Category Archives: Furniture and Lighting

Light bulb art shows wasted electricity

Artist Chris Jordan wanted to point out how much electricity is wasted in the US, so he made a photo collage representing 320,000 lightbulbs, which amount to the number of kilowatt hours we don’t really need to be spending. [via … Continue reading

The Black Diamond Sprinter, a headlamp for traveling night runners

Some people like to run in the morning. Others like to run in the mid-afternoon. Yet others wait until the sun goes down to hit the pavements &mdash maybe because the air is cooler and streets are emptier, or they’re … Continue reading

Birdhouses made from modded roof tiles

These birdhouses were made by combining reclaimed terracotta roof tiles cut by water-jet and laser with wooden boards etched with Victorian facades. Usually, roof tiles aren’t recycled, but a team of artists led by Japan’s Tomoko Azumi wanted to change … Continue reading

Full Moon Credenza Glows In The Dark

Designer Sotirios Papadopoulos developed “ELI” (Eco Light Inside) a material that glows in the dark and, previously, was used on this illuminating mirror. Beats using a night light. Maybe. [via Generate]

Power On Self Test: Spooky Lamps

Sumo chair available in bright green

Sumo, makers of gigantic shredded-foam furnishings, also makes one in bright lime green. Just thought you should know. [Sumo Lounge]

Space Invader lampshade

Meninos’ Space Invaders lampshade is $60. [via Geekologie]

RGB Vases

Oscar Diaz’s RGB Vases look much nicer nested together than apart. Each vase is made using the values of red, green and blue that make up the specific purple color (P242). When the three vases are nested, the light passes … Continue reading

Light made out of thousands of straws

[Scott Jarvie's main page via Moco Loco]

Tron-Watch ’09: LED Handrails

A concept by Croatian designer Zoran Sunjic, these LED handrails could help light dark stairways to prevent commuter spills, tumbles, or muggings. Should these handrails ever see the light of day (har), I trust they’ll be available in teal or … Continue reading