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Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
CULTURE
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...
DESIGN
Frederik Molenschot at Huys
At the Huys (pronounced "house") residence in New York City, presently in development by the Netherlands' Kroonenberg Groep, you'll find a new, unified showcase of Dutch contemporary design. Situated in an exhibition space, the lobby and beside every...
DESIGN
Marset Scotch Club Light
In 1959, having skipped the popular band format to play music on a record player, a local dancehall owner in Aachen, Germany asked a young journalist in the crowd to take over and announce and comment on songs as they were played to entertain an...
DESIGN
Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos
Gino Sarfatti is possibly the most important lighting designer in the history of Italian design. Between founding the beloved Arteluce in 1939 and selling it to Flos in 1973, the self-taught designer had over 600 lamps and "light fittings" under...
DESIGN
Lasvit
We were recently invited by lighting specialists Lasvit to visit their production sites in Nový Bor, a small town north of Prague in the Czech Republic. We visited two different plants, met designers Maurizio Galante and Arik Levy, and previewed...
DESIGN
The Bay Lights Turn On
When we last checked in with Leo Villareal one year ago, he had just proposed The Bay Lights, an ambitious project aimed at blanketing San Francisco's Bay Bridge with 25,000 outward-facing LEDs for a light show of epic proportions. Like many concepts...
DESIGN
Luci
Launched on Indiegogo this month, Luci is a proposed sustainable light source for the three billion people around the world living without electricity. Designed by the group MPOWERD, Luci is the first in a series of solar-powered products the company...
DESIGN
Donkey & Friends
After studying architecture together at the Vienna University of Technology, friends and designers Maik Perfahl and Wolfgang List went their separate ways. List continued his architectural education, working for different firms and focusing on...
TECH
Good Night Lamp
Spotted this week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, Good Night Lamp is a project that aims to bring people together through a neighborhood of networked lamps. The concept is simple: each large lamp is paired with a smaller one, which can be given...
DESIGN
David Weeks
For the last few months, new work by designer David Weeks have been on display at the Ralph Pucci showroom in New York. In addition to his latest lighting series, the new pieces include his first collection of carpets, created with renowned rug...
DESIGN
Aurora Lamp
By Elissa Hall Taking into account the lack of space in most urban dwellings, designer Marco Murillo of The Good Flock developed the brand's first home product to be both elegant and functional. The minimal Aurora Lamp, which launches as a Kickstarter...
CULTURE
Interview: Matt Kenyon
Best described as a bit of a tech nerd with creative interests, Matt Kenyon also has a score to settle with big business and irresponsible government. Reacting to the economic and social impact engendered by their misbehavior, Kenyon joined forces...
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