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Origami Lighting for a Good Cause

Orikomi is series of tea lights and handmade origami lamp shades by Blaanc. Crafted from high quality paper, the delicate shades are particularly eye-catching. Each piece plays with color and shape, and the overall effect is reminiscent of a dancer’s bright skirt. The design promises to soften any room with pastel colors. Moreover, the product sales benefit Adobe for Women, a nonprofit that funds sustainable housing projects and teaches Mexican ...

Combined Bookshelf and Bikestand

Chol1 is a young Chilean brand dedicated to creating high-style furniture for cyclists. So far, they have release three different designs that function as shelves and bike stands. The furnishings display small items and bikes side by side. Made of cut wood and finished in white, the shelves are decidedly geometric and minimalist in style.

Baladeuse Wire Lamp by Antoine Mège

Recently presented at Maison & Objet 2014, Baladeuse is a simple yet innovative lighting product created by the French designer Antoine Mège for Hind Rabii. Made of copper and cotton, the two part construction is composed of a colorful wire frame and a white fabric interior. The cylindrical frame comes in red, copper, or black. By merit of its combined lampshade and stand, the versatile design can hang from the ...

Portable and Elegant Bottle Humidifier

Most humidifiers are eyesores, making this small, water-bottle-like design is a notable exception. The Bottle Humidifier Mini by 11+ is a slight yet powerful design. The bottle made of ABS plastic, and the cap is crafted from aluminum. A plastic filter is placed in the middle of the design, from where it disperses moisture throughout the room. Powered by USB, the Bottle Humidifier is easy to recharge move from one ...

Cork and Steel End Tables

Basil is a series of cork and steel end tables designed by Arthur Leitner for La Petite Friture. The collection features side tables in sphere, pyramid, and parallelepiped shapes. In each of the three models, the cork is left natural while the steel is finished in white. The resulting designs are geometric yet low-key in color; they would be just as much at home in an ultra-contemporary living room as ...

Luxury Catch-all Pencil Holder

This striking geometric office accessory was designed by Frederic Saulou for the new furniture manufacturer HAPTEIN. Composed a v-shaped catch-all and a cylindrical pencil holder, the product plays with iconic forms and delivers on function. Pairing black and white components, the marble design is high contrast and high style. From September 6-13, the piece can be found on display at Cité de la Mode et du Design for Paris Design ...

Warehouse-Inspired Lamp with Metallic Interior

Referencing warehouse lighting, Botega by Enrico Zanolla is a hanging lamp with a bowl-like shape and a metallic interior. The industrially-inspired design is made of ceramic, plastic, and cord. The outside comes in white or black and the inside comes in white, gold, or copper. Whatever color scheme one chooses, the cord matches the exterior for a traditional, monochrome look. Designed for use with LEDs, the suspended lamp is sustainable ...

Bluetooth-Controlled LED Lighting by Terence Woodgate

Coming this October, Terence Woodgate’s Solid Collection includes sixteen different pendant lamps and surface-mounted downlights made of many materials, including Carrera marble and walnut wood. Designed for use with Megaman LEDs, the smart lighting connects via Bluetooth to a phone- and tablet-compatible app. The remote control provides wireless, hassle-free on, off, and dimmer functions, conserving time and energy (both human and electrical). The innovative design will be available from select ...

Polygonal Animal Sculptures

Poligon recently launched on Kickstarter on September 10, 2014, and will be funding until October 24. The project includes polygonal animal structures that arrive flat-packed and can be easily assembled, no tools required, thanks to their magnetic metal construction. Collaboratively designed by Rodrigo Solorzano and Matthew White of London, the collection includes gorilla, humpback whale, and penguin models. Smaller insect versions are awarded for campaign donations. The tiny critters include ...

Rechargeable LED Lantern

Designed by Inma Bermúdez for the newly revived brand Marset, FollowMe is a rechargeable  LED table lamp that references the look of a vintage oil lantern. The lighting design is composed of a bent wooden handle, a sloping white lampshade, and a round gray base. Minimalist in form and function, the lantern charges via USB and can be used indoors or outdoors. Available from select stockists worldwide, this versatile Barcelona ...