Posts tagged lighting
12:20 pm - Sun, Sep 7, 2014
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From designer Dirk Vander Kooij:

It looks like a brilliant gold colored celestial body, but it’s a lamp made out of recycled synthetics and metal.
The form is derived from the Fresnel lens - a special lens that concentrates light into a relatively narrow beam which is used in for instance lighthouses, searchlights and navigation lights.

(via Fresnel Pending Lamp by Dirk Vander Kooij)

From designer Dirk Vander Kooij:

It looks like a brilliant gold colored celestial body, but it’s a lamp made out of recycled synthetics and metal.

The form is derived from the Fresnel lens - a special lens that concentrates light into a relatively narrow beam which is used in for instance lighthouses, searchlights and navigation lights.

(via Fresnel Pending Lamp by Dirk Vander Kooij)

3:40 pm - Mon, Jul 7, 2014
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Here’s a project to find give new life for those old, ignored, or doomed volumes by turning them into a pleasant source of illumination.
Open the Hardback Reading Light and it will provide a soft glow, perfect for reading your favorite volume. The Hardback Reading Light is a straight forward project that will take a few hours and about $25 in materials.
The pages of the book are replaced with a light box lined with LEDs. They’re powered through a plug in the spine and a switch in the corner turns it off when the cover is closed. It can be dimmed mechanically by simply closing or opening the cover different amounts.

(via Make your own: Hardback Reading Light - Boing Boing)

Here’s a project to find give new life for those old, ignored, or doomed volumes by turning them into a pleasant source of illumination.

Open the Hardback Reading Light and it will provide a soft glow, perfect for reading your favorite volume. The Hardback Reading Light is a straight forward project that will take a few hours and about $25 in materials.

The pages of the book are replaced with a light box lined with LEDs. They’re powered through a plug in the spine and a switch in the corner turns it off when the cover is closed. It can be dimmed mechanically by simply closing or opening the cover different amounts.

(via Make your own: Hardback Reading Light - Boing Boing)

1:12 pm - Sat, May 31, 2014
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Now this is an interesting lighting idea via Decorator’s Notebook. 
Perhaps with a lighting scheme such as this, the colanders/strainers could be removed from the wall and still used to, you know, strain things. :)

The idea makes me think of metal graters repurposed as light shades; we posted an example of that previously on Unconsumption here. (Other things repurposed as lighting can be seen in our lighting archive here. )
In a lighting installation like the one pictured above, do you suppose that battery-operated candles (or something else that’s non-flammable?!) are placed inside each colander/strainer to provide the lighting?

Now this is an interesting lighting idea via Decorator’s Notebook

Perhaps with a lighting scheme such as this, the colanders/strainers could be removed from the wall and still used to, you know, strain things. :)

The idea makes me think of metal graters repurposed as light shades; we posted an example of that previously on Unconsumption here. (Other things repurposed as lighting can be seen in our lighting archive here. )

In a lighting installation like the one pictured above, do you suppose that battery-operated candles (or something else that’s non-flammable?!) are placed inside each colander/strainer to provide the lighting?

12:20 pm - Fri, Mar 28, 2014
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The US military is still inundated with obsolete and unusable ordnance from as far back as the beginning of the Cold War. But rather than simply dispose of these old bombs by, say, blowing them up, one enterprising design studio is transforming them into helpful house wares.
Created by Stockpile Designs of Brooklyn, NY, the Megaton floor lamp utilizes the hand-polished casing of a Korean War-era 100-lb kinetic bomb seated 42 inches above the ground on a narrow stand—its explosive guts replaced with coax-wiring for its dual-bulb socket. 

(via The Megaton Floor Lamp Is Built from a Real Bomb)

The US military is still inundated with obsolete and unusable ordnance from as far back as the beginning of the Cold War. But rather than simply dispose of these old bombs by, say, blowing them up, one enterprising design studio is transforming them into helpful house wares.

Created by Stockpile Designs of Brooklyn, NY, the Megaton floor lamp utilizes the hand-polished casing of a Korean War-era 100-lb kinetic bomb seated 42 inches above the ground on a narrow stand—its explosive guts replaced with coax-wiring for its dual-bulb socket.

(via The Megaton Floor Lamp Is Built from a Real Bomb)

3:40 pm - Tue, Feb 18, 2014
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The Frankie pendant combines solid timber and felt to create a tactile and refined lighting system from a few simple components.
Ideal for both commercial and domestic applications this stylish and effective pendant can extend lengthways to provide lighting perfect for longer tables, bars and hallways.


Materials: American ash timber, recycled PET panel, braided cable.

More: Frankie Pendant - Products - Designtree

The Frankie pendant combines solid timber and felt to create a tactile and refined lighting system from a few simple components.

Ideal for both commercial and domestic applications this stylish and effective pendant can extend lengthways to provide lighting perfect for longer tables, bars and hallways.

Materials:
American ash timber, recycled PET panel, braided cable.

More: Frankie Pendant - Products - Designtree

12:20 pm - Tue, Jan 7, 2014
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Metal pipes and lightbulbs previously used on squid fishing boats are used to make a sculptural light that hangs from a double-height space in the centre of this Aesop skincare store in Kyoto (+ slideshow).

