You Fade to Light

You remember Chris O’Shea?  Chris worked with Cinimod Studio to create a work called Beacon a while back.  Chris just did some more programming on another work, this time an OLED love fest with Philips’ LumiBlade OLEDs and a company in London called rAndom international.  “You Fade to Light” is a project that takes your image and essentially reverses it in large OLED pixels as you pass in front of the interface.  Of course it also makes the exploit of LumiBlade’s ability to be transparent.  Of course.

Check out a video of the work:

“You fade to light” – OLED Installation from rAndom International on Vimeo.

Colorful, Artistic Lighting for Snod Soho


I’ve not had a Snog Frozen Yogurt before, but they sure have a great looking store!

A design firm called Cinimod Studio has created a beautiful design for the London Soho Snog store – a ceiling full of little spheres with LEDs enclosed, 700 of them to be relatively precise.  The LEDs change color and create differing pictures and making the noms look great.

From the Cinimod Studio website:

Cinimod’s design builds upon the brand identity created by ico Design and evolves the strong architectural vision created in the first store SNOG South Kensington, while introducing a different ‘quirk’ in the design: the bubbling ceiling. This lighting feature is comprised of 700 glass globes containing LED lights and presents a new level of visual excitement and public engagement.

Under this effervescent ceiling, a gleaming white counter reaches almost the full length of the store, presenting the assorted fresh and baked Snog toppings within an elegant glass cabinet. Marcel Wander’s Shitake stools have once again been used for the seating, arranged around bespoke tables. Towards the rear of the store the curved super-pink walls meets the icy-cold glass wall which provides the canvas for seasonal works by guest artists.

Here’s a video of the store and Cinimod’s work:

Beautiful work!  I never knew that frozen yogurt could be so colorful!  TCBY’s stores certainly aren’t this rad.

Did I just use rad in a sentence?  OH YEAH!






The Beacon Installation


The Beacon Installation, by Chris O’Shea and Cinimod Studio, is a series of emergency beacons that have been customized – and have a mind of their own!  The Beacon Installation is at LightWave 2009’s Science Gallery in Dublin – I wish I could go!  From the official Beacon Installation website:

Beacon is a kinetic light installation with a mind of its own. An array of emergency beacon lights interacts with visitors, tracking their movement through the space, creating an immersive and playful experience.

The installation exploits a transfer of technologies from existing industrial products. The beacon lights have had their internal parts replaced with custom hardware, enabling the rotation of the reflector and lamp brightness to be individually controlled. Thermal imaging cameras have been adapted to track the participants’ movement through the space.

‘Beacon’ is orchestrated in real-time by a bespoke control system, which uses tracking information from the cameras to coordinate an interactive and highly responsive behaviour.

Check out this video:

Beacon at Lightwave 2009 from Cinimod Studio & Chris O’Shea on Vimeo.