|Designed and manufactured by Martin Bolton 2011 |
lamp is the first of a set of three different mood lights based around a ‘smiley faces’
or ‘emoticons’. The use of these simple emoticons have become a huge part of everyday life in Instant
Messaging circles, SMS's and emails. :) Looking at a plain white sphere it is easy to picture a smile on that spere.
sphere of glass utilised in this design is a standard diffuser intended
exterior use. It is made from a
translucent white glass, illuminated by a energy efficient yellow CFL
bulb. The graphic of the smiley face has
been cut from an adhesive Vinyl film and applied to the sphere. The
photographed prototype was made with components purchased
from hardware stores, however further manufactured lamps will
utilise several components purchased from thrift/hospice/charity
stores. The purchasing of these items supports local charities as
apposed to standard hardware stores.