Designer Kei Yamamoto created these lighting fixtures that look like giant LEDs. Made from acrylic, aluminum and a dozen LED light sources each, they’re each about 20-times the size of a normal light-emitting diode.
The fixtures’ clear acrylic shell and arrangement of LEDs create a beautiful visual effect on the wall above the lamps.
Boy, does that sound painful, or what? Actually, it’s fun. These colorful rubber BOING Balls (not to be confused with the classic Amiga orb of the same name) have a set of tri-colored LEDs inside of them, and change hues when you apply pressure to them.
The latest watch hitting our shores courtesy of Japan’s TokyoFlash looks more like something on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise than something that could actually tell time. Heck, for all I know, it’s actually displaying the current temperature level of the warp core.
For some reason, the latest digital watch from London’s STORM features a readout that brings back memories of classic TV shows from my childhood. I’m not sure if it’s more reminiscent of a Cylon Centurion helmet from Battlestar Galactica, or the dashboard from KITT from Knight Rider.
Here’s a cool gadget that lets you send messages using the wheels of your bicycle. By using an optical illusion called persistence of vision, your words are revealed as you pedal your bike.
The Lampex Lex module screws onto the spokes of your bicycle, and produces rapidly flashing sequences of LEDs to display your messages.
Most modern LED lighting fixtures do their best to conceal their individual light emitters for some reason. These colorful Tino fixtures from Lite Source are proud of their high-tech roots, letting the light sources speak for themselves.
Now you can have the dumb but lovable dad from The Simpsons take up residence on your desk with this fun Homer Simpson USB Lamp. But just like its namesake, the light is a bit of a dim bulb, so don’t expect to light up an entire room with it.
I’ve written about so many modern digital watches that sacrifice ease of use for cool design (I’m talking to you, TokyoFlash). So it’s a breath of fresh air to see a modern digital that manages to balance looks with ease-of-use.
This tiny flashlight is about as minimal as it gets. Just snap the little LED light unit onto the top of any 9-volt battery, and voilà, you have a fully functional source of illumination.
The compact light includes a trio of super-bright LEDs, which should be plenty for helping you find your keys in the dark.
The talented case-modders over at Computer Choppers have put their amazing Digg custom computer up for sale on eBay. The system is a glorious tribute to the popular social news website.
In addition to the over-the-top case design, the system is loaded up with a goodly amount of high-end components, including:
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU w/ Asus Silent Square HSF
Asus P5B-Deluxe Motherboard
3GB DDR2 Memory (2GB Gskill HZ DDR2-800 & 1GB (512×2) Kingston HyperX DDR2-1066)
3x500GB Western Digital WD5000YS Hard Drives
BFG 8800GTS 640MB Video Card
Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum
18x Sata DVDRW w/ lightscribe
Hiper 580watt Power Supply
Noritake 3900 512×32 VFD
PCI fan controller & LPT port
It even includes a matching, custom painted 20-inch LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse, and slick aluminum mouse pads to round out the system.
This delightfully minimal lighting fixture is the latest creation from Sam and Jude, the creative minds behind SUCK UK. The Little Lamp is literally just a lampshade strapped to an LED light source, strapped to a D-Cell battery.
On very rare occasion, I’ll see something that truly knocks me off my feet. That time is now. The Troja Arc Lamp is simply awe inspiring.
Designed by Germany’s hansandfranz studio, the lamp features a sweeping arc that emits a warm halo of light around its subject.
In keeping with tradition, Japanese watch importer TokyoFlash is getting set to release yet another watch that might require an advanced degree to read.
Their new Geomesh watch has a grid of 27 colored LEDs concealed beneath a mirrored finish.
Artist Giancarlo Neri has put together this stunning installation which places 10,000 individual colored LED orbs in a field. Each sphere gradually cycles through colors, creating a beautiful, dramatic vista.
While the illuminated globes are absolutely stunning by night, they’re equally as interesting when turned off during the daylight hours.
The guys from online shop MyVirtualZone just tipped me off to these little playthings. The appropriately named Laser Top has a little laser beam that projects out of the side as you spin it around.
While I actually think the effect of the LEDs and the laser are pretty cool when its spinning, I think that the music that plays as it goes is about as ridiculous as it gets.