Kengo Kuma’s Layered Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Soaks Up Sunlight in Tokyo

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Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

June 3, 2013 by  
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Haiku is currently rated by ENERGY STAR as the world’s most efficient ceiling fan – and the company just launched a new patent-pending fan with integrated LED lights that are 80% more efficient than traditional bulbs. Its digital dimmer offers 16 unique brightness settings ranging from soft nightlight to primary light source. With a lifespan of 50,000 operating hours, Haiku’s LED is the one light you won’t be changing this decade. + Haiku 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: “energy star” , ceiling fan , Energy-Efficient Appliances , energy-efficient fan , green design , green interiors , haiku , LED , led ceiling fan , most efficient ceiling fan , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors        

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Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi

June 3, 2013 by  
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When it comes to green furniture design , it doesn’t get much more natural than  Erez Nevi Pana ‘s Soilid Chair , which is made from a mixture of soil, fungi and other natural materials. The materials are measured by volume and weight, mixed together and left to rise overnight at room temperature. The Soilid mixture can then be shaped and molded in a plaster or wood mold to create different shapes. Read the rest of Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , chairs , Erez Nevi Pana , fungi , fungi chair , green chair , green furniture design , natural bench , natural chair , Soilid , Soilid chair , Soilid furniture        

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