These one-of-a-kind algae lamps are that unique touch every house needs
Designer Nina Edwards Anker enjoys working with unusual materials. Thanks to the latest technology, her algae lamps might be her most intriguing creation yet. In her pursuit of sustainable and solar design, New York architect and designer Nina Edwards Anker, of nea studio, takes her cues from nature, working primarily with organic materials. Her aptly named Beanie sofa, for example, is filled with organic latex and lentil beans. But technology and experimentation play a prominent role in her work as well—in fact, it took several years of research for Edwards Anker to perfect one of her most unusual and intriguing designs: lamps with shades made from algae.