Ambient Lighting

February 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you don’t recognize the staircase above you need to watch more TED talks.

Just kidding, but you should at least recognize the name Christophe Moinat as that guy who designs thing almost exclusively by shapes found in nature.

In any event, designer aside, the above is entirely underground and is Christophe’s design studio which is pretty cool since as we know, designers never sleep. So, to have somewhere that is eternally lit as if it’s noon on a sunny day is actually a pretty handy thing to have around on those nights when inspiration floods you with adrenaline.

I’m not sure why we don’t do this more, actually, it seems like a great idea even in standard house design. Cities on the rainy coasts would probably cut down on depression if one used SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) lamps behind there for a good healthy sunlight wavelength dose.

Again, I can’t let the Tron exile house go unmentioned. I would love to have floor / ceiling panels that had a subtle diffused glow to them instead of defined lightbulbs in the middle of rooms, but maybe that’s just me.

Also again, I want that all white Eames Lounge / Barcelona Chair combination.

70’s Architectural Illustration

February 7, 2011 § 4 Comments

I’m not huge into the 70’s, especially the furniture (just try to ignore it), but the architecture itself is brilliant. I love A frame houses, domes and everything unique like that.

Notice the above all have sloping ceilings with windows at the top to let lots of light in? That’s the how it should be done.

Via Moddog’s Flickr, scans from Popular Science, I believe.

Yet Another Dieselpunk Lamp

December 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

The collar on the middle pillar slides up and down, raising and lowering the lamps.

First render.

Dieselpunk Lamp

October 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

Available in white or copper diffused bulb glass!

Oooh! Shiny! I'll take one. No. Twelve!

Are you noticing a trend in my product renders yet? This is the obligatory third close up shot.

I’m noticing my tendency could more described as dieselpunk than steampunk so I’m officially changing the title, although it would go in series with the other two.

It’s cleaner, no exposed wiring/piping or studs/rivets keeping it together. Ideally it would be welded as seamlessly as possible and painted in a super high gloss black.

Steampunk Lamp 2

October 22, 2010 § 2 Comments

A wall mounted (or desk mounted, I suppose. Flip it 90 degrees) lamp in a sort of dieselpunk / steampunk style.

You’ll remember the model from over two years ago.

Steampunk Lamp

October 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

A steampunk lamp I made over a year ago (see this old post) and re-rendered it in Keyshot with updated materials and methods.

I’ll probably do that wall mounted one too.

Tomorrow.

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