8 Jun
Everything in its Right Place + All Apologies + Closer mashup

Pretty Lights pretty much runs the game with the free download market, unleashing free full-length albums on people that are easily better than 90% of the for-pay fodder clogging up iTunes archives. The latest is a free download of his new remix for Radiohead’s “Everything in its Right Place” mashed up with Nirvana’s “All Apologies” […]


7 Dec
The latest vid from Colorado's Derek Vincent Smith

Colorado’s Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, releases his new “Future Blind” video from Making Up a Changing Mind. One of the 3 EPs he released in 2010 for free, Making Up a Changing Mind is actually not his latest release — that would be Glowing in the Darkest Night. Regardless, it’s clear Pretty Lights […]


2 Nov
Alex Garnett's odes to mortality in bone china

Yes, Halloween’s over but our tastes for mortality-influenced designs are not. Alex Garnett’s Goliath pendant skull lamps fit the bill too a tee — the UK-based designer handmakes these skull lamps out of beautiful high end bone china, creating something that is both delicate and also strangely chilling at the same time. Cast an eerie […]


27 Oct
Derek Vincent Smith drops 3rd EP in his 2010 Trilogy

After catching Pretty Lights’ set at this year’s Coachella it was pretty clear Derek Vincent Smith is more than a cut above the average dancefloor filling producer. Although lacing his sound with plenty of Triton-generated bass pulses and brash electro textures, Pretty Lights strangely reminds me more of vintage DJ Shadow than contemporaries like Deadmaus […]


14 Oct
Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde...in lamp form

If you’re afraid of the dark,or just need some ghostly illumination to keep your work area well lit, then may we suggest the Pac-Man Ghost Lamps. If you’re like me, maybe you always felt that Pac-Man was kind of an intrusive a-hole, what with always going into the Ghost’s labyrinth and eating all their fruits […]


3 Jun
Flat Light not only looks like a desklamp, butit does its job as well

The ultra thin and ultra clever Flat Light poster is simplicity distilled. Designed by Finn Magee of the UK, it is simply a 16.5″ x 23.5″ printed poster of a desklamp outfitted with LED lights to make it a light source you can tack onto your wall just about anywhere. The light it emanates is […]


2 Feb
Transforming trash into light

These solar-powered LED lights by Miniwiz illustrate the true potential of design intersecting ingenuity. Re-purposing the ubiquitous plastic bottle — that heinous bane of the enviroment — into a usable light source, Miniwiz have transformed a liability into an asset. You just screw the LED lights in place of the cap and leave it outside. […]


27 Jan
Steampunk your desklamp

We’re not the biggest fan of steampunked designs around LIAS, but when done well it can add a rugged and bespoke aspect to normally banal items. Such is the case with these Machine Lights designed by Frank Buchwald. There are 12 different models in the Machine Lights series, produced in low volume. Each object is unique, manually […]