The Daily Lamp – Fellow Lamp from Yours Design

Today’s Daily Lamp reminds me of something that at any time could just hop out of its inanimate state and start running down the hall at my wife — ladies and gentlemen, the Fellow Lamp from New Zealand studio Yours Design:


From the pages of Yours Design on the Fellow Lamp:

Fellow Lamp provides any desk or with a sense of personality and companionship. With an undertone of elegance, beautiful hand turned wooden legs are angled to hold a specific posture. An adjustable head completes this piece and provides directional light.

Dimensions: Height 500mm
Materials: American Ash, spun Aluminium, Steel, Fabric Flex cable
Finish: Clear Satin wood lacquer, anodised Matte Black OR powder coat Gloss White

The Yours Design (or YS Collective, as they are now called), is made of three designers:

Y.S Collective is a contemporary design company based in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Founded by Daniel KampJames McNab and Samuel Griffin in 2012, Y.S Collective produces beautiful, innovative furniture and lighting as well as interior design solutions, for both residential and commercial settings.

All Y.S products are meticulously designed in our Tauranga studio and manufactured at different locations around New Zealand, using the combination of skilled labour, from some of the country’s best craftsmen, and modern manufacturing technologies. Our products then return to us for assembly and finishing touches before being sent out to our stockists, or direct to you.

The Y.S design process centres around quality and innovation. Each new project, to design a product or environment, is headed by one of our three designers and developed collaboratively, until it reaches perfection.

“We would describe our first collection as fresh and bold, almost basic, in the fact that the combination of simple forms and contrasting materials is consistent throughout. Exposed fixings and honest structural elements, give a clear insight into the assembly of all of our pieces. There is no design trickery here!” – our designers.


GAH!  I love this thing — it does seem to be saying “hey hey!  let me light this up for you!”  But just so you know, it’s telling you that to the tune of $695 bucks.






Thanks to Contemporist and The Design Home!


The Daily Lamp – Nao Tamura’s Venetian Cityscape Chandelier, Flow(t)


Process sketches from Nao Tamura’s design for Flow


Process sketches from Nao Tamura’s design for Flow


Process photo work from Nao Tamura’s design for Flow

Back after last week’s pause — The Daily Lamp for today is a memory-based, quite earthenly beautiful chandelier called Flow(t), from designer Nao Tamura for retailer WonderGlass.  From the WonderGlass website:

The reflections of the Venetian cityscape glistening on the evening water hints at an imaginary city below the moving surface. There is a border between the world under and the land above. In the city of Venice, where the real world and fantasy coexists, this chandelier is the embodiment of the beauty of dual worlds.

‘Flow[T]‘ is a contemporary chandelier inspired by the colours of the Venetian lagoon and customised to the desires of each owner. Each piece enjoys its own shape, and in multiples, they create a sculptural display of lighting.

This is a really beautiful piece!  It’s subtle without being background, and it’s beautiful enough to be a center illuminator for a room.  Check it out!






Thanks, Spoon and Tamago!

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:


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:





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.



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


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:



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.






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:


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!




Therefrom indeed.  Therefrom indeed.

The Daily Lamp – Spin Light, from Lucie Koldová


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 – LogLamp from Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen


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:

LogLamp from Jussi Peso on Vimeo.

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



Pretty cool!

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):


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!


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!

Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle) Becomes A Luminaire Designer — Stop, Collaborate, and Illuminate?



I wouldn’t have believed it until I saw good ol’ Vanilla Ice (otherwise known to us Bloodhound Gang fans as Rob Van Winkle) standing next to the people at Capitol Lighting as they unveil his six piece inaugural chandelier and sconce line.  Many of you already know that Mr. Vanilla Ice is the host of a hit show on the DIY Network called The Vanilla Ice Project.  Apparently he’s designing lighting now.  From a post at Residential Lighting Magazine:

“I have always had a passion for home design, renovations and real estate,” says Rob Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice. “I’ve always envisioned creating my own line of home décor products, and after working with the Capitol Lighting team for several years it was a perfect fit to begin with lighting fixtures.”

Vanilla Ice and Capitol Lighting have worked together on partnerships including the “Making Lives Brighter” campaign where the rapper/designer was the spokesperson and filmed a PSA to bring awareness to Habitat for Humanity. Customers donated their old lighting fixtures to any Capitol Lighting showroom in South Florida and New Jersey to be repurposed in a Habitat home or sold at one of their Re-Stores.

“The Capitol Lighting family is honored to have such a wonderful relationship with Vanilla Ice and be able to showcase his lighting line exclusively in our showrooms,” says Eric Lebersfeld, President of Capitol Lighting. “He is a true part of the Capitol Lighting team and brings a special eye for home design.”

I had no idea.  However, I had to see this video:

The sconces run between $125 and $400, and the chandeliers in Vanilla Ice’s repertoire start around a grand and go to $1500 bucks.  Check them out:




Fancy?  What do you think?  Officially, you can get to the Vanilla Ice Lighting website by going to  These were the deals for today:


If you haven’t had enough yet, check out Mr. Ice doing his thing at a Ft. Lauderdale convention, just a-lighting it up:


The Daily Lamp – Naica, Reminiscing On Carbide Lamps and Caverns, from @SomethingBureau


Today’s Daily Lamp offering is something pretty cool from Something.

Seriously. The design firm is called Something. Two designer pals, Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri, created an industrial design firm that seems to be doing pretty well. Today’s Daily Lamp is certainly something I would own, fo sho!

Naica is the name of a northern Mexican city, pretty famous for its crystal mine.  Have you ever seen images of the mammoth crystal formations in Mexico?


Yeah.  It’s that one.

From the product page for Naica at Something:

Reminding a bit on a cavern itself, these lamps are inspired by carbide lanterns from the past, originally used by miners.  The light is diffused by reflection, creating a gently faded glow on the inner surface of the ceramics.
The cable covered with fabric doubles as a handle to easily move the lamp from one spot to another.  The lamp is available either in white or with a red coloured cavity.

This is a really stunning lamp. I would love to see this sitting in my bedroom right now!



For contrast, the lamp makers mention its inspiration draws from carbide lamps from the mining days.  Have you seen one of these?






I had to know more about this crazy cave at Naica.  This thing has crystals of Selenite that are 4 feet wide in some places.  That boggles my mind!  I found this crazy video of a team going into the cave — for some reason they’re all packed up with ice.  I’ve seen several videos now that have people trapsing through the Naica caves, but none with the kind of protection this crew has.