Category Archives: Furniture and Lighting

Review: GMT Solar Lantern [Verdict: Works]

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The SL900 is a relatively-lightweight, dead-simple-to-use lantern that sports two solar panels, LEDs and a 6V 4AH sealed lead acid battery. You simply leave it in direct sunlight while hiking, hanging or whatever, and it will charge up enough to…

Rocking chair looks like a purple hot dog

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This piece of furniture designed by Jamie Hayon is called The Rockin' Hot Dog. [Hayon Studio via Dezeen]…

Metal coat rack inspired by a ribbon

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I'm really digging this metal coat rack inspired by a ribbon. It was designed by Hemal Patel of London. [Headsprung via Dezeen]…

LED spray paint can

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One of the newer projects by French artist Aissa Logerot (who made the ironing board that flips into a mirror) is called Halo, and it's a graffiti can that sprays LED lights instead of spray paint. When the battery…

Lava Lamp returns as Mathmos Fireflow

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An interesting balance between retro and reinvent, these new lava lamps are out this fall in the U.K. [Mathmos via Technabob]…

Machine Light, by Frank Buchwald

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Each example of Frank Buchwald's work is made to order. His Machine Lights create a serious "Do Want" situation. Frank Buchwald via The A.…

Cassette Lamps

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Oomydesign via Inhabitat

Coffee table with a built-in firepit

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Planika, a European furniture company that specializes in fancy fire pits, sells coffee tables that have built-in fire pits, so you can sit around a cozy flame without being out in the cold. You could also think of it as…

Reading Lamp

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Designed by Jun Yasumoto, Alban Le Henry, Olivier Pigasse and Vincent Vandenbrouck, this reading lamp turns itself off when you drape a book over it. Genius. [Core77]…

Ikea's colorful, altruistic solar-powered desk lamps

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IKEA's solar-powered Sunnan desk lamp is cute, costs only $20, and doesn't use any electricity. A full charge will give you about four hours of light. Even better, for every Sunnan lamp sold since June, IKEA claims it is shipping…