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The Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House

The Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House rain lightning lighting clouds

The Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House rain lightning lighting clouds

The Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House rain lightning lighting clouds

Multidisciplinary designer Richard Clarkson experiments with products, lights, and furniture in time split between his New York and New Zealand studios. One of his most elegant creations is Cloud, an interactive light shaped like a cumulus cloud that simulates a thunderstorm both in light and sound based on external input from either a remote control or motion sensors. From Clarkson’s website:

The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.

Watch the video above to see how it works, and see the different variations in his online store. (via Really Sh*t!)

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Geometric Animal Lights by Amit Sturlesi

Geometric Animal Lights by Amit Sturlesi lighting animals

Geometric Animal Lights by Amit Sturlesi lighting animals

Geometric Animal Lights by Amit Sturlesi lighting animals

Created by Israel-based designer Amit Sturlesi, these animal desktop night lights and lamps are made from laser cut acrylic glass that is lit from below with hidden LEDs. They have a number of different geometric designs available, see more here. (Lost at E Minor)

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OLED Dandelion Lights by Takao Inoue

OLED Dandelion Lights by Takao Inoue  plants lighting flowers dandelions

OLED Dandelion Lights by Takao Inoue  plants lighting flowers dandelions

OLED Dandelion Lights by Takao Inoue  plants lighting flowers dandelions

OLED Dandelion Lights by Takao Inoue  plants lighting flowers dandelions

OLED Dandelion Lights by Takao Inoue  plants lighting flowers dandelions

These beautiful lights were designed by cinematographer Takao Inoue as part of a small exhibition on display at Milano Salone earlier this year. The lights are made from real dandelions that have been suspended inside an acrylic block with a miniature OLED light embedded within the stem. The TAMPOPO OLED (tampopo is Japanese for dandelion) is now available through Tokyo Somewhere. You can read more on Spoon & Tamago and catch a brief interview with the designer on Lost at E Minor. (via Spoon & Tamago)

Update: Oh, and here’s a video.

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Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Designed by Georgia-based industrial design student Nicholas Baker, the Prism Nightlight is a minimalist, battery-powered nightlight that turns on and off by tilting it like a seesaw. The nightlight is just a prototype but you can learn more about it on his website. (via JVNK)

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Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Created by California-based Roxy Russell, the Medusae Collection is a series of four pendant lamps designed to look like freshwater jellyfish. The lights are made from polyester mylar and measure nearly three feet in height. (via Puddle)

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Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Designer David Graas recently released this great lighting object, a 3D-printed hood depicting a sprouting city that fits on top of an LED bulb. Titled Huddle, the light comes in both a pendant and floor version and is available in his shop. (via DesignTAXI)

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The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake trees lighting light installation documentary

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake trees lighting light installation documentary

Several years ago Los Angeles-based airbrush make-up artist, photographer and designer Adam Tenenbaum was bequeathed several large vintage chandeliers that he thought might look good in his home, but to his dismay they were a bit too large. Then an idea struck him: why not hang a few in the giant tree in his front yard. The Chandelier Tree was born. Filmmaker Colin Kennedy passed the tree almost daily for nearly six years and finally decided to sit down the Tenenbaum to shoot this short documentary about this strange and beautiful tree. (via kuriositas, boing boing)

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