Ok, so the colorcell project isn't exactly about light, but it IS about color and that's good enough for us.
Actually, what these guys are doing is pretty cool; they're applying the democratic process to find "the most beautiful color combinations". Of course, this method only ensures that they'll find the most popular color combinations, but that's a start.
If you choose to participate, make sure to vote for our cell. It'll be easy to find...it's the most beautiful one.
A one-bedroom flat in London is believed to be the first in the world to be lit entirely by LEDs (light-emitting diodes). The Vos Pad is the brainchild of designer Marcel Jean Vos, whose design consultancy Vos Solutions has integrated the latest technologies to create ‘a blueprint for future living’.
ACDC Lighting supplied over 120 colour-changing RGB LED fittings. A custom-built Lutron computerised system controls the level and colour of the lighting in different areas and can be used to create static or changing ‘moods’.
The bathroom features an LED-illuminated spa bath and a colour-changing side-lit shower screen made from Litelogic panels. Similar panels provide colour-changing glass worktops in the kitchen. Simulated candles and specially commissioned LED sculptures add to the ambience.
From the website:
This state-of-the-art prototype apartment was designed by Marcel Jean Vos as a blueprint for future living. The lighting scheme sets a world precedent by being entirely based on fully dimmable, colour-changing light emitting diodes (LEDs) and demonstrates a comple tely new way of living with light. Decor and mood can be dramatically altered or gently mixed by microprocessor controlled lighting systems.
The Vos Pad is the world`s first apartment of its kind.
Designed by the currently hyper-trendy Bouroullec brothers back in 2001, this "vase" is actually quite beautiful.
From the website:
"The « Vase » (available in green or blue) is, in the first instance an alcove, a hollow volume. It holds a flower and, as in religious statuary, the « Vase » is a frame in which everything is controlled: background, light and colour. It means seeing a flower, almost deified: seeing it perfectly and seeing only that."
Actually, I think almost anything would appear "deified" in there. I'm going to start saving up for one of these right now (unless someone out there can find it in their heart to buy me one. Just in case, it's available only at uber-chic galerie kreo, 22 rue duchefdelaville 75 013 Paris T +33 1 53 60 18 42 F +33 1 53 60 17 58. I'd be forever in your debt).
Everyone's rubbish is a part of our lifestyle and personality - the light illuminates the rubbish to show you 'colour'. rubbish light brings some fun into throwing out rubbish and creates enjoyable lighting effects using undesirable artefacts.