Micro Perforated Perfection

Micro Perforated Perfection

How would you like to know that when it’s not the light of your life, your bulb is busy resting in it’s own lovely nest? That kind of peace of mind can be yours, now! With only a single steel sheet to cover it, this bulb’s next to a mother, but its only child is light. Each sheet of steel is made to be penetrated by light with micro-perforations. Open and closed at the same time.

0 Designer: Mist-O Design

Three Lamp Lights and a Top to Hold

Three Lamp Lights and a Top to Hold

It’s not just one lightbulb, it’s three. It’s not just made out of metal, it’s got chords, too. This is a ceiling fixture if ever have I seen one. It’s made for functionality, but often with stripped-down efficiency comes aesthetically pleasing beauty. That’s how it is these days. And I love it.

0 Designer: Workstead Design

Beautifying The Han

Beautifying The Han

River Han winds its way through Seoul and poses a pretty picture. I’m sure a stroll along its banks will be pleasant and refreshing, but designer Kyung Kuk Kim (he’s a resident of Seoul) feels, Han can be beautified in a very inviting and eco-friendly way. He proposes the installation of Wind Lamps on the underbelly of the bridge, across the river. These vertical lamps are fitted with a specialized wind-harnessing generator that powers the LEDs within.

0 Designer: Kyung Kuk Kim

Crank Up Some Lights This Time

Crank Up Some Lights This Time

You do recollect the Crank Up Battery, right? Close on heels to that concept is this Eco – Twinkle Light. Just like how you would crank up the battery or simply sharpen a pencil, you rotate Twinkle’s handle to charge it up. Twinkling fairy lights with loads of imaginary fairy dust, sparkle up this gem of an idea!

0 Designer: Kenan Wang

Snake Light Swallowing

Snake Light Swallowing

Never follow a snake without a big bump in the middle. Take the initiative and train yourself to understand the safeness of the light. The lighthearted comparison of this lamp “After Dinner” to a snake that’s just eaten. There’s two kinds, After Dinner and After Lunch. Can you guess which is which? Not for sitting on.

0 Designer: Hans A Huseklepp, Henning Rekdal Nielsen, Sebastian Jansson, and Maria Berndtsson

Emergency Tripod

Emergency Tripod

Passive emergency. That’s what this is. This lamp was made to remain dormant until an emergency arises. It can sit on the table or on the floor. Each of the pod’s arms sit in peace until the time for crazy emergency is here. They’ve each got a magnetic base, turning on when released from their home. And then your home can be lit again until the crazy time is done.

0 Designer: Hans A Huseklepp

A Lamp for Screwing

A Lamp for Screwing

In a creative fit of emotion, Jonathan Rowell found himself a brand new way to adjust. To turn, to spin, to tighten and un-tighten. That’s what he found himself into. The lamp that goes up and down, the lamp of many colors, designer Jonathan Rowell went for the sexual reference, “Screw Me” by name, vertical adjustment by game.

0 Designer: Jonathan Rowell

Rugged Lamps Now Refined

Rugged Lamps Now Refined

It’s quite funny actually when you think about it; products that you use in extreme conditions, when refined and gilded, suddenly become prized possessions and artifacts. For example the oil lanterns that the electricity-deprived population uses, becomes an iconic possession for the fortunate one. We don’t really care much about the construction lamp found in the garage, but if Form Us With Love decides to glam it up and give us the “Work Lamp”; WE WANT IT!

0 Designers: Form Us With Love [ Buy it Here ]

Stumped By A Tree

Stumped By A Tree

The idea behind the Tree & Root Lamp is to make us aware of the fact that we are cutting down way too many trees. So how does Kitae Pak translate this into motion? When positioned inverted in the pot, the lamp signifies a dead root, with the tree cut-off. Upright the lamp and it illuminates the room, depicting the true virtues of a tree and its importance in our lives. Besides the poetic garble, I simply think it’s an elegant design that can find pride in many homes.

0 Designer: Kitae Pak

Pratt's Third+Bond; More Like Third+Awesome

Pratt’s Third+Bond; More Like Third+Awesome

Pratt, in a crazy scheme to promote its students, alumni and faculty, recently outfitted two Brooklyn condos on the corner of 3rd and Bond Street with every manner of design paraphernalia, invited a bunch of people and put up an open bar. Color me there.  Drawing on past and present Pratt faculty and students like Eva Zeisel and Tucker Viemeister, the spaces came alive with conscious, inventive, often green, always cool design.

0 Designers: Pratt Institute

Day 5: dºlight Huggable by Diana Lin - $30 OFF

Day 5: dºlight Huggable by Diana Lin – $30 OFF

Don’t miss out on Yanko Design’s “Five Days of Designs” sales event, starting from October 19th and running through October 23rd for the Yanko Design Store launch. Check back each day for a new deal! If you’re new to this concept, the deal works like this: Each day at 12:01am PST, Yanko Design will be revealing a new designer product with deeply discounted deals, available for one day only. The offer ends at 11:59pm PST the same day, so take advantage of the deal while you can.

0 Designer: Diana Lin [ Buy It Here ]

Fixies Light Up!

Fixies Light Up!

Yay for buttons! I’m basically in love with anything that with a switch, click, or pull can activate a system or complete a circuit. Here we’ve got a bit of a bike attached to a pole which in turn is attached to a light and a lamp that activates upon the engaging of the brake. A very simple connection executed in a really elegant manner.

0 Designer: Christian Vivanco

What A Block Of Light!

What A Block Of Light!

The Block Lamp has been around for a while but I bet you didn’t know about its unique features. Each part of the block lamp was hand casted, then goes into an extremely long cooling process to avoid cracking when exposed to strong temperature changes. Awesome right! Even the matte bulb is sand-blasted for durability, and for once it’s a design that comes with the light bulb included! How thoughtful!

0 Designer: Harri Koskinen [ Buy It Here ]