Category Archives: Furniture and Lighting

Review: GMT Solar Lantern [Verdict: Works]

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 … Continue reading

Rocking chair looks like a purple hot dog

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

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

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 runs … Continue reading

Lava Lamp returns as Mathmos Fireflow

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

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

Oomydesign via Inhabitat

Coffee table with a built-in firepit

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 … Continue reading

Reading Lamp

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

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 … Continue reading