I spotted this Box Light in the newest issue of Dwell and I thought it was quite a clever idea. Late at night my desk lamp can start to bother me, but I don’t exactly want to sit in the dark. With the Box Light, you simply slide out the light as far as you need it to be, giving yourself and optimal amount of light. The light was designed by Jonas Hakaniemi, though I could see a brand like Muji selling something like this.
On Thursday my friend Max and I went downtown for his friends art show, and then we were headed to the Flux event at the Cooper Design Space. I’m always hesitant to go to smaller art shows, as a lot of the time the work can be very amateur-ish, something I will not go into as I don’t want to offend anyone. Anyhow, we were going to see his friend, Brice Bischoff. We walk into the gallery, and I notice a beautiful blown up photo on the wall, and thank god, it’s his friends work, and the image you see at the top.
Brice is from New Orleans, went to school at LSU and the Art Insititute and now lives and shoots here in Los Angeles. His work ranges all over the place, though I’d say a lot of it is quite minimal. Really beautiful stuff to check out.
K.I.S.S., Keep It Simple Stupid. It may be cheesy, but it’s honestly one of those sayings that I take to heart not only when it comes to design, but my life in general. And I definitely feel like the folks over at VINTA live by a similar mantra. I couldn’t really find much information out about them, but I’m pretty sure they’re Japanese, at least the end of their URL is. Anyhow, I saw this awesome lamp they created called Buttefly and was instantly in love. And so we’re clear, it is Buttefly, not Butterfly, haha…
The lamp was inspired by one of the simplest things out there, a folded piece of paper. But imagine the piece of paper being folded almost perfectly in half. Because of that imperfection, the light can peak at no matter what. But then when you unfold the light it becomes a really large, beautiful light. It’s simplicity is amazing, and the aluminum body really makes it sleek. I’m pretty sure that this isn’t for sale, but I could see MUJI totally being into this sort of design, couldn’t you?