Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
This new pendant lamp has been designed by Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson. It is completely cord and battery-free, being completely powered by light energy absorbed from ambient sources. This 'Trap Light' absorbs "waste energy" from surrounding light sources such as CFL and LED bulbs and at night lights up with a soft glow.
The lamp is produced using the Murano glass blowing technique, which allows easy embedding of photoluminescent pigments directly into the glass body of the lamp.
Via: Trap Light
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Rather an amusing short commercial showing a tree stump and highlighting key events that the tree lived through before being cut down.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
Wet umbrellas are a nuisance, aren't they! Well, Merve Sarisin has designed this Cavity Flowerpot, where you can put the dripping water to good use. The flowerpot is designed to hold wet umbrellas, collect the excess water and use it to water the plants. There are four receptacles that hold wet umbrellas, while a dish collects the water that drains off the umbrellas, which is then absorbed by the plant roots. Simple!
Via: Yanko Design
Friday, 14 January 2011
It has been one year since the horrific earthquake in Haiti. The World Food Programme (WFP) now feeds almost a million Haitian children a day with its school meals programme - thus giving them the strength and incentive to keep coming to school.