Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 17/12/2012 - 11:27
Artist Kevin Champeny (previously) recently designed this crazy chandelier made of 3,000 hand-cast acrylic gummy bears called the Candelier for home furnishings company Jellio. The light comes in two sizes, the largest of which actually uses 5,000 bears, is 31″ in diameter, and weighs in at about 50 lbs.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 14/12/2012 - 15:51
“Cloud” is an interactive sculpture that lights up and rumbles with simulated thunder and lightning (video). Motion sensors on the Arduino-controlled sculpture trigger the lightning displays accompanied by sounds of thunder played on an internal speaker. “Cloud” can also be triggered by music, allowing it to serve as a unique music visualizer. The sculpture was created by Richard Clarkson, a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 14/12/2012 - 15:38
Presented last week at Design Miami, Front Design’s new Surface Tension Lamp designed for Booo is pretty darn awesome. Essentially it’s a light that constantly blows bubbles The bubbles catch and reflect the light, just like a regular lightbulb, except each of these is temporary with flecks of color. Made with an LED light source that will last for 50,000 hours, by the time the bulb burns out, the light will have blown about 3 million bubbles.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 16/11/2012 - 09:24
This orange battery was built by photographer Caleb Charland as part of his ongoing alternative energy photographs using fruit, vegetables, and other objects to create light for his long-exposure photographs. The electricity powering the lightbulb inside the orange is generated through a chemical reaction between citric acid and the zinc nails inserted into each wedge. I think this is by far the most lovely piece he’s done in the series, but before you start work on a bunch of orange lights to keep on the nightstand, the light generated was so dim this particular photograph required a 14 hour exposure.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 12/11/2012 - 10:18
The Balloon Lamp designed by Kouichi Okamoto, "the balloon lamp uses a high-intensity LED light to illuminate whatever area you hang it in. The LED lets it run over 100 hours with the included lithium-ion batteries, and the balloon diffuses the light into a softly glowing orb." The lights look cool.
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 06/11/2012 - 10:28
Arik Levy‘s new FOLD lighting collection for Vibia looks like three-dimensional cubes for your wall. In fact, you could probably reproduce the old school video game Q*bert on your wall.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 29/10/2012 - 09:51
From the website:
Channel the Greek god Hermes.
These cool pant clips comfortably and swiftly peg legs.
The fluorescent PVC glows in the dark, providing visibility for night riding.
Some of our rave-bound customers have been strapping them onto their arms for nightclub accessories.
The strips are lined with a thin material that rolls in a snap, over and over again.
Bicycling rules in Amsterdam.
And no one knows this better than mere mortal Gijs Bakker, who created these fab and functional clips for ENO to recall the winged sandals of the legendary messenger and traveler.
Set of two: $20.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 11:59
Artist Asbjørn Skou lives and works in Copenhagen where he creates all matter of prints, drawings, and occasionally public light installations. The images above are from a 2010 series called Markeringer where the artist projected a collection etchings at the Sjaeloer railway station. To me it looks almost as is the drawings have been etched into the building’s surface causing the light from the inside to creep through. See much more from this installation here.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 05/10/2012 - 16:08
Artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga constructs impressive chandeliers using chains, wheels and other parts from old bicycles as part of a series she calls CONNECT. Alzaga has lived in Brazil and Mexico and now works out of a studio in Los Angeles where the Etsy Blog recently caught up with her to conduct the interview and tour above
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 28/09/2012 - 10:31
These funky tree lights were designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, a furniture design firm out of Vancouver. Called Tree Rings the lights are made out of a beetle pine shell topped with mirrored Plexiglas that allows the embedded cool fluorescent light to shine through in the dark. I’m not sure of the practical application, but it appears the lights can be used as as small tables and bear enough weight to act as a stool. The pieces debuted last summer at Duthie Gallery. (via zymaze on fancy)