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  1. Second Life

    Second Life

    Recycled materials from cardboard boxes to warship teak make sourcing an adventure—and the resulting products singular creations.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.08.11

  2. Jupiter Scrap Lights

    Jupiter Scrap Lights

    The duo behind Graypants studio are often found scouring Seattle’s streets for unblemished cardboard boxes—–the material that provides the structure for their signature fixtures....

    $129.00

  3. IDS Toronto 2011
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    IDS Toronto 2011

    The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th. Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Metro...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    02.05.11

  4. Coin Lamp
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    Coin Lamp

    There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption habits. From high-concept products like Die Electric, which we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.03.08

  5. BKLYN DESIGNS 2009
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    BKLYN DESIGNS 2009

    After a long winter, spring has sprung, and the design community of Brooklyn is kicking off the season in fine form with the 7th annual BKLYN DESIGNS exhibition in Dumbo. The event, presented by...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    04.17.09

  6. Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs
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    Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs

    An Edison bulb's artful filament might be attractive to look at, but its subpar energy consumption isn't nearly as appealing. Enter Plumen's bright idea in fluorescent design ($30), which shatters...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  7. Design Indaba 2011
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    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  8. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
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    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  9. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  10. SHY Light

    SHY Light

    This spare, modular chandelier's thin LED tubes define its 1970s throwback vibe.

    $11000.00

  11. BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    It's no secret that designs that do double duty make our hearts throb. Enter the Red Dot Award–winning BlancoWhite series of LED lamps by Antoni Arola for Santa & Cole. They're tables,...

  12. Decafe Lighting

    Decafe Lighting

    Designed by Raul Lauri and debuted at the 2012 Salone, these lamps bring new life to a common waste item: coffee grounds. "The aim is to give a second life to coffee grounds as a biodegradable...

  13. Oud Lamp

    Oud Lamp

    Up-and-coming New Zealand design and manufacturing company Resident caught our eye with their brass beauty. Illuminated by an LED bulb and controlled via a sphere of polished marble, this task lamp...

  14. Silva Table Lamp

    Silva Table Lamp

    An LED bulb shines brightly in this table lamp handmade in Laguna Beach, California. A variety of material and finish combinations are available, including Baltic birch, oiled walnut, and dark...

    $427.00

  15. Stickbulb

    Stickbulb

    Wood scraps—including some Coney Island boardwalk—left over from another project inspired the Brooklyn designers to create a new product from the waste: Meet StickBulb, an adjustable...

    $1200.00

  16. Drum Scrap Light

    Drum Scrap Light

    Graypants first won us over with their Jupiter Scrap Lights and this year they added a few more shapes to their popular line of recycled cardboard pendants. The Drum boasts a sturdy clear-coated...

    $1795.00

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