This is the first prototypes of 3 lamps I’ve made. I wanted to work with the contrast of the clean scandinavian design and the rough imperfect concrete. The plan is to start producing and sell these in limited edition of each design. Each lamp will be numbered and signed. Since the are handmade, all lamps will have an unique look to them. [... ] This is a personal project and I’ve done everything from design, to the fabrication of the moulding shapes aswell as the moulding of the lamps myself. I’ve also taken the product photos.
The heavy, utilitarian use of concrete is an interesting take on something that is generally designed to appear light or weightless. I really hope this project comes to fruition. Click images above for details.
For her industrial design senior thesis Brooklyn-based designer Steffi Min developed this awesome prototype for a clothespin light socket. Simply squeeze the top, insert the bulb, and when you release the electricity automatically starts flowing. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing in a design sense, but it’s also pretty darn practical. I’ll take two. (via vimeo)
Hitoshi Kuriyama creates elaborate light installations using complex clusters of shattered fluorescent light bulbs. His latest work can be seen starting June 4th in Venice at Glasstress 2011. (via notcot)
Artemio is a Mexican artist who makes neon light mandelas out of guns, daggers and other weapons. His latest exhibition opened about a week ago at Galerie Van Der Mieden in Antwerpen and runs through May 7. Here’s a 2009 interview from Vice.
These heart lamps are just awesome. And by awesome I mean, so amazing that if I saw them hanging in a storefront window I would break the glass with a nearby snow shovel (this is Chicago people), deftly pluck the lights from the ceiling and return to my underground lair of high-end lighting where I would hang them and cackle MIIINEE AT LAST!!! Ahem.
Designed by Thien Ta Trung at Periphere for Toronto’s Made at Home show, the lights were aptly inspired by the phrase “Home is where the heart is”. And they will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine. (via hello bauldoff, mocoloco)
Love the concept of this modular LED film light by Davide Groppi. Each individual unit containing 10 slides can be attached to another for a potentially unlimited stream of photos or colors. (via mocoloco)