The design of LED desk lamps all have a disappointing sameness to them; their creators seem unable to shake the traditional bulb-using form factor, and still think of a flat, weighted base and a stalk reaching upwards to support the light source. These are essentially just skinner, flatter versions of
Mobile devices have long been our personal couriers, delivering the content generated by our digital lives. Every day we absorb a miscellany of notifications, texts, and tweets - all visualized on a flat backlit screen. Nico is an ambient notification device that brings people’s digital lives into their physical world in a unique way.
At certain times of year, the sun bounces off of a glass skyscraper outside my window and illuminates my apartment from an unusual angle. And the room then looks dramatically different. The sun has to thread the needle to hit this position, and the phenomenon only lasts for a few
SONNEMAN® – A Way of Light is a leader in Design and Manufacturing of sophisticated contemporary lighting, with a reputation for exemplifying the best in modern design. World-renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and an alliance of form and function, SONNEMAN's award-winning pieces have been at the design forefront for
Our company designs, markets and distributes indoor and outdoor lighting, lamps, fountains, mirrors and other home décor items nationally and internationally to home décor retailers. We offer a challenging fast-paced environment for a new designer with the aptitude and interest in home furnishings and the opportunity to learn, and
Hudson Valley Lighting is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of lighting fixtures. Our commitment is to deliver the highest quality products and services. Our highly skilled employees take exceptional pride in producing superior quality products. We are a progressive and growing company looking for an individual
At first look Heng is a simple lamp, with a funny cord in the middle. The light, designed by Zanwen Li, really is simple but also more fun than it appears. The bentwood shapes and LED band are everything you'd expect, but to turn the lamp on and off you
We like a company that empowers its employees, and here's a prime example. Big Ass Solutions is well-known for their Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Lights. Then one of their mechanics, former auto technician Keith McKay, figured he could harness the company's manufacturing and lighting prowess to produce something
It turns out there are plenty of other places to view today's Winter solstice besides Stonehenge—the guy who started the map/blog Stonhenge in Your City found all of them for us. Whether you're in Uganda, Israel, New York or even Lithuania, there are specific places to take part in celebrating
While we all know it looks nice, an open floor plan office can destroy productivity and creativity. But once you've invested in that mega modern wall-free loft office, you have to make the best of it. The AK2 Workspace Divider Lamp was designed by Uli Budde and Ivan Kasner for
For over 137 years, the humble incandescent lightbulb has been the gold standard for indoor lighting. The original electric lighting source has preserved its place in our lives not only for its functional value, but also its particularly captivating luminescence. Despite new lighting options on the market including halogen and
Designers and consumers have an urgent challenge to confront in the current discussion around sustainability. How can we distinguish between goods which seem eco-friendly, but actually contribute to a culture of waste, and those that are truly green? Designer Danielle Trofe had to challenge herself to look at every aspect
We're already familiar with Danielle Trofe's Mush-Lume lighting collection and the concept of growing objects with mushroom mycelium. So why am I revisiting such a familiar process? Thanks to Trofe and Ecovative Design, I was able to learn the mushroom mycelium growth process myself. Here's what happened:
Looking to add a modern, functional pet accessory to their line, ModPet chose us to create an item that invokes sophistication with an affordable price tag. The Pet Grass Pods add a stylish décor piece to any floor or table top, with its glossy exterior and soft, radiant overhead lighting. The Pods demonstrate that you can keep your pets happy and healthy without sacrificing household beauty.
Juganu street lights are designed with a low drag factor, offering low resistance to high winds, which enhances pedestrian and driver safety and decreases maintenance costs. JLED street and road lights run cool, under 45C°, which further extends product life. Smartly designed, JLED street lights are lightweight, and easy to install and maintain. Using shape and right materials allows the light fixture to operate for years.
