This vest is worn by your pooch and lights up whenever you program it to: we interviewed the creators

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 20 April 2015

The world has gone mad for Party New York’s Disco Dog Vest and it’s not hard to see why. Controlled by your smartphone, this vest is worn by your pooch and lights up whenever you program it to, even when your dog happens to go missing. The Disco Dog Vest was just recently funded on […]

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Rechargeable LED corks renew old glass bottles as romantic ambient lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

One man’s trash is another man’s romantic table lamp. The ‘Bottle Light’ is an innovative device that gives used bottles new beginnings as ambient lamps. Shaped like a tapered cork, it comes with a rechargeable LED light that once twisted, will shine bright within any container – whether it be a wine bottle or beaker. Use it on colored bottles to illuminate your room in a mix of mood-setting hues.

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World-class skiers don one-of-a-kind light suits for some gorgeous filmmaking

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Sunday 19 October 2014

This will be the most amazing thing you watch this year, there’s no doubt about it. The creative team behind this film have really pulled out all the stops to create a visually stunning experience. A collaboration between Sweetgrass productions, Philips TV and Ahlstrand & Wållgren, a teaser clip of Afterglow has been released to tease audiences… and we are most certainly teased!

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Colorful underpass lights up in neon rainbow hues, makes your day at night

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 9 August 2013

In downtown Birmingham, Alabama, an otherwise drab underpass at 18th street is equipped with thousands of LEDs that sees it light up like a rainbow every night. Artist Bill FitzGibbons is behind this fab work funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s Community Catalyst Fund in partnership with REV Birmingham.

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Electronically luminescent sculptures by Airan Kang

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Thursday 6 June 2013

This is a really illuminated approach to art, a brilliantly novel idea created by South Korean artist, Airan Kang. Bright Books are ‘electronically luminescent sculptures cast from transparent synthetic resin’ and were made for her Luminous Words series. To realize this work, Kang traveled around the world to visit and photograph numerous bookstores and libraries in order to then recreate each environment in digitized versions. 

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From the LAEM Store: Mechanical LED Watch

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Wednesday 3 October 2012

This Mechanical LED Watch by Watch Design is a boatload of bells and whistles, all wrapped up in a sleek sophisticated style. The piece features a handmade Lithopane dial: a piece of carved art that becomes 3D when backlit. Add the LED backlight to this to ensure the effect (and be handy at night!), then add a handmade leather strap, and it’s hot enough to stand on its own as a jewelry piece. Check out this and other Watch Design products in the Lost At E Minor store.

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Colossus installation by Miri Chais at Shay Arye Gallery

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By miri chais in New Events on Saturday 12 March 2011

In my installation, Colossus, at Shay Arye Gallery, a video stream flows towards the giant Colossus (three metres tall) like ‘the river that issues from Eden to water the garden’ [Genesis 2:10]. However, unlike abundance in its enlightened or spiritual sense, the river flowing through the exhibition is a river of excess.

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