Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s “Nihilistic Optimistic” is AMAZING




Hands down AMAZING, that is what needs to be said about this work. You’ve seen Tim and Sue on before – Tim Noble and Sue Webster had their work on JOL back in 2009, tbeir debut work.  Tim and Sue are back with something absolutely amazing:  Nihilistic Optimistic, their newest work, debuted at the Blaine Southern Gallery, their exhibit having closed on November 24, 2012.

Tim and Sue are true masters of the shadow.

Get ready when you go to the Tim Noble and Sue Webster website – you’ll be greeted in a way I feel only they know how to do:  Welcome, Motherfuckers.











Thanks, Yatzer!  All images © Peter Mallet

The Best Use of Light and Shadow is Love

Fabrizio Corneli made a shadow and a reflection into a light statement of love.  Meet AMA, which means love in italiano:

Is that not just awesome or what?!  Shadow propagation and reflections all calculated so that they spell the word love.  I think that’s the best use of light and shadow together I’ve seen lately.

Check out Fabrizio’s website, he’s got fun work there!

WHAT LIGHT: Ready to Have Your Mind Blown?

My own private smartass sent me this link last night, and I got distracted with falling asleep on the living room floor.  I’m working too much lately.

Check this out – I’m not saying anything else, just take a few minutes and watch this video:


Sunday Flickr Pool

Fantastic shots.  This week is all about color and shadow – I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed seeing them.

Oh, something awesome to share – for designers, this is about the coolest Flickr tool ever.  We all have @lekogirl (Daphne) to thank for this, as she sent me the link.  Check out the Multicolr Search Lab.  You will not regret it.

Montreal Convention Center

Montreal Convention Center


I Am A Tree – A Time-Lapse Love Story

Happy Monday, everybody!

I was playing around with my Flip HD this weekend, and I realized that I was able to capture this whole tree shadow’s movement from one side of the window to the other.  The entire video was about two hours, but I sped it up to fit inside a minute and a half.  I hope you enjoy it!

Video by Jim Hutchison, music written by me, and performed by me, Toby Curtright, and Eric Farrar (I miss you guys!).

Ross Lovegrove’s Andromeda


I love fixtures that use their shape to cast light texture into a room.  Hence, I love this fixture by Ross Lovegrove, called the Andromeda Light.  Ross made this fixture for Yamagiwa, and if you’ve seen the work on Ross’s website, you would see it as another extension of his style.

From Ross Lovegrove, via The Contemporist:

Andromeda is an artificial structure for capturing artificial light.

Emerging from the concept of Netification; the reduction of physical mass through selective perforation across a pre defined form; the concept floats more as a diatomic sea creature in the free ocean of space. It floats in a state of apparent anti gravity, capturing its light within to graphically delineate a structural net as a soft external shadow of itself. The light that is emitted from its LED clusters is reflected back into itself via mirrors orientated to maximise their output and to freely distribute a very pure light. It becomes the source of ambient light within a room, vesting gentle forms like large roots onto adjacent surfaces to form extended relationships onto and into architectural dimensions.

The piece is moulded from a single material as a unified white Botanical, aquatic organism to softly implant a sense of nature into the spaces we inhabit.

Cool.  Nice work, Ross.