This Sconce Makes Me Want Some Artichoke Dip

This Sconce Makes Me Want Some Artichoke Dip

Always one to rip off the hard work Mother Nature did millions of years ago,  Janne Kyttänen swoops in again to steal all the glory for herself with this “Dahlia” sconce that is inspired by the “mathematics of nature and the arrangement of flower petals.” Personally, I’m not a huge fan of this derivative work, If I remember correctly, I believe I saw da Vinci put out something pretty like this at the Salone del Mobile in 1512.

0 Designer: Janne Kyttänen

Luminous Surfaces For Your Experiential Needs

Luminous Surfaces For Your Experiential Needs

The Cielos modular lighting system designed by Billings Jackson Design for Zumtobel has won a coveted GOOD DESIGN Award 2008, conferred by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Cielos provides a simple method of designing, installing and maintaining luminous surfaces. The shallow profile ‘plug and play’ units are elegant and with coloured light and video-compatible LED models now available, the creative scope is limitless.

0 Designer: Billings Jackson

Dock…Speaker…No, It’s a Light

Dock…Speaker…No, It’s a Light

Life isn’t simple anymore. You work minimum two jobs; you multitask and make the most of a situation. Yes, life sucks…so is it fair that we make our electronics and gadgets do only one job at a time? No ways! They too need to labor like us, give us the maximum benefit of their existence. We don’t want only an iPod dock; we want it to have speakers and may be some light. Gottcha! This one has it all!

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

A New Use For That Old Fishing Line

A New Use For That Old Fishing Line

If you have an anxiety about chaotic arrays of tangled knots, then this hanging light from Francois Azambourg isn’t for you. If however, you enjoy watching your friends drunkenly stumble into things, become entangled, and possibly asphyxiate themselves, then boy are you in the right place. Believably called Brindilles, this 3 foot wide fixture hangs down 8½ feet and makes use of 108 LEDs to flash in the forest of fiber optic cable. I’m also going to go out on a limb and say this isn’t cat friendly either.

0 Designer: Francois Azambourg

Tip Light Not for Use with Kitties

Tip Light Not for Use with Kitties

When you receive your very own tip light, don’t forget the following rules: 1. You may not have any small children in the house if you’d like constant light. 2. The same is true of cats, puppies, and relatives on holiday. 3. this tip light is actually called “Ataton”, and like most products posted here on Yanko Design, it is a concept, and is not for sale!

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

A Lamp For The Trophy Sea Anemone Hunter

A Lamp For The Trophy Sea Anemone Hunter

While a glowing sea anemone might be the first thing that pops to mind, this lamp’s structure is actually based on a number in the Fibonacci sequence, hence its name “610″. Expressive of the mathematical structure behind nature, 610 pops up in things like seeding plants or, in this case, a pine cone. In a rare case of availability, 610 can be found over at Freedom of Creation for as little  as360.

0 Designer: Janne Kyttänen

Peel Off Light

Peel Off Light

Grid mosaic lamps are nothing new but custom ones unique to each person are. The Peel Off Light by Sehwan Oh enables each person to take home a mass produced lamp that can be customized by peeling off the pre-scored tiles. Your mosaic can reflect your design aesthetic and/or how much illumination you want. Will we see more of these customizable mass produced products? They seem to make a comeback every year before disappearing to the dead trends wastebasket.

0 Designer: Sehwan Oh

Lost Flight Caught in Light

Lost Flight Caught in Light

Yanko has no small coverage of lighting solutions, tricks, and just plain fun ideas. This one’s a work of art. Rendered to perfection and produced to reflect the mysterious flight that inspired its creation. Flight 815 coming in for a landing!

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Roids of Light

Roids of Light

These asteroids are fully lit! Giant ‘roids with 24 unique facets that come in plastic or clear glass. Can it just sit on the ground there like that, you might ask? No! It can also hang from the ceiling or the wall. “Pendant” mode, that is called. Order your bit of the moon, which is also light-up, today!

0 Designer: Koray Ozgen at Innermost Design

Unzip Fully and See The Light

Unzip Fully and See The Light

Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? All the solutions to your problems are one zip away with “Ziplamp.” Show people the light after they’ve had a few! Gain friends with one friendly pull! Merry Design Studio presents this product with which yes, you too, can experience the lovely morning glow of friends who’ve experienced Ziplamp.

0 Designer: Merry Design Studio

Makeshift Bonefire

Makeshift Bonefire

Got warm fuzzy feelings about bonfires? Relive those moments with the Bonfire lamp. Twist them round and round in your hands to turn them on. The LED lights set off a warm glow. Too bad they don’t heat up so it’s more like a makeshift bonfire. Designer doesn’t mention how they’re powered, could be kinetic energy generated from your hands or an induction charging base. I have a better use for them. Anybody down for a night relay race?

0 Designer: Kang Kyung Lee

Lamp Under Lock & Key

Lamp Under Lock & Key

Designer Hyun-Woo Sim likens life’s precious moment’s to a lock that only you have a key to. The Key Lamp follows that premise. To turn it on a key has to be used to move the switch to the on position, and vice versa. Novel as it is, I want one just for the sheer enjoyment of watching my partner drive himself mad trying to turn the damn thing off. Haha, if you want the key, come and get it. I love that game, don’t you? ^_^

0 Designer: Hyun-Woo Sim

Even an Hourglass Goes High Tech

Even an Hourglass Goes High Tech

The Hourglass Lantern works like traditional hourglasses but turns the thousand year old tech upside down (literally) by using LEDs instead of sand. You can even adjust how long it takes for the light to flow from top to bottom by twisting the two halves like a dial. As time passes, luminance decreases on top as it increases on bottom.

0 Designer: Young Bok Kim