The gamification of the home has begun. Amid the scarves, tea towels and soy candles at the New York International Gift Fair was a bright white booth showcasing BANG! - a desk lamp turned on and off by shooting a gun-shaped remote. Want to see it in action? Here's a short video I took:
Setting a mood in any space is about furnishings and lighting. And while furnishings and decorative items can be repositioned and changed out easily, positioning lighting strategically can be difficult due to the fact lamps and lights need to be situated near an outlet. The outlet limitation was the impetus for the creation of Modern Lantern...cordless, rechargeable table lamps powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery and a warm LED bulbs.
In search of the perfect bedside fixture I've developed a minor obsession with task lights. Versatile and sleek, they are a great fit for the bedroom. For a little eye candy, check out this collection of bedrooms from our house tours. And if you're not convinced, read on for a few reasons why a task light might be the bedside solution you've been searching for...
Looking at this lamp's various mottled browns brings up more associations of motel decor from days gone by than a cute kid's room. Oh, please, Merrilee of Mer Mag, tell us you found a way to make this lamp fabulous for your boys shared room.
Perhaps inspired by the glitz of the New Year or the sequins littering last season's runway, but the color gold is everywhere. Less is more when it comes to metallics, but a pop of sparkle brings life into any space, and I'm completely enamored.
At first glance these lamps look like adorable, whimsical creatures. But take a second look — doesn't something about their shape seem familiar? That's because lighting design company ABYU (And Bob's Your Uncle) designed them all from upcycled plastic bottles.
Browsing through the resale stores I am often drawn to the vintage cameras. Sitting in bins with other out of date electronics, the old cameras are so temping, but I always hold back, concerned that the cameras there might no longer work. Luckily, photographer Jason Hull shared a great idea that will solve that problem for good. When he has a old camera that is not possible to fix, he gives it a new life and transforms it into a night light.