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Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Designer Willem Heeffer created a new interior for Helsinki-based travel agency Elamysmatkat, and one of the stars of the show is a beautiful chandelier made from recycled skis! Elamysmatkat reached out

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Stairway to Heaven is a Brilliant LED Climbing Chandelier

Stairway to Heaven is a Brilliant LED Climbing Chandelier

Made from shiny metal and flickering crystals, just like your average chandelier, “Stairway to Heaven” is an illuminated ladder flipped upside down. Designed by Bertjan Pot, a recent

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ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamps come in 5 varieties: Pettirosso Erithacus rubecula, Pesce palla faraona Arothron meleagris, Pesce palla liscio Sphoeroides pachygaster, Pinguino reale Aptenodytes patagonica, Pipistrello Amazona

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Eindhoven’s Futuristic “Blob” Building Hides 1,700 Bikes in Its Belly

Eindhoven’s Futuristic “Blob” Building Hides 1,700 Bikes in Its Belly

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat The Blob's iconic aesthetics and spacious 10,000-square-foot interior have made it a local landmark and a popular meeting and reference point within the city

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Fatimata Ly’s Pounding Light is a Terra Cotta Chandelier Inspired by Power Cuts in Senegal

Fatimata Ly’s Pounding Light is a Terra Cotta Chandelier Inspired by Power Cuts in Senegal

When electrical shortages and power cuts occur on a regular basis, you need to be flexible with your lighting sources. Pounding Light is a versatile terra cotta chandelier produced by Fatimata Ly that was

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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.

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Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

LED is taking the interior design world by storm and Kichler's new lineup of LED tape add a heap of options for low-impact and dramatic lighting. The lineup of indoor or outdoor strips comes in all

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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Luke Anderson’s Alva Light Bulb is a Beautiful, Edison-Inspired LED Bulb

Luke Anderson’s Alva Light Bulb is a Beautiful, Edison-Inspired LED Bulb

Early Edison light bulbs were a thing of beauty, but they were also terribly inefficient. Modern LED bulbs are much more efficient, but they aren't always beautiful. Luke Anderson, a product designer from

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Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

We first saw Graypants' Scraplights back in 2008 and immediately wanted one (or ten). Graypants is led by Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle out of Seattle, where they build chairs, tables, lights and even

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Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

The Coca-Cola Beatbox invites visitors to get hands-on with its structure, which is made from over 200 touch-sensitive translucent air pillows. Touching the pavilion is like playing a giant musical

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Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Berlin-based Osaka-born designer Shigeki Yamamoto has created a small maple light called the Spiellampe (Lamp game) that brings back the joy of playing with building blocks as a child. The highly

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The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

Traditional reading lights are often serpentine eyesores that appear to channel the ghosts of external computer microphones or clunky bookmarks, but Masiosare Studio's Flaca LED lamp offers those who

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A Touch of Lace Gives these Repurposed Glass Lamps a Romantic Sensibility

A Touch of Lace Gives these Repurposed Glass Lamps a Romantic Sensibility

These beautiful, multi-colored lamps are made from repurposed local bottles and glasses. Although we've have seen similar lamp concepts several times before, we like the simple yet romantic approach of

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

Polish designer Justyna Poplawska has been experimenting with light and glass for several years now. Her latest creation is a cool pendant lamp called 'Luna', and it looks good enough to eat! While the

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Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Creek STEM School With Light – PHOTOS

The Sundolier piqued a lot on interest when we first reported on the unique solar robot, which can light entire rooms. The other side of the design is the company's diffusion ‘chandlers’, which bounce

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World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at

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Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Bialee is a cute little lamp made from a repurposed espresso coffee maker, designed by Matthew Appleby for Berlin-based Showraum. Using the filter and base of a traditional Italian cafetera,

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Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow -- from Itektur -- recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED

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The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The Sustainable Light Swing is an interactive light installation powered by kinetic energy. Created by Guilherme Pena Costa and Ingrid Gabor, the swing is designed with the purpose of inviting people to

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The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

Streetlights are fixture of cities and towns across the world -- they literally guide us through the night. But even new LED streetlights require a large amount of energy, because they run all night long,

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Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

With the shift from paper to digital media, our desks don't need as much light as they did once before. With this in mind, Belgian designer Tim Baute, from Interror.be, created a flatpack lamp with a row

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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Add a little flavor to your interior space with one of these "Chef de Cuisine" hanging lamps. Designed by German-based Findelkind, these cool lamps are handmade from repurposed cooking whisks and are so

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about Dwell's Light & Energy issue and what kind of content readers can expect when they pick it up on newsstands this month? AMANDA: I enjoy issue themes that

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DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

Piled up tires with round glass tops make for wonderful display tables in this West Berlin shop. Repurposed tires also get a new life as shelves for displaying books and hand clutches, and even a

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a lamp for the

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Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

These amazing perforated pendant lamps are the creation of product designer Etienne Esmenjaud. By using low-impact and easy to handle materials, such as FSC wood and felt, he is able to laser-cut, pierce

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