BLOOM! Illuminating the Garden

Since the introduction of the BLOOM! Pot plant container in 2003, Bloom! launched a number of glowing products for the garden and other places where warm ambience is needed in the dark. 

BLOOM!  Square

A new addition to the illuminated flowerpot range is BLOOM! Square. The demand persuaded BLOOM! to bring a rectangular version of their illuminated pots on the market as well. They are available in two sizes: 50 x 40 x 40cm and 80 x 50 x 50cm.


Like BLOOM! Pot, BLOOM! Pill is a double walled flowerpot, designed for in- as well as outdoor use, due to the drain, which lets the excess water out. As it is taller and less wide in diameter, BLOOM! Pill is more economical space wise then its predecessor. The classic design of BLOOM! Pill will combine with every interior and exterior, Classical, modern or retro. It is available in three sizes: 70, 90 and 107 cm.

BLOOM! Solar

The BLOOM! Solar is a lamp especially for outdoor use that stands on its head during the day. The solar panel on the bottom loads up energy while the sun is shining – and at night it is simply turned around. Of course this small lamp can be put anywhere where its needed, at the garden table, on the shore of the lake or inside the house.

BLOOM! Stool

This handy 55 cm high illuminated stool designed by Rob Slewe can be used literally anywhere, as no cord or plug are necessary for use. It is provided with a rechargeable battery, however, has the same light output as a general 60-watt light bulb. When fully charged for 6 hours, BLOOM! Stool is illuminated for at least 6 hours. As no direct power is necessary, this handy stool can be used for any situation: at parties, in the garden, in the woods or at the camping side.

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Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Flask by Konrad Lohöfener

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.


  • By: Konrad Lohöfener, Aschau, Germany
  • Material: Synthetic bandages
  • Size: 24 x 30 x 30 cm, 32 x 30 x 30 cm, 48 x 30 x 30 cm
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The light series Flask is a reinterpretation of old demijohns. The lampshade is wound from waterproof plastic bandages and the bottle cork converted into a securing mechanism for the cable. The three lamps can hang from the ceiling or stand on the floor, creating very different atmospheres, whether they are in the garden, on the terrace or within your own four walls.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at

Epstein Garden Lights: Handmade Quality Made in Germany

Garden lights have the practical advantage of making stairs, paths and ponds safer at night, however, the aesthetic dimensions are essential as well. For more than 25 years the Epstein-Design manufactory develops and distributes high quality lighting for home and garden. The lamps are handmade and only available in specialized stores.

Real highlights among the different Epstein lines are their outdoor nature lights. They are made with sandstone or natural slate. The devoted treatment of the natural stones gives them a unique look. The garden lightings look like statues and at night they reveal their true beauty. Columns, spheres and pyramids: The multitude of the different Epstein-Lights provides designers with lots of possibilities for individual garden concepts.

The durable luminous elements are covered by a three-year warranty and the manufactured materials are guaranteed to endure ten years of UV exposure.

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Todus: Design outdoor lights coming soon

The company Todus from the Czech Republic offers design, original, comfortable and quality outdoor furniture. In cooperation with famous and widely recognized studio HG Atelier Design Todus is now proud to announce a new series of outdoor lights to come soon.

Designer Filip Houdek combines a specially crafted glass component with LED diods into a stainless steel profile. With the new lighting system Todus is widening the Alcedo range by stylish and functional items.

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