Shabby, Chic and Functional: The Lili Lite

The Lili Lite is a reading light with an auto sensor and a book shelf all in one. Brilliant! A sensor turns off the light when an open book is placed on the shelf. When the book is picked up again, the light automatically turns on. Hmm … It also has a switch to turn the light on and off manually. Oh alright.

Designed by Thijs Smeets21 x 31 x 19 cmEUR 119; about $156 USDBuy it here, but not before requesting a US-friendly plug.



December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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