Inspired by the recent “Supermoon”, product and graphic designer Nosigner (Eisuke Tachikawa) has designed an LED-embedded moon light using actual 3D topographical data taken from the lunar orbiter Kaguya. I can only hope that such a lovely, hypnotizing object will one day be made for sale. (via spoon and tamago)
To celebrate the recent summer solstice, residents of Poznań, Poland gathered to break the country’s record for releasing paper lanterns by setting 8,000 of the glowing lights aloft. Many more videos here. (via the awesomer)
Light shades made from recycled corrugated cardboard.
Expandable shelving and bench storage made from patched bicycle tubes.
A wall-mounted storage basket constructed from a salvaged shopping cart.
Urban seating made from steel and mesh fencing.
Cologne-based designer Michael Konstantin Wolke upcycles found objects, converting them into new works that are as equally functional as stunning. My favorite by far is his expandable wardrobe made from patched bicycle innertubes that have been wrapped around a solid metal frame. This is genuinely brilliant work and I can’t wait to see what he cobbles together next. (via de|zine)
Artificial Moon is a sculptural piece by Beijing-based artist Wang Yuyang constructed from hundreds of various compact fluorescent lightbulbs. At over 13 ft. wide (400cm) the piece is an imposing recreation of Earth’s moon, using strategically placed lights to mimic craters and other surface features. Its creation is also particularly poignant, as it was originally put on exhibit in Shanghai, a city that due to light pollution is often unable witness the actual moon moving through the night sky. See more photos on arthub.
This is the first prototypes of 3 lamps I’ve made. I wanted to work with the contrast of the clean scandinavian design and the rough imperfect concrete. The plan is to start producing and sell these in limited edition of each design. Each lamp will be numbered and signed. Since the are handmade, all lamps will have an unique look to them. [... ] This is a personal project and I’ve done everything from design, to the fabrication of the moulding shapes aswell as the moulding of the lamps myself. I’ve also taken the product photos.
The heavy, utilitarian use of concrete is an interesting take on something that is generally designed to appear light or weightless. I really hope this project comes to fruition. Click images above for details.
For her industrial design senior thesis Brooklyn-based designer Steffi Min developed this awesome prototype for a clothespin light socket. Simply squeeze the top, insert the bulb, and when you release the electricity automatically starts flowing. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing in a design sense, but it’s also pretty darn practical. I’ll take two. (via vimeo)
Hitoshi Kuriyama creates elaborate light installations using complex clusters of shattered fluorescent light bulbs. His latest work can be seen starting June 4th in Venice at Glasstress 2011. (via notcot)