Artisan Upcycled Cardboard Lighting

Raouf Sarwari of Artisan Design Source creates laser-cut pendants and lamps using acrylic plastic and upcycled cardboard. While these lights are technically upcycled and not recycled, I like the craftsmanship and quality of light to add Sarwari to my Green Lighting Spotlight. Artisan Design Source’s lights come in a variety of fascinating shapes and colored … Continue reading Artisan Upcycled Cardboard Lighting

5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit

Apple first announced HomeKit, its wireless protocol for home automation, almost an entire year ago at Apple’s developers conference in June 2014. Finally it looks like the first batch of hardware partners will be launching their iOs HomeKit-complaint devices. First HomeKit-compliant devices: Ecobee’s ecobee3 WiFi-connected thermostat. $250.00 Elgato’s Eve, line of Bluetooth sensors that collect data … Continue reading 5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit

Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer

Laurence van Seventer, a Dutch designer and founder of Lolo Palazzo is a creative frontrunner in industrial design who is  innovative in welding metal with recycled bicycles, car parts and other discarded metal. From her Hague Studio, Laurence  van Seventer creates chandeliers that remind me a bit of the Atlantis chandelier from Barlas Baylar Lighting. Her larger chandeliers can incorporate … Continue reading Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer