If ever there was something bubbling out of the primordial ooze it's these little pools of light. There's something that's just gloopy and compelling about them. This is KIHOU, a series produced by tangent, a London/Tokyo design studio.


Basically different bowls hold a "sticky liquid" and a layer of black silicone oil. There are LEDs in the bottoms of the bowls and when a pump pushes air through the liquid, glowing bubbles break on the surface of the silicone oil. It's strange how little fluid bubbles can be so gripping. [Creative Applications]