Design | “Birdy” by Birger Dahl

Birdy is a table, wall and floor lamp series designed in 1952 by birger Dahl. In 2013 Northern Lighting decided to re-launch this design classic, taking care to preserve the original shape and highly functional features that at first made it such a well–loved light. I love classic pieces incorporated into contemporary spaces, the above design reminds me of the old “drinking bird” toy that would gently rock back and forth sipping from a cup of water.

Source: Northern Lighting

Inside Out, Designed by Daevas Design, goes against normal daily limitations that dictate our decisions, design choices, and day to day actions. This reversal of materials allows the user to think about why things are the way they are, and challenges the things we accept as the norm without question.


Diana Dumitrescu    |

“POOP lamp, totally not just another crappy gift! With it’s remarkable ambient poop light, you can add a spot of color to your desk. Make everyone envy your fine taste in light fixtures. The lamp comes in a neat metal package that matches the color of the product inside. The fixture is made of soft foam that lets the light shine through. This is a concept I’m trying to have this produced.”

Designer based in Bucharest, Romania. Focused on furniture design, industrial design and product design.

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Katerina Kopytina   |

“In LightBean’s lamp the globe bulb is not only the source of light but also an integral part of a shape. Made of local oak LightBean is finished with natural oil and has two colors: natural and black. 12 colors of textile cords help to integrate it into any interior.”

Based in Moscow, Russian Federation, Katerina is a head of production design at Fleve. She is focused on product design, industrial design and furniture design.

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Design Studio of the week (08/09/2014):

Grupa    |    |    Facebook

GRUPA is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded in 2006 by product designers Filip Despot, Tihana Gotovuša and Ivana Pavić in Zagreb, Croatia. 

They had an idea - to don’t let anything to a chance and involve themselves in development of their products from the drawing board to the moment they ship it to their clients. The result is products that they fully stand behind. Products that go trough their hands every step of the way and today they are proud to be part of peoples living and working spaces - homes, offices, hotels, bars etc.

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No matter what the weather is doing outside you can now have a personalized thunderstorm for one right inside your home whenever you like. This is Cloud, an awesome interactive light shaped like a cumulus cloud created by multidisciplinary designer Richard Clarkson. Clarkson’s Cloud simulates a thunderstorm using motion sensors (or a remote control) to activate lightning and thunder displays in response to the user’s presence. It’s a smart cloud!

“The Cloud is an Arduino-controlled, motion-triggered lightning & thunder performance, as well as a music-activated visualizing speaker. As an interactive lamp and speaker system designed to mimic a thundercloud in appearance, The Cloud employs embedded motion sensors to create unique lightning and thunder shows while providing entertainment value and inspiring awe. This is a kind of magic, not based on illusions and trickery, but on sensors and code. Featuring a powerful speaker system, The Cloud allows its beholder to stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device and can adapt to any desired lighting, color and brightness.”

Watch this video to get a better look at how the Cloud works:

Clarkson’s Cloud and a smaller version called the Tiny Cloud are both available for purchase via his online shop.

[via Colossal and Bored Panda]