Video: It's a simple idea for an art installation: Fill an entire giant room with glowing lamps from floor to ceiling. On paper it sounds an awful lot like your grandma's living room, but walking through teamLab's Forest of Resonating Lamps exhibit feels a lot more like drifting through a giant swarm of jellyfish.
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If you've ever wanted to talk to your lamp, GE's new C by GE lamp has Alexa baked right in. Amazon has licensed its Alexa assistant to a slew of different gadgets, but this is the first lighting product to feature the voice-controlled service.
Much to the chagrin of the person you sleep next to every night, this wonderful Super Mario Bros.-inspired Question Block lamp makes that classic video game 'ping' sound every time you tap it on and off. No actual coins are ejected, but we're waiting for confirmation on whether or not the occasional mushroom pops out.
If levitating disc lamps aren't your bag, how about a giant, luminescent moon-shaped one instead? It can go pretty much anywhere — hanging from your roof, off the edge of a hill or even down a manhole. It's just that versatile. It also illuminates stuff while looking rather sweet.
There's no shortage of fancy lamps on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, but the Lunaluxx looks like it truly brings something unique and innovative to the table, or your desk, or your bedside table. It uses a small floating disk that glows brilliantly when hit with an invisible blue LED from underneath.
Mother Nature has had a lot more time to perfect her designs than we have. And since she hasn't bothered patenting a single one, we're free to not only use her creations as inspiration — but to straight up steal them. So if you're trying to create a pendant light with an adjustable beam, there's no reason not to just rip off how the pedals on a flower open each morning.
I wish I had the disposable income to purchase niceties like this and pretend I'm some sort of swash-buckling captain of a steampunk boat of the skies. Until this fantasy becomes reality (never), I'll just have to admire the handwork of others, with this excellent lamp from a crafty fellow by the name of Leander Lavendel being a prime example.
Studio DRIFT made these lovely lamps that feel alive because they have been designed to bloom like a flower. It's a beautiful idea that's even more gorgeous when you see it happen, I would love to walk into my living room and have these ethereal lights dance for me as they descend and shine up the room.