Sep 30, 2010
Zürich light designer Tom Strala's latest design comprises several dozen energy-saving fluorescent tubes, each of these consumes just
24 watts of energy. With “Calmares I”, Strala connected 73
bulbs to form a spherical light, with “Calmares II” 13. The
clustering and precise ordering allows the ‘farcical’ energy-
saving bulbs to become graceful objects of unique, futuristic
The construction’s base is composed of white aluminium
tubes mounted on a spherical base. At the end of each is an
Osram “Circolux” energy-saving light bulb of 22 cm in diame-
ter, each of these emits the same amount of light as a standard
150 watt light bulb. The “Calmares I” light sculpture of 1.5 m in
diameter emits an impressive 124,100 lumens of light – with
energy consumption of just 1,700 watts. It provides the
perfect lighting for spacious foyers, lounges, hotel entrances,
conference centre lobbies and nightclubs. Over two hundred
60 watt light bulbs would be needed to emit an equivalent
amount of light – and these would require seven times the
amount of energy. “Calmares II”, which is also suitable for home
use with a diameter of 0.7 m, emits 22,100 lumens of light –
the equivalent of a good three dozen conventional light bulbs.
The “Calmares” concentrically-arranged, energy-saving phos-
phor rings resemble a freeze frame of an exploding rework.
They dazzle like a supernova in a starry sky and emit warm,
atmospheric and glare-free light. With their radical form, they
are as stunning an eye-catcher amidst modern architecture as
they are as a counterbalance to traditional structures. The
“Calmares” lights lend a graceful, poetic note to the e ciency
question and contradict the common preconception that
energy-saving models emit harsh, “cold” light.
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Steven Leckart of Wired gathered photos of and information about six gadget prototypes that have been preserved long after the products developed from them became ubiquitous.
Bluewater Productions, a Canadian production company specializing in comic books, graphic novels and multimedia that has previously told the tales of celebs like William Shatner, Roger Corman, Ray Harryhausen and Vincent Price, among other luminaries — plans to release Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook as a 48-page saga that seeks to answer the question: “Who is the real Mark Zuckerberg?”
Sep 27, 2010
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The weird this is, when I wanted to upload the screengrab on my blog it said 'server rejected' ... why?! Pfffff
Sep 26, 2010
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Take a look at this link. I thought it was quite interesting. Twittered it. And wanted to post it on Facebook. Guess what the content is blocked, I couldn't post it. Censorship? What's next? Block my account?