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The Daily Lamp – Splite, or What Happens When Lamps and Photo Frames Get Naked

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Today’s Daily Lamp is an excellent project, and I think that it has the potential to be a great fad item — meet the Splite, which looks like an origami-balsa-photo-transparency thing that really wants to be a bridge, but didn’t quite get there and landed as a Splite:

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Basically, this project, which is being funded on Kickstarter (just not terribly quickly) and needs to reach 20,000 pounds sterling (which on today’s market is $30,060 USD).  From Kickstarter:

Splite is from Rotterdam-based Jvantspijker, whose motto is “Urbanism Architecture Research,” and includes designers Jaakko van ‘t Spijker and Paul van den Bergh:

jvantspijker is a Rotterdam-based, fresh urban and architectural design practice. We are intrigued by diversity in (public) space, integrated sustainable solutions and in understanding and steering the project processes that are invariably the driving force behind projects. Our ultimate goal is to make things.

The jvantspijker business model is set up flexibly, to merge the experience and momentum of large design assignments  with the fresh joie de vivre of an exploring attitude. In this set-up the network is everything. As a result, these is an enormous reservoir of specialist knowledge and consulting specialists is available when necessary.

jvantspijker participates in and is co-founder of CULD, complex urban landscape design. In this joint venture with Juurlink [+] Geluk, we have combined our accumulated experiences to pursue large, complex (international) master planning.

Splite is laser sintered (3D printed) frame on which Jvantspijker attaches a transparency of some sort that the buyer chooses.  Once the buyer has the Splite, if they want to change the photo, they simply order another one.  The system is pretty self-explanatory; I think this is an excellent take on the picture frame, and I hope they get it off the ground!

Splite is being funded on Kickstarter – if you’re interested, help them out – I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

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