The humor behind this light made me look. The Dear Head sconce, created by Chen Bikovski of Popup Lighting, was envisioned as both a lighting fixture and a piece of wall art. The origami-like deer head truly comes to life when the light is turned on. The etherial antlers are reflected on the wall. The piece comes in cardboard or aluminum and a variety of colors. Available for purchase here.
Here is another noteworthy Kickstarter campaign – Grasslamp. The Grasslamp is an elegant combination of a grass planter and an ambient LED light. The piece will let you grow wheatgrass without soil and fertilizers and display it beautifully inside a lighting fixture. You can also grow up to 40 different micro-greens, including wheatgrass, micro-salads and edible flowers. And if you have a cat, Grasslamp can be a nice lasting alternative to the sad disposable grass containers you buy at a pet store.
Remember Lumio? It is now available in a portable mini version, perfect for carrying it around and having your reading light with you at all times. It recharges from any USB portal, and can even charge your phone. A perfect gift for anyone on your list. Available for purchase here.
To continue the cloud theme, this cloud shaped nightlight gets two thumbs up from me. The piece is made from powder coated metal. You can hang it on a wall or set it on a dresser as a decorative accent. I particularly love the perforated front, which lets just the right amount of light into the room. Available for purchase here.
This is why I love technology. The little things… Bed Light by e3light makes your floor illuminated as soon as you get out of bed, adding safety and ambiance to the space. You can use these sensory lights in other rooms as well, even in the closet (especially, in the closet). Available for purchase here.
The Poster lamp from the Japanese studio YOY is an example of minimalism at its finest. The lamp is comprised of a small LED and a single sheet of paper, curved in a shape of a lampshade. The LED peeks through the curve and illuminates the wall around it. You can easily mount the Poster lamp with pins or tape, like you would a piece of paper. You can even decorate it with various printed designs. But I like it most in pure white. Just a simple, beautiful object, seamlessly melting into its function.
Here is a cool way to lift your greenery off the counters and windowsills – Well Light. Designed by Toronto based studio Object Interface, this light fixture doubles as a planter. The shape of the lampshade is ideal for the plants to receive enough sunlight, while the body of the lamp is made of cast aluminum with an acid etched glass diffuser. The Well Light pendant lamp comes in black, white, or a combination of the two.
I fell in love with the FollowMe lamp, designed by Inma Bermúdez for Marset. Portable and compact, it can be taken anywhere inside and outside of your house/apartment. Perfect for small spaces, kids’ rooms, fire escape parties and folks who have recently moved (and require a versatile lighting object). The polycarbonate lampshade is supported by the oak handle, that beckons you to pick it up. The FollowMe lamp comes with LED technology and a dimmer. The battery is built-in, and it has a USB port for recharging.
Here is a simple and brilliant idea: instead of cumbersome and energy draining night lights, plugged into your outlets – how about an elegant discrete light, coming from the outlet itself. The SnapRays outlet cover by SnapPower has LED lights imbedded into its bottom edge. Two power extractors inside the cover snap around the electrical outlet receptacle making contact with the screws located on the side of the outlet to draw power. Simple and energy efficient! The light sensor detects when the light is needed and turns it on. Watch the video after the break to see the SnapRays in action. Available for purchase here.
Urban gardeners out there will appreciate this little product. Cynara by Italian studio Bulbo is a small adjustable light that enhances growth of your plants. Fitted with LED and incredibly energy-efficient (7 watt, as the router of the wifi), the lamp features a terracotta lampshade and an aluminum rode that can be placed directly into your planter. You can also hang Cynara over your plants via its cord. Simple and brilliant.