Red Lights in Hong Kong

Red Lights in Hong Kong

One of the designers of Living Pixels, (one of the largest amounts of fun I’ve had writing about a lamp,) has designed another miraculous light holder with the name “A+ Lamp” on it. This lamp can hang every which way – up, down, left, right, and is inspired by the wet market in Hong Kong, a place where no matter which shop, stand, or place of business you come upon, there’s bound to be some red lampshades. Why? Red light makes food look tasty!

0 Designer: Chen Siu Wa Match aka Shai Chai

Salt for Illumination

Salt for Illumination

Designer Roberto Tweraser has taken that fantastically tasty bit of seasoning you put on everything from spaghetti to soup and turned it into a set of fabulous looking lamps! That’s right, sea salt! Combining only sea salt and a synthetic binder, Tweraser creates here a shade for pendant lamps that are smooth on the outside, unfinished on the in. Unfinished on the inside so that the refractory properties of the salt from the sea can be seen! Such a lovely usage of a naturally beautiful thing!

0 Designer: Roberto Tweraser of tweraser design

Interchangeable Lampshades

Interchangeable Lampshades

Take a peek at these lovely lamps designed by Sebastian Herkner. They’re known as “Bell Light” and they’ve got lampshades that can be changed back and forth between lamps, one each of copper, steel, and textile. Each of them is changeable to influence the atmosphere, temperature, and color of the light. Use them in many fabulous ways – this luminaire is inspired by spotlights and reflectors and looks swell hung from the ceiling or propped up on a stand like what’s shown in the gallery below. Especially nice if you’ve got a need for special directed light.

0 Designer: Sebastian Herkner

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

With a very creative name like Twenty5ive, you can expect nothing but some awesome madness by designer duo Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim. While Melvin sticks to insect-inspiration, Yuri explores durability and kitsch with lights. Have a look….

0 Designers: Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim for Twenty5ive

Mince No Lights

Mince No Lights

Mince words, mince meat, mince some attitude; but will you mince lights? A very artistic interpretation of some wasted wires n plugs, a mince machine and a bulb! Light Mincer Lamp! Made entirely of recycled and disposed materials, the lamp is ready to adorn your table, just send out a holler to Reima.

0 Designer: Reima Honkasalo

Natures Spheres

Natures Spheres

Note design studio presents a set of spherical lamps on top of wooden bases, each of them inspired by the tiny organisms that spring from the forest floor like tiny candles. Yes, Note, walking around in the forest looking for inspiration, finding hidden in the green moss small families of fungi. In response, these loving lamps. Each lamp is designed for low energy lights made to keep our natural inspiration safe as long as possible, moss and fungi and all.

0 Designer: NOTE design studio

The Future Of Escaping

The Future Of Escaping

Keeping your wits during an emergency evacuation of a building is easier said than done. If it’s a hotel or an unfamiliar mall, following the leads can be difficult and even confusing at times. The LED Escape Light is a portable LED electric torch meant to tackle this issue of unfamiliarity. It comes with a built-in projector that projects a map to guide you out accurately. I like the handy stand that it is housed in, with an easy grab-and-run vibe.

0 Designers: Various

Wood, Plastic, and Light

Wood, Plastic, and Light

It’s a fabulous link between plastic and wood. Yes, plastic and wood, the most amazing two materials in the world! But look – in this case the plastic is flexible and the wood is rigid. The plastic embraces the light to protect you from it and to diffuse the warm color. The wood… it’s natural. The lamp is sold unassembled to save space during transport and so that at the end of the life of the lamp, each piece can be separated and recycled in the most pure way. No glue or nails needed.

0 Designer: Damien Urvoy

Yellow Shape Above

Yellow Shape Above

In an aim to renew the use of so called traditional materials, designer Rodrigo Vairinhos of Neo Design presents this lovely yellow lamp that goes by the name “Longo.” Look at the elegance! Vairinhos informs us that the creation of this project is ecologically friendly, tying the always classic ceramic with the relatively new excellence of LED light. And it’s not just in yellow! Hooray for white/white, white/black, AND white/yellow.

0 Designer: Rodrigo Vairinhos of Neo Design

Pour Me Some Light

Pour Me Some Light

Human actions play such a significant role in design; it’s either evident in the form or in the function. In the Pouring Light, the action is evident in the form and is delightfully executed as well! With the motive of giving off “an emotional flow of light”, the lights linger on with a mesmerizing effect thanks to the use of phosphorescence in the “water” part. Yeongwoo suggests the use of LED lights to conserve energy, and my suggestion to him: get this in the market ASAP!

0 Designer: Yeongwoo Kim

Hammerheads Above Us

Hammerheads Above Us

Inspired by the head of a shovel, (and quote obviously also by the head of a certain fancy looking shark,) this is the modular street lighting system Sphyrna. Designed by FORMBOTEN, that fantastic design team from Hannover, this system is modular not only in its head, but in its height as well. The various lamp heads make this system suitable for the urban lighting of roads, roundabouts (if you’re anywhere that isn’t the USA,) or outdoor shopping malls. And bonus! There’s a fancy seat to go with the system!

0 Designer: FORMBOTEN

Nude Looker Lamp

Nude Looker Lamp

It’s not naked. It’s stripped. Stripped down to a minimalistic look and feel and working order. Essentials, that’s what is here. But it’s not just a stick and lick of fire, it’s a lamp, The PERCY LAMP; so it’s got some style too. It’s made to have character-like qualities, turning this functional piece of lighting into a product users feel drawn to engage with. To do this, the aesthetic draws heavily on the buttress root system of the Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

0 Designer: David Pidcock

Hands of Light and Darkness

Hands of Light and Darkness

It has hands of darkness some times, and hands of light at others. It doesn’t always illuminate the time, but it’ll never leave you in the dark. What is it? Equinox! The clock that’ll illuminate the way you view your hours, minutes, and seconds. Designer Bram Knaapen presents hours as three colored blocks, minutes as a single colored block, and seconds as a fading row of blocks, all of them sliding round and round the Equinox circle.

0 Designer: Bram Knaapen