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The Daily Lamp – Terrarium Table Lamp, Tickling Your Indoor Growing Kink

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Today’s Daily Lamp is pretty cool — from Etsy for today’s edition, meet the Terrarium Table Lamp from Etsy user Share Studios — who has some impressive Terrarium Table Lamps!  They’re all made to order, which always makes me feel like I have something personal and made for me.  That’s how I feel about it, at least!

This minimalist column table lamp adds a new dimension to the concept of the “lamp”. The lampshade frame perched atop the glass base, is welded from cold rolled steel and covered in handmade paper. The cord snakes out the side, between the shade and the glass, leaving the glass base empty for you to fill with whatever may inspire you.

We have recently made a few changes to our popular Terrarium/Display lamp design. This new version has a lampshade that now hovers an inch above the glass base, with nickle plated hardware and clear rubber coated feet gripping the glass.

The tall handmade paper lampshade accentuates the linear quality of the glass vase, creating a simple, clean, and modern table lamp.

Using it as a terrarium, display case, or just simply for light, this lamp is a unique addition to any living space.

As with most lamps, the design is at it’s best when lit. The tubular light bulb illuminates the unique natural texture of the handmade kozo paper with feather accent, the clear glass base and cloth covered electrical cord snaking out from the side.

The lamp measures 22’’ tall, with its base being 10’’ in diameter. Perfect for a bedside table, shelf, or any space that could use a unique lighting solution.

The beige retro styled cloth covered cord is 6 feet long from the base of the lamp with an inline lamp cord switch to easily turn on/off the lamp. The cord ends with a stylish white plug.

Although carefully crafted with quality lamp parts (many of them UL rated), my Terrarium/Display table lamp is not UL rated.

Tubular 40 Watt lightbulb included.

Plants and terrarium parts not included.

THIS LAMP IS MADE TO ORDER. The handmade paper used on the new lampshade may vary slightly. Please allow up to two weeks for production.

I found some other images of the Terrarium Table Lamp on Share Studios’ Facebook page — worth the visit!

Here’s a version of the Terrarium Table Lamp with a Siamese fighting fish chillaxing inside:

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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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The Daily Lamp – Daikanyama Pendant Lamps from Thomas Bernstrand

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If you’ve ever seen anything else that Thomas Bernstrand has made, you’d notice the following passage from his website – a quote about Thomas Bernstrand by journalist Mark Isitt:

“Thomas Bernstrand’s objects are not meant to be placed on a pedestal. They are meant to be used. Yet not in the customary manner: not as one usually uses furniture and lamps and flowerpots and coat hangers and notice boards and towel hangers and ladders and everything else he has designed. But more… intensively… You should be able to swing from Thomas’ things. Dance on them. Dismantle them. Cause they can take it. They are made to use. All designers, of course, say they would never design something simply for the sake of design. But Thomas isn’t just talk. When he comes to work in the morning, unlocking the buckled iron door of his white-painted studio – what was once a bakery –and puts his feet up on the window table and looks out at the neighbouring pool hall, tattoo studio and Asia travel agent, his thoughts are not, “What should I design today? Should I design a chair?” But instead, “Should I design something to work in, relax in, bounce in or whatever?” He thinks in terms of verbs, rather than nouns. In actions, rather than typologies.

Meet the Daikanyama pendant lamp, displayed at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair:

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From the product page at Thomas’ website:

The Tokyo district of the same name inspired DAIKANYAMA; the pendant and cables create spatiality on a pleasant scale for both large and small areas. In zigzag, stricter or even slightly chaotic configurations between walls, ceilings and poles, with the electric cable running along the wire from one to the next. There are endless possibilities for this playful pendant with painted aluminium in standard colours: white, black, red, yellow and orange.Diameter 420 mm, height 300 mm. LED or 18W compact fluorescent.

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I love how utilitarian these lamps are, but at the same time have a grace and civility that brings forth the real shape of the design.  It’s a true form and function piece, I quite like it!  These pieces were manufactured by Bla Station – and obviously debuted at the Fair:

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All images from Thomas Bernstrand’s website, all rights are his.

The Galaxy Pendant from Objects with Light and Georgiosi

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From Georgiosi and OWL (Objects with Light) comes an interesting pendant style fixture that casts a great projection from within its cage-like wrap.  None of the cage-like essence of the Galaxy lamp shows until you get close up on the pendant, and you realize it’s made of wrapped metal fencing.  Georgiosi says about this pendant:

This galvanized steel
Comes rolled up in reel
To make it look brighter
I supply an uplighter.

