The Daily Lamp for My Birthday Girl – Arik Levy’s Wireflow is Actually Distilled Freaking Genius

I found the coolest Daily Lamp for today, since it’s Laura’s birthday and she is my world.  Check this out, when I saw this I had an audible “awesome” come out:

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These are the braingasm of Arik Levy, who’s been on JimOnLight before with his WellofLife series.  He’s awesome.  So are these lamps, which he calls Wireflow.  There’s quite the series on Arik’s website, you must check them out.  Here’s some of my favorites:

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The series was made for Vibia — from an awesome post at DesignBoom:

‘wireflow’ explores geometries in two and three dimensions through a series of pendant lighting fixtures which are composed of simple elements, whereby from certain angles they appear flat, like a line drawing suspended in the air.  designed by arik levy, the structures are formed by thin rods which end with LED terminals (3W) for illumination, continuing the visual fluidity of the lines. produced by spanish company VIBIA, ‘wireflow’ explores presence and absence, transparency and luminosity, light and fluidity.

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Look at that smile on Arik’s face!  HE KNOWS he’s genius!  GAA!

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The Daily Lamp – COSMO, from Delightfull Designs

It’s like Sputnik meets the American 1950’s meets boutique hotel in-room chandeliers!

Today’s Daily Lamp is a piece from design firm Delightfull in Portugal — it’s shiny, it’s pendant-y, and it’s got its own flare. Check out COSMO:

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From the Delightfull website on COSMO:

Inspired by the space with all its galaxies and planets, we are proud to present Cosmo. A dynamic piece full of energy and versatility, since all its spheres can rotate within 2 axis which enable it to cast light into any spot. Composed by 11 illuminating spheres of different sizes, the majestic lighting piece is made in aluminum and a brass body structure.

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Sexy!

The Daily Lamp – The Peel Light, from Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto

Today’s Daily Lamp rocks harder than others I almost picked for today.  Meet the Peel Light from Japanese designers Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto:

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From Naoki Ono’s product page on the Peel Light:

A wall light that looks as if a corner of a wall were peeling and light was leaking therefrom. OLED is used to make the light source as thin as possible and the electric cable is let to stay along a corner of walls so that it doesn’t stand out. It can be fixed to the wall with a hook.

Category : Wall light
Material : OLED, PMMA
Dimensions : H430 W335 D63 mm
Year : 2012

I love this thing!  Now I want one in all four corners of my studio, each with independent color control and intensity!

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Therefrom indeed.  Therefrom indeed.

The Daily Lamp – Spin Light, from Lucie Koldová

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Lucie has a skill that not a lot of people possess — she has more brain power than most, and her work represents her inner and outer beauty.

For the firm Lasvit, Lucie pulled out a remnant from her childhood (well, most of our childhoods, really) — the spinning top.  Lucie took the idea of the top and turned it into a light that would look awesome anywhere.  That, my friends, is probably why Lasvit wanted it.

From the product page for Spin Light:

Small, medium and large transparent pendants multiplied. Spin light’s expression of dynamics is based on a simple rotational form resembling a child’s toy known as the spinning top or the silhouettes of whirling dervishes. It gives the lights a basic graphic impression. Clear transparent airy lamps with a touch of color on top are powered by small LED efficient discs which highlighting strong silhouettes and let them float freely in the space as empty volumes.

I think it is gorgeous.  Check it out, and check out Lucie Koldova’s other work — well worth the view!

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The Daily Lamp – SplitLamp, from Predrag Vujanovic

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Today’s Daily Lamp is a pretty cool concept lamp called SplitLamp from designer Predrag Vujanovic — this design is really cool to me, as it alleviates the problem of only having one source on your desk.  Often times I find myself needing a second angle to take the shadow or contrast away from something I’m working on, and Predrag’s SplitLamp is quite the design for just that!

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Thanks Yanko and Crosby Press!

The Daily Lamp – LogLamp from Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen

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Talk about minimalist, this must be the week of minimalist brain waves in the designer department!  This is a lamp based on a log in a fireplace; you push down on it to turn it on, it lights up.  Push down on it again, off it goes.

Meet LogLamp, from Finn designers Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen:

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From the websites of Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen:

LOG lamp. Inspiration has come from a burning log in a fireplace. Press the wood block down and it pops up to expose the light. Press it again and it switches the light off.
Materials: various types of wood
Finishing: wood wax

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Pretty cool!

