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New lighting from Artemide (Italy) this year includes the Altrove by Carlotta de Bevilacqua, a decorative wall or ceiling light that uses transparent wires to allow the light to flow. It's the type of lighting that begs the question, "Is it really there?" More substantial is Ross Lovegrove's Cosmic Leaf, available as a table, floor or ceiling lamp. Each version is made of textured methacrylate set in a chromed steel structure. The Chilone in brushed steel is designed by Ernesto Gismondi. The outdoor luminaire uses low energy LEDs and can be grouped in a variety of installations, given the range of heights.



The Ring of Death?

Car designer Harsha Vardhan has a different vision of tomorrow. While his vehicle calls for an electric engine, just like we see in cars now like the Toyota Prius or Chevrolet Volt, that engine drives magnetic fields, not wheels. The magnetic fields, of course, do eventually drive the wheels forward when the energy is transferred from over superconducting fluid that touches the rims.

The result is, theoretically, a very smooth and quiet ride with a low environmental impact. The design is smooth with its neat, rear-entry cockpit and the futuristic touch.


Papercraft Castle is More Gorgeous and Intricate Than Most Real Castles

This unbelievable papercraft project, by Japanese art student Wataru Itou, took over 4 years to create and features lights and a moving train. It's probably the most stunning papercraft sculpture we've ever seen.

The sculpture is called, in English, "A Castle on the Sea," and is currently being exhibited at Uminohotaru, Tokyo, Japan. The entire project, excluding the lights and possibly a few mechanical elements of the train, is made of painstakingly cut and folded paper.

Compiled by Mahdin Mahboob
Source: gizmodo.com, mocoloco.com


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