AnAtomic Factory: Milk Gone Bad

Anatomic Factory recently introduced their fantastic lamp series: Milk Gone Bad. WHen the light is off, this simple paper lamp looks like a generic, white milk carton. When the light is on, the carton transforms into a three dimensional canvas that Anatomic Factory has expertly printed with the brightly colored stylings of Bombo. Genius.:AnAtomic Factory: […]

Mixko: A World of Undiscoverd Similarities

Mixko, as their namesake indicates, is a  company that mixes multiple unlike things together to come up with completely new meanings. They look at an object like a whistle, for instance, and say, “Hey, if the scale of that whistle were multiplied in size by, like four hundred times, then that whistle would make a […]

The Simple Light by Amoeba

Whew! Finally, I have just a moment to start telling people about the amazing products I saw at the 2008 ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). Let’s start close to home with one of the Bernhardt Competition winners: The Simple Light. This light is so perfectly sculted and, and… simple… which may make it an instant […]

Zip Tie Light Kit by Steven Haulenbeek

It’s very rare that I find such a simple concept with such dramatic results. The object: a ring with a light on it. The concept: take a few hundred zip ties and wrap this ring in any configuration you choose. The result: an ethereal blob of a light that is not unlike a jellyfish. Oh, […]

What Would a Chandelier Look Like if Were Overtaken by Spiders?

Marcel Wanders, uber designer of the past five years, has created this recent addition to the stable of fantastic, high-concept lights for Flos.  The concept is to take an old school chandelier and treat it as it were in a haunted house with some overzealous spiders which had made the most lethal web imaginable. The […]

Klaus Hackl Creates a bit of Genius with the Springlight

Klaus Hackl’s genius with the Springlight really speaks for itself. It is a small LED light connected to a thin and flexible stainless steel strap. That strap’s flexibility allows it to bend into areas so that it acts as a spring to hold itself. Maybe most importantly, the light holds itself together beautifully. It’s so […]

NAT, designing nature exhibition on Revver

Over the next few weeks, I thought I would start adding some of my favorite architecture and design related videos from the awesome video sharing site, Revver. These next few are from Designguide.tv. I think you’ll find these videos pretty compelling. A project that is a cross between an exotic Garden of Eden and an […]

Tempura LED spotlight by Zumtobel

What would you look for in the perfect museum spotlight? Well, first the color rendering would be impeccable. In fact, it would be nice if a museum curator could dial in his or her ideal color for the light. The light would also be quite small and inconspicuous while looking beautiful. The light would not […]

When a Chair Becomes a Light

This post comes via Moco Loco. It’s a baroque chair re-purposed as a piece of neon art. The chair is striking, straightforward, iconic, classic, and fresh at the same time. The designer Lee Broom, is a baby faced kid, with a big career ahead of him. I’m excited to see what happens next. BTW, Mr. […]

Lamp by Konkret Form: Minimalism, Sandinavian Style

Konkret Form is a minimalist design duo from Stockholm Sweden. They are a fairly young but well accomplished crew. All of their projects follow a simple rule which is, as you may have guessed from the lamp, K.I.S.S.: Keep it Simple, Stupid. As you can see, they haven’t strayed from this with this lamp that […]