The Daily Lamp – Finn Magee’s Flat Light is Really A Poster

Good morning, world!

Today’s Daily Lamp selection is a crazy form factored lamp that really isn’t a lamp at all, it’s a poster.  From the studio of Finn Magee comes Flat Light, which Finn says is “the productive atmosphere of a desk light without the bulk.”  Watch this, you’ll see what I mean:

Flat Light /Powder Coated from Finn Magee on Vimeo.

From Finn’s website on Flat Light:

Flat Light was first made in black in an edition of 50. These have sold out.  The light is currently available in Red, Green, Yellow and Blue Powder Coated versions. The series references the distinct colours produced by powder coating, a process used to finish the metal parts of domestic and industrial appliances.

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Finn’s Flat Light is in a series called Flat Life, which features a clock (Flat Time) and a speaker (Flat Sound) that are all in the same vein as the Flat Light.

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Check out Flat Sound:

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The Daily Lamp – Full-Size Human Lamps from Al Hamad Design

Today’s Daily Lamp is a pretty awesome (at least to me!) selection of actual human-sized mannequin lamps from Al Hamad Design in Kuwait — and when I say actual human-sized, I mean that the lamp is a standing version of a person with a lampshade where there should be a head.  Oh, and to turn the lamp on?  You shake its hand.  Check it out:

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From the Al Hamad Design website on Embarakiya, the line’s name:

Embarakiya are human floor lamps dressed in traditional Kuwaiti wardrobe.  The lamp shades are upholstered in the actual fabric of the headdress.  Each of these lamps features a touch sensor in the hand with three dimmer settings.  Shake hands and the lamp will turn on.  The men include a built-in speaker in the torso.

Well I sure the hell have never seen anything like this before!  Embarakiya lamps have a fiberglass body, real fabric covering, and have cultural significance as they’re modeled on Kuwaiti clothing.  There’s a standing man lamp, a standing woman lamp, a woman lamp sitting, and a standing child lamp.  This is certainly different than any lamp I’ve ever seen!

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I’ve read nothing but article after article on these lamps that says they’re creepy.  Do you agree?  I think they’re awesome!

 

The Daily Lamp – Flip LED W, from Bernd Utrecht

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A beautiful design from experienced luminaire artist Bernd Utrecht, the Flip LED W is a rotating-in-place LED luminaire that can be installed on walls, ceilings, or really anywhere else that its form factor meets in your vivid imaginations!

From the Bernd Utrecht website on Flip LED W (translated from German, sorry):

What this lamp so special is his Leuchtarm which is milled completely from aluminum plate and contains both a replaceable LED and two strong magnets. So that the arm remains with the magnets on the circular plate, the plate made ​​of iron (ferromagnetic property). By means of the magnet can be adjusted many playful positions and lighting scenarios. Whether as a light for the hallway or as a reading lamp by the bed, the wall light flip-LED provides enough bright, ambient light, to replace a 50-watt halogen bulb and with a power consumption of only 6.5 watts (~ 500 lumens) . The lifetime of the LEDs used here is ~ 50,000 hours.

A quick video of Flip LED W from Bernd Utrecht:

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The Daily Lamp – A Ceiling Lamp, Made from the Ceiling

As strange as it is at first glance, it’s actually a quite awesome idea — adapt your architecture to have some form AND function.  Meet the Ceiling Light, from Russian designer Дмитрий Куляев, or Dimitry Kulyev, for those of us who don’t speak Russian very well (or at all, like me — well, I learned how to swear in Russian, of course):

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Dimitri’s Ceiling Light actually incorporates the concept of recessed illumination, which provides a nice indirect source of light for a room.  He goes a bit further in this design by adding a fluorescent tube into the “luminaire.”  What do you think about this?  I’m not a fan of un-diffused fluorescent, as that stuff gives me a wicked headache, but I like the idea of Dimitri’s lamp, period!  I have to say that I think he really tackled every element of the typical A-Lamp, all the way down to the shiny applique on the ceiling to represent the base.  Brilliant work, man!

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What do YOU think?  Make a comment by clicking on the little cloud at the top right of the post!  Check out Dimitri’s Behance page for more awesome work!