immerLit

Elegant, handcrafted porcelain light fixtures that play on translucency

The natural ceramic elements within porcelain clay inspire the organic designs that make immerLit unique. Almost flowering downward from the base of each hanging fixture, these handmade and customizable lights are art pieces, as well as functional home decor items. immerLit founder and Creative Director, Gabriella Levy designs the one-of-a-kind lights to be beautiful—with or without the light source activated. When an LED bulb (the …

Plumen 002

The world's second low-energy designer light bulb, elegant from all angles

For generations, the lightbulb remained a stagnant design—until 2010 that is, when the Plumen 001 was first introduced as the world’s first low-energy, designer bulb. Now today, Plumen again changes the game with the introduction of the new Plumen 002; a slighter, dimmer compact fluorescent bulb for spaces where lower, softer light is preferred. “What we’re trying to do with Plumen is mark a clear …

Skatelamp

Portland-based MapleXO and woodworker Paul Sykes give new life to discarded skateboard scraps

by Eva Glettner Portland, Oregon’s MapleXO rebirths old skateboards and skateboard scraps by turning them into everything from containers to bottle openers to earrings. Their most exciting object—the recently released Skatelamp—is a MapleXO collaboration with Paul Sykes of Sykes Wood Fenders, a local artisan and woodworker whose attention to detail is remarkable. MapleXO owner Lindsay Jo Holmes is immersed in skate and design culture, and …