I Heart Light Way

I Heart Light Way

Strange as this may sound but those baseboard light rails that illuminate darkened movie theaters intrigue me. I always look down, in part to make sure my feet are stepping on something stable and to follow the lights. I mean that’s what they’re there for right? Light Way, a fiber optic baseboard lighting system, designed by Industrial Designers Hayley Rosen, Dan Tafe, Dan Fichter and Fashion Merchandiser, Keshia Stole is your ticket to a home or office installation

0 Designer: Hayley Rosen

Light Dressing on the side

Light Dressing on the side

I have heard of clothing being “too loud” but never “too bright”. Maybe that will all change with “rhyme&reason” by Mary Huang. Her lighted clothing designs are “an exploration in using light as a material to create transformative fashions…when not being worn, the pieces double in function as lamps…”

0 Designer: Mary Huang

Enlighten Lights

Enlighten Lights

The halo is one of the most mysterious artistic elements in cultures all over the world. Always depicting an “enlightened one”, the halo seems to be internationally recognized as a sign of great power or knowledge. Designer Sander Mulder has created this Halo Light that attempts to capture some of that mystery by cleverly hiding the light source in the stainless steel housing.

0 Designer: Sander Mulder

Pullight Dynamo

Pullight Dynamo

The Pullight Dynamo looks to be nothing more than a flashlight powered by stored kinetic energy built up from pulling a string. Inside the dynamo is a 3 phase motor to deliver more power from very little kinetic energy. What’s more, the dynamo can charge other devices like a mobile phone or iPod. It’s splash proof and perfect for emergency situations.

0 Designer: Sebastien Sauvage

2-D Lamp Design

2-D Lamp Design

How many dimensions does light need to have anyway? Well, when you figure that out, you might just feel the need to pick up the “Lamp Chop Light” by Jeth Koh. Jeth basically chopped off all the unnecessary bits from traditional light sources and delivered this laser cut, foldable lamp made form a single sheet of metal. Able to hang from a wall or stand all on its own, this lamp is sure to NOT stand-out from the rest.

0 Designer: Jeth Koh

Tear down your walls

Tear down your walls

Anyone who has spent a significant period of time either living in a small windowless apartment or tripping through the galaxy on a mind bender may have at one point felt the urge to tear a hole in the wall to let some light in. Judging by this concept, designer Billy May almost surely has. His Torn Lighting is perfectly disguised on your wall while hiding it’s LED secrets from view.

0 Designer: Billy May

Ambiguous Light

Ambiguous Light

A diffusion of light, a twirl of imagination. The ambiguous and deliberately evasive form of ‘Eva’ presents itself to be a radiant morning fixation or perhaps a lazy cloud in the sky. Designed for self assembly from 4 identical, circular pieces of polypropylene. And if all else fails, try it on as a hat.

0 Designer: Siwei Fang

A little LIGHT RAIN protection...

A little LIGHT RAIN protection…

Well the weekend is upon us and Yanko Design is happy to inspire another do-it-yourself design project. Spring time if filled with new life, new hope and usually tons of rain. This wonderful “Electric Umbrella” is a great way to make the best of a rainy night by taking long walks under your very own stars with that special someone. Simple, cheap and even comes with a dimmer for setting your own tone, this easy to follow DIY(do-it-yourself) project comes courtesy of instructables.com. Happy singing in the rain.

Fold Your Lamp

Fold Your Lamp

Here’s an interesting way to manufacture, pack, and assemble a lamp. The aptly named Folding Lamp is made from a 0.8mm sheet of stainless steel pre-scored so all you have to do is fold along the dotted lines. In what order you choose to fold is entirely up to you making each piece a unique item.

0 Designer: Thomas Hick

Pour some light wine

Pour some light wine

A standard wine glass is one of the more beautiful shapes in our world. This vessel’s simple elegance is only rivaled by the complexity of the content it was designed to hold. Sharing a glass of wine is one of the more intimate and bonding experiences anyone can enjoy and this lamp design by mmckenna is an unprecedented way to add a little more ambiance to any evening.

0 Designer: mmckenna Studio

Lighting with a Twist

Lighting with a Twist

From the maker of LEGO salt n’ Pepper shaker, Diagonal bed and Table+Chair, designer Joel Hesselgren brings us a new lighting concept that twists and turns to your rooms content. These two concepts, the spotlight dubbed “Turn I” and the “Split” I” are cut on an angle for an interesting take on lighting any room.

0 Designer: Joel Hesselgren

CandLED Lamp

CandLED Lamp

Everything old is new again, or so it goes with this latest novelty lamp design called “Good Night Eileen” by Christine Birkhoven. Mixing old uses with new technologies, this lamp design is intended for people who clearly posses the modern convenience of light switches and electricity, but prefer to walk around with their light source in hand, for those moments investigating that creepy breathing noise coming out of your attic or basement.

0 Designer: Christine Birkhoven

Size Matters...so does shape

Size Matters…so does shape

Lighting as art is one of my favorite mediums for decorative expression. I get suckered into every cool sconce, floor lamp, table lamp, projectors…pretty much anything that shines light in a new or interesting way. Which brings me to our latest find. This “Branch Light” by Michail Komarov. This concept allows for you to grow your own unique shape by providing a multitude of curved and straight segments in a variety of colors that easily connect via spherical plugs housing circuit closings.

0 Designer: Michail Komarov