As Mother Nature continues to grow longer fangs here in the Northeast, let us just say there’s no reason to be SAD, even as she puts the kibosh on what little light we normally get during this time of the year. In case you haven’t heard, we’re not only design geniuses but well-being wunderkinds. How so? Adding a few of these stunners to your life will make your seasonal affective disorder less, um, sad. Just so we’re clear, though, there’s not much we can do about the other affectations you’re being accused of! Nuff said.
Tokujin Yoshioka’s lighting is akin to your less effusive cousin Curt (but, the good news is they’re not nearly as annoying): in other words, it doesn’t have to scream to enthrall. Take the Tear Drop, for example, which will inseminate its way into your darkest desires for refinement (we know you want that!).
And, while you’re at it, take home ToFu, but be warned, this is not your bland version of a design statement—you might want to forego the other tasteless moves you’ve made in your interiors as well because this little pick-me-up will expose their soft white underbellies.
There’s a reason Ross Lovegrove has been dubbed Captain Organic. We’ll leave it to you smarties out there to figure it out, though we’re going the extra mile to give you a friggin’ clue by providing visuals (don’t ever say we’re not indulgent). The Rorrim, made of Pyrex glass with a silver coating, not only deflects any design criticism by your smug chums, it’ll kick your SAD’s dejected little ass.
And speaking off annihilation: bring out the big guns with Lovegrove’s System X, a fully configurable arrangement of illuminated interlocking “x” components. Now that’s what we call an X-Men dose of tonic!