Noguchi's BB3 Akari Lamp
It's a beautiful thing, but after trying to change the bulb I almost started cussing in Japanese.
Spotlight on Isamu Noguchi’s Innovative and Iconic Paper Lanterns
Akari, the massively popular collection of paper lanterns by Isamu Noguchi, is a bridge between age-old craft and modern...
6 Illuminating Reading Lamps
If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.
Noguchi and "Night Journey"
This month, we're celebrating all things Japanese and modern with our September 2011 issue, Japan Style.
Design Dictionary: Noguchi Table
The story behind the iconic table that almost wasn't.
These Lamps Blur the Line Between Art and Object
At Brooklyn's 99¢ Plus gallery, 30 artists and designers re-imagine the lamp in an illuminating light show.
George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps
I like my pendant lamps grouped together or in a bundle, which is why I'm excited about the recent reissue of a trio of George...
10 Things You Need to Know About Isamu Noguchi
On his birthday, we remember Japanese-American artist, designer, and activist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) for a legacy of...
Coin Lamp
There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...
Paperfold Lamps
Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.
5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered...
At a Japanese Flower Art School, Nendo Drapes an Ivy of Mirrors Over a Stone Garden by Isamu Noguchi
Nendo cut a thin stainless-steel sheet with a mirror finish into 2,000 rhombus-shaped pieces to construct an "ivy of...
The Arco Lamp: A Modern Marvel
Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Arco Lamp is one of the most recognizable pieces of modern lighting.
Molo's New Cloud Lamps
We've been following molo, the Vancouver-based design firm, for quite some time now, featuring their soft collection previously...
Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp
A lamp prototype from Norway adds distinct personality to lighting design.
Lamps from the Bunny Hole
These are lamps designed by a slight gentleman from the Chiba prefecture outside of Tokyo; he works with duck feathers quite...
Tucker Lamp by Tucker Waugh
I was perusing the perpetually well done output of Working Class Studio, a division of the Savannah College of Art and Design,...
Hand-Powered Lamp
Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results.
Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps
The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.
8 Bright Modern Table Lamps
Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.

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