Chandelier for Swarovski Crystal Palace by Simon Heijdens

Swarovski, a crystal company… wait. The crystal company… has commission several extremely adept designers to create modern chandeliers for their company. Simon Heijdens is one of my favorites simply because of the striking shadow. The 2006 Crystal Palace collection will blow you away, though. The whole collection is like performance art in crystal. If you […]

Balloon Lamp by Kyouei Design

Kyouei, a Japanese lighting design duo, has created an ingenious, stand-alone light with great possibilities for parties. It’s called the Balloon Lamp. It’s comprised of a plastic shaft to house the LED light source, a flat lithium battery, and a hook to hang the light. You can choose any balloon you like for the light […]

Flood Light by Julie Mathias & Michael Cross

Flood Light is a lamp that defies logic. It’s a lamp made from four simple elements: glass jars, light bulbs, electric cables, and water. Doesn’t anyone see anything dangerous here? Live wires and water, my mom always told me, equal an early death by electrocution. I tend to believe my mother, so I developed a […]

Giacomo Driftwood Lamp by Zia-Priven Designs

The Giacomo Driftwood lamp by Zia Priven Designs uses a painstaking technique to be produced. I used to turn bowls as a hobby, so I’ve seen this technique before, and I think this lamp is produced the same way. First, a box is made in the general form of the lamp base. Next, the form […]

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2006 Designers: Word Pendant by Alison Berger

Object: Word Pendant Designer: Alison Berger URL: www.pluglighting.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $check website Lust Factor: Hot Description: The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum is about to begin it’s 2006 Design Triennial starting December 8th and running through July 29th. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be profiling several of the objects from the […]

Lolita Chandelier by Ron Arad

In this week’s New York Times Style Magazine, they featured a short blurb about Ron Arad’s Crystal chandelier. The chandelier is a crystal spiral with LED lights embedded within the crystals. The LED lights are programmed to allow the owner to scroll messages across the chandelier. It’s absolutely gorgious, so I wanted know a bit […]

Pigeon Light by Qubus

Object: Pigeon Light Designer: Qubus URL: www.qubus.cz Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $see website Lust Factor: Warm Description: We have a local writer named Michele Tea here in San Francisco, who writes about pigeons an a manner so eloquent and personal as to give me a fondness for this bird that I never had. This […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: Illustre by Asylum Collection

Object: Illustre Designer: Asylum Collection URL: http://www.asylumcollection.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: email designers for prices Lust Factor: Warm Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: Sisyphe by Asylum Collection

Object: Sisyphe Designer: Asylum Collection URL: http://www.asylumcollection.com Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: email designers for prices Lust Factor: Hot Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured […]

Dutch Design Week 2006: Therese Chandelier by CULTIVATE

Object: The Therese Chandelier Designer: CULTIVATE URL: http://www.cultivate.nl Category: Furniture and Housewares Price: $1,700 Lust Factor: Hot Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured in the […]