Reading by Candlelight Never Seemed so Cheap

Reading by Candlelight Never Seemed so Cheap

If you miss the good old days of coin operated phone booths, you might like Jethro Macey’s Coin Lamp. Powered by its greed for loose change, the light forces our awareness of power consumption through personal expense and discourages our appetite for kilowatt hours. That being said, I can easily see this lamp becoming a permanent fixture down at the local Laundromat.

0 Designer: Jethro Macey

I'm Sure Doug Bradley Would Enjoy Such Decore

I’m Sure Doug Bradley Would Enjoy Such Decore

Perfect for cocktail party atmosphere or your late-night horror-movie versions of Mario cosplay, the possibilities are endless for Cube Lamp, aka Lámpara Cubo. The designer of this box of wonders is Ricardo Garza Marcos, a man of good taste and real minimalistic design sense.

0 Designer: Ricardo Garza Marcos

Crystal Comb

Crystal Comb

It is really amazing how bees make honey. It is even more amazing how delicious natural honey is straight out of the honey comb. Yar Rassadin, Russian designer, has captured this honey making process with the Beehouse Lamp. The lamps honey-filled cells are created from honey-yellow Swarovsky crystals and the comb is made from white bend plastic- a brilliant depiction of a honeycomb.

0 Designer: Yar Rassadin

He That Would Have The Fruit Must Climb The Tree

He That Would Have The Fruit Must Climb The Tree

Some might see this design for the Pendant Light and say “hey, that looks just like a bag stuck in a tree.” I am one of those people who would say that, and so is the designer of the Pendant Light, Ed Vince, who looked up one day, saw a bag stuck in a tree and said “Hey, that looks like something that could be made into a lamp; I want a Bag Stuck in a Tree in my house.”

0 Designer: Ed Vince

With Enough Power to Light a Small Moon

With Enough Power to Light a Small Moon

Behold! The power of magnetism! With my very own Magnet Light with optional extending components, I will defy all that is sacred in home furnishings by having a bedside light easily accessible in the middle of my Death Star! The fixture’s neck will extend from the very top of the chasm to the center, where I will read a book with only the power of Magnet Light.

0 Designer: Jochem Faudet

Still Haven't Found the Big Dipper

Still Haven’t Found the Big Dipper

There are a great many lights and chandeliers out there that emulate an explosion of light through glass and lines of refraction.  The Constellation Chandelier from Studio 1 Thousand however, accomplishes this feat through the simple use of LED’s and bent copper stems that array downward from a wrapped base.  Upon closer inspection, the clamps securing the LED clusters might even bring to mind Ingo Mauer’s Zettelz lamps, although this is anything but derivative.

0 Designer: Studio1Thousand

Let Your Box of Light Shine

Let Your Box of Light Shine

Delft Wall Lamps were designed by David Ryan, as a tribute to famous artist Vermeer. Vermeer was known for his use of light as well as his paintings depicting the city of Delft, a place where Vermeer spent most of his life. The Delft lamps are made to form a simple box that gives off a warm and glowing light that will add just the right amount of soothing light to anywhere they are placed.

0 Designer: David Ryan

d°light Huggable Review. I Miss My Glowworm

d°light Huggable Review. I Miss My Glowworm

Diana Lin Design LLC designs and manufacturers award-winning products that push the boundaries of innovative design techniques such as their dºlight Huggable pillow. How excited was I when I opened a package to a glowing pillow!

0 Designer: Diana Lin [ Buy It Here ]

Aura Light or World's Loudest Windchime

Aura Light or World’s Loudest Windchime

If you’re ever in need of a giant hanging glass snowball, you might try Manuel Vivian’s Aura suspension light.  Composed of hand twisted strips of glass individually hung from a ceiling plate, the fixture would give any room the artsy sculptural look.  For full effect, add equal parts Eames lounge chair, fine cognac and attractive model.

0 Designer: Manuel Vivian

BRAZO Table Lamp Review. LEDs for Days

BRAZO Table Lamp Review. LEDs for Days

I had the good fortune to review the BRAZO table lamp by Pablo Designs commissioned by Haworth, winner of a 2008 IDEA award. The BRAZO is a high performance LED task light offering effortless adjustability, calibrated light focus (more on that later), and brightness control all wrapped in a sleek aluminum body. Intrigued? Read on.

0 Designer: Pablo Designs

LED Trojan Horse

LED Trojan Horse

Frog Design is at it again, this time with an environmentally friendly LED based lightbulb. Although CFL’s are marketed to be widely superior than incandescents, the fact of the matter is they’re still made using very toxic chemicals. Mass acceptance has also been slower than anticipated but it’s obvious why – the cold bluish tint they cast and being non-dimmable.

0 Designer: Frog Design

Pour Me a Glass of Light

Pour Me a Glass of Light

(de)light is a project that reinterprets the concept of light as we know it. What does it mean when you can pour illuminated liquid from archetypical components like a lightbulb? When something so intangible becomes tactile and easily transferrable. The project challenges fundamental design paradigms about how we use lighting, how it’s displayed, and how it’s controlled. Imagine what our world would look like.

0 Designer: Cristina Ferraz Rigo

Smoke and Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Smoke and Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Why buy, arrange, and construct an array of 60+ fluorescent light bulbs when you can strap together three of them and let good ‘ole reflections do the rest?  Resting on the floor, the pyramidal shape contains three fluorescent bulbs that, aided by mirrors, project light onto your favorite piece of designer furniture.  As an aside, if you happen to close off the shape with a fourth mirror you apparently create free perpetual energy.

0 Designer: Dodo Arslan