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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 …

Mushrooms

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. …

Environment

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 …

Knitting

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 …

Netherlands

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 …

Interior Design

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 …

LED Lighting

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 …

Middle Ages

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 …

Design

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, …

Ergonomics

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 …

Cory Doctorow

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 …

Houses

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 …

Interior Design

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 …

Spain

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

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 (+ …

Design

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 …

Christmas Trees

Candela light by Francisco Gomez Paz combines eco-friendly fuel with LEDs and a phone charger

<b>Milan 2016:</b> this cordless lamp generates its own electricity from bio ethanol, creating enough power to additionally charge a smartphone.<p>Francisco …

Put a Bird On It!

Meet, JinGoo… a artistic craft piece that takes the form of a feathered friend to bring together the features of an ambient light and a bluetooth …

Home

MIT scientists are heading up a new hub to bring innovation to textiles

MIT is spearheading a new textile hub with the aim of leading the world in textile innovation. The U.S. Department of Defense has rounded up …

Textiles

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The Daylight Desk Lamp

This interesting table lamp reminds ME of something serpentine, like a charmed cobra, but to you it might be something totally different! It’s called …

Design

Autistic craftsmen create sustainable, stylish furniture for maacraft

Maacraft is dedicated to producing homewares that blend contemporary design with socially-conscious manufacturing and sustainability. Behind the …

Interior Design

Music-Savvy ambient lamp

The Houat lamp takes a classy looking lighting product and brings technology into it to enrich its experience. Most lamps powered by IoT (Internet of …

IT

May The Force Be With You

Magnetosphere is a lamp inspired by the planet on which it exits! Specifically, two fundamental forces: electromagnetism and gravity. Similar to how …

Design

New LED "Li-Fi" is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

You may soon be able to connect to the internet nothing more than a simple lamp. Li-Fi, or “light fidelity”, is a new wireless technology that just …

Wireless