Category Archives: Creative Manufacturers

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

transforma by jacob antoni

I like this chandelier concept called “Transforma” by Toronto designer Jacob Antoni – it reminds me of a Hoberman sphere.  The chandelier is a beautiful integration of LED lighting into wood.  Yet I also see lots of opportunity to use

transforma by jacob antoni

I like this chandelier concept called “Transforma” by Toronto designer Jacob Antoni – it reminds me of a Hoberman sphere.  The chandelier is a beautiful integration of LED lighting into wood.  Yet I also see lots of opportunity to use

ligeo

If Buckminster Fuller was a lighting designer, he would have created this… Ligeo is an interesting lighting concept from German company GiP Innovation Tools, which I came across at the recent Euroshop 2017 show.  I love how they took the essence

ligeo

If Buckminster Fuller was a lighting designer, he would have created this… Ligeo is an interesting lighting concept from German company GiP Innovation Tools, which I came across at the recent Euroshop 2017 show.  I love how they took the essence