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Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt's “Hopscotch” installation, showcased at the Vivid Sydney light and music festival, had visitors hopping up and down to create their own LED light rainbows. The low-energy light installation

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Geek Alert! Psychedelic LED Light Paintings Are Created Using Roomba Robot Vacuums

Geek Alert! Psychedelic LED Light Paintings Are Created Using Roomba Robot Vacuums

The Roomba has quite the following and it's not just because it cleans your house without having to pull out the vacuum. Roombas are completely hackable serving as open source robots that can be turned

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Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

What do you do when you have a room that needs a side table, and an accent lamp? Look to Rotoluxe, a company that makes sustainably, eco-friendly illuminated tables and planters. Their glowing pieces come

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Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Inspired by cityscapes, this customizable light by Yasser Jamani allows individuals to get a taste of urban planning by letting them choose the shape of their own skyline. Using a perforated aluminum

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Sworth Lamp by Parry and Sutton Twists Scrap Metal into Art

Sworth Lamp by Parry and Sutton Twists Scrap Metal into Art

Scrap aluminum slivers were worked into the Sworth Lamp, an exploding cloud of gleaming metal by designer Ilsa Parry and collaborator Tom Sutton. The curly slivers that the lamp is constructed from are

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Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

The Turbine Pendant Lamp is a great example of green design that is incredibly versatile as well. Its thoughtfully conceived form can be appreciated indoors and out -- either hanging from the ceiling or

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Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Sometimes we want to shake things up around our apartments, but aren’t ready to buy any new decor. The Pillbug Lamp solves this problem by functioning as a wall sconce, table lamp, or even a chandelier

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Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle Design’s series of Hangelier 1.2 lampshades is thoughtfully crafted from off-the-shelf plastic hangers and salvaged bike components. The surprisingly intricate hangers are arranged in a manner

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Abstraction LED Lamps by Perhacs Studio Feature Intricate Interchangeable Leaves

Abstraction LED Lamps by Perhacs Studio Feature Intricate Interchangeable Leaves

“Abstraction” is a series of modular pendant lamps laser cut from recycled and recyclable materials and designed by Brandon Perhacs of Lichen and Perhacs Studio. In a clever and playful move, the

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Whirling Flock Floor Lamp Crafted from FSC-Certified Wood by Tom Raffield

Whirling Flock Floor Lamp Crafted from FSC-Certified Wood by Tom Raffield

The Flock Floor Lamp is a coiled beauty set in bloom by the hands of dedicated and talented craftsman Tom Raffield. Delicately handcrafted out of steam bent FSC-Certified Sycamore wood, the shade is

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Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Utilizing neglected forks, Wendy W. Fok of We-Designs has produced the Forkalier lamp. Using everyday objects that are often overlooked or quickly discarded, the Forkalier takes a stab at reclaiming them

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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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Solar Decathlon 2011: The CHIP House Wears Its Thermal Mass on Its Puffy Sleeve

Solar Decathlon 2011: The CHIP House Wears Its Thermal Mass on Its Puffy Sleeve

The roof-integrated photovoltaic panels will provide 7.8kW of energy. The CHIP team will slant the roof to achieve optimum solar exposure 365 days a year such that the home will have net-zero energy

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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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Amazing Biodegradable Piezo-Art Pavilion by 3XN Generates its Own Energy

Amazing Biodegradable Piezo-Art Pavilion by 3XN Generates its Own Energy

Danish architects 3XN have created a swirling art installation that features some of the most advanced building and energy-generating technologies on earth. Designed for an exhibit at Louisiana's Museum

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Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

The Horizon represents the first utilization of Thin Film Technology in a task light. Several transparent layers of microscopically thin polycarbonate and optical film are surrounded by high-intensity

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Switch Announces World’s First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb

Switch Announces World’s First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb

Energy-efficient lighting just got even brighter - today Switch unveiled its brightest bulb yet at the 2011 LIGHTFAIR in Philadelphia. The new LED bulb is equivalent to a 100 watt bulb, can be completely

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Beaming “Reflex” Installation Features Thousands of Interactive LED Lights

Beaming “Reflex” Installation Features Thousands of Interactive LED Lights

The Reflex installation in London comprises hundreds of brass rods containing thousands of LED lights on small custom chips. Spotted over at designboom, rAndom International's Wellcome Trust exhibit is

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QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

These stunning Coral Reef lamps from QisDesign light up with a just a quick flick of the wrist. Spotted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the lamps feature three overlapping disc-shaped

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Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Today Google flipped the switch on a remarkable new LED bulb that can be controlled by any Android device using the company's new open-source wireless networking protocol. The search giant worked with

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MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

This incredible installation demonstrates what happens when art, science and technology merge on behalf of the planet. Most of the designs feature energy efficient technologies or materials and open

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Stardust: Crystallized Sugar LED Lamp is All Sweetness and Light

Stardust: Crystallized Sugar LED Lamp is All Sweetness and Light

Won Joon Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and is currently studying for his BFA in designed objects at the SAIC in Chicago. Stardust is the result of an intense two-semester design project that focused on the

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Bamboo Trees Light up the Night With Luminous LED Leaves

Bamboo Trees Light up the Night With Luminous LED Leaves

Each of the LED-lit leaves is made of laser-etched plexiglass and mounted onto an artistically assembled shaft of bamboo. Each leaf contains a collection of red, green, blue, and white LEDs mounted on

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Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd has created a spectacular interactive installation of energy efficient, emotion-reading lights for the Salone del Mobile 2011 exhibition in Milan. Designed by Ferruccio

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Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Our friends over at molo recently released their portable Hobo Lanterns to much fanfare and we just got news that the interior design duo has now unveiled a special edition version of the tote-shaped LED

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Molo’s Translucent Hobo Lantern is a Light and a Bag All in One

Molo’s Translucent Hobo Lantern is a Light and a Bag All in One

Here at Inhabitat, we’re big fans of innovative interior design-duo Molo, so we were psyched when they sent us news of their latest awesome paper lighting invention – the Molo Hobo Lantern! An

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Bridgelux Cuts LED Costs by 75% With Revolutionary Silicon-Based Technology

Bridgelux Cuts LED Costs by 75% With Revolutionary Silicon-Based Technology

The Bay area startup Bridgelux has unveiled a brand new LED technology that can reduce upfront costs by a whopping 75%. Despite being an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient alternative to

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Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

We're big fans of all of the futuristic new LED lights that have been popping up, but sometimes their shiny, modern looks distract from an outdoor space's natural beauty. That's why we were delighted when

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Spain Shines Bright With Elegant Eco Lighting Options

Spain Shines Bright With Elegant Eco Lighting Options

Living in country that constantly basks in the beautiful sun, it comes as no surprise that Spain's lighting designers know a thing or two about inspiring light. From lighting systems reminiscent of

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