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Ten from February 2009

I just spent the last half-hour combing through February’s JimOnLight.com posts.  I spent a good portion of the day at WordCamp Denver today, and during one of the sessions I wondered why I wasn’t doing this every month.  I try to write a lot for the readers, and I try to make sure that every post is quality.  It’s nice to go back through and remember what I had forgotten from earlier in the month.

Here’s ten posts that I enjoyed rereading from February – this isn’t ranked or anything, they’re just all  things I enjoyed discovering:

The Beacon Installation
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/01/the-beacon-installation/

A Lamp Robot that Eats Bugs
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/02/a-lamp-robot-that-eats-bugs/

Masdar’s MASSIVE Photovoltaic Array
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/03/masdars-massive-photovoltaic-array/

DA Therrien’s Beautiful Light
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/07/da-therriens-beautiful-light/

Amendment 175 – Colburn’s Proposed Omissions to the Stimulus Package
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/06/amendment-175-colburns-proposed-omissions-to-the-stimulus-package/

Meet the LED
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/09/meet-the-led/

ETC Enters the LED Market with the Selador Line
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/17/etc-enters-the-led-market-with-the-selador-line/

Sha-Do Play – One of the Coolest Things I Have Seen Lately
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/25/sha-do-play-one-of-the-coolest-things-i-have-seen-lately/

A Video Homage to Light
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/28/video-homage-to-light/

Multiverse, by Leo Villareal
http://www.jimonlight.com/2009/02/28/multiverse-by-leo-villareal/

Sha-Do Play – One of the Coolest Things I Have Seen Lately

I have a tendency to like textured light; light on its own is filtered through clouds, trees, window dressings – and it creates its own natural “texture” for us to enjoy.  I love templates (or gobos, as they’re affectionately called) of texture, and they make a nice natural break to the line of a wall or surface.  Love ’em.

A company called Sha-Do released a few series of lamps that really play on this concept – a projector of sorts, these fixtures cast a great textured template on the surface on which it’s mounted.  Sha-Do has designed a lot of really beautiful shapes for their projections, and I am a huge fan.  I wish I had one of these!  I have a large white wall directly across from my desk at home, and I have a spot can shooting up the middle to break the monotony.  One of Sha-Do’s lamps would be so much better!

Check out a few of these fixtures, this stuff is beautiful – these are from the sha-do2 line:

shado2

shado3

shado1

From the original sha-do line, which all seem to be round:

shado6

shado5

The virus line:

shado7

All of these lines are amazing – and I have not covered them all.  Check out their website – http://sha-do.com – and view all of their work.  Beautiful!