If you are into repurposed objects, the Umbrellamp may be just right up your alley. Umbrellamp is exactly what it sounds like: an umbrella-based lamp. Though it is not just any brolly; it is based off traditional Chinese umbrella that has been around centuries. For the uninitiated, traditional Chinese umbrella consists of a complex opening mechanism and structure made entirely out natural bamboo and strings, and the cover is of oiled paper (or waxed paper in some variations). But unlike some novelty lamp that literally sports the form of an umbrella, Umbrellamp is of a contemporary design that uses the materials and ancient built process of traditional Chinese umbrellas. Continue reading These Guys Want To Sell You Lamps Made Out Of Oil-Paper Umbrella
The last millennium have seen many awesome lighting design. Unfortunately, as brilliant as they were, they were on outdated, less energy efficient technology. But. But… now we know there is at least one brilliant design from the 90s that has gotten a makeover to keep up with modern lighting technology and that’s the Dolmen light. Originally designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Foscarini in the 90s, the updated Dolmen features modern, more efficient LED technology. Continue reading Foscarini’s Iconic Dolmen Light Redesigned To Be Brighter And More Energy Efficient
If you are looking for a new way of giving your desk a little light, here’s something that may pique your interest. Meet CYRO Self-balancing Elegant Bird Lamp. As the product name implies, it is a lamp designed in the likeness of a bird, and it self-balances… on its beak which looks kind of magical. It is the world’s first, btw. But really, do you need such fancy lamp? Probably not. Then again, you probably don’t need levitating Bluetooth speakers either. It is not essential, but it will spice up an otherwise monotonous desk (or life, in general). Continue reading Meet The World’s First Auto-Balanced Lamp That Can “Fly” At Your Fingertips
Designer Richard Clarkson is known for a lot artsy stuff, but nothing from his portfolio stood out more than his cloud sculptures. You see, Richard here is kind of like X-Men’s Storm. He can whip up quite a storm. Granted, he won’t do damages like Ororo Munroe does when she is really pissed. His is a different kind of storm, or should we say, his work of art has an element of a storm. Clarkson’s much talked about cloud has seen it being transformed into a ceiling light, a super cool Bluetooth speaker and now, it has come to your desktop as a desk lamp. Continue reading Floating Cloud Lamp Silently Kicks Up A Storm On Your Desk With Lights
Everyone like banana for different reasons. Some love it because it is loaded with vitamins, some love it as a fruit and then there are some who love it because it brightens their day. Ok. Maybe regular, organic bananas can’t light up the dark (if it can, don’t ever eat it!), but the Seletti Banana Lamp designed by Belgium-based Studio Job certainly can. At a glance, it looks like a real banana, half-peeled and coated in luxurious gold, but it is really a desk lamp. Continue reading Seletti Banana Lamp Gives Us Another Reason To Love Bananas
What is inflatable, produces light and can be used at home or camping? Ok, I will save you the hassle of guessing. It is called Blow Me Up. No. No. Don’t get it wrong. There’s nothing NSFW about Blow Me Up. It is actually a light and an inflatable one. Wait, what? Inflatable light? Yes. Inflatable light. Now, the concept of inflatable light isn’t all that new. There is at least one we knew (and it is awesome, btw), but the Blow Me Up by German industrial designer Ingo Maurer is little more playful in a way. It is a 6-foot long LED-powered lamp but it comes packed, rolled inside a can in its deflated state. Upon unboxing, user will have to inflate manually by hand to get it to its intended, hence the name Blow Me Up. Although, technically, it doesn’t actually inflate using your mouth. Continue reading Ingo Maurer’s Inflatable Light Is Just About As Unique As A Light Can Gets
So, now, GE thinks that we may not fancy talking to a black cylinder and decide to bring Amazon digital talking assistant into lightings too, starting with the C by GE Sol. C by GE Sol is the industry’s first Amazon Alexa-enabled lighting that allows you to do a variety of things through Alexa, like ordering your dinner, check out the latest news headlines, play music et cetera. In addition, it is a smart clock that, instead of traditional hands, it uses visual indicators such as putting illumination around the Sol’s ring where the clock hands would normally be. Continue reading Thanks To Amazon Alexa-enabled C by GE Sol, You Can Now Talk To Your Light
You need beautiful audio to free your mind from the day’s work and you need a little warm light when the sun sets, so why not have a gadget that does both and as a boon, look fantastic? The UMA Sound Lantern Portable Speaker and Lamp from Desu Design is one such two-in-one gadget that offers 360-degree high-fidelity surround sound and a state-of-the-art warm dim LED technology light. The result is a portable lamp that adds light to darkness while pushing out your favorite tunes, wirelessly streamed from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Continue reading UMA Sound Lantern: When HiFi Audio Meets Ermmm… A Lantern?
The Dragon Ball Z Spirit Bomb Lamp by LitUpInteriorDesign may have sold out, but that won’t stop us from featuring it. This custom lamp based on Dragon Ball Z comic is the handiwork of Juan Tinzun who runs an Etsy store specializing in unique upcycled and repurposed lamps. It takes little wondering why this Dragon Ball Z lamp sold out so quickly. I mean, just look at the product images; they are awesome, don’t you think? Any Dragon Ball Z fan would have fall head over heels for it anytime. The lamp, which comes in either a single or two-figure design, combines a globe light bulb with a reclaimed wooden lamp base in matte black and topped with a Goku figure (the protagonist in the Dragon Ball Z comic/anime series). Continue reading Custom Dragon Ball Z Lamp With Light-up Spirit Bomb Is Oddly Captivating
I am sure you have seen lava lamps and have, at one point in time, been mesmerized by the blobs floating up and down the liquid-filled lamp. Lava lamp was invented in 1963 and the ‘lava’ isn’t really the lava that spits out of volcanoes (you do know that, right?). It is actually colored wax and the floating effect is due to the heat from the light source below it that changes the wax density. There is some science behind it, but not as much as the Ferrofluid Lamp, which we thought could potentially usurp it as the ‘lava lamp’ of the 21st century. As the product name implies, the blob (or blobs) inside the clear liquid is, well, ferrofluid and thus, the Ferrofluid lamp is a motion lamp with rising/falling blobs and it is also a novelty science (or art if you will) product that allows you to use magnets to change the form of the blobs and dictate their movement inside the purposed built bottle. Think of Ferrofluid Lamp as an interactive lava lamp of sort. Continue reading Ferrofluid Lamp is the Lava Lamp of the 21st Century. It is Interactive.