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01

May

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Sustainable wood lamps soften glare of energy-saving bulbs

28

Nov

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights. The lamp’s secret ingredient is luminol, the chemical forensic scientists use to check for blood, which glows blue when it reacts with the iron in red blood cells.
15 bizarre green inventions

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights. The lamp’s secret ingredient is luminol, the chemical forensic scientists use to check for blood, which glows blue when it reacts with the iron in red blood cells.

15 bizarre green inventions

20

Oct

How green does your table lamp grow?Green Lamp, a table lamp/plant pot hybrid with a lattice framework shade that acts as a trellis, injects an ample amount of foliage-based charm into in-need-of-green interiors.

How green does your table lamp grow?
Green Lamp, a table lamp/plant pot hybrid with a lattice framework shade that acts as a trellis, injects an ample amount of foliage-based charm into in-need-of-green interiors.

06

Feb

The two-in-one lamp/planterStudio Shulab’s Lightpot is a pot for growing indoor plants and herbs equipped with a lamp-esque LED fixture.

The two-in-one lamp/planter
Studio Shulab’s Lightpot is a pot for growing indoor plants and herbs equipped with a lamp-esque LED fixture.

03

Dec

Blood lamp: When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights. The lamp’s secret ingredient is luminol, the chemical forensic scientists use to check for blood, which glows blue when it reacts with the iron in red blood cells.
15 bizarre green inventions

Blood lamp: When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights. The lamp’s secret ingredient is luminol, the chemical forensic scientists use to check for blood, which glows blue when it reacts with the iron in red blood cells.

15 bizarre green inventions

02

Nov

The Babylone: A pretty multitasking lampFor those who have been patiently waiting for the chance to mutter the phrase, ‘excuse me for just a moment while I water my light fixtures,’ comes Babylone, a pendant lamp that houses air-purifying houseplants.

The Babylone: A pretty multitasking lamp
For those who have been patiently waiting for the chance to mutter the phrase, ‘excuse me for just a moment while I water my light fixtures,’ comes Babylone, a pendant lamp that houses air-purifying houseplants.

02

Oct

Lite-Brite meets the recycling binHave spare time, a few empty food packages, nimble fingers and a big imagination? Be inspired by these clever recycled table lamps by Anke Weiss.

Lite-Brite meets the recycling bin
Have spare time, a few empty food packages, nimble fingers and a big imagination? Be inspired by these clever recycled table lamps by Anke Weiss.

05

May

Blood Lamp: This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights.

Blood Lamp: This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights.

28

Apr

DIY: The orange olive oil lampIf you have an orange and a little bit of olive oil, you have the makings for a super simple oil lamp.

DIY: The orange olive oil lamp
If you have an orange and a little bit of olive oil, you have the makings for a super simple oil lamp.

02

Mar

If you have an orange and a little bit of olive oil, you have the makings for a super simple oil lamp.

If you have an orange and a little bit of olive oil, you have the makings for a super simple oil lamp.