lighting

The HomeStar Spa turns your bathroom into a planetarium

The HomeStar Spa turns your bathroom into a planetarium

If you enjoy your baths but candlelight isn't quite the right mood for you, this cool little planetarium is definitely great for those that are in need of mood lighting. With this you can lay back as it casts pretty starry skies onto your walls.

It makes me wish I could sit still long enough to soak in the tub, however, I just tend to enjoy showers way more. For those that aren't as squirmy as I am, you can also flip the planetarium over and have it cast different colors and designs into the water itself.

The Homestar Spa from SEGA Toys is being sold for $70. It might also be cool for those with hot tubs to give different lighting than the boring colored bulbs that are usually featured in hot tubs.

[via geekologie]

Ted Lights made out of old teacups

Ted Lights made out of old teacups

Those that have a thing for tea time can show their love for teacups even when they've had their fill of chamomile for the day. These little lights are made using old tea cups random teacups, giving them each a unique look.

The Dandilight Floor Lamp

The Dandilight Floor Lamp

As of this past spring this cute little dandelion was made available to purchase.  The cute little puff ball is meant to resemble the last point a dandelion reaches, when you can blow the seeds into the wind.

The lamp has a resin cast shade and an aluminum stand and would look great in any contemporary home.  From the looks of the site it appears that there are two different sizes.

The Lamp Chop Light takes out all the excess

The Lamp Chop Light takes out all the excess

This Lamp Chop Light reminds me of a pop up book, except it's for you wall and it actually has a real function. Not that pop up books aren't cool and all, but half the time the story to go with the pictures that propelled themselves at you, were practically nonexistent.

Torn Lighting LED concept design

Torn Lighting LED concept design

This cool concept light gives the perfect opportunity to screw with your stoner friends and maybe even the occasional drunken ones. The LED lamp is meant to look like it is tearing through the wall, but completely visible when it's off.  It is meant to blend in with your wall.

LED lighting system remote controlled from BlackBerry

LED lighting system remote controlled from BlackBerry

It's still early days for LED home lighting systems; they're certainly more flexible and, in some cases, efficient than traditional lighting, but for now they're seen as a niche product.  Buying off-the-shelf is limited, so usually your choice is to pay for a custom install or build the whole rig yourself; this Instructable goes for the latter, and details a homebrew system that's either controlled by what's on the TV or remotely via the owner's BlackBerry.  Make sure to check out the video of the set-up in action after the cut!

The Blender Lamp makes use of broken blenders

The Blender Lamp makes use of broken blenders

If you have an old blender that is no longer working and you enjoy quirky lighting, this DIY project might be something to try out. This would be especially cool if you managed to snag a slightly more retro blender off of eBay or if you knew someone with one just lying around.