Monday, March 16, 2009

mstaps - Design from The Netherlands

Marieke Staps is a Dutch designer and creator of a number of innovative and beautiful pieces.

The Soil Lamp uses innovative design and is powered by environmentally friendly energy sourced from mud. The metabolism of biological life produces enough electricity to burn the LED light on the top. By adding a touch of water to the base of the lamp, the natural life force in the dirt conducts electricity through copper and zinc, powering the small bulb.

The Coat Rack works with turning parts. When needed to hang something, the parts turn out of the wall and act as hooks. If you flip them back you have a beautiful piece of art.

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