Studio Cheha’s “3D” Reading Lamps

A new, more functional addition to the Tel Aviv-based design studio's collection of optical illusion lights

Ever since creating their first optical illusion lamp—a 3D-looking bulb that’s actually a flat, laser-engraved sheet of acrylic glass—Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha has continued to play with perception with more fun iterations, from a glowing scene of the galaxy to an eerie silhouette of a skull. The latest design in Studio Cheha’s “Bulbing” collection has just launched on Kickstarter: three functional LED reading lamps with …

Michael Zelehoski’s New Order

Large-scale sculptures made from the likes of collapsed electrical towers that play with perception, now on view in NYC

by Janine Stankus In the converted garage space of his Beacon, NY studio, artist Michael Zelehoski and his brother guide a 9’x5′ plywood slab through a table saw, carefully slicing the bottom edge. The plywood is actually pieced together around fragments of 21 different shipping pallets, which are arranged to create the illusion of a three-dimensional stack that dissolves into nothingness—or rather, carefully configured blank …