Green Design: Philips Master LED Technology

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The LED phenomenon is taking both the conventional lighting world and the design industry for one hell of a ride. Philips has added an efficient and de-lightful option to their exciting new range that uses the radical new Master LED Technology. Dubbed the E27 bulb lamp (pictured above), it saves some 80% of energy compared to the traditional bulbs, lasts 10 times longer (45,000 hrs average...

The Lighting Bags by Wonsik Chae

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The latest creation from Korean designer Wonsik Chae manages to create the perfect amalgamation of lighting and fluidity.  Dubbed the lighting bags, they resemble any standard, drop in-tea bags you use at home.  The difference is that these aren't meant for drinking-- drop them into a glass of fluid and they instantly burst into a soft, glowing light.  As the chemicals begin to receed, the...

I Love Lamp: Birds + Bees Table Light

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A light with bright design, Horne's Birds + Bees Table Light is transparent, functional sculpture. The subtly detailed lamp is hand-blown by Brooklyn, NY artist Lindsey Adleman and outfitted with a pair of old-school, 60-watt, double loop Edison lightbulbs that terminate into cloth-covered cords. Sorry,  CFLs, old man Edison wins this round. [$875 at Horne]

Lamp by Julien Bergignat: Like a Minimal, Modern Torch

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Young French industrial designer Julien Bergignat has a special talent for mixing technology with modern style. After the Tima Watch we covered some time ago, here's a new concept of a daring, stylish lamp. Clad in stainless steel and aluminum with a black finish, the "Lamp" is a brilliant concept defined by portability. Detachable from its base, the lamp looks like a modern torch that runs on...

Recycling X-Ray Films Into Lamps

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Though the concept may strike you as a bit weird, the folks from Sture Pallarp have found an ingenious way of recycling X-Ray films into lamps. Lungs, bones or whatever was put on film in the emergency room-- have been refashioned into a set of brilliant (get it?) lighting devices. And for a more personal touch, you are given the option of providing the actual X- rays... *shivers* [via...

Dahlia by Janne Kyttanen: Beauty and symmetry!

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The phrase "inspired by nature" is not uncommon amongst designers-- some of history's best have found their inspiration in what nature has perfected over millions of years. Same goes for designer Janne Kyttänen who followed the perfect symmetry of flower petals to come up with this amazing lighting solution. It's a sconce dubbed Dahlia that not only looks absolutely amazing when all lit up,...

Caboche Suspension Light from Foscarini

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Sparkling as they fill a room with golden light, the new Caboche lighting fixtures from Foscarini are an exquisite mix of style and utility. Designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto, the golden Caboche Grande Chandelier creates an atmosphere of warm light for any contemporary environment.  Though it its quite a charming centerpiece on its own, the $3,000 price is a small obstacle from...

The Sophia Lamp: Bold for You, Customizable for Her

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In its naked form, the Vox Industries Sophia Lamp is a simple grayscale salute to contemporary lighting.  What makes Sophia special, however, is her penchant for personalization of the colorful kind.  The Sophia Lamp features a perforated shade designed to hold jewelry for the ear-- from simple studs to elaborate earrings.  When personalized, this lamp becomes more about lighting, it...

Peel Off Light: Mosaic Lamp Makes a Comeback

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Designed by Sehwan Oh, the Peel Off Light lamp allows you to customize the design and control its illumination by peeling off its layers. That way you can come up with patterns, various shades and schemes that match your home really well. We're impressed by the concept, solely do to the level of personalization it promises.  It is likely that, after you've peeled yours to...

LED Delight: Bonfire for a bed lamp

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While there's nothing like a healthy bonfire deep in the woods on a high adventure weekend, a bonfire isn't the most practical thing for your living room.  We're willing to wager that roasting a few dozen logs isn't something you want to try indoors without a fireplace. But designer Kang Kyung Lee wants to offer otherwise with his Bonfire lamp. Looking more like ancient Roman scrolls, the...

Pimp Your Christmas: Fragile Future LED Lights

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Appearing chaotic, analog and decidedly post apocalyptic, this wild wall sculpture will bring a sense of "the end" to your living room. Dubbed the "Fragile Future", the lighting pattern is a combination of modern electronics and bright LED lights that are shaped as dandelion seeds. The modular system can be built from 3 to 50 modules and it looks like an overgrown circuit creeping out of a...

The Luc Merx Fall of the Damned Lamp

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Designer Luc Merx must have awoken from one hell of a nightmare before creating this lamp.  The Fall of the Damned lamp pictures a terrible fall from grace of the lives of men.  While this is far too creepy to sit a few feet above our dining room table, we can't help but respect the artist's vision when creating this.  Like Dante's Inferno and so many works of religious-inspired artists,...

The Titanic Lamp by Charles Trevelyan

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This sinking lamp by Charles Trevelyan ain't going under in our hearts.  The Titanic Lamp was truly inspired by a fresh perspective on standard lighting design.  What would otherwise be a basic table lamp has been slashed on an angle-- and is now sinking into your table. [via betterlivingthroughdesign]

The Steve Watson Prop Lamp

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If furniture is the tool of sculpting for an interior designer, lighting is the paint brush.  Designer Steve Watson has devised a lamp that, on or off, stands out in your modern environment.  Watson's Prop Lamp is a three-piece acrylic structure, bound in its center, which folds into itself to shade a soft bulb within.  Turn it on-- and the light patterns it emits will bring new level of...