IVY, The Organic Lamp Shade

IVY, The Organic Lamp Shade

It can be difficult to innovate when everything seems to have been done before, and most creatives would be familiar with the approach of product A + product B = innovation!. Nine times out of ten this will result in a boring concept of pseudo innovation and is thus generally frowned upon. Occasionally though it does actually produce some pretty good results. The IVY lamp by designers Izabela Cichecka and Marcela Kawka would be one such example.

0 Designers: Izabela Cichecka & Marcela Kawka

Rainbow Star Cutey Review

Rainbow Star Cutey Review

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of receiving the Rainbow Star Cutey by Lumenworks. I have a major weakness for groovy lighting, especially ones that change colors. This sweet little beast of a light is a smaller version to Lumenworks Rainbow Star light. Its base is made of metal and the transparent acrylic top is the icing on the cake for this little beauty.

0 Designer: LumenWorks Design [ Buy It Here ]

Electric Trees Light the Hallway, Green Style

Electric Trees Light the Hallway, Green Style

How would you like to be able to accessorize your tree-house, (or your regular house, for that matter,) with tree-branches of light? I would like that a lot. Yes please. Wan-jin Joo, and Hyun-Joung Yoo present the Arbre, a light-up tree whose concept makes other light-up trees look like a garbage truck unloading trash at a landfill.

0 Designers: Wan-jin Joo & Hyun-Joung Yoo

RainLight Won't Follow Charlie Brown Around

RainLight Won’t Follow Charlie Brown Around

In a similar vein as the Melting Light from last week, Charles Kalpakian’s RainLight re-imagines falling water as a source of light.  When prodded by observers, the neon tubes come alive and illuminate whatever sad room you’ve placed a glass rain cloud in.  I’d say it would be the perfect lamp for a good depressing book, like The Bell Jar or Flowers for Algernon.

0 Designer: Charles Kalpakian

3Poeng Lamp Stands on Just 1 Leg

3Poeng Lamp Stands on Just 1 Leg

If there was a perfect lamp to go with your leaning shelves, it would be the leaning 3Poeng lamp from Isabelle Olsson and Martin Meier. Inspired by birch tree forests outside Stockholm, the lamp uses just three legs to stabilize itself up against a wall, with rubber to give it traction. Without a static foot to ground it, the lamp invites constant repositioning and movement, something any interior can benefit from.

0 Designers: Isabelle Olsson & Martin Meier

Polish Tour De Force

Polish Tour De Force

The Slovak Republic is attempting to launch itself onto designs world stage with the newly formed “Exhibition Creator 2008″ While the name is as cryptic as it is uninspiring, the talent being unearthed is certainly worth some attention.

The “Neon Lamp” my look like lighting from space, but for designer Lucia Mrvíková its inspiration is actually a lot closer to home.

0 Exhibition: Creater

Leaky Roof Brightens Your Day

Leaky Roof Brightens Your Day

The art of lighting design is finding ways to articulate glaring light out over surfaces without inefficiently wasting too much of the lamp’s power. Daniel Becker accomplishes that in his “Melting Light” by hanging an LED packed ‘raindrop’ below a rippling plastic reflector. The brilliance of Daniel’s light is in the rippling shape; by spreading the otherwise harsh reflection out over three concentric circles, the glare and shadows are softened and become pleasing to the eye.

0 Designer: Daniel Becker

Close the Blinds and Turn Your Love Light On

Close the Blinds and Turn Your Love Light On

You might not be a romantic at heart or even that great at planning a memorable dinner party. Regardless, it is well known that the ambience of your surroundings can make or break that memorable moment-Some nice mellow tunes, great friends and most importantly lighting. Unfortunately lighting requires electricity which means a high electricity bill. The result is a need for a change in our thinking and adopting a more economical way of using light for our environment.

0 Designer: Yoon-Hui Kim & Eun-Kyung Kim

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Rechargeable batteries sure have helped make my life a lot easier, but I sure do hate the bulkiness of the machines that allow me to recharge my batteries. Trying to pack up my gadgets to take with me on the go is a struggle enough, why add the extra bulk of a battery charger to the equation? Here I introduce to you Febot- The answer to all of your gadget packing needs.

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

Kappu Lamps Light Up Italian Design

Kappu Lamps Light Up Italian Design

It doesn’t take too sharp an eye to pick out true Italian design. The colors and shapes jump out at you, smacking you with clarity of form and just enough flare to draw the eye. These Kappu lamps from Giorgio Biscaro do just that with its two thermoformed sheets of polypropylene that clip together and shroud the filament lamp inside. With the ease of deconstruction, different finishes and colors can be mixed and matched to your style, while the materials keep costs low.

0 Designer: Giorgio Biscaro

Tea Light Supernova in the Sky

Tea Light Supernova in the Sky

I always end up buying too many tea lights for Halloween pumpkins, but maybe this chandelier one-off from Daniel Becker can help put the extras to good use. Using ~140 tea light settings with low wattage bulbs replacing live flames, “Tee Licht” would make a sharp addition to any room. As a bonus, you could hook it up to a rope come New Year’s and use it for your own personal crystal ball drop.

0 Designer: Daniel Becker

Lumin Lamp or Jellyfish or Deformed Airship?

Lumin Lamp or Jellyfish or Deformed Airship?

Inspired by Japanese paper lamps, Lumin is both a modern and simplistic in the way it captures the essence of form while bringing warmth to a space. This lamp was designed to create a moody atmosphere. The organic shape helps soften and diffuse light and encourages different fall off points. Beautiful.

0 Designer: Devin Sidell

Keeping it Hot Hot Hot

Keeping it Hot Hot Hot

Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Do you wish you had one device that acted as a flashlight, a candle, a rave machine, and could tell you the temperature of your bath water, all the while using everybodies favorite: LED lights? Well all the answers to your problems are in this little product. It’s called the LED Bath Light, and it tastes just like candy!

0 Designer: Kai Chen