Design, Green Design, Products, Technology

Turn Your Old iPhone Into an Elegant Desktop Lamp

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Mon, October 26, 2015

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Industrial designer Ivan Zhurba came out with a brilliant idea to tackle the planned obsolescence of iPhones. His “iPhone Lamp” is an elegant luminaire for the desk or bedside table that gives new use to Apple’s retired smart phones. The lamp follows the tech giant’s sleek, clean lines, so you don’t have to worry whether it’ll fit in with your interior; just throw it into a modern upstate home or a teensy Upper West Side studio and enjoy the light.

Learn more about this brilliant hacked lamp

Green Design, Products, Technology

i Ready O Turns Old iPhones into Retro Radios

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Fri, March 20, 2015

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As Apple releases new versions of the iPhone there are plenty of phones–those that have been discarded for not running the latest apps or holding a charge all day–filling our landfills. But Korean design studio PlusD is tackling the issue with their innovative i Ready O, which can turn any old iPhone into a new, cool radio. With minimalistic aesthetics inspired by the classic Dieter Rams designs for Braun, this object hacks Apple’s planned obsolescence with sustainable design.

Learn more about i Ready O


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