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  • 89 months ago Designcrack »

    Stuart Haygarth’s Chandeliers are as powerful to me as any of the environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy makes simple forms from natural material that, often times, have arrived on the shores of our beaches. Stuart Haygarth uses the UN-natural material that arrives on our beaches. And he turns them into lamps with an indescribable luminosity. This work, the Tide Chandelier, brings recycling art to a higher level by making cycles of cycles.

  • 89 months ago Designcrack »

    Tonerico is a Tokyo based collective of designers with a focus on austere interior design, but the work that really turns my crank isn’t their store designs. It’s this lamp produced by Cassina. It’s not unlike a work I blogged about several weeks ago by Alison Berger where the light reveals letters or numbers. Alisons piece is pretty personal and narrative, but this piece is more accessible in its price as well as its generic quality.

  • 107 months ago Designcrack »

    I was browsing Unica Home’s website a couple of days ago looking for cool stuff (as always) when I found this. BTW, Unica Home is Located in Las Vegas, and they probably have the best collection of amazing home furnishings anywhere. So next time you feel the urge to gamble, make a side trip to Unica Home. Anyway, about the lamp… I often love to write a witty little piece about something such as this but Unica Home beat me to the punch, I’m affraid:

  • 110 months ago Designcrack »

    Ana Thompson is a bit of a mystery to me. I really don’t know how I came about getting her URL, but her work is pretty remarkable. I’m assuming she’s pretty young, because there are only a handful of designs on her site and most of the designs are still in the 3D rendering phase. For instance, the Fish Out of Water Lamp: A great concept! Hopefully, I’ll check back to her site to see this in production because it’s a daring and beautiful lamp. Also, I think she’ll find that there are a number of things that would bring this lamp to life if she were to actually build the lamp. First, why not make it into an actual fish bowl? The intensity of the bulb casting a shadows of swimming fishes on the walls would be a quite a treat. This would almost bring a higher meaning to the lamp.