Cassettes are sort of strangely attractive on their own, in a bulky, obsolete sort of way—so adding a brilliant bulb behind a box of them could only be pretty. The Tape Lamp does just that—and surprisingly non-tackily, too.
According to the designers at Transparent House, the idea behind the Perspecktiva lamp was "to integrate an iconic object into modern day life while maintaining the qualities of art and function." In this case the "iconic object" was a vintage camera inspired by the classic Leica design. The result is a work of art…
For his next house, French artist Etienne Meneau wants to live in a transparent, floating cube in the middle of a forest clearing. This prototype is made using the safety net from scaffolds—it's kinda like a fancy hammock. Meneau is convinced it could be habitable.