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Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw lighting

Designed by Georgia-based industrial design student Nicholas Baker, the Prism Nightlight is a minimalist, battery-powered nightlight that turns on and off by tilting it like a seesaw. The nightlight is just a prototype but you can learn more about it on his website. (via JVNK)

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Mylar Lamps Mimic Freshwater Jellyfish lighting jellyfish

Created by California-based Roxy Russell, the Medusae Collection is a series of four pendant lamps designed to look like freshwater jellyfish. The lights are made from polyester mylar and measure nearly three feet in height. (via Puddle)

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Lightbulbs Adorned with Sprouting Cityscapes by David Graas lighting design 3d printing

Designer David Graas recently released this great lighting object, a 3D-printed hood depicting a sprouting city that fits on top of an LED bulb. Titled Huddle, the light comes in both a pendant and floor version and is available in his shop. (via DesignTAXI)

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake trees lighting light installation documentary

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake trees lighting light installation documentary

Several years ago Los Angeles-based airbrush make-up artist, photographer and designer Adam Tenenbaum was bequeathed several large vintage chandeliers that he thought might look good in his home, but to his dismay they were a bit too large. Then an idea struck him: why not hang a few in the giant tree in his front yard. The Chandelier Tree was born. Filmmaker Colin Kennedy passed the tree almost daily for nearly six years and finally decided to sit down the Tenenbaum to shoot this short documentary about this strange and beautiful tree. (via kuriositas, boing boing)

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago multiples lighting light installation clouds Chicago

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago multiples lighting light installation clouds Chicago

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago multiples lighting light installation clouds Chicago

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago multiples lighting light installation clouds Chicago

Cloud Ceiling: An Interactive Cloud Made with 15,000 Light Bulbs at Progress Bar in Chicago multiples lighting light installation clouds Chicago

Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett (previously) swung by Chicago this month and installed this amazing interactive lighting solution called Cloud Ceiling at Progress Bar. Constructed from hand-bent steel, reflective mylar, electronics, motion sensors, LEDs, and 15,000 re-appropriated incandescent light bulbs, the cloud is now a permanent fixture in the bar which opened earlier this week. Motion sensors embedded in the ceiling cause the cumulous surface of light bulbs to illuminate, effectively ‘mapping’ a lit path through the cloud as bar patrons move through the space.

Brown and Garret were featured in this space last year, for a similar interactive cloud installed at Nuit Blanche Calgary. You can learn more about Cloud Ceiling here.

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Under a Texas Overpass recycling lighting bicycles

Ballroom Luminoso is a series of six chandeliers designed by artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock currently installed in San Antonio, Texas. Made from custom made structural steel, custom LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, the lights project colorful silhouettes of sprockets and other pieces onto the otherwise drab cement underpass. From the artist’s statement about the project:

Ballroom Luminoso references the area’s past, present, and future in the design of its intricately detailed medallions. The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement. The medallions are a play on the iconography of La Loteria, which has become a touchstone of Hispanic culture. Utilizing traditional tropes like La Escalera (the Ladder), La Rosa (the Rose), and La Sandía (the Watermelon), the piece alludes to the neighborhood’s farming roots and horticultural achievements. Each character playfully rides a bike acting as a metaphor for the neighborhood’s environmental progress, its concurrent eco-restoration projects, and its developing cycling culture.

If you liked this project you might also enjoy Carolina Fontoura Alzaga’s bike chain chandeliers. Images above courtesy photographer Fred Gonzales. (via lustik)

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows trees shadows lighting

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows trees shadows lighting

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows trees shadows lighting

This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the light was partly inspired by the drawings of Ernst Haeckel, the German biologist, naturalist, and philosopher (among other things) who is perhaps most famous for discovering thousands of new animal species and mapping them to a genealogical “tree of life”. Hilden & Diaz describe via their website that the shadows in their light are actually upside down:

Interestingly, the roots are those elements of the forest that are the most visible. Thereby the sculpture is not only mirrored, but also turned upside down in Hilden & Diaz’ artwork. [...] The shadows engulfs the room and transforms the walls into unruly shadows of branches, bushes and gnarled trees. Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls and ceilings and provide weak Rorschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of consciousness. Dimming the lights transforms the installation and one senses a weak fire burning deep in the center of the forest.

It appears the light is just a concept right now, but feel free to join the chorus of people begging for the real thing. (via caoine.org)

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

SÖHKA Lamp: A Customizable Light Made from Rubber Bands  rubber bands lighting

The SÖHKA Lamp is the latest creation from French designer Malet Thibaut (previously). The light is composed of five wooden pieces and 60 rubber bands that can be assembled in practically unlimited configurations to create different lighting patterns for maximum geometric shadow fun. The SÖHKA Lamp will be available for purchase via his website in the near future.

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