Glass House by The Manser Practice
Varaluz’s Electrifying New Lighting Fixtures!
Ready to zap some zing into your lighting selection at home? Wanna add some electrifying details to your home in time for the 4th of July and the summer heat? Varaluz’s new “Alternating Current” line of fixtures might be perfect. We’ve got a couple of hanging pendant lights and some wall sconces, all with the signature high quality and high style of Varaluz, and with some awesome material choices and even a pop of bold, bright color.
Varaluz’s Declearative Pendant is energetic and frenetic! The Balderdash Pendant glows with a red hot fury of awesomeness. The Chromeo and Juliet Mini Pendant proves that even lighting companies can be witty and punny.
DWR’s Live/Work Contest Winner
Amanda Ip had the winning design (out of over 500 entries) for the recent Dwell and Design Within Reach Live/Work Design Contest, which aimed to challenge the world’s most creative up-and-coming designers to design a workspace “classic of tomorrow” – a new home-office solution that Design Within Reach could potentially manufacture and sell.
Judges were looking for a product and or furniture design in the home-office space that employed materials of integrity and solved productivity challenges while mixing business with pleasure — and by these drawings it looks like industrial designer Amanda did just that. We’re crossing our fingers this is a design that might actually get manufacturered! Here’s Amanda’s description of her design:
“A clear desk, a clear mind. The Innermix Desk incorporates playful hanging metal storage compartments into a wood desktop supported by steel tube legs to keep the workspace organized. Open storage is sized for files, pens/pencils, small office items and books/small computer. Concealed storage lifts from the side and hides all the things you don’t want in sight. Concealed gas hinge allows for soft close. High back crossbar lets you work while having your feet up. ”