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Olympus Perspective Playground

The Perspective Playground exhibition, Explorez l’Art de l’Image, organised by Olympus is taking place from the 28th October to 25th November 2015 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.  Such internationally renowned artists as Maser, Erik Olofsen, flora&faunavisions...

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Enigma: a Steampunk-Themed Cafe in Romania

A new cafe opened in Cluj-Napoca, Romania called Enigma that claims to be “the world’s first kinetic steampunk bar.” We all have to admit that we’ve all thought at least once in our lifetime about going back or forward in time. Whether what we ever wanted to do was to...

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Scientists make a liquid droplet levitate

Using an ultrasonic wave scientists from Clemson University suspended a drop of liquid in midair. They figured the way to manipulate the drop’s shape by increasing the strength of the acoustic field - the higher the frequency and amplitude of the waves, the more...

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Glowing bicycle path

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde has created a cycle path, illuminated by glowing pebbles and LEDs, with patterns based on Vincent van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The surface of the path is coated with a special paint that uses solar energy gathered...

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Interactive projection-mapped performance

Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters—one meaning “man” and the other “dream”—used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing...

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Immersive light installation by Neon Golden

Neon Golden, an Austrian artist collective, has created an installation mimicking the movements of fireflies. This immersive installation, SWARM, acts as an irregular 3D display. 1920 LEDs organized as a pointcloud are hanging in various heights from the ceiling....

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Bond Nightclub in Melbourne

The sleek lines and curvature in the design of Bond Nightclub in Melbourne mimic the music which pulsates from wall to wall. The club's refurbishment created an interior layout different from anything one has seen in Melbourne, evoking a feeling of escapism and...

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LED TOWERS BY LIBESKIND AND IMMERSIVE

Daniel Libeskind and Immersive’s spectacular LED light towers serve as gates to the Milan World Expo, and their spiraling LED lights can be seen from 164 feet away. The animations that race across the sculptures are inspired by natural phenomena ranging from the...

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DESIGN FOR SECOND MELBOURNE MPAVILION

The design of this year's MPavilion is an attempt to recreate the experience of being in a forest. British architect Amanda Levete explains: Our MPavilion 2015 is designed to create the sensation of a forest canopy, made up of seemingly fragile, translucent petals...

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W HOTEL ISTANBUL

Located in the historic area, Akaretler, in the city centre, the space of the recently renovated hotel draws influences from the Ottoman empire. The new look was developed by a renowned Turkish designer Mahmut Anlar, who tried to express the motifs and history of the...

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NEW ZEALAND CAVE ILLUMINATED BY GLOWING WORMS

On these long exposure photographs captured by a New Zealand based photographer Joseph Michael you can see the communities of glow-worms (arachnocampa luminosa) endemic to the island nation of the country. The light, emitted mostly from females, is believed to be the...

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COCONUT SHELL LAMPS

Nymphs lamps are created from coconut, suede, and cork and are able to transform the feel of an entire room with the elongated patterns they cast on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Handcrafted by Vainius Kubilius each lamp is drilled with thousands of holes allowing...

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BACH IN LIGHTS

The animation that transforms two compositions from J.S. Bach’s The Well Tempered Clavier (Prelude and Fugue in C Major) into a visual interpretation of music was created by visual artist Alan Warburton. The piece incorporates thousands of CGI light bulbs mounted...

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THEATRE ROYAL IN GLASGOW GETS ILLUMINATED BY REGGIANI

The Theatre Royal, the oldest in Glasgow and the longest running in Scotland, recently went under a consortium-funded multimillion pound refurbishment. The building was completely restyled with a number of new facilities added. A total transformation of the Theatre...

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KINETIC GLASS INSTALLATION BY STUDIO DRIFT

Amsterdam based Studio Drift has created In 20 Steps, an installation of moving glass bars, arranged in pairs and moving at different times to each other creating an impression of wings slowly flapping. In 20 Steps is a tribute to the human desire to be able to fly,...

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VIP AIRCRAFT CABIN BY MERCEDES AND LUFTHANSA

The design was presented by Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit (EBACE) earlier last week in Geneva. The purpose of this cooperation was to unite the two companies' innovative expertise in the areas of...

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PHOTOTROPE SHIRT FOR NIGHT RUNNERS

The illuminated shirt was created by a Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen using LEDs and foil with the purpose of improving safety for runners on public roads and pathways. The garment is made from technical jersey embedded with washable strips of the low-energy lights...

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SONY LIGHT BULB WITH A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER INSIDE

Sony Japan has just announced the LED Light Bulb Speaker, which screws into a standard light bulb socket inside any overhead light fixture or lamp and can pair with any Bluetooth device. The brightness of the light coming from the bulb and the volume of the music from...

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LED SMART SHOES

Functioning both as a customizable lighting system and a musical instrument/audio-visual controller Orphe is a smart-shoes system designed for performance. Japan based No New Folk Studio had advanced motion sensors, 100 full-color, serially-controlled LEDs, and a...

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Unfolding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers

Shylight, a kinetic light fixture that opens dramatically during a 9 meter fall, was designed by Amsterdam based Studio DRIFT: Certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. This highly evolved natural mechanism is called...

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SALT yacht by Lujac Desautel

SALT is a project created by Lujac Desautel, an architecture student at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts, as an entry to a young boat designers competition. The idea behind it was to enable people to see the water while sitting in a yacht, which the...

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