Posts Tagged ‘ Lighting ’

Who’s Your Local Preacher?


The word “colorful” is a massive understatement when considering the collection you just scrolled through.  “Cyber Sound” is one of the newest art additions to ‘Local Preacher’s photography collection, and as aligned with the rest of his work, it is AMAZING.  As a DJ, it’s incredible to see the tools I use being so eloquently portrayed in such amazing photos.  Shouts to ‘Local Preacher’ and his amazing ability to use lighting to exemplify the intricacies of the gear myself, and everyone else who does what I do in his work.

The Best Way To Work From Home.


It doesn’t matter how interconnected your devices are, how tight your scheduling skills might be, or how organized you think you are… the juggle struggle is real for those of us who work from home! Designed just for us, BAL is a modular system of interconnected smart screens that connect you to everything you need to be productive and efficient in an entirely new way.  Each hexagonal module can be programmed to display everything from the weather to important blogs and reminders to blueprints. All while being visually separated and available with just a quick glance up from your desktop. Perfect for users who operate visually and interactively, these touch screen panels are perfect for getting organized or simply staying in the know.

Höweler + Yoon’s Swing Time Illuminates Boston Park


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‘Swing time’ by höweler + yoon architecture is an interactive playscape composed of 20 illuminated ring-shaped swings. Designed in three different sizes, the welded polypropylene swings enable users to engage, exercise and play as individuals or in groups. The installation activates the temporary urban park and creates a community area between the Boston convention, exhibition center and D street. LED lighting within the swings are regulated by custom micro-controllers that signal their activity levels. This happens thanks to the internal accelerometer that measures the forces of the swing. This means when they are static, they emit a soft, white light and a switching one from white to purple when in motion. These responsive play elements invite users to interact with each other and create more of a community at the Boston park.

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Aura Collection by Jasper van Grootel


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Jasper van Grootel of JSPR has designed a lighting collection named Aura. The Aura collection consists of a variety of three circle shaped lighting items in different sizes. Crafted of Anodized aluminium and fixed with fairground light bulbs these design objects are sophisticated yet playful. It is possible to connect thru the Aura’s; create an immense lighting object by making a range of the same or different sizes offered. These lighting items ad a luxurious and intense atmosphere to a space, whether it’s in a hospitality facility, in an office, a living room or even in a club.

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The Ethiopia Collection – By Diego Arroyo.


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Diego Arroyo is a Spanish art director and passionate photographer based in New York City. He travels the world in search of the subtle: a smile, a wink of complicity, that special look that reveals our true and intimate essence.  His challenge is trying to catch the story behind the eyes of strangers, the underlying magic that deserves to be seen and usually remains unnoticeable.  This incredible collection of warm and detailed photos chronicles some of the incredible people of Ethiopia.
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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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Serato Icon Artist Series – Joachim Garraud


Joachim Garraud is a Frenchman, alien enthusiast, computer nerd, DJ and producer extraordinaire. Known for his impressive audiovisual shows and high-end production, Joachim has always been drawn to two things in his life: music and technology. Read the interview after the jump.

“When I was young, I learned to play piano and drums. In ’84 there was the first software on the computer, that was a fusion between my two loves, music and technology. Making the fusion with these two things was like, wow… This is exactly what I want to do! I want to make music with my computer.

“The first track I made, was a real techno track because there was only cheap sounds. Short, because there was no memory. In mono, because there was no stereo, and using only 8-bits, so the sound was like ‘qsh qsh qsh qsh’.

“Even if the quality was bad, I was so excited to use this kind of tool to make music.”

As with many, DJing for Joachim was about being able to share his passion for music. It may not have been in the spotlight or on the festival stage yet, but it was just where he wanted to be.

“At the beginning, being a DJ was not very sexy. The DJ was in the basement and nobody could see him playing, but I was very excited to be a DJ in the dark, I was excited to share my love and my passion of the music.

“Before being able to play my own tracks as a DJ, there were two different jobs. There was the producer and the DJ. Today, these are completely linked. If you want to be famous as a DJ you have to be a producer, and you have to play your own tracks.”

Serato Video is now one of the pillars of Joachim’s performance. It’s another way of making the show bigger, the fans more excited and the experience special.

“There is a very strong link between video and audio, you need to be synchronized, but keep the DJ spirit and control everything by yourself. With this kind of technology, you can be flexible as a DJ but as massive as YouTube. When you see a huge crowd, dancing, hands in the air on your own track, you have so many good vibes, after that you cant sleep.”

INOX Park Festival in Paris, is Joachim’s pride and joy. It’s a place where he gives back to his fans, tests out new show ideas and experiments.

“Every year I produce an outdoor event in Paris. This is the third edition of INOX park. It’s my baby, it’s my own festival. Producing my own festival is very important for me, for many reasons. It is a way for me to transmit my passion to the new generation. INOX park is the best place for me to do an experimental show.

“This is the first time I am doing a 3D show, with mask.”

With so much going on – Video, Audio, Lighting – it’s important that he gets out in front and makes a connection with the crowd. Whether it’s shooting a smoke cannon into the front row, playing his keytar or dancing, Joachim loves to perform.

