Artemide recently introduced a refined-looking, energy-efficient table lamp called Egle, which has adjustable direct LED lighting and is available in polished white, black, or chrome finishes. Notice the concave base, a feature included in the lamp by designer Michel Boucquillon for two reasons. It can hold tiny objects and spreads light when the lamp is adjusted downward.
Here’s a quick note to modern enthusiasts. Gilt Groupe just listed plans for a Dwell Home by Turkel Design for 50% off the normal rate. That’s $12,500 for the Finisterre 1115 plan and architectural services to customize the plan. The plans are for a contemporary home that can be used as a first home or weekend retreat, depending on an owner’s situation, and doesn’t require much land to make it work.
Greenfab, developer of well-designed, sustainable homes, just installed six modules in the Jackson Place neighborhood of Seattle for what’s expected to be the city’s first LEED Platinum modular home. The demonstration home is owned by Robert Humble of HyBrid, project architect and general contractor, and will target net-zero energy and Built Green 5-Star certification.
- Green is silving lining in housing.
- Passive House standard draws fans.
- Xzeres pioneers small wind as a service.
- 13 million homes could use small wind.
- MIT finds green benefits with ICF construction.
- Being smart with dense-pack insulation.
- Does PEX contain hazardous materials?
- Rent-free solar egg house.
If you’re looking for holiday gifts and don’t want to break the bank, below is an index of gifts that you can get for less than $200 from our eight-part Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010, a curated list for design-savvy folks interested in the environment. A lot of this is books and magazines — what better gift can you give than enjoyable reading — but there’s other stuff in here, too.
Read more »