Brecht Wright Gander designs lamp with rubber orifice that lights up when "turned on"

New York designer Brecht Wright Gander has created a light that is switched on by sliding a phallic conductor inside of a puckered, rubber opening, in the hopes of maximising the user’s feelings of discomfort.

Currently on show at Room57 Gallery‘s inaugural exhibition, Gander‘s Another Fucking Lamp features a body made of three interconnected steel monoliths.

This elaborate structure serves to highlight its functioning as a kind of Rube Goldberg machine, which performs a simple task in a needlessly convoluted way.

Another Fucking Lamp by Brecht Wright Gander
Another Fucking Lamp features a three-pronged steel body

A fleshy, pink chord extends from the central pillar and rests inside of a velvet sleeve on top of the adjacent column, reminiscent of a gas pump at a petrol station.

Removing it from its holder and repeatedly inserting it into the orifice on the side illuminates a spherical bulb perched atop the third, and tallest metal post.

Rubber orifice of Another Fucking Lamp
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Which Primark stores are open 24 hours a day? Go night shopping and you might bump into Stacey Solomon!

Primark has confirmed that it will be keeping some of its stores open for 24 hours. But which ones are they and for how long will these crazy opening hours be happening for?

Related: Primark has introduced pretty shopping bags which double up as wrapping paper

Now that England has lifted its month-long lockdown, non-essential retailers like Primark have been allowed to reopen.

But in order to make up for lost time, while giving shoppers ample time to get their Christmas shopping in, a select few Primarks are staying open all day and all night.

Which Primark stores are open 24 hours a day?

The eleven Primark stores that will be staying open 24 hours a day are:

  • Trafford
  • York Monks Cross
  • Leeds White Rose
  • Bluewater
  • Lakeside
  • Birmingham Fort
  • Meadowhall
  • Stratford
  • White City
  • Charleton
  • Gateshead Metrocentre

Furthermore, Primark has said it will open its remaining stores for longer. Shoppers … Read more

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Victoria projected to deliver 8 -12 per cent capital growth in 2021

The projected end of the COVID-19 pandemic boost sentiment in Victoria that is projected to deliver 8 -12 per cent capital growth in 2021.

The most important developments since our August report have been VIC’s outstanding success in almost eliminating COVID-19 and consequently the significant unwinding of restrictions across VIC and the reopening of the VICNSW border.

As projected, the second wave of COVID-19 has had a major immediate impact.

However, following the end of the pandemic, the Melbourne market has similar projections to Sydney, with a chronic undersupply driving land values higher, yet unit oversupply increasing both equity and serviceability risk.

The landscape of the housing market in VIC has shifted rapidly, particularly in the past month, from a buyer’s market to a seller’s one.

Only three months ago home buyers in Melbourne were in solid position to leverage on the market conditions then, with very low volumes and … Read more

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Making Blankets That Last A Lifetime, With Curio Practice

Making Blankets That Last A Lifetime, With Curio Practice

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by Sally Tabart

A Curio Practice blanket in the ‘Sage’ colourway. Photo – Diana Domonkos.

Georgie Brunmayr, founder of Curio Practice. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. 

A Curio Practice blanket in the Cherry colourway. Photo – courtesy of Curio Practice.

Georgie has threading up the knitting machine. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. 

The Curio Practice blankets take around 2 hours to knit on the machines. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. 

Georgie in the factory with one of Aklanda’s long-term employees. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. 

A Curio Practice blanket in the Splash colourway. Photo – courtesy of Curio Practice.

Spools of wool. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. 

Georgie with Aklanda factory owner Louis. He and his brother took over Aklanda from their

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Watch our talk with Tej Chauhan for Rado Design Week

Dezeen spoke to designer Tej Chauhan about his new design for Swiss watch brand Rado in the a live panel discussion as part of Rado Design Week.

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs was joined by industrial designer Chauhan to talk about his special edition of Rado’s True Square watch, which was exclusively revealed in a video filmed by Dezeen.

For his design, Chauhan has played with the aesthetics found in old sci-fi films to create a watch that employs a bold use of colour, graphics and textures.

Taking inspiration from films such as A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, Chauhan has given the watch a vibrant yellow colour and features such as a quilted leather strap emulating traditional watch links and a graphic watch face that includes a date indicator using the designer’s own font.

“We wanted to strike a balance between something contemporary and something traditional,” Chauhan said … Read more

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