A Span Of Lights

A Span Of Lights

I’m not a big fan of study-table lamps simply because I can’t stand the surrounding darkness. Always creeps me out, but I’m sure most of you students need to invest in one. Sharing dorm rooms, you can’t disturb your mates right! So when you use one…how much light is sufficient for you? How about a lamp that lets you decide the luminance. Swipe a finger or span your palm to get “As Much As You Need Light”. Just the right amount of focus and light!

0 Designer: Hong-kue Lee

I Carry My Own Streetlights

I Carry My Own Streetlights

In this day and age of multi-functional lifestyles how can we expect fashion to be far behind? Wouldn’t it be tacky for a pair of socks to simply be a garment? We need to rev it up a little, maybe add kinetic theory to it and a pair of bulbs and make it headlights for our feet. Go jogging in the dark or sizzle the Milan Ramps, but the moral of the story is to “Keep on running…baby….oooo…yeah!

0 Designer: Boyoung Joo Park

The Ohhh Light

The Ohhh Light

The title of this project is “OBO Light,” and a stranger shape for a lamp never have I had the pleasure of seeing. It’s a ring. Sort of an oblong ring that projects light in a rather unique way, shining in any of several colors up on the wall and thusly all around the room. If you’re like me, one of the main goals of your life is to achieve a fabulous purple or orange ambience in my workplace room. And, AND, it has the ability to be made of partly wood, plastic, metal, or junkfood!

0 Designer: Savvas Panagiotou

Be Your Own Lighter

Be Your Own Lighter

Are you one of the enlightened few that can play music with an instrument well? If you are, or if you think you are, thank you! I love when people release fabulously constructed strings of notes into the atmosphere for all to hear. Really really! How about you who can stand behind a photo camera and take truly well-crafted pictures? How would you like to employ one of the oft-forgotten most important weapons in the music-players arsenal? The music stand. How would you like to have a light upon it?

0 Designer: Tobias Juretzek for DUA

The Unbelievable Moveable Lamp

The Unbelievable Moveable Lamp

Hey where’d that lamp go? Oh there it is, too high for me to reach! Lurch! Will you come over here and pull the lamp down a bit so I can push it over to the other side of the room here? Thank you. Yes, it’s the “Bewegeleuchte,” aka the Moveable Lamp. Brought to you by the fabulously intelligent designers over at Dua. This is the lamp you want when you live in one gigantic studio apartment where you also do works of art.

0 Designer: Sebastian Däschle for Dua

All Lights Hang High

All Lights Hang High

For those of you who love to rag on people about using a big brandname for their project as their project’s name, this is for you! But also it’s a friggin amazing design, so stuff it! This project is called “SevenUp,” and it’s a chandelier. From your friend Tim Baute who’s known to say “fork you!” to conventional usage of materials comes this lovely bit of new nostalgia. A light chandelier, one that does not pull down your roof with weight.

0 Designer: Time Baute of Interror Design

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

My mind is BLOWN. I’m not a wine drinker but I have lots of friends who swear by it. Let’s call them winards. The Light Sommelier interactive light is so urber cool, even my winard friends would enjoy it. The action of turning and dimming lights is transposed into wine drinking gestures. As the bottle tips into the glass, the glass lights up. As you tip the glass over, the light dims. You can even vary the intensity by how much wine you “pour”. All done with simple proximity detectors and gyros. Loves it. Happy Monday.

0 Designer: Seungyoub Oh of Studio Dotdotdot

Walk Among The Stars

Walk Among The Stars

I swear if any city builds street lamps like the LED Galaxy – I’m there. Designer Sungkuk Park has a well thought out idea here guys. Using advance LEDs, carbon fibers, reverberators, and bio-resin coatings, he’s created a street lamp that casts a carpet of lights, showering the streets with glittery specks like stars. Space enough of these bad boys apart and you could literally blanket an entire street with far less energy than traditional lamps. Twinkle Twinkle y’all!

0 Designer: Sungkuk Park

Simple Light, All Wood

Simple Light, All Wood

How simple a light do you want for your desktop? How about one with a couple joints, a base, a wire, and a bit of shine? Well hay! We’ve got that right here! Designed by Swedish design and architecture studio TAF for Scandinavian design company Muuto. One of the most prominent hopes for this project was to project the idea of Honesty. That’s why all bolts, joints, and screws are emphasized.

0 Designer: TAF for Muuto

Seed of Light, Flower of Illumination

Seed of Light, Flower of Illumination

I swear this lampshade has nothing to do with the occult. Really! Actually it has a lot more to do with nature and the unzipping of poly propylene sheets. That’s what the “ZIPP Lampshade” is made of, poly propylene, all arranged nicely in a flower-like shape for your total enjoyment in brightness! In its flowery flower state, the shade is approximately 50cm in diameter. Zip or unzip however you choose. Will you make an American football? Or maybe a jellyfish?

0 Designer: Arash and Kelly

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