This clever light nestles between your books, casting its warm glow upon all who seek enlightenment. Made of white plexiglass, the lamp measures 24 cm x 17 cm and is illuminated by a 9 watt energy-saving lamp. Much as all books, on its binding and cover is the title: ‘The Enlightenment’. Available at Studiomeiboom for 89 Euro or 130 US, 10% of which goes to charity.
As seen in the famous "Centaur" photograph of Picasso, or the current (and excellent) crop of Sprint commercials, the combination of a controllable light source and some long exposure photography can lead to some amazing artwork. Check out the fabulous work of the Japanese collective PikaPika here (Flickr) and here (animation).
Thankfully, Lori and Stuart from LightDoodles.com are offering some help. Though they don't detail the exposure settings...
Watch this very cool light fixture in action! Via fresh creation.
From the mind of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos springs ‘The Bride’, a chandelier made of 14,000 wrapped tampons. I’d like to comment further, but I think it’s best I opt for decorum on this one. Via The Chandelier Blog.
Designer Stuart Haygarth creates chandeliers using the bottoms of plastic water bottles. Showing at Design Miami, Haygarth says his creations focus ‘on the overlooked sculptural beauty of these plastic water containers.’ Just one question: What did he do with the unused part of the bottles? Send them to a landfill? Hope not. Via Dezeen.
Stuart Haygarth's optical chandelier is made of lenses from old, unwanted eyeglasses. Overall, the chandelier measures 1.5 meters and is comprised of 3,000 lenses. Via dezeen.