21. August 2008

Incandescent Light Bulb Scultpures by Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Light Bulb Sculptures by Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Artist Dylan Kehde Roelofs responds to the „soulless glow of low-energy bulbs“ with a series of self-made light bulbs and lamps.

These artworks are fully fledged lamps which indeed do give off light. Dylan doesn’t specify the life span of such a bulb, but he claims that his testing lamps are already glowing for 2500 hours. The price of these art lamps ranges from about 130 Euros to 870 Euros. Once burnt out, the filament can be replaced – for a fee.

I like these incandescent lamps. The style is beautifully steampunk’ish They would also fit very well in a Firefly set. ^_^

» The Incandescent Sculpture of Dylan Kehde Roelofs

(via Boing Boing Gadgets)

(This article is also available in German)

Topics: artglasslampslightsteampunk

3. February 2008

Freaky Tentacle Chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage


Chandeliers have a reputation of being antiquated. They just aren’t trandy anymore. Maybe Adam Wallacavage can help this kind of lighting to new fame. He builds chandeliers in tentacle designs.

There is a tentacle for every taste. Black tentacles. Bright pink tentacles. Thick tentacles. Slim tentacles… :)

The only downside ist he pice: The pinc tentacle chandelier costs 10’000 dollars. The other ones probably aren’t much cheaper. Looks like tentacles are only for the wealthy class… *sigh*

» Adam Wallacavage at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

(via kreativrauschen.de via Boing Boing)

Topics: artlighttentaclesweird

8. December 2007

Sun Jar – Conserved Sunshine

Sun Jar

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could store sunlight in a preserving jar? Something like that must have wandered through Tobias Wong’s mind when he got the idea to Sun Jar.

Sun Jar is a jar which stores sun energy at day using solar cells. At night, it uses this energy to power LED lights which produce an atmospheric glow. Allegedly, the light is about as bright as a candle light. You can even place it outside, for example in the garden, because it is waterproof – just like all preservation jars.

A beautiful idea. :)

» Sun Jar

(via Kreativrauschen.de via Madvertising)

Topics: conservationgadgetlightsunweird

18. October 2007

Pepper’s Ghost on the Catwalk

Recently, I stumpled upon an interesting video of a fashion show. Usually, fashions shows are about as attractive to me as a stamp collections, but this one had a special feature: The models were surrounded by projections.

From a technical point of view, this is very fascinating. Usually, images are projected on screens and not onto thin air like it appears to be in this show.

» read on!

Topics: lightpresentationprojection

17. October 2007

Augmented Sculpture – A Light Installation

This installation by Pablo Valbuena is called Augmented Sculpture v1.0. I don’t think words can convey the fascinating effect of this installation of light, so better watch the video above. :)

This is one of my favorite installations. I have seen it in reality (at Ars Electronica 2007) and it was at least equally fascinating and beautiful there as in the video. The setup at the Ars Electronica Festival had a more mysterious atmosphere, because it was placed in a very dark, old, room which had the feeling of a ruin.

At the website of Pablo there are more beautiful pictures of the installation, the same video in better quality, as well as the artist’s description:

This project is focused on the temporary quality of space, investigating space-time not only as a three dimensional environment, but as space in transformation.


» Augmented Sculpture v1.0

(this article is also available in German)

Topics: artinstallationlight

14. September 2007

Lichtfaktor – Animated Light Paintings

Combine long exposure time and bright objects and you get beautiful images. You can find plenty of examples spread over the internet.

What is very uncommon, though, are animated light paintings. Lichtfaktor creates such beautiful animations. His myspace-profile contains various beautiful light paintings and this video:

Fascinating. :)

(via pasQualle via Nerdcore)

Topics: artexposurelightphoto

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