The Ricky Bag with Light
Ralph Lauren brings their classic Ricky Bag into the future with the addition of four discreet LED lights (which activate when it's opened) and an integrated USB port to charge your phone on the go. This bag, and its Bentley-like features, are the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Eton Self-Powered Safety Hub
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Dandelight is a charming little night light covered with real Dandelion seeds. The battery-powered lamp fuses nature with technology—each seed is attached to an individual LED creating a light-emanating dandelion growing out of its own energy source...
Cool Hunting Video: Empire State Light Show
On the 86th floor of New York City's Empire State Building, we had the chance to talk with the man behind the structure's elaborate light shows—world-renowned lighting designer, Marc Brickman. His most recent installation unveiled an extra 200 feet...
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...
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...
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...
Aurora 18×18 Kit and PCB
If you're a maker into circuitry, this LED kit includes everything you need to build a vibrant Aurora 18Ã—18, plus mounting screws and nuts.
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...
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...
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...
The reissued version of this classic timepiece stays true to Dieter Rams’ original design with a minimalist stainless steel face and leather strap, yet features a modern LED back-lit date and time display.
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...
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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—...
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...
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...
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...
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...