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

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

The ReGlow lamp from Shelley Spicuzza likes to recycle, but skips a lot of steps in between.  By screwing in empty, unlabeled plastic drink bottles into the center sphere’s threaded holes, the lamp creates a burst of light and refraction.  The fixture also lets you affect the color of light through the type of bottle used, so click through if you want to see the Coca Cola version.

0 Designer: Shelley Spicuzza

Hi-LIGHTer

Hi-LIGHTer

Need a little added light to your office space? Tired of drab, boring typical office lighting and décor? Well grab a Lighter from designer Alexander Lyapunov. The Lighter, which is still in production getting it’s kinks worked out, closely resembles a hi-light marker that is used to hi-light text, however the Lighter which is lit up by a Phillips fluorescent bulb, will create a nice glow around your office while you work or are sitting in an office meeting.

0 Designer: Alexander Lyapunov

I’ve Got Kurage

I’ve Got Kurage

Or better yet, I wish I had it. Kurage3 is a fiber optic light that by adjusting its curve, creates a brighter or more dimming illumination. The 3rd light in a series of three, Kurage3’s fiber optic cable is 1.5 mm thick compared to its’ 1.0mm predecessors which creates a brighter, illuminating effect. I think I am in love.

0 Designer: Schemata Studio

Fine China Chandelier

Fine China Chandelier

Designer Julia Coffart wants to bring back the idea of uniqueness and specificity to luxury goods. Luxe items once meant hard to find items, often establishing traditions as they’re handed down from one generation to the next. The Rendez-vous concept is an ever evolving chandelier with custom made fine china objects you can hang. No two are alike making it a perfect candidate for an heirloom tradition.

0 Designer: Julia Coffart

Architectural Mood Lighting

Architectural Mood Lighting

The Penta lamp is probably one of the more striking designs I’ve seen. In a time when most modern lamps follow the molded poly road, this one uses structure to dynamically change its shape and ambient lighting. Its shape suggest rotary motion but the seemingly complex design is actually quite simple. Flat packed and made of recycled components, the Penta was designed by Luca Casarotto.

0 Designer: Coscadesign

Travelin’ Light

Travelin’ Light

There is nothing I love more than to see a design that is super practical, super stylish and one that I would love to have at my home. A cross between a tree and a lamp-post with glowing orbs, Vaka will be the life or “LIGHT” of the party. No matter what mood you are in – chillin’ out listening to some tunes, romantic evening with your special someone, or a bass thumping party, Vaka will be your perfect companion.

0 Designer: Ian Bach