“I am very proud to say that I’m a showman. That’s why I started playing keyboard. You make a direct link, unique with people, and they freak out. On top of that, you are going to be able to play audio and video synchronized, it makes people hypnotized by the show. To deliver more than the classical DJ, I’m very excited and very proud of that.”

The Space Invader, now an iconic feature of Joachim’s brand, is an important part of his identity as a performer and something he personally connects with.

“This icon is very close to my music, there is no question of religion, racism, it’s like universal, it’s for everyone. On top of that, I like all the stories about alien space invaders, it’s linked to my passion of the machine.”

Joachim’s other passion in life is his family. DJing hours aren’t always suited to family life but it’s important he tries to find balance. Now, Joachim lives in Los Angeles, where he is still hard at work producing and planning his shows.

There’s still so much to learn and so much new technology to take advantage of. It’s what drives Joachim, and what excites him about the future.

“I try to keep the balance right, between family and business, but this is very hard. One month ago I moved to L.A. with my family, because I’m going to produce much more music with American people.

“I’m very excited by the future, thats why I love technology, there is something more to learn everyday, it’s very, very exciting.”

Incredible Photos By Theo Gosselin.


The lighting, colors, composition, exposure, everything is amazing in Theo‘s photographs. This nineteen year old guy from France can easily become your favorite photographer. Just take a look at these great pictures.

Tim Street-Porter.


Los Angeles photographer Tim Street-Porter is a genius with a camera. His photos are stunning – perfect composition and lighting. He makes each space come to life and has you take a second look. He has shot some pretty spectacular homes.

Lumenworks – Rainbow Star.


About a month ago, I had the pleasure of receiving the Rainbow Star Cutey by Lumenworks. I have a major weakness for groovy lighting, especially ones that change colors. This sweet little beast of a light is a smaller version to Lumenworks Rainbow Star light. Its base is made of metal and the transparent acrylic top is the icing on the cake for this little beauty. When I plugged it in the first time, I made sure that I was in a dark room where no light could enter in. The treat I received once the Rainbow Star Cutey started its rotation of colors left me relaxed and oddly enough, feeling quite cheerful. I couldn’t wait for the rest of my family to take part in this delightful eye treat. Needless to say, I have become quite addicted to its soothing effects and when I want to just chill and release the stresses of the day, I turn off the lights and turn on the Cutey. Not only would this little jewel be good for mellowing out, but put on some lively music, dim the lights just a hair and liven the ambiance of your party.

Photographer Martin Schoeller’s Celebrity Photos.


Martin Schoeller was born in Munich, Germany, in 1968. Growing up in Germany, he was deeply influenced by August Sander’s countless portraits of the poor, the working class, and the bourgeoisie, as well as by Bernd and Hilla Becher, who spawned a school known as the Becher-Schüler.  Schoeller worked as an assistant to Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. He advanced as a freelance photographer, producing portraits of people he met on the street. The work gained recognition for its strong visual impact and since 1998, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and W, among other publications.

Schoeller joined Richard Avedon as a contributing portrait photographer at The New Yorker in 1999, where he continues to produce his award-winning images. His portraits are exhibited and collected internationally, including in several solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States and are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In addition, he has had many solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe and group exhibitions in the U.S.

Aside from his National Geographic exploits Martin Schoeller had his work present in The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. After featuring Schoeller’s amazing close up portraits of celebrities, we’re once again floored by his latest series of funny celebrity photos. Having the same distinct style in lighting, backdrop and tone, this series is full of imagination. He shows celebrities in various hilarious situations and exaggerated postures, which results in images that are rich in detail, story, color and personality.

The Wonderlamp Collection.


I’m not quite sure what my recent fascination with lighting is, but I’ve been coming across some extremely unique examples of ways to light a house or apartment.  Belgian studio ‘Studio Job’ together with Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans presented their ‘wonderlamp’ collection at Italian gallery Dilmos during Milan Design Week.  Studio Job creates monumental objects made of cast bronze, while Bergmans has made a name for herself developing mouth-blown crystal forms which coagulate into fluid forms.  For ‘wonderlamp’ the light giving blubs of Bergmans are linked to seven bronze objects from Studio Job.  With the collaboration, the unique style of both designers remains intact.

Lucy McRae and Bart Hess Experimental Photography.


LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low-tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.

The ”Modli”.


Playing with lighting is one of the most crucial steps in interior design. MODLI was designed with this in mind. It allows the user to shape the illuminated object to the form of their choice, creating unique effects and completely customizable options. Now anyone can visualize and create the perfect lighting arrangement. MODLI is simple and practical for maintenance and provides versatile lighting effects in public areas and as an architectural light.

A Classic Classroom.


I’m not necessarily one for the classroom, but when I saw these pics from a classroom photo shoot, (the room being the subject of the shoot), and I was quite impressed, but when I saw the video of the preparation of the room, the meticulous detail observed in every single nook and cranny, I knew I had to throw it up.  So check the photo’s pay attention to the little things, and watch the video to see how much work it took.