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ryan scooped up some more great pieces to add to the elsewares collection: new lumen designs! i’m crazy about these little guys (called "flock" and "nest")- such a simple idea and such a big impact. you can check out the new styles at elsewares and pick them up for $48 each at elsewares. [thanks ryan!]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell in love with the first one when it came out (the tree), and my husband got it for me for Christmas. Don't expect it to do what it does in the product shots! You can get a crisp shadow if you place it a few inches from the wall (creating an shadow that's only a few inches high), but otherwise, the shadow it casts is incredibly faint and fuzzy.

The flaw's actually in the design of the product. The flame is too close to the cut-out. It actually works quite well if you remove the lid and place it on top of something the same height several inches in front of the flame.

But I'm kindof bummed that they'd use such deceiving product shots.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi D*S,

The Feb issue of Ready Made has instructions for a DIY version of this made from an ashtray and a beer can.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi this is Ryan from ELSEWARES - please allow me to chime in!

The photos on our site of the Lumen in the dark were taken by the manufacturer, but I think it's safe to assume that 1) they were taken in the pitch dark, and 2) they were taken with the Lumen at just the right distance from the wall.

I have a Lumen at home and it's true that in a room with other light sources, the shadow is softer than in these photos - but it's also helpful to use the Lumen shelf, which Adam Frank just started selling. It places the Lumen at just the right distance for best results:

(brezeek - if you email me I'll send you one on my dime)


12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ryan -- thanks for responding. I first want to comment out here in the public... for the record... that Elseweres is awsome in my book, and I assumed that these were manufacturer photos, so I don't want my comment to any way reflect upon Elsewares! I've only had positive experiences with your shop.

(I would like to e-mail you, but don't know how to find your address... should I just e-mail info@elsewares?)

I do want to follow up and say,though, that even in an artificially dark room (ie my windowless bathroom!)it was very difficult to replicate the drama of those photos. The thing that's really deceiving to me is the size of the shadow in comparison to the size of the lumen. When you get it close enough to the wall to get the ideal shadow, it's only about twice the size of the lumen, wherein, in those photos it's huge! They *had* to have used an additional light to get that effect.

6:50 PM  

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