Japanese firm Great Mushrooming created these wonderful mushroom lamps. Made of glass, LED lights and waste wood, the Mushroom Lamps are artistic and beautiful. These innovative lamps were on display at Design Festa 2010 in Tokyo. The lamp comes with mechanical, non-fungi on/off switch. Sadly the lamps are currently not on sale outside of Japan. Check out the website of Great Mushrooming for more details (In Japanese).
Some designers are just on poems instead of products, Martín Azúa from Pais Vasco is one of them.
A self-inflating prefab home, as soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, it goes from a flat sheet of material to an insulated home. With this concept he has created this experimental prototype… a basic house under the principle of ”having everything without having almost anything”
His Basic House is part of MOMA collection New York.
”…una casa casi inmaterial que se hincha a partir del calor de nuestro propio cuerpo o del sol, tan versátil que dándole la vuelta nos protege del frío o del calor, tan ligera que flota y que, además, se puede plegar y llevar en un bolsillo. Una vida en tránsito sin ataduras materiales. Tenerlo todo sin tener apenas nada.”
”Spun Aluminium, 5-axis Laser cut, Anodised.
Modular system of light shades to be arranged in various configurations on a standard screw cup lamp holder.
Solid shades offer complete and variably directed shade. Perforated shades – in layered combination – enable the light to be gradually filtered, allowing for customisation of the overall aesthetic and manipulation of the emitted light.”
I’ve been getting lost through AnotherSomething notes, weblog about the beauty of cultures, creativity and elegance. By Joachim Baan, dutch graphic designer and photographer, working under the name AnotherCompany and operating in art, fashion, graphic, interior design and communication.
Glad to be another note on this pretty and selective place 😉
I’ve been in Hong Kong last week. While making pictures I did not realize that the flags were there repeated for the people to collect them. Eight or nine streets full of textile suppliers found by chance. As well as the streets for trimmings, metal pieces, ribbons, beads. And also tanners! There is a world of possibilities wide open. Generally a minimum quantity of 5 yards with a full color range available. Easy.
I brought some flags and materials as souvenir, and I had left with the feeling that everything remain possible.
For Hong Kong full version check on my personal diary 😉