A lot of modern life seems to have to do with controlling your environment. Either for your bedroom or your office, the options are all over for you to adjust temperature, humidity, noise levels, and especially lighting. The best of these options are the most beautifully designed.
The Hue Bulb series from appliance standard-bearers Philips paired with Apple to create a completely personalized lighting experience. Continue reading
Stockholm-based architect and designer, Mattias Stahlbom, brought a new twist to the table lamp. The new design plays with the form of the traditional lamp, turning its shape upside down. The result does not only look good but it also allows the user to enjoy different lighting and moods just by rotating the position of this ambient lamp shade. Continue reading
The Favorite Things lamp by Chen Karlsson blends together a display case and modernist pendant light, to great effect. Place your favorite trinket in the suspended transparent bubble below the bulb to capture the beauty of small things. It’s pretty good-looking too, available in 3 bang-on-trend colorways in semi-matte polypropylene (Charcoal / Pastel Green, Light Grey Cloud / Gold and Mustard yellow / Navy). Continue reading
What’s your approach to the existence of UFOs or else simply and commonly “flying unidentified objects”? Whether positive or negative, there is a chance to reconsider the whole concept, thanks to Alessi Lux portable luminaires. Cute as button only but few could argue, while many could support the view that they are bringing home lighting to a next level.
Torches? Lanterns whit flickering candles? Leave that behind and give it a try with these portable light bulbs, completely cable free, which can illuminate your every step through out your home, in an emergency or just for fun! But for those which need the feeling or warmth candles and lanterns bring, just wait a few more lines till I share something that you’ll probably love. Continue reading
Let me share with you today a marvelous, new industrial designed lamp, already counting about… half a century of a lifetime. What? A new design which is actually more than 50 years old? What an “innovation” you might come out arguing. Well, not before you familiarize yourself with Asa, a lamp that was first designed and produced in 1961 by Miguel Mila’s and the company he established to bring to life his own work, TRAMO, which carried the amusing name of “Trabajos Molestos” or else translated from Spanish, “Annoying jobs”. Continue reading
How about some functionality with a dose of poetry all in one? This is how I see Sundays! Functional because one is free to use such days as they wish, nevertheless poetic cause let’s be honest, what is more poetic than breakfast in bed or brunches, cuddling with your loved one, enjoying the view from your bedroom window while reading your favorite books together, side by side? What is more poetic than the simple moments life offers?
Let me not argue about this issue any more and get to this post’s point, which is no other than sharing with you this lovely shelf and wall light combined in one object. An object named after the day we were just talking about: Sunday! Continue reading
Playing around with design can sometimes bring out the most creative of combinations. For example, when I think about a glass of nice Bordeaux, I find myself daydreaming about soft lighting and a relaxing ambiance… and there you have it, all combined in one beautiful product by The Netherlands-based design studio called Oooms.
What started as an assignment at The Design Academy, became a unique pendant lamp shaped like a wineglass. First, it serves as a lamp, but when the lamp is burned out (after approx. 20.000 hours), the glass can start its second life as a wineglass. How lovely, and Eco-friendly too. Continue reading
Designers never seize to amaze us with their innovative ideas. It must be the case that they are always inspired by the world and objects around them. I’m a confessed design lover and cannot help it but applaud when people get creative by seeing things differently. What particularly attracts me is the boldness of designers to incorporate some humor and / or irony in their creations.
Take as an example this wonderful pendant lamp, which was conceived by Felix Guyon and realized by the French company La firme. Continue reading
26 year old Italian designer William Raffredi certainly knows how to adjust to the difficult times of crises his own country as much as many others all around Europe and around the world are facing. To conceive and to create great design is one thing. To be able to do so by using low cost materials, easily found everywhere is taking design a step further and much more close to the needs of current societies.
Horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines paired together with curves, the three different designs of shelves William has brilliantly come up with are simple constructions made of flat wooden boards, lengths of electrical cable, light bulbs and some light fixtures. Continue reading
Light is such an important element in interior spaces, not only practically speaking but also as a mood creator. When the pretty and bright natural light that hopefully our interior spaces are bathed into fades away and the time comes for artificial light to shine, it is particularly atmosphere inducing to have a play between light and shadows.
This play between light and shadows is the exact characteristic that makes Pablo Solis lamps, designed by Carmine Deganello, stand out and draw our attention. Continue reading