You've gotta have some vision to see the potential for an old plastic fire truck to become a special piece of decor. And that's exactly what Jasmine brought to this toy when when she turned it into a modern, artful lamp.
When I first laid eyes upon this cake stand table lamp, I thought it was gorgeous. So warm and playful! Then I learned that to change the light bulb, all you had to do was to remove the dome. So logical, so easy!
One of the most interesting things about interviewing makers is learning how the folks who create some of our favorite products got started. Take Andy Johnson, the man behind Ample and today's featured maker. Although he studied mechanical engineering at Princeton, he's a self taught furniture designer and woodworker who is inspired by functional problems around the home.
I was complaining to a friend the other day about the winter blues seeming to have taken hold of me. Her suggestion? A SAD lamp. Of course, I totally pictured sad little lamp IKEA commercial but what she really meant were the lamps that are designed to simulate the sun's uplifting effects and combat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
The only thing that would make this seven-piece interlocking LED bulb illuminated table light better would be if it had the feature for playing "Korobeiniki" a.k.a. "Tetris song" when arranged into a specific shape. Still, I'd suspect even younger kids who aren't acquainted with the addictive puzzle classic would find this a fun addition on their desk or bedside. Video below...
This month we have been all about color and how to add it to your home. Whether you are looking to create an entire look and feeling with color or just add a touch of it here and there, blue hues can be a serene element in a room. If you are in the market for a lamp, don't discount blue on your search.
Well, it finally happened: LA transitioned from endless summer mode to dramatic gloomy autumn storms. But in other parts of the country, darker days have been in full swing for awhile now, meaning seasonal sufferers may be already feeling the effects of light-deficient induced blues. Even if you don't suffer from SAD, the lack of sunshine and too many hours indoors can bring on subtle lethargy and moodiness. Natural spectrum light therapy lamps are a recommended solution, and the Verilux HappyLight Liberty is small enough to sit on nearly any desk while putting out up to 10,000 LUX in low and high intensity modes, perfect for combatting seasonal change symptoms from just a little more than one or two feet away.
TRON: Legacy was one of those movies where the visuals far outshined the narrative, and it seems the followup to the 80's classic has sparked quite a bit of inspiration amongst fans looking to emulate the futuristic neon-infused set design. Here's an example made from 5 meters of $70 RGB LED lights and a custom table top...