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This is a lovely piece.  Its simplicity creates such a complex pattern.

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Shoutout to We Waste Time!

BEAUTIFUL Lamp from Giopato & Coombes – Bird On A Wire

There is something about this lamp that just leapt off the page at me when I first saw it – classic, beautiful, nice form, it’s like a moment frozen in ceramic cartoon time.  Check this out, it’s called Bird On A Wire, and it’s from design firm Giopato and Coombes:

GAH!  I just think this is such an awesome piece.  From the Giopato and Coombes website on Bird On A Wire:

Client:  Autoproduzione per la mostra Hidden Heroes 

Brief:  Recycle figurines retrieved from the tradition of ceramic bowls from Bassano del Grappa, Italy.

Concepts:  Playing with a normally very serious archetype, the linear lamp. Freezing a moment of intersection between nature and man-made. 

Path:  An instantaneous idea (and solution).This object represents the initial idea, a linear lamp electrified, a resting place for the birds on top, as isusually seen on electricity distributionlines.

Thanks, DesignBoom!

Dima Loginoff’s “Curl My Light” Lamp. Lamp. Lamp?

A while ago (like Christmas 2008) I wrote about Dima Loginoff’s “Curl My Lamp,” supposedly when it was just developed.  I was surfing the Russian Creator’s Blog and discovered a bunch of eye candy shots of Dima’s “Curl My Light” lamp.  So just out of curiosity, does an inch of buttcrack and some highlightedly lit back muscles sell lamps?

Yeah, I just made up the word “highlightedly.”  What of it?

The video is of Dima Loginoff at the Milan Fair.  It is in Russian, which means that only my friend Tatiana from Sweden will be able to understand hi.  HI TA!

Okay.  Eye candy shots:

Bop Lamp – Like A Wobbly Kid’s Punching Bag Light

Remember those inflatable punching bag things from when you were a kid?  I had one with a scary clown face on it, which makes me wonder if that’s why I am totally fight-or-flight when it comes to clowns.  Meet the Bop Lamp – a luminaire that reminds me a lot of one of those things:

It’s a lamp that will apparently right itself when it’s touched – the lamp and ballast live in the bottom of the fixture, and it playfully rocks from side to side when it’s “bopped.”  Thank goodness there’s no clowns on it.

Check out Baita Design’s website – the creator of the Bop Lamp.  Interesting wares there!

Thanks, Design Blog!

Martin Neuhaus’ Becherlicht – A Cup, Uh, Lamp?

This is an interesting project.  I am still not totally sure if I like it, but you can make your own decisions.

So, Martin Neuhaus’ lamp, Becherlicht, is a projection-type luminaire.  A source of light shines onto and through a transparent “cup” (I say that in quotes, but I think it’s really a cup” that projects onto a wall.  To me, the cup creates what looks like a shade shape onto the wall surface, which seems to be the point made by the designer, who wanted the “aha!” factor with the shade.  It attaches to the wall, as in the image below – but when it’s off, what exactly is it?

I like the idea of a projected “thing,” whether it be color, shape, whatever – but what I would hope is that I can put whatever the hell I want into that holder.  I want to stick a template in there, a colored glass, a plate, whatever I feel like.  It does come in a few colors.  I still want to put other stuff in that slot to create my own lamp.

Eh, to each his or her own.  I think it’s novel.  Make sure to check out Martin Neuhaus’ website.

Thanks, DesignBoom!

Roll An Extension Cable into A Lamp: Creighton Berman’s Coil Lamp

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Creighton Berman’s Coil Lamp is a new release from the designer – imagine a small two-piece rig of clear acrylic material that you wrap an extension cable around, creating a luminaire reminiscent of a shade lamp.  Slap a lamp in the middle, and there you go.  Done.  From Creighton’s product page on the Coil Lamp:

Coil Lamp reduces the domestic lamp to the absolute minimum of defining elements. A single electrical cord coils around what appears to be an empty volume, defining the iconic form of a table lamp and ultimately powering a single light bulb.

The entire form is created exclusively from a single 100 foot extension cord that has been wrapped around a laser-cut clear plexiglass form. This simple transformation elevates the status of the humble, everyday extension cord to the realm of high design.

Originally created for “Deceptive Design”, an exhibition of conceptual furniture shown at the Chicago Cultural Center from October 2008 – January 2009.

For $150, you can get a hand-coiled version of this fixture, or for $75 you can roll your own, per se.  Just be forewarned, you have to provide your own 100′ extension cable (that’s 30.48 meters for all you metric readers).

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Thanks, TechnaBob!