Hand-Powered Lamp
Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results.
6 Illuminating Reading Lamps
If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.
The Power of Color and What Each Shade Is Best For
Color is a design superpower that can make a small room appear larger, or an expansive space feel intimate and cozy.
This Battery-Powered House Never Runs Out of Juice
A high-tech house in rural Finland offers a family a place to recharge— in more ways than one.
Down Comforter 101: What Is Fill Power?
Soft, cozy and luxurious, the down comforter is the capstone of the perfect bed setup.
Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...
This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
Vancouver’s Botanist Restaurant Updates the Power Lunch
Surrounded by snowy mountains and perched oceanside, even Vancouver’s business district manages to be idyllic.
Stay in a Solar-Powered, Ring-Shaped Vacation Home in the Spanish Countryside
As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...
The Power of Paint
Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by...
Vampire Power
Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that...
Power Plastic
Every hour, enough sunlight hits the earth to power the entire planet for a year.
An Old Power Station in Melbourne is Transformed Into A Modern Tiered Restaurant
A former power station on the western edge of Melbourne’s city centre has been repurposed into a dining destination with six new...
George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps
I like my pendant lamps grouped together or in a bundle, which is why I'm excited about the recent reissue of a trio of George...
“If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good.
The Power of Design That is Snøhetta
Snøhetta, a full service design and architecture firm, has been recognized by Architect's Newspaper for its expansion of the San...
These Lamps Blur the Line Between Art and Object
At Brooklyn's 99¢ Plus gallery, 30 artists and designers re-imagine the lamp in an illuminating light show.
New Power Generation
Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy...
Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone
I finally joined the cult of iPhone a few weeks ago and overall I'm thrilled with my new gadget.
Coin Lamp
There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...

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