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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.