We are often reminded of the old urban myth about NASA and their research for a pen that works in space. After investing millions of dollars and getting nowhere they eventually asked their Russian colleagues how they managed to make notes in space.
“We use a pencil” came the reply.
One doesn’t always need to develop new technology.
The nudge that brought us to this tale was delivered by designspotter’s post about the lamp Lasen by Korean designer Ju Young Kim.
Using the most elementary of kinetic technology – clockwork – Kim has created a lamp that turns itself off.
Much in the same vain as the “Time to Light” lamps by Jaspre Hou that we featured the other week.
The beauty of Ju Young Kim’s design however is that not only the classic lamp form, but the fact that the shade is the spring and closes as the light dims … meaning you can physically follow and respond to the light level.
Which is just fantastic.
If your going be sure to check them out.