Bursts Of Color Brighten An Already-Brilliant Sky

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RN870 paint pigment photograph, dalamar opaque (2012).

Every year in the early spring, Hindus deck out their homes in lush pigments to observe Holi—the festival of colors. The holiday’s significance in the Hindu tradition is vast and varied, but Holi has also carved a secular niche, as public celebrations take place in cities all over the globe. To honor tradition, or simply to have a good time, attendees throw fistfuls of vibrant pigments at one another and leave festivals looking something like this:

Image via Edison Avenue.

To capture their recent Paint Pigment Photograph Series, London-based designers Rob and Nick Carter tossed pigments around, too—but not at each other, or anyone in particular. Instead, they captured the capsules of color in mid-air, creating what look like clouds just before a rainbow storm.

RN865 paint pigment photograph, napthol vermillion (2012).

RN868 paint pigment photograph, benzimidazolone orange (2012).

RN871 paint pigment photograph, nickel titanate yellow (2012).

RN873 paint pigment photograph, cobalt nicket green (2012).

RN875 paint pigment photograph, cobalt bermuda blue (2012).

RN879 paint pigment photograph, dioxazine violet (2012).

[via The Creators Project]

LED-Clad Hikers Create Light Art As They Traverse The Hills Of Scotland In Speed Of Light

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Photo by Alan McAteer.

Performance is not for the weak. Alertness, strength, and endurance are essential qualities in anyone present at a long-duration performance piece, since the boundaries between artist and audience often become blurred.

As a part of this year’s Edinburgh International and London 2012 Festivals, NVA organized an ongoing public installation called Speed of Light, inviting runners and walkers alike to ascend Arthur’s Seat sporting LED gear to illuminate the mountain at night. The results are these stunning images of their hike, marked in colorful light.

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Photo by Toby Williams.

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Photo by Peter Buchanan.

The effect? Think Great Wall of China, decked out in holiday lights, photographed with a slow shutter speed.

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Photo by Sally Jubb.

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Photo courtesy of Scotsman.

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Photo by Dan Kitwood.

Speed of Light kicked off yesterday and is running through September 1. You can buy audience tickets online, or even volunteer to run (if you think you have it in you).

[via The Creators Project]

The Future Of Lighting Is Kinetic Sculpture That Dances On Your Ceiling

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Thinking about settling down? Having kids? Maybe even getting a puppy? Whoa, whoa, whoa—hold up. Are you sure you’re ready? Will your new addition have a nurturing environment to live in with room to grow? How about something that requires a little less TLC… Say, a fancy new lighting fixture?

The newest model in Philips’s kinetic lighting series, the LivingSculpture 3D module system is a good first step to bringing new life into your home, since you can program its motion yourself via an online configurator. Designed by WHITEvoid, LivingSculpture 3D uses OLED technology, and the super-thin light-emitting glass plates can be controlled by an iPad. You can also select the number of programmable tiles you’d like to include in your design depending on how much space you’re working with. And the cool thing is, your light sculpture won’t grow—like a baby, or a puppy inevitably would.

Maybe we’re a little biased. We’ve seen and sought after design like this before. But we’re also looking out for you! Before you make any rash decisions, consider the sensible alternative to raising a living thing: designing and owning a LivingSculpture.

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[via The Creators Project]