Netherlands based designer Roderick Vos came up with this brilliant hybrid. Bucketlight is a pendant lighting fixture on one side and a planter on the other. The need for this piece was born from the love for greenery and the lack of floor space in designer’s office. Having proven itself useful in a commercial environment, Bucketlight can be a good idea for a small dwelling by the same token. It takes no floor or counter space, it provides more light without adding any cordage clutter, and it brings a little jungle into an urban home. What’s not to love. The lamp is available for purchase from designer’s website.
Here is a nice concept for those of us who live in rental buildings and can’t be very creative with electrics. The Loop Lamp, envisioned by Romanian designer Pani Jurek, can be attached to any available outlet and brought over any, even distant, surface. The 23′ cord will allow you to hang the lamp under the ceiling or as a sconce fixture on the wall. You can also move with the light to another room. What a lovely idea! The cord is available in black and yellow, the bulb socket comes in black, white, raspberry red and denim blue.
Sticky Lamp by Rotterdam based designer Chris Kabel of Droog Design is an ingenious way to instantly add illumination to any spot in your home. The piece works like a sticker. Simply peel off the protecting foil on the back and stick it wherever you need it. Any surface will do. The lamp can be placed on the ceiling, wall, door, on the floor, in the closet, or on the window — there are no borders for imagination. Available for purchase here.
Orto Volante suspension lamp, created by studio De-Signum for Italian brand Verde Profilo, is a interesting attempt to build an indoor garden without taking any counter space whatsoever. The piece incorporates ten white ceramic pots inside the powder coated steel lampshade (the hanging pots come with the special kit for upside down planting). I like the synergy between the elements – light helps the growing process and plants work as a defuser, helping to achieve more subtle illumination. A great idea for an urban kitchen.