Mario Bros. Garden

Mario Bros. Garden

Had enough of planting fake crops in Farmville, but not quite ready to go totally Martha Stewart in your garden? Designer “Sexin” has created “THE RIPE RADISH” for you. This solar lawn lamp serves many a purpose. First, it’s a solar powered lawn lamp that is white during the day as it collects solar power-ups, then at night it  glows red to light your way, cute! Second, it’s a house for your soon to be born radish buddies, still cute! And lastly, it’s a neat way to play the new Super 3D Mario Garden! (No Batteries Required. Yoshi and Daisy not included).

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

Hoodie Light

Hoodie Light

I have a vested interest in soft electronics, particular mixing hardware with textiles. It’s nothing new but we are getting closer and closer to wearable clothes and that excites me. Take for example the Skôn which means nice in Dutch and Swedish. The rim of the hoodie has a knitted variable resistor and varies when you play with it. The changing resistance value changes the intensity of the light. There’s something ethereal about this. Even tho summer’s approaching, it makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. 

0 Designers: Paula Kassenaar and Paula Segura Meccia

Your Light Slightly Hard

Your Light Slightly Hard

Perhaps you’re familiar with the term “Al Dente?” That’s the term used for noodles that are left just a little bit rigid (but not hard!) when being boiled before being used for a fine dish of spaghetti (or plenty of other lovely pastas.) It’s also the name of a fabulous restaurant in Beirut. The design team at .PSLAB BEIRUT were asked to do the lighting for this “Al Dente” restaurant, and I think you’ll find that it’s absolutely chewy with goodness.

0 Designer: .PSLAB BEIRUT

Coolest Fire Possible

Coolest Fire Possible

That’s a fire that has no smoke. That’s a fire that has no odor. That’s a fire that burns bio-alcohol to achieve these things at the SAME TIME as providing you with some fabulous heat. And it looks amazing! No smoke, odor, or residue! None at all! You could burn this right in the house, right by your CPU! Do it! Don’t be foolish and put anything flammable in there, obviously, because it DOES burn other things if you make it, I mean, it IS a fire. But work safely and this’ll make you grin profusely! It’s the Apollo Tabletop Fireplace!

0 Designer: Wolf Wagner [ Buy it Here ]

The Lovely Circles

The Lovely Circles

Mmm yes, perhaps you’d enjoy some circles today? Perhaps some fine circles that’d suit your items to be sitting on just fine, yes? Perhaps! Yes! What’s called a lamp and what has a couple trays for your true comfort and ease in experience is this, the “Acueil” by Arnaud Lapierre. The warmth of the lamp is provided by LED. One of the movable plates provides space for immediate objects such as keys, while the large plate is for the longer-sitting objects like the newspaper.

0 Designer: Arnaud Lapierre

Now Cube This

Now Cube This

Hello to you all fans of the epic proportions of the cube. Actually they’re quite regular, aren’t they? Yes. Well, this isn’t. This is totally squaretastic, yet it’s definitely irregular. All sorts of combinations of square stackables put together to make one tower for all! A lamp by the name of “Rubic!” I wonder if you can peg the source of the name on the donkey. I’ll give you a hint – it’s got nothing to with A Clockwork Orange.

0 Designer: Paratoner

Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

The Solar Pebble is a solar powered lamp targeted for use in rural Africa, as a humanitarian product, and at home in the UK as the perfect gift. The LED Solar Pebble is powered by batteries that are charged from the sun via a small, efficient solar panel. It can also charge mobile phones and other devices. The versatile ratchet handle allows the product to be carried and angled when standing or suspended. On the go? Just strap it onto a backpack for daytime charging.

0 Designer: Adam Robinson for Plus Minus Solar

Getting Screwed Thrice

Getting Screwed Thrice

If you like things in triplets then the Tribulb is surely for you. The eccentric twist to this orgy is that one LED bulb gets screwed thrice…one after the other or simply in one go. What’s funny is that the bulb doesn’t actually screw onto sockets but requires special fitted fixtures! It comes in a choice of colors (white, yellow or their mixture) to set your mood, however the brightness depends upon the number of hook-ups used. I like the versatility of the design, because you can actually customize and fashion the bulb into a floor lamp or a ceiling chandelier. Whimsical!

0 Designer: Shinya Yoshida

Yellow Light Switch

Yellow Light Switch

Sooner or later we are all going to succumb to the charms of organized electric control hubs for lights, fans, gadgets, etc. Either it’s going to be the remote control way or a centralized switchboard way. Should the latter take your fancy, then concepts like The Yellow Light Switch are apt. Touch sensitive, pictographically accurate and adept to turning of lights, fans…

Sorry won’t work for muting nagging wife or mother-in-laws!

0 Designers: Heo Jaesik & Lim Hojoon

Squishy Light Spheres

Squishy Light Spheres

Infectious is a light concept made up of modular silicone spheres charged in a set-up one could call a luminous tree. The spheres react to each other so pile them up to bring on the illumination. It’s soft, squishy, and the kind of lighting that makes everyone look good. No word on when it’ll hit the market but looks like the French will be the first to enjoy.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat

Replacing Candle-lit Dinners With Firefly

Replacing Candle-lit Dinners With Firefly

The Firefly Table is honestly a very neat concept that I can foresee being snapped into production. Intended for outdoor cafés and restaurants, the idea is to use a solar lamp instead of romantic candlelights for illumination. The centrally placed lamp pops up to emit a soft glow while projecting any form of branding (via stencils) to the floor-space below. Imagine being “popped the question” in this unique fashion, or even attracting sponsors with this extra added value. Tobasco, Heinz, you listening?

0 Designer: Vuk Dragovic

Lights From On High

Lights From On High

Hey ther nighttime, how you livin? It’s all dark and whatnot. How are you going to read signs when your out there? You’re totally drunk! I’ve got the solution for you right here. Lights at night, nightlights. This project goes by the name of “Intersection Signalétique.” It’s pretty! Lights from up in the sky, down to the street, up into your eyeballs. As advertisement, as direction, as decoration.

0 Designer: Quartier Des Spectacles

Organic Lampstick

Organic Lampstick

This is a lamp with a dimmer. Does it look like a dimmer lamp you’ve ever seen before? It reminds me of a lamp I saw in an abandoned house once; it moved up and down smoothly from the ceiling based on how much you pulled down or touched up. Well what do you know, the lamp we’re talking about right now does something very similar! Instead of the lamp moving, this, the “Etirement” lamp, has easily adjustable intensities of light.

0 Designer: Rémi Bouhaniche