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Home London Trade Show Highlights
At the most recent edition of London’s Home trade show, held in the beautiful Victorian Olympia exhibition space earlier this week, a huge number of designers and brands gathered to showcase their latest products to buyers and press. The fair offers...
CULTURE
Light Infusion at Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague
Artist Jiří Černický and designers Michal Froňk and Jan Němečk—of studio Olgoj Chorchoj—joined forces for "Light Infusion" (an exhibition now on view at Prague's Dvorak Sec Gallery). This collaborative show features the designers' existing lighting...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Neon Museum
There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring light of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city's light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic "neon boneyard" celebrates artifacts of Las Vegas' native...
DESIGN
Smartphone-Powered Portable Mood Lighting with Lampp
If you could somehow physically inflate the flat, glass screen of your smartphone into a glowing silicon bubble, it would resemble what Barcelona-based RCA alum and product designer Jordi Canudas has created with his new Lampp. By placing the organically...
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Plumen Light Bulb
These eco-friendly alternative bulbs are fun variations on the incandescent standby. There's no need to shade, as these lights look great exposed.
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Mini Topo Lamp
A small but significant piece of modern Italian industrial design history, Joe Colombo's Mini Topo Lamp (1970) sports a red shade in the iconic bulbous silhouette and curved chrome base. The perfect piece for adding a pop of color and a museum-worthy...
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MoMA Design Competition Floor Lamp
Anyone can jump on the Mid-Century bandwagon and put a credenza in the sitting room, but true connoisseurs have a sharper eye. A prime piece for the latter is Gilbert Watrous' MoMA Design Competition Heifetz Floor Lamp. The enduringly stylish, sleek...
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Horsehair Sconce
A graceful equine tail that emits light creates an unexpectedly crisp fixture in a sophisticated decor scheme. The Horsehair Sconce by Apparatus Studio evokes something that seems almost alive, yet sturdy in its mounted position.
TECH
Smart Booo Wireless Light Dimmer
As the internet of things as a concept continues to materialize, more and more smart products for the home are introduced. Some are born out of necessity, while others seem to simply exist for fun and to push the space further. The Smart Booo lands...
DESIGN
Umut Yamac’s Perch Light
Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft sets it in motion: then the bird gracefully swings, dipping back and...
DESIGN
Coco Reynolds’ Timber Pendant Lamps
by Chantel Tattoli In the field of furniture design, lighting is often overlooked, even though the right piece can define a room just as well as any Eames chair. Case in point: the beautiful timber pendant lamp creations by Sydneysider Coco Reynolds...
DESIGN
Lighting Designers Morten & Jonas
Combining good design and good deeds isn’t an obvious or easy thing to do, but any designer who wants ideas on how the two can work side by side should look to Norwegian design duo Morten & Jonas for inspiration. As well as creating innovative, playful...
DESIGN
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...
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Remain in Balance Lamps
Artist Steve Harrington takes a first foray into wood with a totem-like table lamp aptly called "Remain in Balance." Anthropomorphically illustrated building blocks stacked in a dynamic tower lend a sense of geometric evenness to the room.
DESIGN
Umbra Shift Home Design at A+R
For more than 30 years Toronto's Umbra has held a significant presence in the homeware segment, though it's their recently-established, contemporary design focused arm Umbra Shift that's earned our attention this time. After being rolled out in...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Nine
We created this edition of Cool Hunting's Quarterly with Africa on our minds. Inspired by the sun's potential to power our world in ways both big and small, we partnered with two innovative brands implementing solar power in inventive, intimate ways...
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...
DESIGN
Ipnos Outdoor Light by Rossi Bianchi Studio
Created by Milan-based design duo Guido Bianchi and Nicoletta Rossi for the well-respected and innovative lighting company FLOS, the Ipnos outdoor light is at once subtle and bold. The simple design—which is really an indoor/outdoor piece—essentially...
DESIGN
Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade
In 2010, the Plumen 001 low-energy lightbulb was introduced, followed in January 2014 by the Plumen 002, a more subtle, organic design. To help display both achievements in an equally elegant housing, the London-based brand has now released their...
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Diamond Light
Sometimes it's the slightest hack to the norm that can have a profound effect on your sense of aesthetics. Case in point is Eric Therner's diamond light, which shifts the common light bulb silhouette ever so slightly to become something simply exquisite...
TECH
Charged: Smart LEDs for the Home
Bright ideas are coming from every design sector, as engineers, artists and scientists join industrial designers in creating the technologies and products that will define the future of light. Today, it's inherently progressive industries like LEDs...
DESIGN
Nockstone Modular Building Blocks
Nockstone is a concept stemming from a collaboration between two Dutch designers, Melle Koot and Volken de Vlas. It's a modular building block that can be interlocked together with other Nockstones without the need for auxiliary joiners like glue...
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Mood Lamp
This is a table lamp that lets the light do the talking. The pared-down design includes a vintage-style, exposed-filament lightbulb on a brushed aluminum and reclaimed walnut stand, with a guitar dial dimmer to help set the perfect ambience.
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Purple Iridescent Shard
Children of the '80s might try to communicate with their father on another planet, "Out of this World" style, but even without intergalactic telecommunications capabilities the Score + Solder Iridescent Shard lamp is otherworldly indeed. The clear...
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