Wireflow light fixtures by Arik Levy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 3 May 2013

French multi-disciplinary designer Arik Levy’s first love is industrial design, and it shows. On his bio, he’s quoted as saying, “Life is a system of signs and symbols where nothing is quite as it seems”, which pretty much sums up his ace designs for VIBIA’s Wireflow light fixtures. Constructed out of thin rods with LED […]

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Elegant Light Sock chandeliers

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 11 April 2013

What whispers ‘elegance’ more than a sock full of glowing Swarovski crystals? Light sock chandeliers are long mesh bags that hang down and give off a lovely glow. They’re the perfect addition to any party. These brilliant light fixtures were designed by Elizabeth Diller and Rick Scofidio.

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This handmade DSLR lens lamp will light up your living space

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 20 February 2013

For sale on Etsy: a handmade DSLR lens lamp made of white cedar wood. It comes with a lens hood that can be reverse-mounted or removed, and measures a pretty extensive 37cm or 49.5cm in height with the lens hood on. It doesn’t make any sense to want a wooden replica of an DSLR lens […]

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GravityLight: lighting for developing countries

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Friday 15 February 2013

GravityLight is a new way to help poverty-stricken nations and developing countries. Without a battery to replace or a need for solar charge, the GravityLight only requires a few seconds to lift a weight to provide light for a full half hour. Its LED technology does not attract mosquitos and it has virtually no running […]

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These glowing balloons will light your dark, dark world

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 23 November 2012

Mix two of our favourite things, balloons and light, and it’s hard not to have a winner. Designed by Kouichi Okamoto, the balloon lamp fuses a high-intensity LED light with a translucent white balloon to light up its surroundings with a diffused glow. It can run for over 100 hours with the included batteries. Hmm, wonder if people who fear balloons will ever be cured of their phobia with the help of this form of light therapy.

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Silo468: a permanent light installation in Helsinki

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By Phil Groman in Video on Tuesday 13 November 2012

Silo 468 is a permanent light installation that transforms an abandoned oil silo in Helsinki into a light display and civic center. Custom software controls the installation’s 1,250 white LEDs, which uses real-time data on prevailing winds to trigger a light display mimicking swarms of birds in flight.

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Literature vs Traffic: 10,000 books fill the streets of Melbourne

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By Demi He in New Art on Monday 12 November 2012

Welcome to a book lover’s paradise. The streets of Melbourne have been installed with 10,000 discarded books, overflowing and filling in empty public spaces with pure, serene literature. The lovely pages were lit up with LEDs to create a scene for the modest power of the written word. On the last night of the one-month installation, visitors were offered to take home the overflowing books, and even some passerby cars were gifted with these. This ephemeral installation, by Luzinterruptus, reflects the wonder of books and its grand balance of words and imagination.

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Tank You Very Much: tealights by LEBORED

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By Jennifer Eshelman in New Products on Monday 10 September 2012

Split personalities never been more brilliant than Andy Kaufman and Tony Clifton. And in honor of that duo, LEBORED has created “Tank You Very Much,” a pair of tealight holders that, when pulled apart, can’t stand on their own. Just as Andy needed Tony.

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Speed of Light: performance made by runners in light suits

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 28 August 2012

Premiering at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, Speed of Light by Scottish arts charity NVA is a mass choreographed light performance that takes place in Edinburgh’s Arthurs Seat nearly every night from now till Sept 1. For the performance, hundreds of endurance runners make trails of light as they run in light suits, while the walking audience, armed with lit walking staff, also make up part of the performance as they walk to the summit. Each staff contains an individually encoded micro-computer, and the pitch and volume of the music is triggered by movement and altitude, making each performance quite unique. Way cool.

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Beer Bottle Chandelier

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 4 February 2010

Every Aussie home should have one of these Barlite Beer Bottle Chandeliers. It’s a shrine to lazy summer indulgence. Now, if only they could figure out how to make a barbeque light fitting?

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