Switzerland-based designer Barbara Bona just sent us "Waterfall," an LED-lighting concept that intends to "transform night into day" by bouncing the focused light of the LEDs off the reflective, translucent fabric of the curtain and into the surrounding space. The project transforms the unfriendly light of LEDs into atmosphere and suggests that a room be lit from its window instead of point sources on the ceiling, wall or floor.
We spent some time poking around her site and found a few more blog-worthy projects. Though never groundbreaking, each one exhibits a level of clarity and execution that we can get down with. A favorite is Twisted Chips, pictured above, where Bona created new ways to prepare and present potato chips, reminiscent of Kenya Hara's pasta re-design project and Guixé's Meta-territorial cookbook.
Below, see her temperature reading teacup and lightweight, collapsible stepladder for the closet.