Aurora – Bathe Yourself in Light

Aurora – Bathe Yourself in Light

    There have been many articles as of late on the benefits of Chromatherapy, where LED light is used to promote good health, mentally and psychologically. LED light is used to help the healing process for skin and muscle problems, and color has been knoen to pronote a calmer state of mood. Aurora is a Chromatherapy design for interior bathrooms that is beneficial and attractive.     The collection consists of 3 elements: bathroom, shower and washbasin. All the elements of the collection are unique and aesthetically beautiful. The uniqueness and beauty of Aurora collection is embodied through smooth, organic shapes and exquisite lighting.     Each element of the Aurora collection has integrated LED lights which are cost efficient and friendly to the planet. The lighting diffusion effect is created by translucent material that allows light to pass through it, but in the same time doesn’t show clearly the light source inside the object. The intensity and color of light can be controlled, creating a chromo therapy.     The washbasin has another particularity – an integrated pot, that allow you to have your favourite small plants in your bathroom.  Aurora design concept was honoured to receive a special prize in Cristalplant Design Concept 2013 organized in collaboration with Falper.     All the features of the Aurora Collection make it the perfect design for your bathroom. See more about the Aurora Collection at Design Libero.  ...
The Voltaic Solar Backpack Lets You Explore with Power

The Voltaic Solar Backpack Lets You Explore with Power

It used be that camping or hiking through the wilderness meant being off the grid, without access to electric power, save for the standard batteries which now seem obsolete for modern devices. Having your phone charged and ready may not seem like roughing it, but consider it to be essential in remote emergencies. Even then, the few comforts of having your music, navigation, etc are nice. The Voltaic Solar Backpack is and indispensable piece of equipment for campers and hikers who require green backup power in remote places. The Off Grid Voltaic Solar Backpack gives you the ability to pack up, carry and charge your devices on the go! Whether you are going camping, hiking or backpacking this solar bag is a great way to keep your electronics charged and safe. The Voltaic Solar Backpack is a functional pack and loses none of the features of a traditional camper’s pack. It has 1500 cubic inches (25 liters) storage inside for all of your things and plenty of compartments comparable to standard packs. The shoulder straps are wide and comfortable for those longs hauls, with a channel for your bladder tube.   Charging your devices on the go is easy with the battery and solar panel built into the Voltaic Solar Backpack. 1 hour of sun will provide about 3 hours of talk time for your cell phone and 4-5 hours of sun will provide a full charge. It’s ideal for solar charging mobile phones, iPods/mp3 players, iPhone, smartphones/PDAs, portable gaming devices, GPS units, digital cameras, Bluetooth headsets, and more. The Voltaic Solar Backpack includes a 4,000 mAh Universal USB...
What you need to know about lighting, before building a new home.

What you need to know about lighting, before building a new home.

The National Association of Home Builders predicts that in 2013 there will be 955,000 housing starts, a 22% increase over 2012. If you find yourself among the new home builders, experts say the time to plan lighting upgrades is now. “As the homeowner, you’re the only person who truly knows what the home will look like at completion,” says Jeff Dross, trends expert at Kichler. “Builders don’t know your sense of style or how you are ultimately furnishing the home, so it’s important to be involved with choosing a lighting package that best suits your style and needs.” Some things to consider: Energy Efficiency – Builders won’t always put energy-efficient options in their basic packages. So if you’re looking to save on energy bills, opt for energy-efficient upgrades now to save money down the line. Functionality – It’s important to know how you will use your home’s space. For example, task lighting is crucial in your high-volume activity areas. Furnishings – Your home furnishings should complement your lighting choices. Layering – Weave together task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting to maximize the appearance and functionality of your spaces. Read the rest of the article about lighting your new home at The Destin Log Visit Lightopia for lighting choices for your new...
The Recycled Fascination Linear Pendant by Varaluz

The Recycled Fascination Linear Pendant by Varaluz

The Recycled Fascination Linear Pendant by Varaluz is a fascinating addition to their Fascination collection. Staying with their hand-made, recycled bottle glass and hand-forged recycled steel theme, they have grown their collection from petite pendant lights and wall sconces to include an amazing linear pendant light. Available in Nevada, Hammered Ore or a Kolorado finish, no matter which direction you look at this linear pendant you are sure to get a breathtaking view. The artisan style of Varaluz embraces the color and dynamics of recycled components. The use of vintage glass circles encased in hand forged frames allows for the linear pendant’s light source to illuminate the pieces. Varaluz uses hand-forged steel that has 70% or greater recycled content with a low-VOC finish and recycled...
The Fascination 1 Light Mini-Pendant by Varaluz

The Fascination 1 Light Mini-Pendant by Varaluz

This fascinating mini-pendant light is well deserving of its name, the Fascination 1 Light Mini-Pendant. This illuminating light fixture from Varaluz is made of a diverse assortment of different sized circles composed of recycled glass pieces and steel. The Fascination collection from Varaluz uses hand forged frames that perfectly support the different sized circles, each one of the circles is filled with bottle green or brown recycled glass rosettes. Paired with finishes that match or compliment the glass, any one of these may sound great, so feel free to pick your favorite; the coppery Hammered Ore, the silvery Nevada or the golden Kolorado finish. Their stance on quality art inspired sustainable lighting shines brightly in each of their fixtures that incorporate 70% or greater recycled content and...