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Lighting

Balloon Lamp

Balloon Lamp
$428  Buy Comment

Designed by CrousCalogero for lighting company Estiluz, the Balloon Lamp is exactly that – a balloon-shaped lamp. It casts a soft white glow and is available as a suspension lamp or a wall lamp.

Polaboy LED Frames

Polaboy LED Frames
~$3200  Buy Comment

10:1 scale replicas of Polaroid pictures. Its frame is made of wood and it has a 5,000 lumen LED back light. Choose from stock photos or send your own images to be processed and mounted.

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Vintage Camera Nightlights

Vintage Camera Nightlights

Flickr user Jason Hull buys damaged 50s and 60s plastic cameras and guts them out to turn them into low cost yet beautiful nightlights. Keep tabs on his Etsy shop for new stock.

CSYS LED Lamp

CSYS LED Lamp
~$850  Buy Link Comment

Like his father’s appliances, Jake Dyson’s CSYS lamp is hyper-engineered and visually striking. It’s advanced heat dispersion makes its LED last up to 37 years. But for its price, we’d expect no less.

Secret Passageway Switch

Secret Passageway Switch
$50  Buy Comment

Designed by Ben Light, the Secret Passageway Switch is a simple set up that lets you activate any electrical equipment – a door, a lamp, music player, etc. – by moving a book, just like in the movies.

Bulled LED Bulbs

Bulled LED Bulbs

Aping classic incandescent bulbs, Bulled lightbulbs use energy-efficient LEDs, projecting a 330° omnidirectional light. An 11w bulb outputs as much light as a 60 watter, and lasts 80 years.

Lamps by Evil Robot Designs

Lamps by Evil Robot Designs

Arresting lamps with bases sculpted from old toys and action figures. Each lamp is given a monochrome coating and a high gloss lacquer. You can also have your own toys converted into lamps.

Light-Light Floating Lamp

Light-Light Floating Lamp
$1,300  Buy Link Comment

Designed by Angela Jansen, Light-Light floating lamps make use of electromagnetic components to make its top levitate. Its LEDs can be dimmed or turned off while keeping the floating effect on.

Solar Soda Bottles

Solar Soda Bottles

This may not be the first time it has been done, but it’s nonetheless inspiring to see something as simple as a plastic soda bottle be repurposed into something much, much bigger. (Thanks, Juanjo!)

Mini Monkey Light

Mini Monkey Light
$50  Buy Comment

MonkeyLectric’s Mini Monkey Light M210 is a durable LED bike light that keeps you visible for evening rides; it straps to your spokes and displays full color 8-bit graphics on your spinning wheel.

Punctuation Lamps

Punctuation Lamps

These lamps from Tabisso will not only make sure that your taste in lighting makes a statement, but that their furniture is properly punctuated. The lamps come in over 20 different forms from @ to ?

Panasonic LED Lantern

Panasonic LED Lantern
$50  Buy Comment

The Panasonic BF-AL01K LED Lantern is waterproof and can illuminate a whole room. Lasts up to 70 hours of continuous use on three AA batteries. Panasonic Evolta batteries included.

Project Aura

Project Aura

Designed by Jonathan Ota and Ethan Frier, Aura is a supplementary safety system for cyclists. The LEDs are powered by the front wheel, and change from red to white as the bike accelerates.

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Cereal Bowl Lamp

Cereal Bowl Lamp

All you need to do to illuminate this Cereal Bowl Lamp from ideaka is to touch the metal spoon. It’s still a concept, but it might be fun to immortalize a favorite childhood (or adult) breakfast memory.

Team iLuminate

Team iLuminate

One of the favorites to win this season of America’s Got Talent, Team iLuminate make use of a patent-pending wearable wireless lighting system. Clever choreography and great production.

newGROWTH LED Lights

newGROWTH LED Lights

Artist Christopher Poehlmann’s outdoor path lighting fixtures mimic organic tree structures and are handmade from brushed aluminum with LED illumination. Available in heights from 2 to 8 feet.

Recycled Paper Lampshades

Recycled Paper Lampshades
$49-$65  Buy Comment

We are loving the shapes and light that’s bundled within these pristinely cut paper lampshades, handcrafted from repurposed comic books, novels and fairy tales from Rotterdam’s Ginkgo Studio.

Endless

Endless
$6000+  Buy Comment

Jason Miller’s modular lighting is made of segments filled with LED arrays. They can be mixed and matched to form different structures. Seems like only the straight segments are available for now.

Hollywood Studio Lamp

Hollywood Studio Lamp
$1850  Buy Comment

Designed as a replica of a 1940s Fresnel studio lamp, Restoration Hardware’s version has a shiny aluminum body, stainless steel base, and takes normal lightbulbs so you don’t blind your guests.

FLEXiT Work Light

FLEXiT Work Light
$30  Buy Comment

Striker’s FLEXiT is a hands free, slim LED work light with flexible silicone body that allows an unlimited amount of light projections, and can be bent into positions to create focused spot or wide flood light.

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Halloween Light Show

Halloween Light Show

This guy put together an insane Halloween light show on the front of his house that’s perfectly synchronized to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. His neighbors must love him.

R2-D2 Holiday Lights

R2-D2 Holiday Lights
$26  Buy Comment

Sure, it’s not even Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start decorating for Christmas, right? Actually, it is. Keep these R2-D2 light strings in your closet until after Turkey Day.

Celebrity Lamp

Celebrity Lamp
$160  Buy Comment

We prefer to call it the Aviator Lamp, because that’s what this is – a light bulb surrounded by 40 pairs of mirrored aviators, which cast a kaleidoscope of shadows when the lamp is lit.

OO!2 Lighting Collection

OO!2 Lighting Collection

These sleek OO!2 Circular lights from Teun Fleskens emit ambient light from the edges of the circles and can be used as hanging or tabletop lamps. Offered in acrylic or wood veneer finish.

The Pratt Home Office

The Pratt Home Office
$129-$299  Buy Comment

West Elm challenged 2 teams of ID students at the Pratt Institute to create eco-friendly office furniture using FSC certified materials; the resulting Pratt home office collection oozes responsible chic.

Leaf Personal Light

Leaf Personal Light
$379  Buy Comment

Yves Béhar’s striking LED Leaf light for Herman Miller allows the user to control the intensity and light color (warm or cool) by sliding a finger along a groove in the lamp base. (Thanks Ron!)

Lightleafs OLED Bookmark

Lightleafs OLED Bookmark

Valentina Trimani’s brilliantly simple concept design combines the utility of a bookmark with low-voltage OLED illumination, so you can read your books while lying in the darkness of your bedroom.

Hand-Crank Eco-Twinkle Light

Hand-Crank Eco-Twinkle Light

Australian designer Kenan Wang based the hand-powered Eco-Twinkle light on old school manual pencil sharpeners. The light can be suspended from a string and has a foldable handle.

Flat Light Poster Lamp

Flat Light Poster Lamp
$195  Buy Comment

Made by UK-based artist Finn Magee, Flat Light has an embedded LED that makes it light up. Originally part of Magee’s Flat Life series, Flat Light is now on a limited edition run at the Moss Gallery.

Crystal LED Modular Lamp

Crystal LED Modular Lamp

This unusual lighting from QisDesign lets you magnetically snap together individual color-changing LED “crystal” pods to create unique fixtures to suit your liking.

Sensory Box Installation Art

Sensory Box Installation Art

In this projection-mapped installation by Alcatel-Lucent at the last Mobile World Congress, the public was invited into a cube filled with color and light to witness “transforming the mobile experience.”

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