Philips LEDs | Real Bulbs Need No Shade

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As we enter the environmental age, it’s interesting to witness changes in design and function. What will we create? What will we recycle? What will we do away with? Let’s consider that icon of Victorian living — the lampshade. Traditionally made from cloth, lace, glass — lampshades aren’t just old hat, they occasionally look like them, too.

In the future, according to Philips, LED bulbs will be so well designed that they’ll eradicate the need for any lamp covering whatsoever. Just check out some of these eye-catching designs. You can “adjust the color, brightness and tone of a bulb with simple, intuitive hand gestures, such as touching or twisting”.

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A Completely Original Modern Design Idea, The Washing Tub Barrel Lamp Shade

washing machine barrel light A Completely Original Modern Design Idea, The Washing Tub Barrel Lamp Shade

How often do I go to a store and spot a high ticket item that I know would look fantastic in my home? Very. How often do I actually end up purchasing it? Not very.

It’s not that I’m cheap; for things I know I’ll keep, I don’t mind spending good money. But what usually runs through my head is: I can make one of these myself. And what happens then is I go home, add it to my list of projects and eventually figure out a way to make it. I’m pretty handy that way. What I usually lack is the idea. I need inspiration from outside sources. Which is why I like stumbling across things like the incredibly cool DIY lamp made from an old washing machine barrel. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Stuart Haygarth | Blinded By The Light

stuart haygarth Stuart Haygarth | Blinded By The Light

Chandeliers usually conjure up images of opulence and excess. Perhaps a little distasteful in our age of melting ice caps? Well, not necessarily. British designer Stuart Haygarth re-interprets the chandelier for his latest project, Optical Chandelier. This stunning high-end light, launched at Liberty of London’s Trash Luxe exhibition earlier this year, is 150 cm wide and consists of 3,000 lenses from unwanted eyeglasses.

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