Forget On/Off Switches, These Force Lamps Only Shine Under Pressure

Your average human will buckle under too much pressure, but the more weight you pile on these force-sensing lamps, the brighter they'll shine. Designed and built by Kebei Li, a pressure sensor inside the lamps works like a bathroom scale. But instead of displaying pounds, they cause a ring of LEDs to burn bright… » 4/16/14 10:20am 4/16/14 10:20am

A Clever Lamp Without a Bulb That Still Projects a Classic Silhouette

You can buy light bulbs with every kind of color temperature, brightness, and finish you can imagine these days. So the need for a lamp shade to diffuse, soften, and direct their light is all but unnecessary—unless you yearn for that classic lamp silhouette. In that case, this LED lamp from YOY design is a clever… » 4/15/14 3:20pm 4/15/14 3:20pm

You Can Actually Solve This Working Rubik's Cube Lamp

If you've reconciled your childhood frustrations and animosities towards the Rubik's Cube, you might be happy to hear there's now yet another way to make the iconic puzzle a part of a room's decor. Believe it or not this Rubik's Cube LED lamp is actually solvable, although you probably won't want someone to ever mess… » 4/10/14 10:40am 4/10/14 10:40am

The World's First LED Inspired This Giant LED Lamp

Energy-efficient LEDs have only just started replacing the energy-wasting incandescent bulbs we've been using for decades. But did you know that LEDs date all the way back to 1962? Most people don't, but this modern lamp designed to look like Nick Holonyak Jr.'s original LED design should help educate the masses—or… » 3/20/14 5:50pm 3/20/14 5:50pm

Poke Out Parts of This Perforated Lamp Shade To Make Your Own Pattern

This Take-Off light shade comes in a single perforated sheet, and you poke out the teensy shapes to make whatever the heck pattern you want. It's like the design equivalent of popping bubble wrap—everyone likes popping bubble wrap!—except you've got to be pretty precise. Once false move and you've got a wackadoo motif… » 3/17/14 5:00pm 3/17/14 5:00pm

A Rechargeable LED Cork That Turns Empty Bottles Into Lamps

For many of us it will still be a few months before dinner parties on the back patio are feasible again—but there's no reason you can't start preparing now. A winter of heavy drinking has probably left you with a mountain of empty wine bottles that can now easily be repurposed as stylish lamps with these $15 LED corks. » 2/09/14 9:00am 2/09/14 9:00am

These Clever Docks Turn Your iPhone's Flash Into a Bedside Lamp

By now our smartphones have become a constant bedside companion for most of us. But Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer over at the London-based Raw Edges Design Studio have come up with a way to make them more than just an alarm clock replacement. They've created a series of very clever concept docks that turn your smartphone's … » 9/23/13 4:20pm 9/23/13 4:20pm

An Optical Illusion Makes This Flat-Pack Lamp Look Not So Flat

The advent of online shopping has also meant an increase in flat-pack product designs that are cheaper and easier to ship around the world. Usually there are design sacrifices involved—see Ikea's product line for example—but Spain-based design studio Kutarq came up with this novel design for a lamp that's easy to ship… » 9/04/13 5:00pm 9/04/13 5:00pm