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Type 75 Desk Lamp
With inspiration from Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg’s De Stijl movement, the Type 75 Desk Lamp is the epitome of form and function. The red, yellow, white and blue lamp—designed by Paul Smith and Anglepoise—makes for an ideal desk lamp, but of course...
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Ghost Candle Holder
Copenhagen's Studio Arhoj are masters at combining minimal design with cute characters to create homewares you actually want on display. Spooky but sweet, their ghost candle-holders are hand-cast and glazed in transparent porcelain and add warm light...
DESIGN
Jansen & de Bont Luminous Entity Type I Light
Industrial designers Matthijs Jansen and Jorg de Bont launched their eponymous studio Jansen & de Bont and their debut product, the Luminous Entity Type I light fixture, at now! Le Off, one of the venues at Paris Design Week 2016. While an attractive...
DESIGN
Electric Confetti LED Neon Lights
In the seemingly endless world of interior decorating, lighting gets a lot of attention—and rightly so; the amount of light in a room affects everything within it. One very retro and increasingly popular option is neon lighting. From vintage signs...
DESIGN
Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store
Following the success of Tom Dixon's first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and...
STYLE
Lola James Harper's Scented Candles
Smell is a powerful way we mentally transport back to places and people we've visited. Rami Mekdachi is aware of this—thanks to his longtime experience with studying how fragrance can embody not only a brand's story but also philosophies and...
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Junit Lamp
Made from geometric-shaped ash wood, these delightful lamps are painted in bright primary colors that add a splash of boldness to any room, without overwhelming it. A great option for those seeking decorative lighting but live in small spaces, the...
DESIGN
Core77 Design Awards Winners 2016
A resource for industrial design (and beyond) for years now, online publication Core77's collective eye for functional and aesthetic advancement has made them experts in innovation. With the announcement of their Core77 Design Awards winners, they...
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Cloud Nine Neon Light
This retro-future vibed white LED neon cloud light is here to brighten up dreary days. It's on a clear perspex backing for easy wall-mounting but also looks great floating on shelves and desks. Melbourne-based designer and illustrator Natalie Jarvis...
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HANDMADE
Otis Lamp
East London’s Nocturne Workshop builds one-of-a-kind lighting solutions from responsibly sourced materials. Our favorite from their four-piece lineup (each named after a different musician) is the Otis Lamp: a subtly divergent tabletop piece fashioned...
DESIGN
Furniture and Lighting From NYC's Apparatus Studio
It seems as if every time NYC-based design studio Apparatus releases a new line, there's something to covet—especially when they successfully modernize classic shapes and materials. At ICFF this year, the studio did not disappoint. Apparatus debuted...
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Cork Flashlight
Perfect for boating, beach nights or blackouts in the bathroom, this cork flashlight from Kikkerland is completely waterproof and—of course—floats. Lightweight and easy on the eyes, the flashlight contains bright LEDs so whether you're in the tub...
TECH
Mushroom Lamp and iPhone Dock
While there's no shortage of iPhone chargers and docks in the world, not many combine extra uses, portability and a cute design. The Mushroom Lamp—currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter—promises to charge your phone and provide ambient lighting...
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Steel Wire Flare Cage Light
Toronto-based Shelter Bay—just founded in 2015—offers hand-welded steel wire cages and elegant spun steel shades (plus a combination of both) to pair with lightbulbs for a beautiful design occasion. The flare cage reminds us of a billowing skirt, and...
TECH
BioLite PowerLight Mini
BioLite became leaders in the cooking and charging market thanks to their nifty wood burning CampStove (with portable grill) that generates electricity. For 2016, they now offer a lighter, battery-powered version called the CookStove for those...
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Tiny Cloud Lamp
In his Brooklyn studio, designer Richard Clarkson makes fluffy clouds. The Smart Cloud can emulate a storm, with thunder and lightning, and the smaller Tiny Cloud also hides a Bluetooth speaker, flashing along to the music with color-changing lights...
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Ode Lamp
In classic Herman Miller style, the Ode Lamp (available in desk or floor sizes and colors) is minimalism and function executed to perfection. The sophisticated lamp is a little space-age—you even turn it off by touching the stem—but also delightfully...
DESIGN
Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors For Designers + Architects
"Lumitecture," a new book from Thames & Hudson, functions like an admission ticket to some of the most visually stunning lighting set-ups around the world. Author Anna Yudina not only pursues the question, "What is light?" but also offers insight on...
DESIGN
Entler's Two- and Three-Headed Lamps
First impressions of Entler's cast stoneware lamps: organic and weird, yet completely charming. The curved necks evoke a curious creature (or maybe even modern-day humans, craning over our phones) and the Shorty Lamp goes one step further to resemble...
DESIGN
The Foldable, Shapeable Orilamp
Combining the elegance of traditional paper lanterns with the convenience of Bluetooth technology is the new Orilamp, a striking battery-powered mood light designed in Toronto. As the name indicates, it's inspired by origami and is foldable and...
TECH
Lighting Science's "Good Night" Biological LED Lamp
Most of us are aware of the fact that there's more to a good night's sleep than an excellent mattress. In fact, there are so many tangential sleep industries—from pills, teas, apps and creams all the way to therapy. Until recently, however, countless...
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DESIGN
"Quiet" Neon Sign
NYC-based artist Marcus Conrad Poston makes all kinds of curios, but our favorite is his bright neon "Quiet" sign. Available in various colorways, the sign measures approximately 32 by 20 inches and is a not-so-subtle way for curmudgeons and introverts...
DESIGN
Tactile Equations by Page Thirty Three
Sydney-based design studio Page Thirty Three has a knack for transforming their daydreams into functional products—which explains why their pieces (like the laboratory-esque Black Marble Oil Burner) are ones that incite wonder and some head-turning...
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