By Becky Striepe on June 17, 2010
Architect and designer Victor Vetterlein normally creates swank loft spaces and modern furniture. His Trash Me Lamp is a little bit different from his other creations. So what makes this lamp extra special? He wanted to “create a product that is born from the trash and returned to the trash after a short but useful [...]
By LiveOAK Staff on August 14, 2009
Upcycle an old wine bottle into an eclectic porch gas lamp… While I haven’t tried this DIY yet I think it’s my new favorite. Erik Anderson of Gerardot & Co. (a team of branding experts, creative marketers and designers) came up with this DIY when he was looking for a Tiki Style lamp to fend [...]
By Liz Grotyohann on July 16, 2009
I’m in the market for a new desk lamp, and these lamps from Breeze Block caught my eye last week while I was browsing Etsy. Now, I fear I am becoming a bit of a repurposing cynic after looking for recycled products day in and day out, but I like these lamps.
By LiveOAK Staff on March 11, 2009
With all the focus on clean energy, I thought this clever little lamp is powered by dirt(y) clean energy was pretty interesting. Marieke Strap’s Soil lamp literally harnesses it’s energy from mud. Similar to the process of the microbial fuel cell, the metabolic reaction that is generated by mud, copper and zinc filled cells creates enough energy to power the highly efficient LED.
By Doug Gunzelmann on February 23, 2009
The design of this solar powered LED hourglass is intended to provide sustainable light, remind us of our limited time on this planet, and the important role we play during out stay here. The Lightimus functions in a cyclical pattern like so many natural processes. During the day the lamp charges through the solar cells [...]