Posts Tagged ‘ Light ’

The Seamless Screen.


The poor bezel, I wonder what it ever did to us to deserve this hatred, but wow… Humans really dislike them. With every smartphone from last year trying hard to kill the bezel, Asus Rog finally designed a hack that does just that, but it isn’t for phones just yet. The Bezel Free Kit fulfills the dreams of gamers, allowing them to put together three monitors and remove the bezels between each WITHOUT using electricity or batteries). How does it do that? Refraction. The kit comes as two independent strips that can be placed between monitors. It uses a lens that ‘bends’ light in a manner that removes the bezel from view, making it look like you have one continuous screen.

The result isn’t perfect, but it’s enough to make a difference. You still notice the fact that there’s something sitting between screens, and it applies a slight blurred effect to the imagery behind it, making it good for games, but not for productivity. The Bezel Free Kit snaps right on to monitors and comes in three sizes, designed for 24″, 25″, and 32″ monitors, but you’ll need to make sure all your monitors are the same make and size, so that the lens strips can easily mount onto the displays. Scroll down to check out a video of the guys at Verge having a look at it. Wouldn’t it be fun though if your smartphone screen protector could refract light to remove your bezels?

Have You Ever Seen A Black Badger.


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The press release for the Black Badger says the watch features “three-dimensional objects” milled from “solid light.” The science geek in me recoils at such phrasing but nevertheless, I was curious and keen to learn what alchemical tricks James Thompson the watch’s creator had used to transform his rage into solid light. Check the method.

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An Energy Solution Better Than Solar Power?


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When it comes to energy solutions in developing regions, the resources require to invoke real change are usually sparse.  The designers at Therefore worked on a gravity powered lamp in their spare time over four years. The London-based design firm is expecting the light to cost less than $5 to manufacture at scale. Once a family purchases the light, they’ll be able to keep it running at no additional expense.

They’ve got an Indiegogo campaign up now to help fund production of the first lights for testing—show them some love.

Let There Be Light.


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Lamps come in all shapes and sizes. Some shapes and sizes are just way more awesome than others. Take a look at these amazing cool lamps, and then hire an electrician to have them in installed, stat.

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The Shady Illusion Lamp.


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Now you see it, now you don’t. This clever lamp is our latest obsession.  Simply called “LIGHT, it brings new meaning to “throwin’ shade.” Flip it on and light shines through a finely cut hole to create the illusion of a classic lamp shade shape against your wall. Minimal with a touch of humor, it’s attractive, interesting and a total conversation starter.

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The Warehaus In Perth By Residential Attitudes


 

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Oru Origami Kayak


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Oru Origami Kayak is every adventurist’s dream. It is light, compact, durable, and fully recyclable. And it unfolds magically out of its own carrying case This innovative structure takes only 5 min to assemble and is equipped with extremely tough double-layered plastic hull and a comfortable foam seat.

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Daan Roosegaarde’s Lotus Flower


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Daan Roosegaarde has been invited to speak at some of the biggest creative conferences globally, bringing his distinct brand of responsive and interactive design systems to such events as design Indaba 2013 in cape town where he shared his thoughts on the future of design, and elaborated on his practice of ‘techno-poetry’–the union of innovation and imagination in a merging of disciplines. His artistic practice focuses the intangibility of digital information, translating it into something that is physical through the development of interactive installations which react to our behaviors and movements.

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Lighttype Fine Porceline Letters by Seletti


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Everything from an initial to the word or words of your choice. You are only limited by the alphabet…and the words you know how to spell. Such alphabet opens up opportunities for self-expression.

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Nugget Hollow Charitable Design by HUXHUX Design


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Nugget Hollow by HUXHUX Design is an end table with a sculptural, geometric shape and a pop of color and light on the inside. It’s hand made from solid birch and finished in both a carbonized and distressed white-washed exterior. The interiors are finished in bright colors of Acid Green, Sky Blue and Nu Orange and includes an interior light.

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Sonic Water


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The fascination of ‘sonic water’ by media artists Sven Meyer & Kim Pörksen, is rooted in their ability to aesthetically express sound as a visual experience. The installation produces constantly transforming images which react when a user adds content to the liquid mix. Water in small containers act as flexible three-dimensional sculptures that translate sounds into kinetic imagery. Through the use of  light and speakers, the water tanks produce wave patterns depending on different audible frequencies, reflecting on the process of changing chaos and order. By following the law of the golden section, the liquid soundscapes react like forces of nature, reproducing identical vibrational patterns found in the tones of the solar system. [Click on the picture below to watch the video.]

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Pool Party


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Pools are not exactly the most projection ready surface, and initial brainstorms produced many more challenges than this team had anticipated. In researching a solution, they had to overcome the fact that projection doesn’t work on the surface of water, it becomes distorted if you project through it, and pool parties are notorious for more standing than swimming. Most people reacted as any any normal person would, and promptly put in and order for 65,000 ping pong balls, enough to cover the entire surface of the pool. To go with their new screen, they created an application which mapped to the pool and displayed a floating river of graphics, pulled by an invisible tide. Audio reactive visuals bumped along with the various dj’s and musical acts taking place poolside. The tactile quality of swimming through ping pong balls, combined with animated colors and light created an interactive event worth telling stories about.

