London's Clerkenwell Design Week has some hidden treasures in the parks

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Clerkenwell Design Week is only three days long. Located in the ultra-cool east end of London where lots of architects and design firms have their offices, it's a compact and easy way to see what's new in British and international design.

Maybe it's the economy (or the cold grey weather)....but this year's showing seemed more corporate, with less smaller and quirky items on offer. People can't afford to take a chance. However TreeHugger has found some things to delight the eye and mind; many of them outside in the local parks.

Like these lights made out of recycled beach ball lampshades. Fun and guaranteed to light up your child's eyes with joy.