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Porcelain Bear's ceramic Acrobat lighting mimics the poses of trapeze artists

Australian design studio Porcelain Bear created minimalist interpretations of circus performers for its Acrobat lighting collection.<p>The range, which …

Furniture

Dimmable LED light bulbs - $10 for 4

LED light bulbs are now very cheap, but dimmable ones have commanded a premium. Today, Amazon is selling a 4-pack of Cree's 60W equivalent soft white …

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Living Lighting

Lift breathes new life into lighting, taking it from a plain, inanimate object to a stylish, skeletal, interactive sculpture! This pendant lighting …

Microcontroller

Circuit Playground: explaining LEDs with cool puppets

Nick from Adafruit writes, "The latest installment of Circuit Playground is here: the letter L. Learn about how an LED works with Adabot and the …

Flat-pack Lumber table is made entirely from cardboard

Seoul-based studio PESI has designed a side table using planks of cardboard that have the appearance of wood.<p>PESI created the Lumber table to explore …

Resident's Circus pendants connect together to form a "never-ending chain of light"

These pendant lights unveiled by New Zealand brand Resident at Milan design week are made of separate LED-rimmed rings that link together like a …

Stickbulb's new Boom LED lamp is made of reclaimed wood from NYC water tanks

Almost five years have passed since New York-based design firm Rux Design unveiled their revolutionary StickBulb lighting system, which was inspired …

This beautiful geometric LED light is customizable into any configuration

If you haven’t heard of Stickbulb yet, it’s time you did. Stickbulb is a collection of stunning, innovative and diverse modern LED lighting made …

LED log light

If you're a fan of both logs and lights, perhaps a log light would brighten your life. Owen Duggan crafts these beauties in western France.<p>He also …

Furniture grown from bacteria and mushrooms is now available for purchase

Mushrooms are good for so much more than just eating. Ecovative, the company behind Mushroom Packaging, has teamed up with cement-growing company …

Eco architect William McDonough unveils new language to end the war on carbon

The first way to end the war on carbon, according to the co-author of <i>Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things</i>, is to stop calling it a war. …

Everything in this East London home is made with natural wool

For the seventh annual Wool Week, the Campaign for Wool transformed an entire house in East London into the first ever Wool BnB. From a wool mattress …

Teresa van Dongen uses living organisms to power LED light

This LED pendant by Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen is powered by living organisms that require regular feeding.<p>Van Dongen revisited her technique …

Cork Furniture – A New Design Niche That Rises To The Top

Cork is not just for wine bottles, although that might come as a surprise for some. This material is actually extremely versatile. We use it for …

Furniture

World's first (nearly) unbreakable LED light bulb can be dropped off the side of a building and still work

Drop it off a building, throw it down the stairs or carry it around in your bag with no padding. Lighting Science says that its new Durabulb can …

Plumen's WattNott LED lightbulb has a lifespan of 25 years

Lighting brand Plumen has designed a set of LED Edison light bulbs that it claims have a lifespan of a quarter of a century.<p>The low-energy WattNott …

Design

Events space opens inside revamped century-old machiya house in Kyoto

This 120-year-old Kyoto townhouse was once used as a seed plantation, but has been carefully restored to create an events venue that celebrates …

Medieval village ruins converted into an art school unveil past secrets

A medieval village in the south of France that once lay in ruins from war and neglect has been brought back to life as a flourishing community for …

Blackbody’s luminous LED “FIRE RING” turns heads at London Design 2016

There is a lot to soak in at the London Design Festival, yet the sparkling FIRE RING display by Blackbody catches the eye immediately. Luminous OLED …

Humanscale is the world's first company to make truly net-positive products

Humanscale is the first company to ever obtain full Living Product Challenge Certification offered by the International Living Future Institute, …

Bell-jars with white, underlighting LED bases

There is literally nothing in the world that isn't made cooler by being displayed in a bell-jar, and the addition of a diffused white LED base to the …

Plumen designs bulb with faceted gold shade on the inside

Lighting brand Plumen has released a new LED light with a gold-coloured shade inside the bulb that "makes you look more beautiful" (+ slideshow).<p>The …

Design

Yoga teacher builds a meditative 168-square foot tiny house haven

The tinier the house, the more important the details. Rebecca Grim designed her Keva Tiny House to include hidden treasures both inside and out. The …

This ultra-compact micro kitchen unfolds like a Swiss Army knife when it's time to cook

With so many of us living in small apartments where every square inch counts, think of all of the space you could save if you could tuck your kitchen …

Award-winning rammed earth home in Spain halves normal CO2 emissions

Earth architecture has entailed something of a fringe movement, but the methodology's numerous aesthetic, ecological and financial benefits are …

Soothing pyramidal LED lamp illuminates etchings of familiar cityscapes

Milan-based designer Maria Novozhilova knows that lighting no longer needs to take the shape of a boring, old lamp. Her All Around Lamp comes in a …

David Rockwell designs minimalist lighting collection for Rich Brilliant Willing

<b>New York 2016:</b> American designer and architect David Rockwell has designed a collection of three simple lighting fixtures for New York company Rich …

Louis Kahn building at Yale reopens following meticulous restoration

The Yale Center for British Art, designed by architect Louis Kahn, has reopened following a refurbishment that "sets a new standard for the …

Vincent van Duysen designs concrete LED lamp for Flos

<b>Milan 2016:</b> Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen has created a cast-concrete lamp as part of a range of designs for Italian brand Flos (+ …

Elec-tree-city!

The Splyt light looks like a modern day, minimalist Christmas tree, with its branches and lights. It’s actually just an ingenious system of sockets …