Sunday, January 25, 2015

white lamp with yellow base and yellow circle

Here is a white plastic cube lamp with a yellow base and a large yellow dot on all four sides. A hole is cut into the top to release light and heat from the bulb.  There are no manufacturer markings on the lamp.  The lamp is the same model as the orange one I posted about on March 21, 2012.  If you know anything about these lamps, please post in the comments below!

eBay item 251777317618 ended in January, 2015 (United States).  The lamp sold for $39.99 plus shipping.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

vintage acrylic triangle lamps

I was asked a question about these vintage acrylic triangle lamps.  Other then their being a great design I don’t know anything about the maker and as far as I can tell, there are no marks on the lamp.  If you know anything about these lamps, please comment below!

Do you have any information on the black plastic triangular lamp or the yellow one of the same design you posted about? Makers marks or anything would be good. I am trying to find this.

I posted about the lamp in black in May, 2013 and in yellow in December, 2013 back when I was trying to post a plastic item of design interest every day.   The lamps are approximately 10” tall by 7” wide.  They feature a colored piece of acrylic that has been molded into a triangular shape.  Centered toward the top of each side is a circular cut out onto which is mounted a translucent white dome.   The mounting is done on the interior, so that when looking from the outside, the three translucent domes appear to be a sphere centered in the triangular base.  Under the dome on one side is a small black switch.

They do occasionally come up for auction on eBay and are generally reasonably priced.  This pair, including a yellow and a blue example, sold for $24,39 plus shipping.  eBay item 121496250982 ended November 30, 2014 at 6:00PM.  Four bidders placed 5 bids.  Do a search for “plastic triangle lamp” and if they are up for auction, they will probably appear.  Best of luck!

Plastic triangle lamps in yellow and blue front Plastic triangle lamps in yellow and blue top

Acrylic triangle lamps in yellow and blue.

Plastic triangle lamp switch cord and joining detail

Switch, cord, and lamp edge details.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Zojirushi vacuum thermos

Zojirushi started by exploiting vacuum insulation technology.  The company was founded in 1918.  In 1961, its name was changed to the Zojirushi Corporation.  The corporate logo of Zojirushi includes an elephant (Zōjirushi means “elephant mark.”)

This is an early model of the stainless steel dual layer vacuum bottle. It will keep beverages hot or cold for up to 6 hours and has a capacity of 1L.  The bottom of the thermos is marked “MADE IN THAILAND”.

eBay item 261716081617 ended January 4, 2015 at 9:29PM (United States).  There were no bidders at $49.99.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

vanity magnifying mirror in yellow and black

Here is a yellow and black swiveling vanity mirror. The mirror is marked “MADE IN HONG KONG”.  There is also a keyhole for wall mounting.  Measures approximately 8-1/2” tall by 6-3/4” wide by 2” depth.  eBay item 161546537551, Buy It Now at $22.85 (Canada).

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2014

OBJECT <> PLASTICHappy New Year!  If you haven’t stopped by my blog before, welcome.  If you have, thanks for returning.  Be sure to check out the Facebook page for Object Plastic.  Go ahead and click “like” up there and be a part of the conversation.  Our group is now 180 strong!

Like last year, there are 4 new objects on the list this year.  You can also see the top 10 Object Plastic posts from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.  Below are the top 10 Object Plastic posts from 2014 based on pageviews.  See you in 2015!

10 Cactus clothes stand by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello.  Requires even less water than the real thing.

Last year #8. 
Posted April, 2011.
Gufram cactus clothes stand
  9 Allegro door chime.  They actually do still make ‘em like this!  Ding dong!

Posted August, 2010.
Friedland facet doorbell
UTEN.SILO II by Dorothee Maurer-Becker for Studio M.  Mid-sized pocket protector.

Posted February, 2013.
UTENSILO II wall organizer
  7 UTEN.SILO I by Dorothee Maurer-Becker for Studio M.  Big-sized pocket protector.

Posted November, 2012.
UTENSILO I wall organizer
Selene stacking chair by Vico Magistretti.  Clean lines, slick chair.    

Last year #4.
Posted December, 2011.
Selene stacking chair
  5 Radio Cubo (model TS 502) by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.  A stylish way to listen to tunes you don’t get to pick.
Last year #5.
Posted November, 2012.
Brionvega Radio cubo
  4 Hot Bertaa kettle by Philippe Starck.  Has anyone ever actually tried to use this thing?

Last year #1.
Posted March, 2009.
Hot Bertaa kettle
  3 Videosphere television by JVC.  From a time when high technology meant “look, it’s in black and white.”

Posted May, 2013. 
JVC Videosphere television
  2 Parentesi lamp installation instructions.  A beautiful lamp that can be a challenge to install.

Last year #3.
Posted February, 2012.
Parentesi lamp
  1 Rougier tube lamp by Rougier.  Still, yes still, the most popular lamp in the galaxy.

Last year #2.
Posted February, 2009.
Rougier tube lamp

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