Living in an overly crowded NYC neighbourhood, I have to either squint my eyes to get a tiny glimpse of the moon every night (making sure not to confuse it with street lights), or venture out to the countryside to see it. Which is a bit of a shame since our moon is a beautiful thing. But instead of moon hunting outside, a Taiwanese design firm has created a beautiful lighting system that mimics the colour and shape of the moon.
Who doesn’t love a burger? They’re big, they’re juicy, and they taste delicious. But a burger in the shape of a lamp? You’d think it’d look just as delicious, but you’re wrong. You’re so wrong.
In the market for new lighting but want it to stand out from the crowd? Architect, designer and photographer Gonzalez Garrido has created this lighting set from just test tubes, tonic water and UV LEDs.
So you’ve got so many chandeliers that it’s taking half a day to dust them all. What a nightmare. To stay ahead of your chandelier game, you ought to look into a dishwasher safe chandelier. Yeah, it’s a thing. Created by Schonbek, the Da Vinci Crystal Chandelier is far more than just another lighting piece.
Remember that scene in Beauty and the Beast when Belle and the Beast dance in the ballroom underneath a magical chandelier? That was great Disney work. And if you’ve always wanted your very own impressive chandelier, this one might just take the cake. They’re calling it the Wersailles, and this chandelier perches six metres above […]
Oh, nature puts on some scary light shows all right. Photographer Stefano Garau shot a series of pictures of a giant storm cell lit up from the inside by lightning, straight from the balcony where he lives in South Sardinia. He went on to merge and show the most visible lightning in the post production […]
Think of lighting indoors, and bulbs naturally come to mind. Now a three-man team from San Francisco are turning these bulbs on their heads and turning to plants as light solutions in their place. That’s right, we’re talking about real plants that glow. It’s good news for those with green fingers. Using synthetic biology techniques, […]
I designed this large suspended lamp as a tribute to the universal art of hand-shadows; making shadows on the wall using your hands to create birds, rabbits, and other figures. Playing with light and hand shadows is a centuries old past-time, long before electric light was invented. Bird In Hand plays with this concept: all […]
This gorgeous LED light display in Lisbon, Portugal was created using 1200 light spots by LIKEarchitects. It activates a three dimensional space by elevating the lights on metal rods of varying heights. The light display welcomes visitors to interact with piece in the form of wandering along the small path that winds through the center. […]
There’s a zone where science and design meet, and this collaboration between visual artist John Nicholson and microbiologist Kathy Takayama is it. Basically, they experimented with using bioluminescent bacteria to emit light from oxidation, and the prototypes were exhibited at Canberra Contemporary Art Space in 2004. Amazing how ahead of the times they were. We […]
Kumi Yamashita creates spectacular figures in her Lights and Shadows series sculpted from just from the magic of light. Her pieces are pure visual poetry and her raw material is as intangible as the shadows.
I was eight years old when I created my first lamp. At the time and even now it didn’t seem unusual to me, coming from a family where most things were hand made it wasn’t a big deal. Twenty-or-so years (and electric shocks) on, there doesn’t seem to be much of a chance of stopping.
I literally get weak in the knees when I see Jessica Oyhenart Ball’s illustrations. Her understanding of lighting and handling of form is truly mind-blowing. If all you do today is go to her website, it will be a good day.
I WANT THESE. A lot. Designer Roberto Paoli created this lit outdoor walkway after seeing Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean video. It doesn’t seem like they actually light up when walked on, but a glowing pathway to a backyard party would definitely inspire me to dance as I make my entrance.