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Nimba LED Suspension Light by Antoni Arola


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A delicate, floating circle of light, the Nimba 90 LED Suspension Light combines simplicity with advanced technology and high-efficiency. A stainless steel ring is illuminated by a series of LEDs, softened by a white inner diffuser. Suspended from a satin nickel canopy by subtle, nearly invisible cable, the Nimba seems to levitate just below the ceiling.

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El Montero, Saltillo Coahuila – Mexico


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El Montero is a restaurant located in the city of Saltillo in the Mexican state of Coahuila, not far from the Texan border. The surrounding area is desert and the visual and culinary style of the restaurant reflect this restaurant. The town itself is nicknamed both the Athens of Mexico for its history and concentration of intellectuals. This restaurant uses the combination of sophistication and aged materials, contemporary and historical, dark and light. One cannot miss the fantastic, custom-created chandelier consisting of more than 4 kilometers of chain. While the restaurant was designed well, we can also see the great branding that they created for this place. The branding and interior design of El Montero were developed by Anagrama, a multi-disciplinary creative agency located in San Pedro Garza García in the state of Nuevo León.

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Metro Napoli’s Art Stations


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Metro Napoli’s Art Stations. The Art Stations program has been going on for some time with artists, designers and architects, including, Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti Jannis Kounellis, Karim Rashid, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sol LeWitt contributing. The station is on Via Toledo (Via Roma), one of the main shopping streets in Naples. A second entrance to the Toledo Station will open in February 2013 in the Spanish Quarter, Quartieri Spagnoli. Oscar Blanca also designed the public squares above the two metro entrances. The Toledo station is one of the deepest in the line at 50 meters, and it is themed around water and light.

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Linear Suspension Lights


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This linear suspension light “Crystalmeth” is created by David D’Impiero. Designed with silver anodized aluminum inside and faceted stainless steel outside, this linear suspension light has stainless steel ceiling canopy adjustable with stainless mounts. Two adjustable rods that not only hold the structure but also supply the power with hidden cables inside them.

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Detail.MGX By Dan Yeffet.


Creative ceiling pendants created by Israeli designer Dan Yeffet are called “Detail.MGX”. The lampshade is made with the unmistakable pattern of a fingerprint. He stretched his print around a sphere, its unique swirls becoming channels through which light would shine.

The Aura Lamp.


The latest in a trend of garden & light combinations, the Aura lamp is an experiment in interactive objects that combines nature, water & light in a unique design that strengthens the bond between object & user by changing color with a simple touch of the plant’s leaves. The system uses an aluminum base with LED RGB modules that shine through the glass container. By touching the plant the user grounds the system & activates color changes, power & light intensity.

The Torch Light Glove.


The new conceptual torch light designed by Slovenian designer Tilen Sepic, is something that has been picked straight out of the sci-fi movies. The whole idea of the concept as per the designer is to produce a working light without the hassle of shadows being reflected in the object. The device is supposed to be worn like a glove around the wrist and the light is emitted through the white LED which is a part of the device. The device also includes a battery pack with the light being transferred through the attached optical fibers to a specified location. Just point at the location and you will see light.

Flat’s Where It’s At.


Gone are the days that bigger is better. Streamlined packaging designs like the flat pack Spline Light are in… for good. The simple yet elegant design of this matt black pendant light helps save on shipping costs and ease up on the environment. With an interesting shape and unique shadow-cast, it don’t look half-bad either.

Occupy The Infinite.


The gallery surrounding this post unfortunately wasn’t given to me with much information attached, however I do happen to know that name of the exhibit is External Stimuli be the amazing artist Peter Kogler.  His work spans large spaces, and makes use of the walls and the area in a room to make his artistic point.  Long story short, uber-dope.  Check the method.

Hexanest.


Check out the Hexanest. It’s not a bird’s nest. It’s a nest for hexes. And when I say hexes I mean lights. The entire concept was produced with the thought to remind the user of home, where the heart is, where one can truly relax. Like a home whose components are all plug-and-play, the frame acts as the gopher holes, and the hexagon-shaped lights like the gophers. But hanging from the ceiling. And each hole makes the bulb burn brighter.  Slap those hexagons right in the hexagons and each of the holes makes a different result.  And as you can see, they’re all good. Find a fabulous larger room in your house or office or amazing building from when you serve fabulous foods, and get hexy.

Skateboard Safety.


I appreciate that I live in a city where half the people would rather ride their bike, roller-blade, or skateboard than drive a car… but I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve seen people (that I know) almost get run over.  Especially at night. Sure bikes have lights and reflectors but what about skateboards and longboards? Introducing the HAL Longboard Light.  HAL attaches to the underside of the skateboard or longboard between the truck and deck to signal the rider’s presence.

The Sandglass Light.


The sense of déjà vu is overwhelming when you look at the Sandglass Light, however with the exception to the shape, little else is common between the old and the new. Clearly inspired by the age-old hourglass shape, this refined version has simple functions and does away with the timer. Three settings and minimal twists encourage you to use the lamp more as ambient lighting than just a novelty fixture. This new avatar is all about refinements.

The TetraBox Light.


Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space.  Super dope.