Architecture & Furniture
Image from the Tube Lamp Web Site
Gizmodo, a great site for gadget geeks, posted an entry about this lamp, which blows me away! While $225 is a bit too steep for me, if I had the money, and could justify spending it on a lamp… well this would be it. From the Tube Lamp site:
> Nerdily conceived as a sly spoof of outrageously expensive vacuum tube audio amps, the result was a surprisingly haughty fashion statement and hit product. Standard tubular light bulbs are controlled by a current-limited dimmer circuit that ensures that the bulbs last a long time and wont burn fingers. Chrome controls include a knurled knob appropriated from a Fender Telecaster electric guitar which can light up the room or be dimmed down to create a mysterious mad scientist’s night light.
Image from Resolution 4 Architecture’s Web Site
MoCoLoco has posted word of The Dwell Home, an amazing contest to produce really cool pre-fabricated homes (no double-wides here) that are at least 2,000 square feet, and priced at or under $200,000, including the cost of the land and taxes. The winner (pictured above), produced by Resolution 4 Architecture, comes with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, an office, a media room and three outdoor decks spread across 2,042 square feet of space, spread across several levels.
Photo from The Design Center of Toyama
While small evolutions in product or industrial design are not always recognized by the consumer, small changes can have a big impact over time. A key example of a small design shift that may well change our lives is the by Manabu Nishikawa.
Via Boing Boing and Apartment Therapy