Innovative plant lamps draw energy from dirt and vegetation to light remote villages

November 30, 2015 by  
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Villages in the rainforests of Peru have a problem: many of them don’t have access to a reliable electrical grid, making it difficult for residents to light their homes after dark. Families are forced to use harmful kerosene lamps for illumination, releasing unhealthy fumes and putting their homes at risk of fire. Now, researchers at Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) have found a solution: “plant lamps” that draw power from dirt and vegetation. Read the rest of Innovative plant lamps draw energy from dirt and vegetation to light remote villages

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Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

April 5, 2012 by  
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“Where there’s light there must be life.”   Omer Arbel places this thought at the core of his beautiful ’38′ chandelier. Designed to illuminate a room with both its brilliance and billowing succulents, this gorgeous hanging lamp also mimics the haphazard nature of plants growing in the wild with a jumble of wire, leafy greens, and light. Read the rest of Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco lamps , green design , green lamps , green lighting , living furniture , Omer Arbel , plant chandelier , plant lamps , sustainable design

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LIVE LAMP is a Plant-Studded Sphere of Light

July 9, 2010 by  
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Fluorescent lights might not be your first choice for ambient outdoor lighting this summer, but the LIVE LAMP transforms that unenchanting frigid glow into a beautiful globe radiating with life. Designed by Kara Bartlet for the Summer 2010 to(HOLD) line, this otherworldly piece is a glowing glass orb patterned with eighty living Fuschii V Gracillis Tillandsia air plants

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Beautiful Balmoral Water Reservoir House by Riddel Architecture

July 9, 2010 by  
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Nestled behind a hedge at the top of a typical residential street in Brisbane, Australia, a large water tower has gone domestic. Faced with obsolescence, the 1940s cylindrical concrete tower in the Brisbane suburb of Balmoral has been converted into a unique residence by Riddel Architecture

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