Do you have a wistful digital folder of design concepts you wish were real? (Or is that just Pinterest?) Well, I do, and it's rare and satisfying to see things make it out of there and into the world. I've held onto a sexy beta photo of the Lightovo Milo
Invented before industrial design became an established profession, incandescent lightbulbs epitomize what would later become the field's mantra of "Form follows function." The wire filament provides the illumination, while the glass bulb is there to keep air out and prevent the filament from oxidizing. Though incandescents are now obsolete, both
An enormous global community enabling the creation of over 100,000 projects in the past six years, Kickstarter brings people together and brings projects to life. This past week in Brooklyn, the organization held their annual day-long festival, celebrating all types of creators and innovators. From virtual meditation to flat-pack
The Latitude Lamp is an indoor/outdoor solar-powered lamp that emits atmospheric light. It can be fabricated in many different ways according to the user's location or latitude.
Maarten de Ceulaer's striking Sundial Chandelier takes cues from both ancient time-tellers and astronomical bodies. The piece, showed at this year's Salone de Mobile, combines anodized aluminum disks and hidden offset lighting to create a series of luminous planetary bodies marked by shadow. While the disks are flat and smooth
As I sit on my couch writing what's sure to be another titillating session of In the Details, I can't help but turn my neck every time I catch—or think I catch—the flicker of my glowing rectangle. I turned off vibration mode because I began to sense its familiar
A few days ago I stumbled upon a little gif on my newsfeed on Facebook showcasing a drawer that had a lovely personality. I know, it sounds crazy, but it's true: A drawer with personality. Who could have guessed that those words were ever going to form in my head.
Production Manager at Matter Made oversees production of both orders and working on developing designs. Some of the responsibilities of this multifaceted position include: maintaining part inventory, managing production staff, and working with the Matter Made team to develop new designs. Overview of Key Responsibilities:
Each and every day we interact with furniture and lighting extensively, often taking for granted the careful detail and precision that go into designing these products. Most of our days are spent sitting in a piece of furniture, while a large portion of our nights are illuminated by lighting fixtures,
At the 28th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) over 35,000 attendees walked the show over the course of four days. This year the show expanded to a second floor that housed ICFF Schools, the Design Milk Pop-Up stand, Tokyo Design Week, Ho.MI Italian brands and Luxe Interiors to provide
Today in silly but promising bike design: bike turn signals that might not blow! The idea of hands-free turn signals for bikes has inspired many, many product designs, few of which make any damn sense. Of those that do, most require donning dorky apparel, integration with the frame, or a
This year's New York Design Week lineup proved the week of festivities have much more to offer than the go-to design fairs. Whether you scoured Brooklyn, downtown, or even way uptown, there were a wide number of shows from designers big and small to enjoy. On top of several small
The energy-design thinkers at BioLight are aiming in a bright new direction: lighting! The company first crossed our radar with their innovative biofuel stove designed to reduce harmful emissions and produce electricity at the same time. Since then they've continued to refine their multi-purpose products for use indoors and out.
When Walkmen became popular in the '80s, there were NYC news reports showing people wearing headphones and obliviously walking in front of moving vehicles. But you didn't hear about too many Walkmen-related deaths. Nowadays with smartphones, however, there are entire supercuts on YouTube—far too graphic for us to embed here—showing
With over half a million visitors descending on Milan each year for the festivities associated with the oldest (and arguably most important) design event on the calendar, there's really something to see for everyone. Beyond the Salone del Mobile at Rho Fiera, exhibitions at the Triennale Design Museum and the
An impressive common characteristic of the student exhibitions at this year's Ventura Lambrate show were their sheer ambitiousness: with projects that went far beyond the normal fare, topics ranged from creating plastics out of completely natural sources to imagining how to satisfy our meat craving in a speculative post-meat world
This paid summer internship seeks students/recent grads that can research, explore, design, and develop new and innovative designs for various lines, i.e. interior lighting, exterior lighting, and ceiling fans. Individuals with the creativity to explore a range of new ideas, materials, and form with excellent sketching and Solidworks skills required.
Project OverviewApollo is a modern light box that harnesses the characteristics of sunlight that resonate the most with people. It consists of high quality LEDs that produce both ambient and cast light in order to simulate the sun shining through a window.
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