Blackouts, brownouts, and other emergencies where power goes out: these are times when you'll appreciate you thought ahead and purchased an emergency backup light. The Lite Plug from IDEA Japan also happens to be an unusually stylish rendition of the mundane sensor night light (with a price tag which reflects its boutique brand origins). Designed to work both in a hallway/room and also in times when you need a handheld flashlight, the Lite Plug will look great out in the open until its services are required. More
If you consider its history, the camera has really been one of the most ubiquitous consumer gadgets of all time. From the original Brownie and the Kodak company to Instagram and the iPhone, taking pictures has been a gadget focused hobbyist pursuit for more than 100 years. Explore the history of the camera and celebrate a century of beautiful design with these home decor solutions and vintage camera finds from my personal collection and around the web. More
One problem I've found with night lights: plugging them into a wall socket near the floor often obscures the light significantly. And many of our wall sockets end up behind furniture. While I haven't developed a solution, this sweet cloud night light idea would do the trick! More
Here's a low cost DIY lighting solution for some mood lighting using a gutted out foam cube, LED lighting and solar panel pulled from one of those cheap solar path lights available nearly anywhere these days. Throw in a cutoff circuit and a power supply and the the results are a soft, diffused mood light rechargeable during the day... More
I'd been eyeing this UK-made lamp for a while, but was put off by the international shipping costs. It's now available from some U.S. stores so there's nothing stopping me. It's a little bit sweet, a little bit Alice-ish.
Ok, ok, I just finished rounding up cool night lights for kids when I came across... this. I'm always a little hesitant to reveal the true depths of my geekdom to the interwebs, but, will you get a load of this light? More