Despite grumpily noting the few options for nice indoor plant lighting the other day, and the few safe plant-incorporating lights before that, I'm grateful that Goula / Figura escaped my attention until now because no one else would have stood a chance. The Barcelona-based duo recently unveiled their Viride series
You know those globe-like paper lanterns that you can get for a couple of bucks at your local Chinatown? Those are great for providing soft, ambient lighting and I've got several in my apartment. They're also terribly fragile, of course, and are only meant to live indoors.
Expanding on their solar lighting line, Peak 720 presented us with the challenge to develop an LED light that users will actually want to display on their key chain, while aligning with the styling of previous Peak 720 products. We incorporated subtle design elements from prior items, while still providing a uniquely aggressive look and feel. Highlighted by its large solar panel coverage and recessed button to prevent accidental activation, we designed this device to be durable and reliable for
Sunlight is a precious commodity for office-dwellers, but it's also a double-edged sword. That warming, Vitamin-D-providing light makes you feel alive and illuminates your desk, and yet we have to block it off to prevent blinding monitor glare. 3M has invented a clever way around this. Their Daylight Redirecting
Lacking a signature lighting product, we developed an aggressive and rugged lantern for the PEAK 720 brand, durable enough to withstand drops, dirt and water across multiple environments. The panoramic LED lighting system features five intensity settings and a convex reflector cap provides you with the ultimate lighting experience indoors and out. A removable battery pack in the bottom of the device enables users to charge independently from the unit, and the rubber overmold ensures maximum prot
A recent interior design collaboration by Marta Ayala Herrera and Cito Ballesta resulted in some of the more dynamic lighting I've seen so far this year. Working for the Casa Encendida creative space, the product designer/architect duo aimed to emphasize honesty and simplicity from the materials through their use.
That the traditional light bulb form factor still exists is purely a function of incumbency. On its own it's effective for general illumination, but not much else; it must be aimed, guided and/or reflected with shades and housings to provide the results we want, whether it's ambient lighting or task.
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
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