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John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

Created for the Uncommon Ground exhibition in Wisconsin, John Grade's immense Capacitor sculpture responds to information from weather sensors located outside the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It

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Alexis Tricoire Creates Recycled Hanging Mini Gardens For a Prague Mall

Alexis Tricoire Creates Recycled Hanging Mini Gardens For a Prague Mall

The Green Mobile Project by Alexis Tricoire is a series of hanging mini gardens above a set of escalators. The mobiles' sculptural form was inspired by shopping bags with a rectilinear volume with a

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Crowdsourced Project Uses Kites to Monitor Air Quality in Beijing

Crowdsourced Project Uses Kites to Monitor Air Quality in Beijing

Beijing has some of the worst air quality in the world; conditions were so bad earlier this year that levels soared beyond the range of the US embassy’s air quality index. In an effort to more

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Researchers Create Cheaper, Greener OLED Lights Using Inkjet Printers

Researchers Create Cheaper, Greener OLED Lights Using Inkjet Printers

Photo via Shutterstock Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) aren't quite as energy efficient as normal LEDs, but they're still far more efficient than traditional light bulbs - and new research could

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Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Long gone are the old-fashioned chandeliers outfitted with incandescent light bulbs and enough ornament to put a Christmas tree to shame. Group-Two Design recently brought their ultra-modern LED

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs this week, and we had a chance to check out his latest design, the LUCID Mirror. The mirror functions just like a typical reflective sheet of glass, but

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Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Last fall, the Warriors announced plans to move from their current home in Oakland's Oracle Arena across the bay to Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. The proposal immediately raised concern that a new stadium

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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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MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas this week, and once again, gadgets that make use of renewable energy are making headlines around the world. MPowered's Luci solar lantern is a

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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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New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

In another fantastic example of biomimicry, a team of South Korean scientists is studying fireflies in an effort to develop a better, less expensive LED lens. The team's research sees them essentially

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The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

Bored with the never-ending light bulb and lamp shade duet, Philadelphia native Judah Konigsberg designed The Square Tulip, a bold new LED lamp that resembles three square tulips in a flower pot. Like a

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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your

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The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

Located in the city of Bhopal, the SunCarrier Omega Building is the first net-zero energy building in India. The building features sun-tracking solar photovoltaic generators integrated with large

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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

BreadedEscalope studio presented their low-tech, low-energy, steam-bending machine and showed the public how it worked at this year's bustling Designersblock event. As 50% of the world's computer

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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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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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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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Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Scientists from IBM Research Zurich just created a tiny 5-ringed molecule called olympicene that is only 1.2 nanometers wide— about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. The new graphite molecule is

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Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Here's one design that really "cleaned up" at New York Design Week - an LED lamp disguised as a broom. Spotted by our editors at ICFF, the MoodBroom by Peteris Zilbers looks like a mundane mop at first

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Light&Contrast’s Adorable Ikebana LED Flower Lamps Use Innovative Lighting Technology

Light&Contrast’s Adorable Ikebana LED Flower Lamps Use Innovative Lighting Technology

While making the rounds at NY Design week this week we spotted these cool LED flower lights by California-based design studio Light&Contrast. Inspired by the Japanese art of flower arranging, the

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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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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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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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CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles,

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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Philips’ Innovative New L Prize Winning 10W LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

Philips’ Innovative New L Prize Winning 10W LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

Philips has announced that it will be launching the most energy-efficient, high performance light bulb ever made - the award-winning L Prize LED Bulb in stores on April 22, 2012, just in time for Earth

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Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Lighting manufacturers Cree just unveiled a design for its new Aeroblades streetlights, modern, fin-shaped LED lights that the company hopes will replace traditional overhead streetlights. Cities

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10,000 LEDs Adorn CuteCircuit’s Dazzling “Aurora” Dress

10,000 LEDs Adorn CuteCircuit’s Dazzling “Aurora” Dress

CuteCircuit first came onto our radar back in 2009 with their design of the world’s largest wearable display. Now it looks like the London-based atelier is back once again, this time with a glowing

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