Japanese Christmas Light Displays Are Simultaneously Absurd and Calming

In south Japan, Mie prefecture is rocking 7 million LED Christmas lights. Hence the awesome light tunnel above. "Illuminations" or Christmas light displays have been a big deal in Japan since the 1980s. But there's something a lot more contemplative about these lights compared to some of the spectacles in the U.S.. » 12/15/13 9:23am 12/15/13 9:23am

Beautiful LED Kinetic Sculpture Is Powered by Solar

These simple Mobile Lights by Kyouei Design hang from the ceiling from fishing line to create a glowing kinetic sculpture with the size and shape of your choosing. Each piece is equipped with an LED, solar panel and AA battery backup, absorbing light during the day and emitting it at night. But what's more impressive… » 11/04/08 8:56am 11/04/08 8:56am

DIY Pumpkin Guaranteed To Make You Hollow Out Your Bowels

It's almost Halloween again, and for those of you who have yet to try your hand at carving a badass pumpkin, check out Make Zine's » 10/28/08 9:15pm 10/28/08 9:15pm video of a self-proclaimed "scariest pumpkin ever"—a simple looking pumpkin with not-so-simple insides. Looking at the project, it's apparent that aesthetics are not what is shocking…

Joyrider, Possibly the Most Expensive LED Spoke Lights in the World

Moritz Waldemeyer, London-based shiny, spangly design person, has designed what must be the most expensive pair of spoke lights evah. Auctioned off at the ICA Gala Fundraiser in London last week, the Joyrider LEDs, which put a smile on the wheels of your bike, went for almost $4,000. Perhaps that's because they came… » 3/05/08 4:32am 3/05/08 4:32am