Hold the moon in the palm of your hand, give it a great big hug, or let it illuminate your room with Luna, an enchanting spherical lamp designed by Taipei-based Acorn Studio. Originally created for use on concert stages and in music videos, the studio is now hoping to produce Luna on a larger scale. The radiant full moon lantern is handmade from glass fiber and non-toxic latex and is available in seven different sizes via an ongoing Indiegogo campaign:
Lithuanian artist and craftsman Vainius Kubilius transforms coconut shells into radiant jewels that cast dazzling patterns of light and shadow in every direction. Kubilius’ awesome handmade lamps are called Nymphs and each one is unique. Made of coconut, cork and suede, they have a wonderfully organic feel.
To create his illuminated coconuts, Kubilius carefully shaves and waxes each hollowed out shell. Then comes the painstaking process of drilling thousands of holes in intricate patterns, much like the amazing eggshell art we’ve featured here in the past. The lamp stands are wrapped in layers of suede and varnished cork.
Kubilius makes each lamp by hand in Vilnius, Lithuania, but something tells us that if you found the right map hidden in the false bottom of an old trunk at that one flea market, it might lead you to the secret grove where these radiant creatures grow. And when you aren’t looking they communicate with each other by intertwining their bodies and moving their coconut shell heads to alter the patterns and intensity of light and shadow. It’s just a hunch.
Californian designer Roxy Russellcreated this series of jellyfish-inspired lighting, where part of the profits will be donated to the Ocean Conservancy.
Made out of recyclable and durable velum finish PET (polyethylene
terephthalate) mylar, in addition to white powder-coated aluminum,
Russell’s “Medusae” lamps come flat-packed and are designed to hang from
the ceiling, allowing their delicate arms to float down, diffusing
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Roxy says ““The ocean is such a boundless source of inspiration for myself and
many other people, in all fields. Unfortunately, I am also very
concerned about the fragile state of it’s very complex eco-system.I wanted to bring to the surface, and illuminate the growing problem
of plastic polluting our oceans in a way that makes people inspired to
help. We have a floating island of plastic garbage in the Pacific that
is twice the size of Texas. Up to 70 percent of this plastic is below
the surface, broken down into tiny pieces,becoming a toxic part of the
eco-system. Countless fish and birds die from mistaking these bits for