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The Indoor and Outdoor FollowMe Lamp from Marset
Barcelona is known for its flair—in natural geography, architecture and style of the city's inhabitants. With this in mind, it's no surprise one of the most exciting companies in lighting at the moment hails from the coastal city. Though Marset...
DESIGN
Curio LED Lighting For The Home
With each design based on Light Guide technology (traditionally used in scanners and copiers), San Francisco's Curio creates playful, linear lighting options for the home, giving the fading technology a second shot at technical relevancy. Set to...
CULTURE
Craig Dorety: Division
Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland's Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven't blinked in a few minutes. In "Division," San Francisco-based artist...
CULTURE
Charged: Jim Campbell in NYC
While the boundaries between contemporary art and technology have grown increasingly blurry—thanks to everything from biologically-inspired knitted structures to oil that "defies" gravity—there are, surprisingly, only a handful of artists who delve...
DESIGN
Lucetta Magnetic Bike Lights
While many brands have begun to offer attractive bicycle lights in recent years, few offer the ease of use that Lucetta does. Designed by Helsinki-based Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Italian design company Palomar, Lucetta is a set of small LED lights...
DESIGN
Interview: Ford Atlas Designers Gordon Platto and Aileen Barraza
We've admired the 2013 Ford Atlas Concept truck since its debut at Detroit's 2013 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. The Atlas makes a big statement about design, capability, fuel efficiency and technology that's certain to...
TECH
Fitbit Flex
Personal activity monitors are among the most common wearable computers, though their sophistication has advanced significantly since the days of the pager-like pedometer. The best of these devices have migrated from the hip to the wrist and offer...
TECH
Sparse
Sparse, a start-up brand of cycling lights based in San Francisco, makes a clean and refined product that truly lives up to the company name. The ultra-simple Sparse comes as a tail light and a front, spacer light that replaces a headset spacer to...
TECH
Philips Hue
Since Edison's invention 133 years ago little has changed in the world of lightbulbs, aside from the introduction of fluorescents and LEDs of course. Today Philips pushes the evolution with the announcement of Hue, the next step in consumer lighting...
DESIGN
Alpha Lyrae
As her name would suggest, Beijing-based designer and 2008 Central St. Martins graduate Vega Zaishi Wang is definitely among the brightest stars of China's fashion scene. Coincidentally, she developed a love for experimenting with light and luminous...
CULTURE
Alpha Wave
Opening tomorrow at Duve Berlin, an exhibition of new work by Evan Gruzis explores the interstices of waking and dreaming life. "Alpha Wave" derives its aesthetic from the afterimage effect—the "burning" of an image on ones vision after the...
DESIGN
Door Handle Redesigns
Italian designer Diego Amadei's highly-unusual door handle, Kobu, follows the maxim "bend it to your needs." The lever's flexible stem attaches to a more standard stiff brass core, allowing users to modify the stem into virtually any shape—...
DESIGN
Simple Garden
Do you long for homegrown tomatoes but lack the space and green thumb? Fertile Earth has a solution. Their Simple Garden Starter Kit, devised in collaboration with the product designers at Provo, UT studio Rocketship, introduces an idiot-proof set...
DESIGN
World of Bugs
Adding a "World of Bugs" to their repertoire of lighted construction sets, Laser Pegs continues to entice children with their LED-powered educational toys. With one peg grounded to a power source (either batteries or an AC/DC power adapter), kids...
DESIGN
Mini Rocketman
Making a good thing better is hard enough, but making a small thing smaller may be even trickier. Mini invited us to see how they did both when yesterday in Milan they unveiled their new concept car Rocketman, a forward-thinking ride with features...
STYLE
Nat-2
Known for inventing four-in-one and two-in-one zipper shoes, Munich's Nat-2 shows a simpler side of shoe design with their new desert boot-inspired line created just for girls. The suede Marais booties, named after the Parisian neighborhood, combine...
TECH
NuVision Televisions
If there's such a thing as an artisanal television brand, NuVision is it. The makers of high-caliber flatscreens steer clear of mass production, preferring instead to individually source their materials and limit their quantity in favor of maintaining...
TECH
Write the Headline
Taking over Johannesburg's towering Southern Life Center building, Nike Football's interactive LED light show "Write the Headline" allows fans around the world to root for their favorite World Cup player in a big way. The installation, almost the...
TECH
BeoVision 10
The sleek presentation of Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 10 shows that there's plenty of room for making the modern television more refined, powerful and sophisticated. The LCD panel looks more like a decorative piece melding with interiors—a lesson...
TECH
OK Go x Moritz Waldemeyer at Design Miami
Blending design, technology, music and fashion on one stage, German designer Moritz Waldemeyer and Silvia Venturini Fendi (of the fashion label that bears her name) created an interactive performance for the hard-working band OK Go. Wearing suits...
TECH
Puyl Integrated Bike Pump and Light
An ingenious example of multifunctional design, Kai Malte Röver's Puyl (for pump up your light) combines a bicycle pump and LED headlamp. The Royal College of Art graduate won the 2009 Eurobike Award in the student category for the design...
TECH
Halo LED Spray Can
Mimicking an aerosol can, Paris-based designer Aïssa Logerot's Halo uses an LED light in place of a nozzle and gets its power from the same shaking action that mixes the paint. The interchangeable LED bulbs allow different colors and brightness...
TECH
Spoke POV Kit: Custom Bike Wheel Lights
While the Pac-Man themed version of this mobile LED light show is pretty genius, the programmable kit allows for any number of other clever combos or other bitmapped images for animated self-expression on wheels. Adding safety to boot, the DIY project...
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