this year, but Sapey was responsible for transforming Serrano Street - one of the city's lease charismatic areas

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8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up - and it's never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled

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Alexandra Burr’s 2×4 Pendant Lamp Creates an Interesting Play Between Weight, Material and Light

Alexandra Burr’s 2×4 Pendant Lamp Creates an Interesting Play Between Weight, Material and Light

Alexandra Burr's pendant light is a simple design that reclaims a 2x4 and transforms it into a modernist lamp with an industrial yet subdued look. The salvaged 2x4 has been whitewashed to add a

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