(via Aesop Kawaramachi by Torafu Architects features squid fishing lamps)

Metal pipes and lightbulbs previously used on squid fishing boats are used to make a sculptural light that hangs from a double-height space in the centre of this Aesop skincare store in Kyoto (+ slideshow).

(via Aesop Kawaramachi by Torafu Architects features squid fishing lamps)

3:40 pm - Sun, Dec 15, 2013
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Designer Kelly Caruso is a recent grad with a degree in Furniture Design and Woodworking but it’s her Recycled Pendant Lamps [using discarded avocado crates from a restaurant] that really caught our attention.

(via Recycled Pendant Lamps by Kelly Caruso - Design Milk)

Designer Kelly Caruso is a recent grad with a degree in Furniture Design and Woodworking but it’s her Recycled Pendant Lamps [using discarded avocado crates from a restaurant] that really caught our attention.

(via Recycled Pendant Lamps by Kelly Caruso - Design Milk)

5:40 pm - Mon, Dec 2, 2013
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Rough from Barcelona-based  Compeixalaigua Design Studio is a clean update on the forgotten pile of wood strips it once was.
The designers needed a way to light up their workspace and the perceived trash became a bright idea. The packing tape used to keep the sticks together became the inspiration behind the hanging strips that hold the light in place.
The light’s height can be adjusted using the hanging strips. The space on top of the fixture is perfect for quirky décor

(via From Trash Pile to Fully Functional: the Rough Lamp from Compeixalaigua Design Studio is Anything But - Core77)

Rough from Barcelona-based Compeixalaigua Design Studio is a clean update on the forgotten pile of wood strips it once was.

The designers needed a way to light up their workspace and the perceived trash became a bright idea. The packing tape used to keep the sticks together became the inspiration behind the hanging strips that hold the light in place.

The light’s height can be adjusted using the hanging strips. The space on top of the fixture is perfect for quirky décor

(via From Trash Pile to Fully Functional: the Rough Lamp from Compeixalaigua Design Studio is Anything But - Core77)

8:22 am - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Dirk van der Kooij has taken sustainable design to the next level by creating a sublime floor lamp out of recycled CD cases. 
Dutch designer Van der Kooij is renowned for creating designs using his 3D-printing robots. This year he extended his exploration into the possibilities offered by 3D printing with his Satellite Lamp.

More: Satellite light | Design Indaba

Dirk van der Kooij has taken sustainable design to the next level by creating a sublime floor lamp out of recycled CD cases. 

Dutch designer Van der Kooij is renowned for creating designs using his 3D-printing robots. This year he extended his exploration into the possibilities offered by 3D printing with his Satellite Lamp.

More: Satellite light | Design Indaba

3:41 pm - Wed, Oct 2, 2013
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Washing machine drums upcycled into lights and tables … 
Powder-coating, rather than hand spray paint, helps convey a higher end look, as does the matching color cable and acrylic sheet diffusers. Tip of the hat  to Willem Heeffe  for acing an upcycling project and offering more for sale for those of us that can’t be bothered with doing it ourselves.
“The drums are salvaged from the local recycling centers who have taken on the labor intensive task to take them out of the machines to give them a second life which makes these lamps 90% recycled!” -Willem Heeffer

Via: Drum Lamp — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design

Washing machine drums upcycled into lights and tables …

Powder-coating, rather than hand spray paint, helps convey a higher end look, as does the matching color cable and acrylic sheet diffusers. Tip of the hat  to Willem Heeffe  for acing an upcycling project and offering more for sale for those of us that can’t be bothered with doing it ourselves.

“The drums are salvaged from the local recycling centers who have taken on the labor intensive task to take them out of the machines to give them a second life which makes these lamps 90% recycled!” -Willem Heeffer

Via: Drum Lamp — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design

11:21 am - Tue, Sep 17, 2013
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These gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia Belalia [take] upcycling a notch higher and create elegant lighting fixtures which look both industrial and organic. The result is a soft perforated shade which adds in the diffusion of the glare of light. All you need to do is put in a LED light bulb and you got yourself a piece of high design made with low-tech materials. Besides pendants, her lighting design also includes scones, floor and table lamps and chandlers.

Read more: Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders | Inhabitat

These gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia Belalia [take] upcycling a notch higher and create elegant lighting fixtures which look both industrial and organic. The result is a soft perforated shade which adds in the diffusion of the glare of light. All you need to do is put in a LED light bulb and you got yourself a piece of high design made with low-tech materials. Besides pendants, her lighting design also includes scones, floor and table lamps and chandlers.

10:00 am - Mon, Aug 26, 2013
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Taiwan-based design firm Y Studio has taken old, defunct cameras and reused them as lampshades in a series of upcycled lighting called Reborn.

(via Cameras Reborn as Lighting by Y Studio - Design Milk)

Taiwan-based design firm Y Studio has taken old, defunct cameras and reused them as lampshades in a series of upcycled lighting called Reborn.

(via Cameras Reborn as Lighting by Y Studio - Design Milk)

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