San Francisco, come March 5, 2013, you're in for an incredible treat. Designed by world famous light artist Leo Villareal, The Bay Lights is an epic light project that will span 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high on the Bay Bridge. Using 25,000 individually programmed white LEDs, Villareal will create complex light patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge’s west span.
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Currently underway in Lyon, France is their most famous event, the annual Festival of Lights (“Fêtes des Lumières” in French). Designers from all around the world flock to Lyon to take over buildings, squares, rivers and hills so that its over 4 million visitors can enjoy the city flooded with color. Lasting just four days, from December 6 to December 9 this year, it's a stunning…Continue
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If you happen to be in Japan from now to March 31, 2013, make sure to check out one of Japan's most stunning displays of light called Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Opened just yesterday, it's been called one of…
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South-Africa born and based artist Daniel Popper creates large scale installations that involve the public. For the annual COP 17 (Conference of the Parties, 17th session), the climate change conference held in Durban, South African in 2011, Daniel Popper and his crew created for Siemens a…
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Who wouldn't want to turn off all the lights and take a nice, hot shower in this bathroom? Spotted on Freshome, this beautiful bathroom was designed by Blanca Sanchez of Halo Design Interiors. Inspired…
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While seeing 9,000 lights in a field would stop anyone in their tracks, watching them change color and intensity all at the same time would, no doubt, qualify it as a spectacle. Italian-born artist Giancarlo Neri recently brought his installation Maximum Silence to Rio de Janeiro. He programmed the lights into two stages. For five minutes, the lights all shine as one, changing…
From now till February 11, 2012, visit The Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles to see some beautiful blue hour photography. Kevin Cooley's new exhibition, called "Take Refuge," shows twilight photographs taken in New York and California as well as in Spitsbergen island in the…Continue
We're in Miami this week to report on Art Basel! While here, we were able to attend a few different press preview events including Design Miami and Art Miami. Easily one of the highlights of Design Miami was seeing this incredible exhibit put on by their exclusive car sponsor, Audi.
Audi teamed up with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to bring a "digital street" to life. Called…Continue
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Don't these beautiful digital montages remind you of the title sequence from Monsters, Inc? French artist Anne-Laure Maison manipulated images of lighted doors and windows she took at night. The lights came from within the homes as she stood outside to capture their beauty.
Bronze Award: The 22nd Koizumi International Lighting Design Competition for Students
Designer: Keita Ogawa
"I’ve had a bitter experience with a 200-watt bulb and here’s my story: when I dunked my phone accidentally into a mug of water, like a bright person I decided to evaporate the excess moisture by placing the phone under my table lamp. The 200-watt heat melted & disfigured the plastic interface and now…
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I want this in my room!! Sorry to burst your bubble cause though they look sweet and tempting, they're not edible! Handstrung by Kevin Champeny, with approximately 5,000 acrylic gummi bears with a 31" diameter, it's a process that takes about 2 months to complete, and only 10 will be made, with each one slightly different.
They also sell gummi lights, which are… Continue
Surely you'll agree that there's no better time to experience the magic of Christmas than at night. Watching the Christmas lights come on, you can't help but feel the excitement in the air. As we take a look at these spectacular Christmas lights from around the world, may we appreciate just how much time and effort went into these artistic displays. Also, notice how each is so uniquely special to that city!
Oh to be in Berlin! From October 14 through 25, more than 50 of Berlin landmarks and historic buildings will be illuminated from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. every night. The Festival of Lights will transform Berlin into a magical wonderland. We were in Sydney, Australia when it had its own light festival, called Smart Light…
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