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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 – 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 – 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!

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

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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:

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

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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

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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?

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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!

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

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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.

Christopher Moulder’s Schproket Lighting System, Sans Dieter

Christopher Moulder is a Composer of Light.

from http://ohmygodot.blogspot.ca/2010/08/deadwood-not-dead-yet.html

That’s a pretty big introduction, I’m really not sure where to go from here; ooh, maybe also, his bowel movements smell like freshly baked cinnamon rolls?

From the Christopher Moulder website:

Christopher Moulder is a composer of light. His works possess a flow and visual rhythm that leave indelible signatures on the spaces they inhabit. His chandeliers, pendants, and ceiling and wall mounted fixtures span a broad range of styles: from sea and sky inspired rhapsodies that swim and soar, to architectural, sculptural designs that assert their quiet presence with elegantly refined gestures.

Fabricated using only the finest, texturally sophisticated materials, and meticulously engineered to the highest standards, these works of lighting art transform commercial and residential spaces.

Christopher’s studio is based in Atlanta, Georgia but his work travels the world. He creates and builds both one-of-a-kind sculptural lighting artworks designed for specific sites, and an original line of lighting fixtures made to order.

He welcomes inquiries from designers, architects and private collectors alike.

He’s not lyin’ folks, his work is muy excelente.  Here’s the latest thing called the Schproket Lighting System, and it’s pretty beautiful.  Check it out – in a desire to use low-voltage lighting to create socketless, wire-less lamps, this amazing series came out of Christopher Moulder’s brain:

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These pieces are absolutely outstanding — it’s almost as if Christopher has designed little plasma rings of light that emanate these crisp, hot little points of fire to warm up whatever room it finds itself radiating inside:

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Wall-mounted Schprokets:

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and perhaps Dieter’s favorite, Hanging Schprokets:

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Beautiful.  You also have to go sit on Christopher’s website and just let the rotating background gallery do its thing, he really has some lovely, lovely work!  Here’s a few shots from it, which makes me wonder WHY YOU’RE NOT THERE CHECKING IT OUT!!!

 

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Amazing.  Now check out a gallery of Schprokets, this is some beautiful work!

Thanks to DesignBoom!

Super Mario Mushroom Lamp!

HAHA!  Ok, I played so much Super Mario and Super Mario 2 when I was a kid.  It was always fun playing with my sister (Mario 1 of course) when we were kids, but I’m sure I was a complete gamehog too.  Sorry, sis.

Check out the SUPER MARIO MUSHROOM LAMP!  These little gems are only twenty bucks!

GAAAAAA!  “Memories….”

The person selling them on Etsy is Emma Burges.  Twenty bucks, people!  She’ll make a green or red capped one for you, so you can either have your Super Mario “viagara mushroom” (thanks KP) or a 1UP mushroom!

Awesome.

Thanks Trendhunter, Waylou, and NerdApproved!

The John Allen Lamp Project

Doesn’t that sound like a fusion jazz quartet starring some crazy bass player who has dreadlocks?  His bass is all paint-erroded from all of the years he spent playing bass in smoky little jazz clubs in groups with names like Steven Tyler PJs and Neil McKarren’s Big Fat Bootie.  But in the case of the John Allen Lamp Project, it’s nothing but smooth sailing for our imaginary bass player friend I just invented because I should get out more.

Check this out:

This is an animation of John Allen’s lamp — plywood, sturdy, taking the idea of using construction materials as the fore element to a new level.  That’s how I see it.  You can also go to John’s Instructables and make your own.  John Allen is just that awesome, as the best work should be.  Free for all to enjoy.  Thanks, John, this rocks!

Screenshots of the Instructables page from John’s Instructables project on the John Allen Lamp project.  Check it out.

Lamps That You Shoot On and Off

My dad would love this.

HEY DAD!  CHECK THIS OUT!

Also, this:

This is from a company called bitplay, INC from Japan.  About the lamp:

BANG! is a desk lamp with a gun-shaped remote controller. User can fire the “gun” to turn the light off. The light goes out and the lampshade knocks to the side, showing that it’s been hit. To turn it back on, simply shot it again, and the lampshade will raise up slowly and turn the light back on at the same time.

So obviously you know now that it’s called BANG! – I’m guessing.