These optical illusion Star Wars lamps will take you to a galaxy far, far away

October 23, 2017 by  
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With the countdown ticking until the release of The Last Jedi on December 15, Star Wars products are flooding the Internet. But few top these awesome optical illusion lamps that illuminate 3D images of favorite characters like Darth Vader or spaceships like the Millennium Falcon. The lamps are said to have a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. The Death Star or BB-8 could light up your room with these Star Wars LED lamps . Turned off, it’s two dimensional etched acrylic glass, according to Fatherly, but when switched on via a touch button on the base, the lamp shines with a 3D appearance. Most lamps have multiple colors; this one from The 3D Lamp boasts white, red, blue, green, yellow, pink, or cyan. They’re nine-inches-tall. A USB port allows the lamps to get power. Related: Star Wars-inspired NASA observatory will offer galactic views in Cyprus The lamps are said to be energy efficient , producing little heat, making them safe for a kid’s room or nursery. They’re often marked as limited edition, but as Fatherly pointed out, can be found on multiple online stores; there doesn’t seem to be a shortage. Mashable is offering Megalamps’ Star Wars lamp for $39.99 with the option of a 15 percent discount for a limited time; LEDMiracles is offering theirs for $38.99 . The 3D Lamp shop has their Star Wars LED lamps priced at $29.99 . R2-D2, Yoda, a Tie Fighter, Darth Maul, an X-Wing, and a stormtrooper helmet are among the other delightfully nerdy options for lamps to light up a room. Other optical illusion LED lamp designs are also being offered online, such as superheroes, flowers, or sports-themed lamps. + Megalamps Via Mashable and Fatherly Images via Megalamps and The 3D Lamp ( 1 , 2 )

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Save the dates: this is when Disney’s "Avatar" and "Star Wars" theme parks open

February 10, 2017 by  
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Mark your calendars, Avatar and Star Wars fans. The House of Mouse has announced when theme parks based on the popular film franchises will open. In an earning calls this week, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed that Pandora: The World of Avatar , based on James Cameron’s movies about a race of blue aliens known as the Na’vi, will open its doors May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Iger also teased the lauch of the as-yet-unnamed Star Wars -themed lands , located both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, somewhere in 2019—just in time for Episode IX . “In our domestic parks, this year we’ll open a great addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a brand new land called Pandora: The World of Avatar,” Iger said in the call. “Our imagineers have brought the breathtaking world of Pandora to life through astonishing feats of artistic genius and groundbreaking engineering. The result is an exquisite environment with phenomenal attractions.” Related: “Avatar Land” park inspired by Pandora coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Headway was being made, he added, on the 14-acre Star Wars lands, which Disney Parks has described as the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions in its history. Disney has dropped a hint or two about what the lands will have in store, including an open-air marketplace, a First Order-themed ride, and the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon. Start saving your credits for those Bantha burgers! Via iO9

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Renovated California cabin with star-studded history goes up for sale

February 10, 2017 by  
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This renovated lodge-inspired house preserves the star-studded legacy of the original structure. First built for the 1923 silent movie “The Courtship of Miles Standish”, the home was formerly owned by Daryl Hannah. The existing owners commissioned architect Chris Peck , interior designer Lisa Strong , builder Eric Dobkin and landscape architect Samantha Gore to dream up a beautiful 6,195-square-foot estate expansion and renovation. The house, currently listed for sale , is tucked amidst the trees of the iconic Uplifters Ranch neighborhood of Rustic Canyon, and offers privacy to its occupants. In 2012, current owners Marla and Larry Butler commissioned a team of designers to renovate the cabin  into a larger building that would preserve as much of the original materials as possible. Stones from the original cabin were reused, while naturally fallen lodge pole pine timber from Montana dominates most of the exterior and interior. Related: 6 Tiny Homes under $50,000 you can buy right now An open-plan kitchen and dining room feature double-case windows and bi-fold doors that offer spectacular views of the surrounding nature. A large terrace with a plunge pool and stone walkways functions as an outdoor entertaining area. Original furniture, fixtures and windows strengthen the connection to the past. + Chris Peck + Samantha Gore + Lisa Strong Design

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Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Eco Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses!

October 25, 2013 by  
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Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi has once again shown us that greenhouses are more than just homes for plants and veggies. To demonstrate how humans can also benefit from spending time in these large cocoon-like structures, Iguchi has created a spectacular, yet peaceful eco commune, the Millennium City, in the Japanese region of Chiba. Located on donated open farmland about 20 miles southeast of Tokyo, four large greenhouses have been restructured to include open and healthy living space. With the Millennium City experiment, becoming one with nature has taken on a new meaning, as families can escape the chaotic daily grind of city life for just US$50 a month. Read the rest of Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Eco Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chiba , eco design , ecological living , green living , greenhouse , hiroshi iguchi , Japan , Japanese design , japanese eco structure , millennium city , sustainable lifestyle        

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Can business help achieve water sustainability goals beyond 2015?

June 19, 2013 by  
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Here's a look at managing growing water risks beyond the UN's 2015 Millennium Development Goals.

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How will Obamacare impact hospital sustainability?

June 19, 2013 by  
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We are only beginning to understand how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect us personally, let alone if it has a direct or indirect link to sustainability.

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What international development can teach businesses about metrics

April 26, 2013 by  
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We can find significant lessons for the sustainable business world in the story of the Millennium Development Goals.

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Would Millennium Consumption Goals Help Rich Nations Reduce Their Eco-Impact?

February 11, 2011 by  
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photo: David Blackwell / Creative Commons I’ll assume you know what the Millennium Development Goals are and assume the same about how the ‘developed’ world consumes natural resources is grossly in excess of what is ecologically sustainable and e… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Kristina Gjerde Explains How We Make Laws for Un-Owned Oceans (Interview)

February 11, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: John@lastocean.com Penguins/Killer Whales of the Ross Sea Kristina Gjerde is an expert on regulating the high seas. Or rather, as much an expert as anyone can be on a topic that is constantly questioned and changing

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