An interior that needs light is exactly what the Ameba lights were created for. Incredibly versatile, the five individual pieces of the Ameba light can be combined into a large array of combinations. Created for the Barcelona based lighting manufacturer Vibia, these lights bring form to the pleasure of creating your own space. Interlocking features offer the possibility of playing with shapes and light as well as looking splendid.

Spanish de signer Pete Sans designed the Ameba pendant concept calculating the needs of any space. No matter how big or small, one of the 5 light fixtures or a combination of two or more can create a beautiful and contemporary ambient, the range of options going from one single 30 x 50 cm pendant to a composition of over 10 square meters. Interlocking for a better use of space and design, the 5 sections of the lights are wired to each other so no matter how many sections are used, only one j.box is needed in the ceiling.

Via: Freshome




Tokyo Designers Week held in Jinu Gaien Shops from October 29th to November 3rd, is celebrating its 25th anniversary since it was launched as a design event that brings together variety of design. The event has become a landmark on the international design calendar, this year will be the biggest exhibition yet as thousands of creators descend on the world’s trendiest capital. Over 100.000 visitors are expected to attend.

The theme from this year is “Environment.” Throughout the event, participating corporations, organizations and independent designers will be introducing new environmental approaches and solutions.




Dutch Design Week is the largest design event in the Netherlands. Around 1500 designers from home and abroad show their work all over the city of Eindhoven from design disciplines such as industrial design, concept design, graphic design, textile & fashion, spatial design, fooddesign and design management & trends. Visitors are given insight into the entire development process from concept to product in various disciplines ranging from industrial design to applied arts.

The participants include established bureaus, high-profile designers, talented newcomers, and recently graduated designers, one of the reasons why this Dutch Design Week is the perfect meeting place for designers, companies, and public.





Solaris is a pure blessing for claustrophobic souls who would bargain anything for fresh open air. The magic sun shade fitted with solar panels harnesses the sun’s energy to keep your entire gadgetry juiced to the full anywhere anytime. The designer has planned the shade mindful of a highly connected information age that thrives on free internet services.

So all you need would be an energy point, wireless connection and of course the sun shade so that you can function leisurely from even outside the office premises. What amuses one most is the fact that you can do away with all the long traveling distances besides contributing to a greener planet with fewer CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

A design contribution toward sustainable and a more socially inclusive city landscape, the tastefully designed Solaris has been chosen as one of the finalists in the International Design Competition “Feel the Planet Earth.”

Via The Design Blog

“Pour Lighting” by Korean designer Yeongwoo Kim, is an original lamp idea that manages to intrigue and fascinate its viewers, because at first this product simply looks impossible. Pour Lighting is a design inspired by a spilling cup of tea (it even has the tea bag inside for an extra lifelike effect). This product can be moved around by grabbing the pouring liquid, it is sustained by spilled tea and it lights up with the help of a tea bag.




First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The nine-day Festival programme is made up of over 200 events and exhibitions staged by around 160 partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

The diversity of world-class design talent in – and attracted to – London is one of the key strengths of the city over other global design centers; the London Design Festival brings this talent to the fore every year to connect with others, explore issues, do business, exchange ideas, and have fun.

Now in its eighth year, The London Design Festival is firmly established as a major cultural and commercial event. Last year London hosted a rich mix of over 200 commissioned installations and exhibitions plus over 150 launches, private views and parties, cementing its reputation as the design capital of the world. The next edition of the Festival promises an even greater diversity of activity taking place across the capital – from the Festival hub at the V&A to spaces across the city filled with design from partners across the UK and around the world.

Events and Venues include:

Trafalgar Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Size + Matter, London Design Medal, Brompton Design District, The Royal College of Art, Serpentine Gallery, Covent Garden and West End, the Design Council, 100% Design London, Design Museum, Tent London, Origin – the London Craft Fair, Decorex, HEL YES!, Showhow, and many more.




Tendence is one of the most important and international design events in Germany and Europe where exhibitors, trade visitors, designers, media, and trend scouts go looking for next year´s trends and ideas.

After five days, from 27 to 31 August, the 2010 edition of Frankfurt Autumn Fair Tendence can report more visitors than last year. “Following a small increase in exhibitor numbers and now almost 57,000 visitors, up eight percent, Tendence is well on the way to making a full recovery.

On over 71,000 square metres of exhibition space in ten halls, 2,130 exhibitors from 57 countries presented the latest products for the home, furnishing and giving in the coming autumn, winter and, in particular, busy Christmas season to an audience of 57,000 visitors from 90 countries. The top 5 nations were Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, Austria and France. Moreover, the number of visitors from the USA doubled and, altogether, a quarter of all visitors came from outside Germany.

Trends for the autumn / winter season

In the case of home trends, the coming season is set to introduce colourful retro aspects into the living room. Knitted fabrics are more in demand than ever before. Trendy knitted products are not only popular for home textiles, they are even used for flower vases or teapots. A casual, used-look underscores the lively character of furniture and complies with the consumer desire for authenticity. When it comes to colours, the spectrum is dominated by natural shades. The top candidate for the trend colour of the season is dark green. However, this Christmas will be colourful: Father Christmases will do their rounds in lilac and pink while Christmas baubles are no less bold in orange, turquoise, pink and yellow.

Natural materials and colours are also highly rated for gift ideas and there are trendy cases made of felt and leather for the complete range of mobile-communication devices. Amusing printed mottos ensure a humorous note.