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Pharox Solar Kit

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Give the gift of light. Buy one solar light kit, send one to Africa. $49.95

SHFT is teaming up with Empowered by Light to help transform the lives of Zambian families in need. For a limited time, buy one Pharox Solar Kit, and SHFT will donate one to Empowered by Light's Project: ZAMBIA program, providing renewable energy solutions to Zambian homes with no access to electricity. The Pharox Solar Kit includes a small solar panel, a low-energy LED light bulb, and a built-in......read more

Scott Conarroe's Coastal Photos

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'By Sea' is a vast record of environmental change

The coastline of North America is one of the most expansive on Earth, extending from the North Pole to the southern tropics. Like other shorelines around the world, it could be completely transformed by climate change. For By Sea, Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe trained his camera on the continent's perimeter, capturing an idyllic coast in advance of cataclysmic climatic upheaval. Connaroe's......read more

Klett & Wolfe: Reconstructing the View

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Historic Grand Canyon images 'rephotographed' to create stunning works of art

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe spent five years exploring the Grand Canyon to create Reconstructing the View, a series of landscape images combining the artists' own photos with old postcards, anonymous Flickr images, and 19th century images shot by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. For the project, spotted on Faith Is Torment, the pair mined the wealth of images of the canyon then......read more

Glowing Wallpaper's Bright Future

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Low-energy, light-emitting wallpaper could start replacing light bulbs by 2012.

A few years back, a major breakthrough was made in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology (originally created by Thomas Edison) that allowed electrification of a luminescent membrane made from organic compounds. Futurists pronounced the arrival of a new era of architecture and design in which the surfaces of a structure could actually become the light source, eliminating the need for......read more

Wash Lamps

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Alex Kovatchev finds a useful function for old washing machine drums.

Yanko Design hips us to these fantastic lamps from designer Alex Kovatchev. Looking a lot like industrial-style modern lighting, Wash Lamps are actually made from a washing machine drum (the part you put your clothes in). The holes in the barrel that send water through the machine work to send light around the room. Pretty nifty!...read more

T-System Public Lighting

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Italian illumination specialists come through with an energy efficient, LED street light solution.

Italian lighting manafacturer ewo develops and produces advanced lighting systems for public spaces. The T-System, the firm's latest output, is an modular LED street light that consumes only as much energy as the space requires. In Bergamo, Italy, where the first T-System lights were recently installed, officials expect the LED solution to provide 40% energy savings. Oh, also, they look......read more

SHFT Sampler 8-12-10

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Weekly link pile: Affordable LED bulbs, crazed collages, and getting pissed about climate change.

Home Depot announces LED lightbulb that costs under $20 -- and lasts for 30 years. Seiko Kato's collages are, how you say, AMAZING. Sea Change: Photographers respond to the BP oil spill -- with optimistic pics of sustainable farming, beekeeping, and urban homesteading. No more Mr. Nice Guy: "End of Nature" author Bill McKibben says it's time to get pissed off about climate......read more

Kwangho Lee: Lifelike Design

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Korean artist-designer wows with creative use of ordinary materials.

The talk of the town at Design September 2010 in Brussels is an exhibition of Kwangho Lee's work at next-gen retailer/gallery Hunting and Collecting. The show, which is to runs from September 10-30, presents an overview of the talented Korean artist-designer's work and an animated projection of his creative process. Born in Seoul in 1981, Kwango Lee grew up in the remote countryside......read more

Plumen Light Bulb

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A compact florescent with flair. $30.00

Put away the lamp shade, you're going to want to show this bulb off. The Plumen bulb adds class and style to the energy- and cost-saving benefits of conventional CFL light bulbs. Emitting a soft glow that works in any space, the Plumen uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer than energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs. “It’s strange that the bulb," reads an......read more

Lights Out at Bulb Plant

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GE to close last remaining incandescent light bulb plant in the US.

In a story that encapsulates all of the difficult issues involved in the global shift toward sustainability, the last remaining General Electric plant in the US that produces incandescent lights will be closed this month. A 2007 law essentially outlawed the old-fashioned bulbs that were made ubiquitous by Thomas Edison. In a perfect world, the 200 jobs lost at the Virginia factory would be......read more

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