Created by Kimchi and Chips and commissioned by FutureEverything and the British Council, Light Barrier is the latest installation by Seoul based duo consisting of Elliot Woods and Mimi Son. First shown at New Media Night Festival, Nikola-Lenivets Park (4–6 June 2014), the installation creates phantoms of light in the air by crossing millions of calibrated beams; creating floating graphic objects which animate through space.

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theenergyissue:

FLEXlab: A Test Bed for Building Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled the FLEXlab test bed, created to help buildings save energy, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in San Francisco. It is the only facility of its kind in the world, and its arrival marks significant moment as California attempts to cut the amount of electricity its buildings use. Researchers can easily swap out the lab’s heating, air conditioning and lighting, and even its windows. Furthermore, they can see how all of those elements perform together, not just one system at a time. A portion of the lab, resting on a concrete turntable that weighs a half-million pounds, can rotate 270 degrees to test how different angles of sunlight affect energy use. Sensors inside adjust temperature to minimize energy use while maximizing comfort. "We built FLEXlab with reconfiguration in mind…It’s like a kit of parts," says Cindy Regnier, executive manager of the project. ”This is about understanding the performance of a building before you spend millions of dollars on it.” 

(Source: sfgate.com)

Onion Skin, created by French artist and visual label ANTIVJ co-founder Olivier Ratsi, is an immersive installation that recreates the different layers of the onion using lights and music.

Ricochet Studios — clever and functional domestic lighting piece called Shoe Toss 

nevver:

Chance of Thunderstorms

This project has been featured for years on design blogs… is it the perfect lighting design?

contemporaryartdaily:

Anna Blessman and Peter Saville at Cabinet
aestheticgoddess:

James Clar

aestheticgoddess:

James Clar

eps-ilon:

 Luis Montemayor
aestheticgoddess:

James Turrell
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Patterns by Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell is an artist in Los Angeles. He has a wife Lauren, one normal cat, one cross-eyed cat, one blind cat, and a dog who isn’t normal, but does have great vision. He thinks high fives are pretty cool and he likes to spend as much time writing bio’s as it took to read this.

Flame-y head guys!

Patterns by Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is an artist in Los Angeles. He has a wife Lauren, one normal cat, one cross-eyed cat, one blind cat, and a dog who isn’t normal, but does have great vision. He thinks high fives are pretty cool and he likes to spend as much time writing bio’s as it took to read this.

I don’t know the history of these images, but they were taken by photographer Thomas Prior, and originally seen on agonistica.

Tultepec, Mexico by Thomas Prior

Through Hollow Lands by Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora

From Officesnapshots: Autodesk is a software company that develops 2d and 3d modeling software that over 10 million professionals use throughout the world. Their company headquarters in Waltham, MA was recently redesigned using their own software for many of the individual elements. The Autodesk office itself is LEED Platinum certified.

While looking at this project, designed by KlingStubbins, it is easy to be impressed with some of the unique particulars of the space: the conference cubes, the built-in wall light elements, and the geometric ceiling. However, when it comes to the actual office space, we see just the basic cubicles. The best part of the actual employee work space are definitely the common areas and conference rooms.

Night Stroll (by Tao Tajima)

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Adam Ekberg - Untitled (2012)

likeafieldmouse:

Adam Ekberg - Untitled (2012)