Twist has put a whole new turn on home automation and integration with their bluetooth wireless speaker that lives inside an LED lightbulb. Not only can your lightbulb play music, but it also alters the light color output throughout the day. If you are one of those people wearing blueblockers at night, then you will appreciate the automatic changing from blue ‘waking’ light in the morning to soft warm light in the evening. Oh yeah, did we mention it also has a speaker in it?! Now, moving on to the speaker part of it, a wireless bluetooth speaker that uses the same technology as BOSE and Bang & Olufsen to deliver craze-amaze sound out of a tiny driver. Using airplay
Lower wattage artsy exposed filament bulbs are all the rage, just look at any trendy wine bar, whiskey bar or haute gourmet restaurant. They provide soft, pleasing light in twisted shapes and forms sans shade. Pendants, desk lamps, industrial fixtures, anything which exposed bulbs can model their beautiful filaments sculpted curves have always been the domain of incandescents and neon… no longer! Enter the PLUMEN 001, a first in energy efficient Compact Florescent Light (CFL) light bulbs with design in mind. Now you can power that ritzy new gastro pub in energy efficient style. “The dynamic, sculptured form contrasts to the dull regular shapes of existing low energy bulbs, in an attempt to make the Plumen a centrepiece, not afterthought.
Now this is cool. I love modern lamps with a touch of technology, but Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen at Light-Light do it right! Their two offerings (so far) are the Eclipse and Silhouette Floating Lamps, by Crealev (Crealev Levitation Technology). Extraordinarily clean design paired with touch on/off function and of course, the trademark floating halves of the lampshade provide for a near perfect lamp. Combining classic styling with modern technology, the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate designer, and mechanical and electrical engineer developer have managed to define modern lighting. The secret is the electromagnetic technology which separates the two halves of the lamp, leaving the top floating. Exquisite! [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”] Eclipse & Silhouette Floating Lamps by Crealev from $1,477
Looking for a nice task lamp with a softer feel? TADA! The Archimoon table lamp from Room & Board. The mix of sleek aluminum with a soft petite ivory cotton shade blends to fit almost any room. Material: metal Color: silver Secondary Material: cotton/polyester Secondary Color: ivory Dimensions: 22w 8d 22h Shade Dimensions: 5 round 4h Base Dimensions: 8 round Bulb: 40W 120V G9 Halogen included Features: arm pivots and swivels Product Origin: made in Italy $464 from Room & Board [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”]