Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions

laser engraved lampshade

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An interesting take on a lantern.  It fools the eye into thinking that the flattened design is actually in three dimensions.

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Studio Cheha improved on an earlier iteration of their design. They have made the LED lights brighter and also included a dimmer switch—this enables you to choose your desired lighting experience, from decorative to practical.  Thick sheets of acrylic are laser engraved with intricate lines into lampshade silhouettes. The optical illusion is created once the lights are switched on and illuminate the fine lines, producing a sense of three dimensionality.

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Source: Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions – My Modern Met

Laser engraved iPhone 6S in 24K gold?

laser engraved iphone 6s

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A snip at £2000.  Each.  If you want the Watch.  So that’s £4000.  But you do get a snazzy wooden presentation box to keep them both in.

Personally, I’d wear the watch and keep the iPhone in my pocket, or at least in my sight at all times (it’s bad enough dropping a regular iPhone down the toilet, never mind a gold plated one).

Could we laser engrave one of these?  Technically, yes, but whether it would look any good is another question.  If you are interested, we know a jewellery designer who does gold plating in her spare time.  It would cost you a lot less than £2000, but you wouldn’t get the snazzy box.

Source: You can pre-register for an iPhone 6S right now, and in 24K gold no less – Pocket-lint

Toast: iPhone case

laser engraved iphone case

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These were an interesting idea around 3 or 4 years ago – a slice of laser engraved veneer which you stick directly onto your iphone.  They looked great, but functionally they weren’t so good.

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Problem was they didn’t protect the most vulnerable parts of your phone – the edges – as they weren’t actually a case.  Much better idea would have been to adapt an existing case (e.g. a sublimation case) and attach the veneer to that.

Still, the idea was nice and some of the designs were good!

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Source: Toast: iPhone case — Grassrootsmodern.com

Laser cut lamp shades

laser cut stitched lampshade

Fifti-fifti is a German company that designs, produces and sells lighting of different types. Their take-off lightis a unique lamp that is made of two pieces of paper that are laser cut with pattern so delicate it’s ideal for lasers.

That pattern can also be enlarged on the fly, changing the way the light passes through the shade. This opens a realm of possibilities with the interplay between light, shadow and pattern.

The paper sheets are fixed to the metal frame of the lamp using magnets. The lamp also comes with an instruction sheet, including patterns, that the user can copy or be inspired by. For those who want finished patterns, fifti-fifti also offers that option.

via http://www.creativevisualart.com/2014/05/24/laser-cut-lampshades-by-fifti-fifti

Laser Cut Wooden Posters

Frankenstein art wood engraving

These are some very fine looking examples of laser engraved wood by Spacewolf.  Beautiful and intricately-detailed wooden posters for the likes of Game of ThronesAlien and Dune.

Made from gorgeous cherry hardwood, the posters are 11.5″ wide, 17.5″ tall, and 3/4″ thick.  Each one is cut, sanded  and oiled before the image is burned into it with a laser. Each poster is limited to 50, and once they are sold out they’re gone for good. Unfortunately Dune and Game of Thrones are already sold out. Never fear, though. SpaceWolf has plans to release a Game of Thrones House sigil series.

via Laser cut wooden posters