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Not Your Grandma’s CFL – The Brain Compact Fluorescent Lamp

From Belarusian design team Solovyov Design comes an awesome bit of compact fluorescent goodness that breaks the mold of the typical corkscrew-shaped glass envelope.  Meet the Insight CFL from Solovyov Design:

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I love seeing photos of the design team after meeting their lighting product for the first time.  It’s almost like seeing into someone’s soul before you see their face.  LOVE IT!  Meet Solovyov Design chief designers Maria and Igor Solovyov.  Maria, Igor — JimOnLight loves your work!

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The Daily Lamp – The Dildo Lamp, from Matteo Cibic

That’s right, today’s Daily Lamp is a lamp and a dildo.  Crazy?  Maybe.  But if you remember that scene in Parenthood when the lights go out and Steve Martin finds Diane Wiest’s dildo instead of the flashlight?

Meet Matteo Cibic‘s Bedside Lamp with Dildo:

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Well, there’s something for everyone, isn’t there?!  From Matteo’s website on Bibelot Sexuel, the line that includes the Dildo Lamp (I mean Bedside Table Lamp with dildo):

Being surrounded by beautiful objects is a source of pleasure. An aesthetic pleasure,since “beauty is the promise of happiness”, as Stendhal once said.  A sexual pleasure also, as it happens with Bibelot Sexuel and a few other extraordinary cases.  Bibelot is a French word that stands for a small, curious trinket or decorative object. Sexuel needs no translation.

This collection of design objects by Matteo Cibic contains indeed a series of ornaments for the house and pieces of jewelry. Yet they are not the kind of objects you would expect to find on your grandma’s bookshelf. In facts, they all conceal a secret, immoral purpose.  The ceramic bedside lamp hides a dildo. So do the fish bowl and the candle holder. Not to speak about the bow tie, which mutates into a pair of sophisticated geisha balls. In Bibelot Sexuel, beauty and sex finally go hand in hand, in a passionate cry for freedom of pleasure.

There you have it, folks.  For all of those times you just have to have a dildo and don’t know where to hide it when your non-dildo friends come over for a non-dildo party.

Thanks Yatzer!

 

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 – 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!

 

A DIY Boba Fett Helmet Lamp!

This one’s dedicated to my buddy Greg.

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This is a fun project, especially if you’re A) not married, B) married to someone who appreciates the finer points of Star Wars nerdery, or C) not married — the Boba Fett DIY Lamp Project!

As long as you remember to clean the sweat and shame from your personal Boba Fett helmet, this project should go just fine for you.  Remember though, take the helmet OFF before you drill the holes.

This awesome project comes from Instructables user Major League Mods — check out their other projects, there’s some fun ones!

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“No matter how sure I am, I never bet the Fettman.”

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The Daily Lamp – Paul Loebach’s Shanty Lamp

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A late night release of today’s Daily Lamp — today’s selection is a really ridiculously simple lamp from Paul Loebach called Shanty Lamp — and as Paul says, Shanty Lamp is “a small triangular-shaped wood lamp in yellow pine, reminiscent of a small wooden fort.”  Nothing fancy about that, right?

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Shanty Lamp runs about $89 bucks, and needs a 5W lamp.  I’m assuming LED or really low power what-have-you.  Paul designed this lamp for Areaware in NYC.

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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!

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!

DSLR Lamp, Paparazzi Edition

For a mere $684 buckarooni, you can have one of these DSLR lamps from Spain.  Etsy user Mónoculo Design Studio offers these for really dedicated DSLR fans, photo and camera junkies, and retired papparazzi shooters.  Or, anyone who wants to have a big DSLR lamp hanging in one of their rooms.

Wow though, $684 bucks.  I always wonder why “decorative” or “fine art” lighting fixtures are so expensive.  Ah, whatever — if you want something, you’re going to do what you must to get it.

It is pretty neat, check it out.  From the Etsy page:

DSRL Paparazzi lamp, Reflex lens Lamp, Hanging lamp

Mónoculo Design Studio presents this original lamp which is a replica of a reflex camera lens. Carefully handmade with high quality materials and fine terminations, the lens hood can be reverse mounted or removed. The lamp is made of white cedar wood and has a water-based varnish and beeswax finish on it Additionally, its design is 100% eco-friendly. On the top it has a ceiling frame with a stainless steel cable and a red wrapped power cord.

It would make a fantastic gift who anyone in your life who loves photography or it would serve as a memorable touch to any room’s decor. While the inspiration for this hanging light may seem unusual, the finished product is outstanding.

Dimensions: 37cms high (without lens hood) 49,5cms high (with de lens hood) x 30cms diameter

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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!