These Revolights are getting a lot of press lately, not to mention exceeding their Kickstarer campaign by almost 6x. They probably wouldn’t last long locked up to a bike rack here in the city, but if you keep your bike in the garage, these would be awesome.
// posts about lighting
Lighting Design Collective created Silo 468 for the city of Helsinki, a sort of reverse zoetrope where you sit in the cylinder and the animation whirls around you.
I love the simplicity of this 2 x 4 lamp by Alexandra Burr, and how it appears to be floating in the air (it’s actually suspended by mono filament).
The Ka Lamp is a beautiful family of lamps by Daniel García and Maria Jose Vargas of Woodendot The collection is composed of XL, M, and S lamps: an ambient, reading and table lamp.
Beautiful hand-turned terra cotta light fixtures by Benjamin Hubert.
Loz Abberton’s Grandeliers are beautiful, flat-packed pendants that are made from eco-friendly materials. I prefer the simpler ones myself, but the whole collection is lovely.
The Dunk Light by Karl Zahn would be prefect for the home office/office – for those late nighters. Or when you have insomnia? Missing the shots would put me to sleep, for sure. Does it come with a white nerf ball?
Arthur Liu went to architecture school with us and took a furniture class that asked students to create a light from a 2×4. He was given the same challenge many years later at MIT. I love the idea behind a simple object which appears to be one thing, but is actually another. On top of that, the solidness of the 2×4 is belied by the tiny switch that activates and illuminates the light.
Benjamin Hubert recently released the Quarry light as part of his Construction Site installation at Design Junction 2012. Each pendant is made from hand-turned marble and manufactured by De La Espada. I love the juxtaposition of a heavy object and material with its new function of a light fixture.