Love Light Affair

Love Light Affair

The following is a project that encapsulates the position of Venus, a lamp made in the image of her femininity, displaying both finesse and beauty as it sets the room alight with it’s inner glow. The intensity of this glow is adjustable with a simple switch that slides up and down for more or less light. At its lowest, this lamp provides a lovely nightlight for late darkness runs for water. At its brightest, Teardrop Lamp provides enough light for a reading light for the smallest text.

0 Designer: Dragos Iliescu

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

One morning, Note Design Studio scribbles in the margins of old sketches and notes. They were just random ideas, visual brainstorms in passing to help illustrate key ideas but never saw the light of day. They fell in love with these scribbles and embraced their odd proportions, diverse materials and lack of clever functions. Some were left for later but others were pushed further, into the physical world. In the end it became an exhibition called what else, MARGINAL NOTES.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

Smitten by the Lobot

Smitten by the Lobot

With its charismatic Wall-E eyes for lights, the Lobot is the cutest robotic lamp I’ve have seen. A body constructed out of anodized aluminum and “robust and well engineered hinge system”, this lamp can be maneuvered into different positions with gliding ease. I simply love its minimal design and its no-fuss attitude, looks as if it were made to banish all darkness surrounding your desk! I need to get this one.

0 Designer: Jinseok Hwang for studioLOBOT

Reused to be Relit

Reused to be Relit

The most effective way to dispose waste is not to recycle but reuse it. The MOLLIGHT uses components from the most unlikely of places. The spring is from an old armchair and the transformer is just a cable from an old lamp. Thomas Edison said it best, “to invent, you need a vivid imagination and a pile of junk.”

0 Designer: Alessandro Marelli

Mopping with Spiritual Light

Mopping with Spiritual Light

No I’m for real, “External Light” is a concept floor lamp that relies on you to mop your floors regularly to store kinetic energy to power the lamp integrated into the entire length of the stick. Novel idea but there’s a deeper meaning. Designer Arthur Xin is one designer on spiritual journey and his work represents a symbolic way of mopping up the bad to create positive energy.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

TRON Lamp, Need I Say More?

TRON Lamp, Need I Say More?

It’s obvious what inspired this. I want it. I want it bad. The TRON Lamp uses bioluminescent polymers to emit the kind of glow Hollywood spent millions of dollars in Special FX. The light intensity can be set by rotating the disk. Power is transferred via brush contacts on the outer copper ring. Clever and very production ready.

0 Designer: Loris Bottello

Lit by Wind

Lit by Wind

Wind Bulb is a light powered by wind. Winner of the LiteOn Award,  it’s designed for apartment balconies in urban areas. The tiny propellor at the top generates enough power to keep the light on all night. Love the design and the application of renewable energy. Love that it’s easy to install too. No need to run power anywhere.

0 Designers: WenCheng Hsiao & Jin-Dian Cheng

Flashlight for Open Air

Flashlight for Open Air

This project asks the question – why do we hide all of our objects? Why do we keep away our possessions in cupboards, drawers, and the like, when these objects are so beautifully crafted, so useful on the instant? This is a flashlight that deserves its own special out in the open place as its attractiveness cannot be shut away from its light! This is the Handlight Project, a flashlight sitting on a base, what the designer calls a green project just waiting to be held.

0 Designer: Raphael Morais

Psychedelic Bubbles

Psychedelic Bubbles

Do you remember blowing soap bubbles and chasing after them? Give me a set now, and you’d find me doing the same…. even at this age! I guess for such fun-stuff we get stuck in a time warp or something. And since this is the next-gen, imagine adding some neon-psychedelic colors to the suds and blowing glow-in-the-dark light bubbles! The next big thing!

0 Designers: Wang Qiubo, Shen Lingyan, Zou Yujuan & Shi Tenggao

Déjà vu LED?

Déjà vu LED?

The prolific design hub Art Lebedev is out with another of its creation and design-wise it’s got a major Philips hangover! I’m talking about the Optogan LED Lamp. To quote the studios, “the lamp combines classic ideas with advancements in microelectronics.” Anyways, the lamp features a radiator encasing that is designed as a set of ridges, which help in dissipating heat. These energy saving bulbs come as 40 & 60 watts. Simply love their organic form!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Brightness in Woodness

Brightness in Woodness

Made in an effort to resurrect the essence of the night markets designer Lee Leong Chye knew as a child. Specifically Chye hoped to find again the loving glowing glowing love of the kerosene lamps – each of them pressurized with a hand pump, set aflame with a match, preheated and pressure adjusted to the perfect combination of settings, and poof! Like magic, there was that iconic flame. Chye brings this world to live with a nearly all-wood reinterpretation of the lamp. Gorgeously cut and fully functional.

0 Designer: Lee Leong Chye of Little Thoughts Group design collective

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Here’s something rather spectacular. A very simple concept when it comes down to it, a rather long explanation if you’d like to take the time to understand the intricacy. What you’ve got here is a project called Inconspicuous Matter, a project involving electro reactive wallpaper. What does that mean in a nutshell? Wallpaper that LIGHTS UP!

0 Designer: Celine Marcq

In The Spotlight

In The Spotlight

My alter ego lives in the spotlight. He absolutely craves it. In fact if he had his own place, he’d probably buy something like the TOP SPOT designed by Cristiano of Note Design Studio for RYDENS Lighting. It’s clean, ultra modern and each light pivots to put the shine just in the right place. My alter ego is an aesthetic statement so my lights need to illuminate that lifestyle.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio for RYDENS