Nendo Transforms Traditional Kyoto Cooking Utensils into Exquisite Wire Lamps

June 30, 2014 by  
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Japanese design studio Nendo recently unveiled the basket-lamp, a lighting fixture made from ‘kana-ami’, the cooking utensils used for traditional Kyoto dishes. Created in collaboration with Kanaami-Tsuji, a Kyoto-based manufacturer of the traditional wire nets, this new line of lamps celebrates Kyoto’s culture and traditional cuisine. Finished with powder paint, the wire netting casts beautiful woven pattern shadows onto the ceiling. + Justina The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: kanaami , kanaami-tsuji , kyoto cooking utensil lamp , kyoto lamp , lamps , Nendo , nendo lamp , reader submitted content , wire net lamps

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Slim Profile ZNC Windows are First to be Certified by Both Passive House Institutes

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The new ZNC (Zola No Compromise) window features a slim profile design, with rail mounted rainscreen cladding and powder coated aluminum exterior for longevity. The first window to be certified by both Passive House Institute and Passive House Institute U.S. , and available with R-15 quad glazing. ZNC Fixed Windows can be as large as 8’ W and 10’ H, and Tilt & Turn Windows as large as 5’ W by 9’ H. High performance passive house windows, such as Zola Windows, are a key ingredient in this revolutionary approach to sustainable design. Passive houses must be extremely air-tight and well-insulated, and it is impossible to achieve this in a building without extremely well crafted windows. + Zola Windows The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , glazing , green design , passive house institute , Passive House Institute U.S. , passive house windows , quad glazing , R-15 windows , sustainable design , windows for passive house homes , ZNC , Zola

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Drift is a Self-Dimming LED Lightbulb that Works with Any Regular Light Switch

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Drift-Light is a new type of self-dimming LED lightbulb that works with any regular household light switch. Mimicking the setting sun to help you sleep better, the bulb uses an internal microprocessor in place of elaborate wireless technologies to function either as a regular bulb or a soothing nightlight. While it’s already clear that LED lightbulbs are a huge boon to the environment , Saffron’s Drift-light gives you a smarter, and more affordable way to take control of your home. Read the rest of Drift is a Self-Dimming LED Lightbulb that Works with Any Regular Light Switch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Drift-Light by Saffron , Drift-Light mimics the setting sun , energy efficient lightbulbs , energy-efficient nightlight , energy-saving lightbulbs , LED lightbulb with a built-in micro processor , Saffron’s self-dimming LED lightbulb

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Studies Show that Americans are Growing More of Their Own Food Now than Ever Before

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Homegrown food is so good, it’s never gone out of style. In fact, a new study by the National Gardening Association (NGA) shows that food gardening is more popular now than ever before. The “grown your own” movement has gained so much momentum that Americans spent $3.5 billion on their seeds, potting soil, vegetable starts and other food-growing supplies in 2013—far more than any previous year since the organization began tracking food gardening separately from other types of gardening. In total, 1 in 3 American households now grow a portion of the food they consume . Read the rest of Studies Show that Americans are Growing More of Their Own Food Now than Ever Before Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: food , food garden , food gardening statistics , garden , Gardening , home food gardening , homegrown , National Gardening Association , urban agriculture , vegetable garden , vegetables , young people gardening

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Spectacular Rangoli Designs Made from Naturally Colored Rice and Flour Pop Up in India

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Tesla’s First Service Center in New Jersey Gets the Green Light

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Despite recent battles with the state of New Jersey, Tesla has just received approval to build its first service center in north New Jersey. Last week, the Paramus Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a 27,000 square foot Tesla service center and showroom on Route 17 in Paramus. Read the rest of Tesla’s First Service Center in New Jersey Gets the Green Light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , elon musk , green car , green transportation , new jersey , Paramus , tesla , Tesla electric vehicle , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s , Tesla roadster

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Incredible Sculptures You Won’t Believe Are Made of Reclaimed Wood Scraps

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Students Unveil Solar-Powered Rooftop House for an Apartment Block in Berlin

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Alex MacLean’s Aerial Images of Tar Sands Reveal Shocking Details About Keystone XL Source

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3XN Wins Design Competition for Grand University Building in Sweden

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