Myra Heller designs and manufactures lamps in her Dalston studio following a long career as an art director for film, television & theatre. She combines a love for the traditional art of making things with a passionate belief in sustainable technologies pioneering the use of energy-saving LED lights in household lamps.
The studio itself is a bustling place, full of kids, dogs and passing friends all of which contribute to the creativity & playfulness behind Blake and Pup and the unassuming elegance of Archie.
Nothing is manufactured. Every lamp at Light Art is individually finished here in the UK and in Germany by people who make things.
We recently exhibited our lamps at the Discover Dogs exhibition in Earls Court. While we were there Heather McDonough, a fine art photographer, neighbour and friend turned up for an impromptu doggie photo shoot You can see all of her photograps here
We've hired a stand at the Kennel Club's 'Discover Dogs' exhibition. Archie, Pup, Onion, Skye and over 200 breeds of dog will be on display at Olympia the weekend of 10th/11th November. If you're in the area please do stop by for a chat, when you're small & independent like us it's really nice to hear from people that like our work. Discover dogs is an exhibition aimed at introducing the many breeds of dog to the general public where they can learn more about the benefits and considerations of each breed from the people that know and love them. We'll bring along Skye our whoodle (half-whippet/half poodle). She's young & energetic so may not be able to sit...
Whilst looking through the cutest pug pictures ever we also discovered these amazing high-speed photographs of dogs as they swim underwater. When I was a kid we had a border collie that used to love swimming (once on a holiday to North Wales he swam so far out we thought he'd drowned) so dogs and water was something I remember fondly, apart from when they shake themselves dry next to you. Take a look at Seth Castel's amazing underwater dog photographs.
We were contacted by a customer we'll just name as Nick the other day wanting to know if we had any plans to produce a pug lamp. Our assumption was that Nick was a pug owner and we replied that we did have plans for a pug but not until next year. In fact we'd already started on a pug but our dog lamps Archie and Pup along with our cat lamps Blake and Lottie had progressed a little faster and we were beginning to time out on getting our designs to Heico for manufacture. Nick replied by sending us these photographs of the wonderful Trotter taken by photographer Sonya Yu. Take a look, they're simply amazing.