Raw Studio’s LED Lamps Offer an Enlightened Alternative to Antler Hunting Trophies

June 19, 2014 by  
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We’ll never understand how taxidermy chic took off – after all, what’s so attractive about decking the walls with dead animals? UK-based Raw Studio offers an enlightened alternative to traditional hunting trophies with their brilliant antler-shaped LED lamp . It’s shaped like a plaque with branching antlers, and it’s lined with a strip of low-energy LED lights that provide subtle illumination. Read the rest of Raw Studio’s LED Lamps Offer an Enlightened Alternative to Antler Hunting Trophies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antler-shaped LED lighting fixture , energy efficient lighting , Furniture Fair New York 2014 , hunting trophies design , icff 2014 , ICFF lighting design , lamp design , LED lighting fixture , LED lights , Raw Studio design , Raw Studio ICFF

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SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

January 21, 2014 by  
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J.P. Meulendijks ‘s clever SPARE pendant light is made from 25 incandescent light bulbs and a single energy-efficient LED bulb. The LED can be screwed into a light socket, and when the lamp is switched on the other light bulbs function as a lampshade, diffusing and spreading the light. The light is available through Plankton Station , and it’s currently part of the design collection at Design Museum Gent in Belgium . + J.P. Meulendijks + Plankton Station 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 efficient lighting , green design , green interiors , green lighting , incandescent bulb , J.P.Meulendijks , LED , LED bulb , led light , Recycled Materials , Spare Light Bulb Chandelier , sustainable design        

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting

January 14, 2014 by  
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Lighting is one of the most critical – and most visceral – qualities of an indoor space. The difference between good and bad lighting can make or break comfort, mood and overall happiness in your home. Exposure to natural light affects your vitamin D and immune system , as well as your circadian rhythms, sleep cycle and hormones. Studies have linked lack of sunlight to depression (S.A.D), immune problems, diabetes and cancer . According to researcher and director of SUNAC (Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center) William B. Grant , “over 20,000 Americans die prematurely annually from insufficient UVB/vitamin D, and half of those with multiple sclerosis in the U.S. would not have MS if they had had more UVB exposure.” Read the rest of GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daylighting , energy efficient lighting , Green Building 101 , green design , green lighting , Sustainable Lighting Design        

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Unroll an UrbMat to Grow Fresh Veggies Quickly and Easily

January 14, 2014 by  
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The new UrbMat by UrbnEarth makes growing your own garden as easy as rolling out a mat ! Each mat grows 12 types of non-GMO herbs, vegetables and flowers, which can be planted just about anywhere, and teaches both kids and adults the ease of growing your own fresh food . Read the rest of Unroll an UrbMat to Grow Fresh Veggies Quickly and Easily Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY urban garden , easy gardens , eco design , green design , plantable mat , roll out garden , roll out gardens , sustainable design , urban gardens , UrbMat , UrbMat roll out garden , UrbnEarth        

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Mas Provencal’s Secret Garden Offers Diners an Explosive Botanical Experience

January 14, 2014 by  
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The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

January 14, 2014 by  
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Moger Mehrhof Architects Build Rustic Birdhouses from Reclaimed Materials

January 14, 2014 by  
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Moger Mehrhof Architects is using an array of sustainably sourced materials to give a modern reinterpretation to familiar birdhouse forms. Found hickory and oak logs are quartered and left raw for hollowing, and metal scraps donated by a local siding company are bent and fixed to a log to create simple roof forms and gutters. These unique homes are sure to catch they eyes of feathered flyersby. + Moger Mehrhof Architects 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: architect designed birdhouse , eco birdhouses , eco-materials , green materials , Modern Birdhouse , Moger Mehrhof Architects , sustainably-sourced materials        

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Teeny Tiny Windmills Could Power Future Smartphones

January 14, 2014 by  
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Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are working on the world’s tiniest wind farm that could fit on a grain of rice and charge your smartphone ! The teeny tiny windmill is just 1.88mm wide, and uses a miniscule electroplating system to generate spinning power. Headed by Smitha Rao and J.C. Chiao, the research team has partnered with WinMEMS Technologies Co. to realize the baby windmill project. Read the rest of Teeny Tiny Windmills Could Power Future Smartphones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative cell phone chargers , clean tech , eco design , green design , green tech , J-C Chiao , mini windmills , renewable energy , Smitha Rao , sustainable design , tiny windmill conductors , tiny windmills to charge smartphones , University of Texas at Arlington , WinMEMS Technolgies Co        

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

December 23, 2013 by  
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As technology advances, energy-efficient bulbs continue to grow in popularity. In turn, bulb prices are dropping. In 2013, well-known bulb manufacturers Cree and Philips introduced affordable LED 60-watt replacement bulbs – helping to ensure LED’s place at the forefront of bulb technology’s future. The Home Depot , the world’s largest seller of light bulbs, combined a year of LED and CFL sales information with 2010 U.S. Census data to offer a peek at the country’s top 50 markets for energy-efficient bulb consumption per capita. Check out the image above to see if your city made the list! + The Home Depot 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 efficient light bulbs , energy efficient lighting , green design , green interiors , green lighting , home depot , incandescent bulb phase out , infographic , LED bulb , light bulb , light bulb phase out , sustainable design        

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Buying Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

December 17, 2013 by  
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Beginning January 1st, consumers will have to say “Adios!” to the two most common light bulbs – the 40- and 60-watt incandescent – as they will be permanently phased out of production due to federal legislation . Batteries Plus Bulbs , the nation’s largest specialty retailer for batteries and light bulbs, just launched a helpful infographic to help consumers understand the change, prepare for the phase out, and select the best energy-efficient lightbulbs for their homes. Check out the full infographic by clicking the thumbnail below! + Batteries Plus Bulbs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , eco light bulb , energy efficient bulb , energy efficient lighting , green design , green lighting , incandescent bulb , infographic , LED bulb , light bulb ban , light bulb switch , light emitting diode , see the light , sustainable design        

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