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 ]

Little Night Lamp For Sderot

Little Night Lamp For Sderot

It’s not often I see product design mixed with politics because it’s tricky and definitely an invitation to royally f*ck up. However if your ideas are shaped by a politically active environment, there’s a real possibility for brilliance such as the Little Night Lamp For Sderot. The lamp is created from a bomb shelter light switch as a gesture to the citizens of Sderot, Israel who have been living under siege for years.

0 Designer: Michael Tsinzovsky

A Gentlemen's Lamp

A Gentlemen’s Lamp

How fantastically dandy is this? It’s just a lamp with a fun accessory! The Gentlemen table lamp wears its shade like a tuxedo shirt and bow tie. And like any good dandy, are interchangeable. You can mix and match to your heart’s content. Whimsically sophisticated and definitely very pop. It’s all made from stainless powdered and polished steel too. I want it.

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

Shadow Lighting

Shadow Lighting

Shade is a tool that allows you to control and sculpt shadows. To define new shadows in the room, you manipulate light through touching and stroking the surface in different ways. Shade also has behavioral automation that detects the way you move and where you place yourself in the room. This automation adjusts the shadows based on your habits.

0 Designer: Olivier Butstraen

No Can Of Worms This!

No Can Of Worms This!

Tin Can; best used for beans, worms, fruits…but apt for light? Yes! If you make it as simplistic as the Tin Can Lights! A sealed surprise just like your can-o-pickles! Peel open the lid to welcome a soft glowy lamp that creates a pleasant ambience. Strum it as a nightlamp or show it off as an eccentric collectable in the living room. Five hundred of these lamps have been crafted for sale, so all those looking for deal head over to those quaint design shops in Israel or click a button.

0 Designer: Adi Zaffran & David Keller

Firefly Madness!

Firefly Madness!

This guy, the guy who designed this lamp “Random Orbit,” he’s got a great signature. You should definitely check it out. In fact, it’s in one of the images in this post. See if you can find it! The lamp in the post is just splendid too. A 32inch ball of firefly inspired lights flying in, out, around, and through. Just like knitting! They’ll be made in a buncha sizes!

0 Designer: Christopher Moulder

Mister Twister

Mister Twister

That’s the real deal name: “Mister Twister.” Designers Cate Hogdahl & Nelson Ruiz-Acal, aka Cate&Nelson, have come up with this fabulously chopped lamp for you all to gaze at and with. It appears to have been chopped twice precisely with a samurai sword which enables it to leak light in several “chinks” – more light in more places, that’s economy lamp-making.

0 Designer: Cate&Nelson

Blind And Deaf Communication

Blind And Deaf Communication

I really never gave it a thought before this, but how will a blind and a deaf person communicate with each other? One can’t hear the voices and the other can’t see the sign gestures! Both can’t learn each other’s special language; or can they? It may seem like a presumptuous situation, but something like the Sign Voice Language Translator (or SVLT) can offer a solution. The device acts like a translator, converting gestures in voice and voice into written text. I’d like to see a video of people testing this thing!

0 Designers: Han-na Lee & Sang Hyeon

Scanning For Bio-Threats

Scanning For Bio-Threats

Some countries are doing a miserable job containing the spread of H1N1 virus, thanks to lack of infrastructure. Altho Swine Flu is via human transmission, can you the fathom the amount of devastation bio-contamination can cause via the imports and exports of agricultural, meats and like traded goods from such countries? Container Scan is probe that tries to detect bio-organism threats present in a shipping container. It identifies a contaminated shipment without having to open the container doors, thereby reducing potential risks.

0 Designers: A Big Happy Bunch!