Stickbulb’s new Boom LED lamp is made of reclaimed wood from NYC water tanks

April 6, 2017 by  
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Almost five years have passed since New York-based design firm Rux Design unveiled their revolutionary StickBulb lighting system , which was inspired by destroyed buildings. Now, the innovative designers are back with a new, bolder LED lamp called Boom that’s made out of reclaimed Redwood from dismantled NYC water tanks. Rux’s new Boom lamps were officially unveiled this week at the Milan Furniture Fair . The series follows up on the designer’s quest to repurpose materials from architectural destruction. Boom is made of reclaimed wood taken from dismantled NYC water tanks. Years of exposure to the harsh NYC climate on one side and water on the other has given the wood a rich, unique coloring. Related: 15 brilliant green lamps for a brighter future The reclaimed wood pieces are shaped to fit linear LED bulbs that are then connected to an elegant brass core. The lighted sticks shoot out at different lengths and emit light from different directions, creating a sense of “exploding light.” According to Stickbulb Co-Founder and RUX Founder Russell Greenberg, the team’s lighting systems take a revolutionary approach to green design : “Our fixtures are literally born from the destruction of architecture. We celebrate this energy and history in the form and function of our designs.” Boom debuted in a temporary exhibit at Archiproducts Milano on April 4th during Milan Design Week . + Stickbulb + Rux Design

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Cute zen tiny house is a steal at $49K

April 6, 2017 by  
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The prolific tiny house designers at Escape Traveler are well-known for their impressively compact homes, but their latest model, simply called, One , stands out for its elegant Japanese-inspired design. The charred exterior was created using the ancient Shou-Sugi-Ban technique, which imbues the wood with an attractive patina and long-lasting durability. The interior draws upon Japanese design principles with simple materials and an open floor plan that give the home a quiet Zen-like feel. To top it all off, the beautifully finished 276 sq ft home is available for just $49,800. Drawing upon the Japanese term “ma,” which roughly translates to “gap,” the interior space was built out with flexibility in mind. Light wooden walls and a high ceiling give the 276-square-foot home a serene quality. The 11-foot-tall ceiling also creates enough room for a spacious sleeping loft on the second floor. LED lighting is installed throughout the home, but for the most part the interior is naturally illuminated by large windows and a glass door. Energy loss is reduced thanks to foam insulation made from recycled materials . Related: Amplified tiny house lets musician homeowner rock out in the great outdoors The interior layout is designed to be simple, with multiple space-saving features hidden throughout, providing utmost versatility for future homeowners. A walk-in closet and storage space is hidden under steps that lead to the second floor, and custom-made drawers were installed below the stairwell. The compact kitchen is another marvel in efficient use of space. The sink is hidden right under the stovetop, and hidden drawers blend into the interior when not in use. + Escape Traveler Via New Atlas Photos via Escape

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Plumens new LED bulb is designed to make you look more beautiful

September 12, 2016 by  
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Unveiled after five years in the making, the hanging Plumen 003 light bulb combines two lights into one: a focused, direct light below and a flattering, diffused sidelight. HULGER, Claire Norcross, and Marie-Laure Giroux designed the bulb, drawing inspiration from Danish designer Poul Henningsen’s PH lamp, created in 1925. Like the PH lamp, which combined elements of kerosene oil lamps and electrical bulbs, Plumen 003 seeks to combine the warmth of an incandescent bulb with the energy efficiency of LEDs. Related: Plumen Unveils Gorgeous Glowing Oak Installation at the London Design Festival “ Sustainable design often lacks sex appeal – LED bulbs being no exception,” said Plumen creative director Nicolas Roope. “We decided that to attract customers to this new technology we needed to create an efficient light bulb that was also inspiring and beautiful in its own right.” In addition to its beautiful design, the luxurious Plumen 003 is engineered to reduce glare and heat. The Plumen 003 light bulb is estimated to last for 10,000 hours and is available for preorder with delivery in November. + Plumen Via Dezeen Images via Plumen

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VIVID light art dazzles the streets of Sydney

June 1, 2016 by  
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This year, in addition to the regular sites where artists show their beautiful work every year, the organizers have included three new precincts: The Galleries, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Taronga Zoo. An installation inspired by ancient routes across Australia lights the sails of the Opera House and features artwork by six indigenous artists. Related: Sydney’s mind-blowing ‘Light Origami’ is a crystal cavern filled with mirrors Large light projections will cover the facades of several landmarks, including Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Animal-shaped installations, bound to captivate the youngest among visitors, will be installed at Taronga Zoo. The festival will take place until June 18, by which time the organizers expect a record number of visitors. + VIVID Sydney Via Contemporist Photos via VIVID Sydney

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Awesome lamps to light up Star Wars fans

April 7, 2016 by  
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David Trubridge reveals collection of lights inspired by deep sea creatures

March 16, 2016 by  
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