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Subcarpati, "Am crescut pe la Romana"

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Next level creativity from Romania.

This video for Romanian musician Subcarpati, an animation of a street sign figure coming to life, shows some major commitment to creativity. According to the film's creators, Ionut Negrila and Mihai Calota, “The story makes more sense if you understand the lyrics." Well, we don't, but that's not keeping us from falling in love with it. The zero-budget production......read more

Live Action Light Painting

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Head-scratching clip from Helsinki's Anssi Maatta

We wouldn't normally get too fussed about a light painting video, but this clip from Helsinki's Anssi Maatta takes it to a whole other level. At first we assumed we were watching basic stop motion action with some heavy touch-up in post. Not so. The whole video was shot live on location -- no stop motion, no still photos, and no 3D strokes. We're dumbfounded. Anyone have any idea how he made......read more

Light Paintings by Nicolas Rivals

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Radiant shapes captured in the evening streets of Paris

In his series Eloge de la Stabilité (translated loosely as In Praise of Stability), French photographer Nicolas Rivals presents images of incredible light paintings created around Paris. The warm, radiant shapes are juxtaposed against the cold concrete surroundings, creating an interesting contrast between the two elements. "There is always hope that even in the depths of night a glimmer......read more

Dazzling Light Paintings by Sola

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City streets lit up by incandescent art

UK artist Peter Medlicott, aka Sola, uses a digital camera and a light to create illuminated "sculptures" on darkened city streets. The practice, which he calls "lightbombing," involves a light sabre-esque wand and long exposure photography. Hitting the city late at night, Medlicott draws shapes in the airs with the light fixture, shooting the scene over a period of thirty-odd seconds.......read more

Glowing Wallpaper's Bright Future

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Low-energy, light-emitting wallpaper could start replacing light bulbs by 2012.

A few years back, a major breakthrough was made in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology (originally created by Thomas Edison) that allowed electrification of a luminescent membrane made from organic compounds. Futurists pronounced the arrival of a new era of architecture and design in which the surfaces of a structure could actually become the light source, eliminating the need for......read more

Wash Lamps

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Alex Kovatchev finds a useful function for old washing machine drums.

Yanko Design hips us to these fantastic lamps from designer Alex Kovatchev. Looking a lot like industrial-style modern lighting, Wash Lamps are actually made from a washing machine drum (the part you put your clothes in). The holes in the barrel that send water through the machine work to send light around the room. Pretty nifty!...read more

T-System Public Lighting

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Italian illumination specialists come through with an energy efficient, LED street light solution.

Italian lighting manafacturer ewo develops and produces advanced lighting systems for public spaces. The T-System, the firm's latest output, is an modular LED street light that consumes only as much energy as the space requires. In Bergamo, Italy, where the first T-System lights were recently installed, officials expect the LED solution to provide 40% energy savings. Oh, also, they look......read more

SHFT Sampler 8-12-10

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Weekly link pile: Affordable LED bulbs, crazed collages, and getting pissed about climate change.

Home Depot announces LED lightbulb that costs under $20 -- and lasts for 30 years. Seiko Kato's collages are, how you say, AMAZING. Sea Change: Photographers respond to the BP oil spill -- with optimistic pics of sustainable farming, beekeeping, and urban homesteading. No more Mr. Nice Guy: "End of Nature" author Bill McKibben says it's time to get pissed off about climate......read more

Kwangho Lee: Lifelike Design

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Korean artist-designer wows with creative use of ordinary materials.

The talk of the town at Design September 2010 in Brussels is an exhibition of Kwangho Lee's work at next-gen retailer/gallery Hunting and Collecting. The show, which is to runs from September 10-30, presents an overview of the talented Korean artist-designer's work and an animated projection of his creative process. Born in Seoul in 1981, Kwango Lee grew up in the remote countryside......read more

Plumen Light Bulb

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A compact florescent with flair. $30.00

Put away the lamp shade, you're going to want to show this bulb off. The Plumen bulb adds class and style to the energy- and cost-saving benefits of conventional CFL light bulbs. Emitting a soft glow that works in any space, the Plumen uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer than energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs. “It’s strange that the bulb," reads an......read more

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