13 gorgeous green lights to illuminate your life

May 21, 2016 by  
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Cloud Softlight Mobile by Molo Design Molo Design ’s billowy cloud lamps undulate like a soft canopy. The clusters of the hanging lamps form indoor cloudscapes inside your office or living room. Made from recyclable Tyvek, the accordion-fold cloud shapes are gathered around long-lasting LED lights, creating a softly illuminated sky in your favorite room. 2×4 Light by AlexAllen Studio The typical 2×4 piece of lumber is given a modernized twist with AlexAllen ’s beautifully simplistic pendant and wall-mounted lamps. A strip of recessed LED lights illuminates the 2×4’s lower edge, creating a surprisingly warm glow emanating from what appears to be an ordinary piece of wood. Modular Pris Collection by Pelle Pelle ’s modular lighting system can be configured- or reconfigured- to suit any sized room or work environment. The length of the sleek, linear arms is adjustable, and can be added together with jewel-shaped connectors to make for larger geometries. Anemone Machine Flower Mechanical Light by Modern Verve Made from durable porcelain that is meant to last the test of time, Modern Verve ’s Machine Flower is controlled by a remote control keypad, opening and closing at the touch of a finger. The motorized petals bloom and close to reveal and control warm LED light inside. Victo Lamp by Secto Design Finnish design company Secto transforms PEFC-certified formpressed birch into delicate pendant shades, which give a soft luminosity. Four finishes accentuate the form, which channels vintage vibes with its hoop-skirt shape. Ivy Series Chandeliers by Andrea Claire The Ivy Series  of dual-purpose pendant lamps totally transform between night and day- appearing like Calder-esque mobiles when switched off, and illuminating in translucence when switched on. Made from sustainable wood that can be painted in a myriad of custom finishes, Claire’s designs are perfect for the art collector that pushes the boundaries of design. Configurate by Archilume Inspired by the beauty of the hexagonal structures pulled from chemistry, Configurate is a modular system of LED pendants that lets design lovers create their own compositions of light with dimmable, energy efficient bulbs. Dunes by IN.SEK Brooklyn-based IN.SEK approaches sustainability by using durable materials that can withstand the wear and tear of life- and keep their quality. Hand-cast concrete and reclaimed wood elements give their pieces a timeless, urban look. The Tracer Pendant by Luke Lamp Co Luke Lamp Co’s Tracer Pendant is a totally transformable LED light that can be reconfigured into thousands of shapes easily. Made from 12 feet of double braided nylon rope that encases a 2-foot LED module with a 30,000 hour lifespan, the rope-like lamp is fitted with magnetic brass fixtures that can be joined together to make loops, swirls, tight coils, or even be simply splayed into a straight line. LA2 Connected by Light Art Resembling a subway map, the LA2 Connected system of light fixtures can snake through corridors, turn corners, or add life to an open space. The modular system minimizes waste and uses cutting-edge LED technology. LightArt is the first lighting manufacturer to earn the LBC-Compliant Declaire Label, making them perfect for LEED-seeking projects. Scraplight by Graypants Available in white and natural brown, Scraplights are made from totally recyclable FSC-certified paper, produced from forests that replant more trees than they harvest. Dome 90 by Bover Design The intricate Dome 90 is a fusion of art and design: a lace-like sustainable wooden pendant that casts a beautiful pattern on the floor of any interior. More than 170 fragments of sustainable wood are hand sewn together around an LED bulb, creating a delicate interplay of light and shadow. Koi Pond LED Pendant by Tracy Glover Tracy Glover makes her expressive, emotive glass lighting fixtures by hand in her Pawtucket, Rhode Island studio. We found ourselves particularly captivated by her ethereal Koi Pond pendant light, which depicts a school of pearlescent Koi fish swimming together underneath four LED lights that allow the Clear Lustre, Aurora Lustre, Smokey Quartz and Steel Blue Lustre glass to dance and sparkle. Check out more of our green lighting faves on our Flickr stream .  

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New stem cell therapy could cure blindness

May 21, 2016 by  
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Upwards of 30 million people on the planet suffer from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which causes pain and a black spot in the center of the patient’s vision that grows into eventual blindness. Recently, studies conducted at University College London reveal a possible cure for the first time in history. Professor Pete Coffey has been working to develop a treatment using a patient’s own stem cells for the past eight years , and the first patient to receive the treatment—just last August—is showing promising results. Coffey looked to stem cells to replace the layer of cells damaged by the progressive disease. AMD destroys the eye’s Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE), causing patients to experience a black spot in their vision which expands outward and leads to complete blindness . AMD sufferers also lose the ability to read and recognize familiar faces, altering their lives forever. The only existing treatments for AMD simply manage the discomfort associated with the disease, but there have been no breakthroughs for potential cures until now. Related: World’s first 3D-printed retinal cells could help cure blindness A 60-year-old woman with a severe form of AMD was Coffey’s first guinea pig. On August 11, 2015, surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London implanted stem cells that had been cultivated as RPE cells, hoping the new additions would step in and repair the degeneration. Six months after the procedure, Coffey was still hesitant to call the procedure  a win, despite improvements. “We are assessing her vision — we need more information to make conclusions,” said Coffey, who hopes patients can get their lives back. “Recovery is possible… there is a window when you can put the cells in and recover the patient’s vision. I would hope they can recognize their families again.” Via CNN Images via Sam Bald/Flickr and Wikipedia

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Graypants’ Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables

July 9, 2015 by  
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The Möbius strip has become a popular motif in design, and it’s easy to see why. It’s challenging to come up with objects limited to one surface and one boundary, which is part of the official definition of this complex mathematical concept. Rarely have we seen lighting designers take it on – until now. Graypants ‘s Mobius lamp is a glimmering low-energy lighting fixture composed of dozens of tiny cubes hung from fiber optic cables. The cubes combine to create a sweeping, curving shape reminiscent of “the undulating forms created by flocks of starlings.” Read the rest of Graypants’ Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “lighting design” , eco design , eco lighting , Graypants , green design , green lighting , ICFF , Mobius band , mobius strip , new york city design , new york city events , new york design , New York design events , new york design week , New York. , sculptural lighting , Seattle , Seattle design , Seattle lighting designers , sustainable design

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