Luminos, from Tomoaki Yanagisawa

Luminos from Tomoaki Yanagisawa sounds like it should be some kind of crazy cereal that either lights up when milk hits it, or maybe it makes your stomach glow once it’s eaten.  Instead, it’s a series of building blocks that light up in the darkness, and they’re quite cool.

From Tomoaki’s portfolio page:

Luminos are bricks in darkness. Like a candle needs a fire to light it up, Luminos, which have light sensors and LEDs, need light to turn the LEDs on.  This is a simple and intuitive interaction yet it has the possibility of complexity of a chain reaction created by configurations of Luminos like dominoes and bricks.