Solar powered pole lamp.
A solar powered pole lamp with 3 petals placed at varying heights to form a tree-like canopy. Solar cells are positioned on the top of each petal beneath a clear high-impact acrylic lens. Warm-light LEDs are mounted on the underside onto a highly reflective luminaire behind a translucent acrylic lens. Each unit consumes between 25-50 watts of power. Contact email@example.com for purchase information.
In the days of yore, elevated corn cribs were used on farms to store dry corn and protect it from rodents. Today, Maryland's Broadhurst Architects have adopted the classic American structure as design inspiration for The Crib, a contemporary prefab that can be used as a weekend retreat, a backyard office, or a guest house. The Crib makes intelligent use of sustainable and recyclable materials......read more
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