If you like to take a long soak, you probably find the the cycle of water turning from comfortably warm to tepid to cold is frustrating. For sure you can drain out some cold water and refill some water, but it is not only a unpleasant experience but also kinds of water waste. Korean designer Sunmi Hwang, Hyunjoo-Lee & Jiwon-Seok came up with a brilliant and elegant idea – Warm On pebbles. Conceptual “pebbles” Warm On are sensor-fitted heat-radiating artificial stones. Dipping them in hot water, they are able to detect and “remember” its temperature. When the water begins to cool, the sensors are activated and turn the heating system. The water in the bathroom or any other vessel passes through an electronic “pebbles” and thus heated to a reference temperature, which is “memorized” transmitters. So from start to finish you can have the same water temperature without any guilt or wasted water and electricity from “refreshing” the bath. I love this idea, for more useful and environmentally friendly bath ideas visit www.decorplanet.com.
Some of the most horrific and evil villains in films were brought to us within the last thirty-or-so years. Italy-based photographer Federico Chiesa sought to capture some of these infamous characters from the 80’s in their everyday lives, if they were alive today. The collection, entitled “Horror Vacui” (latin for “fear of empty space”), depicts the characters in the twilight of their years, and time has not been kind. Though most of their faces are hidden by masks, their hunched over bodies and geriatric environments speak volumes.
There’s Darth Vader in an easy chair underneath a blanket with Tie Fighter-adorned hot water bottle, staring forlornly at the TV; Michael Myers from Halloween, who isn’t nearly as menacing using a walker; the Grady twins from The Shining, presumably still searching for someone to play with them; Jason Voorhees down and out on skid row; and Freddy Krueger alone with a bottle of wine and pack of smokes. Great concept and excellent execution! [source]
British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster skilfully skirt the boundaries between beauty and the shadowier aspects of humanity, playing with our perceptions as well as our notions of taste. The duo forms abstract works from, which upon first glance, look like nothing other than straightforward piles of trash, such as household rubbish, scrap metal and taxidermy animals. With light illuminating the pile, it to create a shadow image entirely different to that seen when looking directly at the deliberately disguised pile. The meaning behind these work is to play with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones. This is serious and the entertaining. Hope you enjoy it as same as I do. [source]
Designed by the “new media” studio Apostrophy’s, the imagination light garden, as one of the main highlights at the International Horticultural Exposition, utilized two million light bulbs to create the five sections of the spectacular garden. The five sections:
bloom field – consists of several lotus light sculptures that create a welcoming atmosphere at the entrance,
star marine – features a flock of butterflies which plume in correspondence to the music within a field of light,
Anodard lake – named after a buddhist mythology, features a collection of fish light sculptures which ‘jump’ to the music against a backdrop of a peaceful lake,
back-light garden – composed of a hundred fluorescent-painted flowers that glow during the night,
and twilight field – situated at the exit by a Buddhist statue pavilion and consists of a lane created by two lines of local rattan flower lamps
Moreover, the light garden also have a group of “solar cell flowers” that were designed to absorb sunlight during the day in order to power the lights at night. Such a great idea to show awesomeness and consider the environment. [source]