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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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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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Help Kickstart Highlight Design’s AmbientOne LED Table Lamp!

Help Kickstart Highlight Design’s AmbientOne LED Table Lamp!

Good lighting design can change your mood, define living spaces, and with LED technology, it can last a lifetime without needing bulbs replaced. The AmbientOne Table Lamp has a custom LED array that will

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At Labo’s Wood Veneer Lamps Are Puzzles You Put Together Yourself

At Labo’s Wood Veneer Lamps Are Puzzles You Put Together Yourself

Is it a lamp or is it a puzzle? Spotted at ICFF during New York Design Week, At Labo's beguiling veneer lamps resemble wooden orbs, but bat one a bit with your hand and you'll see that they're

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Ryosuke Fukusada Unveils Glowing Wooden Light Bulb

Ryosuke Fukusada Unveils Glowing Wooden Light Bulb

Mixing traditional Japanese woodworking techniques with modern design, Ryosuke Fukusada has created a functional wooden light bulb! The unusual design was made using a technique called Rokuro, and it

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Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

It’s a pretty old trick to take a simple steamer or colander and use it as a light shade, so designer Nadia Belalia upped the ante with her series of transformed and customized steamer lamps. Belalia

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Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System is a "generative design studio" that harnesses cutting-edge technology to create art, jewelry, and housewares modeled after processes found in nature. They develop computer programs that

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HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous political bickering about the lighting legislation in the

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Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

We recently showed you Ryosuke Fukusada's innovative and playful designs, which include wooden light bulbs and tiny cakes shaped like furniture; his recent project, Net Lamps, places efficient LED lamps

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Eco Effect’s Flat-Pack Armadillo Lamp Shade Provides Armor for Your Light Bulb

Eco Effect’s Flat-Pack Armadillo Lamp Shade Provides Armor for Your Light Bulb

The Armadillo lamp shade from New Zealand-based company Eco Effect is a flat-pack lamp shade made from recycled eco-board that is quick and easy to assemble. Armadillo means "little armored one" in

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The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

Toronto-based Castor has come up with a radiant idea for reusing hundreds of burnt out light bulbs. The design team collected an array of working and non-working lamps and bulbs (all trashed) and fixed

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Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has an amazing way of transforming everyday practical objects into designs with new meaning and expression. By filling glass jars taken from his grandmother's pantry with

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

Totally wireless, incredibly lightweight and smaller than a quarter, the Thumb-Lite is a stick-on LED that turns anything into a flashlight. If you've ever felt the frustration of searching for something

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Battery-Free Bosavi LED Headlamp Recharges Via USB

Battery-Free Bosavi LED Headlamp Recharges Via USB

Two years ago rock climber Dan Freschl quit his job as a battery engineer and set to work designing an environmentally friendly headlamp that didn’t rely on AAA batteries to function. After two years of

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Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian-born designer with an eye for seeing poetry in everyday objects. Looking past the obvious function of a teapot, he created these fairytale-like Teapot Lamps. By keeping the

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

Candles can transform nondescript spaces into soothing and romantic scenes, but they can also be a fire waiting to happen (considering 5% of all home fires are started by candles), and a smoky, waxy mess

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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out before

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Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

'A lamp within a log' is the cool idea behind Marco Stefanelli's gorgeous Brecce (Breaches) Collection, which debuted at this year's Milan Furniture Fair Cascina Cuccagna show. A combination of light,

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Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

With the aim of blending the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush Architects designed this glowing glass home within a pine forest in Germany. Called Minimum House, the

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his "Satellite" floor lamp is a beautiful object made from

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