Unexpected Light Saber

Unexpected Light Saber

The Scallop Lamp takes obvious inspiration from sea shells and is quite an interesting design. Besides being a floor lamp for ornamental purposes, it doubles up as a flashlight! The top projection detaches to become the handy torch during lights-out. Now that’s what I call really clever designing! It looks chic, has dual purpose and makes total sense!

0 Designer: Kim Ah Ra

No More Smokin Globes

No More Smokin Globes

This project is all about quitting smoking. I suppose it doesn’t just have to be tobacco, but that’s the most dangerous LEGAL drug in smoke form out there, so that’s what we’ll focus on. When there is smoke in a room, this Glow Globe lights up. When the smoke is gone, you click the reset button and the light goes dim once again. When there is smoke for an extended period in a room, the light stays on and changes colors. Quite simple.

0 Designer: Nebojsa Glavonic

Lights Above, Lights Below

Lights Above, Lights Below

Where do you have all of your lamps? Above? To the side? All around? How about you get some lamps that sit on the ground and some other lamps that sit above your head? How about a collection of lamps that works in basically any position? Take a look at this “7/7 Lights” lamp collection by Albertine van Iterson. Each lamp is made out of its own materials, has its own identity, and require slightly different treatments. Yet at the same time, they’re all part of the same family.

0 Designer: Albertine van Iterson

Dust In Design

Dust In Design

Love this project called Snow Dust. Dust is an inevitable reality, one that we usually sweep away in annoyance but this designer chose to embrace it. A series of everyday household objects like a fan, shutters, and lampshade are constructed to a complex geometric pattern designed to collect dust. Something that is supposed to be gross and dirty is suddenly highlighted and transformed into natural art, unpredictable and possibly beautiful.

0 Designer: Olga Kravchenko

Let’s Scale Some Lights

Let’s Scale Some Lights

The Weight of Light is a simple structure lamp featuring a unique way to operate the light. Mimicking the style of an industrial scale, the intensity of the lamp is controlled by shifting the “weight” up and down the “scale”. I adore its refreshing approach, the cute way it tips the scale and minimal look.

0 Designer: Liao Chan Guan Jing

What An Adorable Lamp

What An Adorable Lamp

I love Marc Haldermann’s floor lamp called Puu. It’s modern, a little mid-century, yet sophisticated and whimsical. It’s as if he read my mind and made this lamp. It’s all wood using the lampshade’s own weight to create tension on the cord. Looks like a tree, or better yet – chicken feet. I want it. Marc, make me one!

0 Designer: Marc Haldemann

Need A Light To Write At Night?

Need A Light To Write At Night?

As I hit my head to the pillow at night, a thousand things rummage through my head; my next proposal, next-day schedule, unfinished business and most of the times end up getting outta bed to write some notes for the next day. How sweet it would be if I had a notepad and the Write? Light! on my bedside table. It is a lamp that gives off a glow powerful enough to jot down a quick memo. And the way it works is darn cute; kinda like the inkwell and feather effect! Pick up the pencil to light-up; place it back to turn it off. Simple and awesome!

0 Designer: Jaeun Park of Frabrica (Italy)

Rockin Lamp

Rockin Lamp

It is as if an Italian architect from many years ago, I think you know the one, came into a furniture designer’s studio and said, “You! Take that lamp off it’s usual axis!” And thus the “Roly-Poly” lamp was born. Actually it was designer Jung Jae Yup that conceived of and executed this lovely bit of ball and stick with light on top. It’s got the bounce-back-up feature installed in addition to its lean, so you can box with it if you’ve got very small fists. Made of stainless steel.

0 Designer: Jung Jae Yup

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

The Senzo Nightlight is a very sweet intuitive light that is fitted on the wall, 80 centimeters above the floor. This specific position is so that both children and adults can touch it conveniently in the darkness. Let me explain, at night if you don’t have the lights on, you usually reach out to feel for the walls to get your bearings and then move forward. Fingertips skimming the walls till you reach the door, that’s the inspiration behind this design. So as you walk past touching the tube, a soft lighting follows you.

0 Designers: Soledad Clavell and Marcos Madia

A New Lease On Light

A New Lease On “Light”

I like looking at the Posh Lamp as a design exercise. What would normally be a run-of-the-mill portable light is elevated to something austere and “posh” just by framing it in chrome and steel. The lamp is composed of 20 LEDs with a 3-way switch. Couldn’t get any simpler than this. Reminds me of a trend I’ve seen lately; objects seemingly made anew by fortunate mash-ups. Look around your house. See anything that might have been two become one?

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

The Stalb Lamp

The Stalb Lamp

There’s an austere aesthetic to the Stabl Lamp by Kassen. It blends biomorphic design elements with “brutalist principles in steadfast materials.” Indeed the mix of steel, curved to soften the effect, stands out on its concrete base. Topped with a simple hollow plywood block, one could say the design is at equilibrium. It’s a modernist approach but one that’s sure to stay relevant. Kassen is currently taking orders through their website. If any of you buy one, please post a picture on our Facebook page.

0 Designer: Kassen Lifestyle

Transforming Flashlight

Transforming Flashlight

Have to think to myself…what a great idea! A flashlight that split opens to become a lamp….and what’s more, the solar cells recharge even in the open lamp status! Essentially you’re making use of the handy flashlight even when it’s not an emergency. I can imagine using this in place of a table lamp or hang it up instead of a bulb. So, Yanko readers where do you think you will use this MIA Electric Flashlight Lamp?

0 Designer: Jia Dai

Lights By The Morning Dew

Lights By The Morning Dew

I am by no means a rugged person. I don’t particularly enjoy being “outdoorsy”. I’m the kind of person that overpacks and overcompensates for all possible scenarios, one of which is getting lost. The Dewlighting (should be called Dew Light) is designed for such a scenario. You can use it as a battery powered torch light or hang it to provide ambient lighting. When hung, a flexible sack can be unfurled to collect water droplets. I like the idea although this relies on only getting lost in a humid area.

0 Designers : Sae Hee Lee, Sungjae Lee, & Hyemi Lee