Category Archives: Creative Manufacturers

sunlight inside

Sunlight Inside is a new startup that was personally founded by a cleantech VC investor, Konrad Jarausch.  The company launched an Indiegogo campaign for a nice little desk lamp they’re calling “Bottled Sunshine” with a color-temperature changing module supplied from

sunlight inside

Sunlight Inside is a new startup that was personally founded by a cleantech VC investor, Konrad Jarausch.  The company launched an Indiegogo campaign for a nice little desk lamp they’re calling “Bottled Sunshine” with a color-temperature changing module supplied from

gantri

Gantri is a San Francisco startup that is using 3D-printing to produce a line of light fixtures.  3D printing greatly reduces the cost and the time associated with traditional product development, requiring no cap-ex or leads times for expensive custom

gantri

Gantri is a San Francisco startup that is using 3D-printing to produce a line of light fixtures.  3D printing greatly reduces the cost and the time associated with traditional product development, requiring no cap-ex or leads times for expensive custom

the black tank

My friends at The Black Tank just released a cool new video showing off their operation. I love the “maker space” vibe of their office, labs and even production facility – it reminds me very much of the glorious early

the black tank

My friends at The Black Tank just released a cool new video showing off their operation. I love the “maker space” vibe of their office, labs and even production facility – it reminds me very much of the glorious early

indiglo strikes back: future illuminations

Remember Indiglo?  Well…just when you thought EL (electroluminescent) tech was dead and buried, it keeps coming back alive.  First through Lumilor’s cool spray-on techniques, and now through Future Illuminations heavy duty fabric applications. They state about their new VynEL line:

indiglo strikes back: future illuminations

Remember Indiglo?  Well…just when you thought EL (electroluminescent) tech was dead and buried, it keeps coming back alive.  First through Lumilor’s cool spray-on techniques, and now through Future Illuminations heavy duty fabric applications. They state about their new VynEL line:

ansel orbio video

I’m not familiar with Ansel and haven’t seen their product firsthand (so don’t view this as an endorsement), but wow…what a gorgeous product video from a few years ago. Feels like an IronMan movie… One tech piece caught my eye

ansel orbio video

I’m not familiar with Ansel and haven’t seen their product firsthand (so don’t view this as an endorsement), but wow…what a gorgeous product video from a few years ago. Feels like an IronMan movie… One tech piece caught my eye

beckhoff

If perhaps your hacked-together Arduino project is suddenly looking a little shy of “professional grade” in front of your client, and you need some seriously heavy-duty show-control and A/V gear, check out the industrial controls supplier Beckhoff. Beckhoff has taken their

beckhoff

If perhaps your hacked-together Arduino project is suddenly looking a little shy of “professional grade” in front of your client, and you need some seriously heavy-duty show-control and A/V gear, check out the industrial controls supplier Beckhoff. Beckhoff has taken their

tala

During a recent trip to Copenhagen I visited Ilums Bolighus, the HUGE Scandinavian design emporium (seriously…if you’re a design nut, this one store is worth a trip to Denmark) and came across some unusually shaped and exquisitely detailed LED-lamps from a UK-startup

tala

During a recent trip to Copenhagen I visited Ilums Bolighus, the HUGE Scandinavian design emporium (seriously…if you’re a design nut, this one store is worth a trip to Denmark) and came across some unusually shaped and exquisitely detailed LED-lamps from a UK-startup