German lighting designer, Ingo Maurer, has outdone himself with this 12 foot mass of emerald-green sponges. The fixture is filled with LED lighting that makes it glow from within. Nestled in and swarming around it, are 100 hand-painted butterflies, dragonflies, lizards and other fauna. This lighting sculpture also houses a sound system and serves asread ON
Approximately 40% of the energy consumed in the United States is attributed to buildings. The Buildings = Energy exhibition will explore how choices by people in the fields of design, planning, engineering, government, building management, and occupant behavior can make positive energy changes in our cities. Read more here.
“Living in a Modern Way: California design 1930-1965″ opens October 1 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Charles and Ray Eames’ living room will be transported and re-created at full scale inside the museum for the event. Additional information and pictures here. Shown: Eames Elephant