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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...
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Lanterne Marine
Royal College of Art alums Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby may be best known for designing the 2012 Olympic torch, but the industry vets—who teamed up in 1998—have a diverse portfolio of bespoke objects. One such is Lanterne Marine, a hand-blown sculptural...
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Smartphone Light Meter
This light meter plugs directly into your iPhone, bringing a new world of possibility to the professional photographer. Boasting highly accurate readings, Lumu also connects to a companion app that gives ideal parameters for your photos so you can...
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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.
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Qudos by Knog: A Prim and Powerful GoPro Light
GoPros have changed the way people shoot and share footage. Whether you're strapping yourself up with weatherproof HD cameras for a powder day, looking for a new angle on a shoot, or just messing around with friends, the applications for the ubiquitous...
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B Light
An iconic invention gets a counterintuitive nod from Dutch designer Jeroen van Leur with his B Light candle, a wax version of the classic lightbulb. Cast in natural beeswax, the B comes in a set of three.
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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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Luci
Designed to bring light to the three billion people around the world living without electricity, the Luci is a collapsable, solar powered lamp with compelling potential. For each Luci that is purchased MPOWERD promises to send another Luci to a community...
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Mola Headlamp by Snow Peak
Aside from increasing luminosity and battery life, there is seemingly little room for innovation in headlamp design—the essential utility piece for camping, backpacking and adventures of the like. Leave it to Japan's purveyor of intelligent outdoor...
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GoBe by Light & Motion
For gear enthusiasts, there's a fine line between staying updated on what's new and cluttering your precious storage space. The GoBe light system from Monterrey, California-based Light & Motion presents a multi-functional light system with a fraction...
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immerLit
The natural ceramic elements within porcelain clay inspire the organic designs that make immerLit unique. Almost flowering downward from the base of each hanging fixture, these handmade and customizable lights are art pieces, as well as functional...
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Dandelight
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...
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CityLight
The various laser-cut patterns and porcelain-like finish of the CityLight illuminate any modern interior by casting playful abstract cityscape shadows throughout the open spaces. The stylish CityLight lamp is made of double-sided white laminated paper...
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konfuziLUX
The KonfuziLUX oil lamp turns your typical illuminator on its head—literally. A classic light bulb is reborn as an oil-burning lamp, complete with an aluminum stand. This conceptual object challenges notions of sustainability and modern electricity...
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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...
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Tangeez Tangible Lights
We first came across Tangeez—colorful, interactive, light-up building blocks—at this year's Maker Faire. A long-anticipated reinvention of the classic toy, these mesmerizing, palm-sized objects change color as they're stacked. Dubbed "physical pixels...
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One Light Only Wood Pendant
Building on the 2010 success of One Light Only (OLO), this year Lee Broom reintroduced his lighting concept in solid walnut. The Art Deco-inspired shape is maintained, yet the wood finishes added a natural, sensory experience to the piece. Blending...
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London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations
Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and...
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Cool Hunting Video: SOFTlab for Sonos Studio
SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio, recently took on the challenge of creating a piece to be featured in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. The only instruction for the project was to build an interactive structure that unifies light and sound...
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Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights
Presenting all of his light installations together for the first time, this is the only volume to document artist Dan Flavin's entire career. This remarkable and exhaustively researched book features a complete catalogue of over 750 of Dan Flavin's...
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Lucite Sculptures by Phillip Low
Artist Phillip Low returns to the market with four one-of-a-kind pieces. Hand-crafted from the high-grade acrylic medium Lucite, these geometric shapes manipulate their environment and dazzle with colorful light dexterity. The new 2013 pieces—called...
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Design Miami/Basel 2013: Casting Light
It could be argued that it doesn't matter what, or who, is in any room if the lighting isn't right. The following pieces—seen among the other wares at Design Miami/Basel—emit, warp or interact with light in exotic ways. Each piece embeds functionality...
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The Guggenheim App
Replacing the embarrassingly bulky recorder and headset once required for an audio tour, the Guggenheim's new mobile app comes flush with insightful information, images and video to enhance past and present art exhibitions held in the iconic Frank...
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