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Steampunk lighting by Art Donovan, artist and author of the book The Art of Steampunk.

Submergence by Squidsoup is is an interactive installation of 8,064 suspended LEDs with motion detectors that respond to each visitor’s movement.

About Squidsoup:

Squidsoup is an international group of artists, researchers and designers working with digital, interactive media installations. Our work combines sound, physical space and virtual worlds to produce immersive and emotive headspaces where participants can take active control of their experience. We explore the modes and effects of interactivity, looking to make digital experiences where meaningful and creative interaction can occur.

A world record-breaking 20,000 pink LEDs light up the Shiroyone Senmaida rice paddies in Japan.

Light Shower by Bruce Munro was inspired by a rainy day, but there’s absolutely nothing dreary about his version of a light shower.

Rainbow Bridge in Magong, Penghu County, Taiwan 

I thought Niagara Falls was quite spectacular when I saw it au naturale, but now I realize I’ve got to go back to see it during the annual Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Virtue of Blue by Jeroen Verhoeven 

About the project:

Powered by its own solar energy. A chandelier which playfully explores an economy of light through innovative materials. Powered by sapphire-blue solar panel cells, the piece is intrinsically self-sustaining as it absorbs the energy of daylight to fuel its own illumination. The cells have been cut into the shapes of four different breeds of butterfly and these seem to flutter around a central flame-like hand-blown glass bulb, their iridescent wings glinting in the light. The semiotics of this design are highly significant as the butterflies become signifiers of the light’s self-sufficiency; physically, these insects also power their own bodies, using their wings to absorb the rays of the sun, in turn raising and sustaining their own body temperatures to that which is necessary for their survival.

The Medusae Collection of lamps from Roxy Russell Design

Russell on the collection:

The ocean is such a boundless source of inspiration for myself and many other people, in all fields. Unfortunately, I am also very concerned about the fragile state of it’s very complex eco-system.

I wanted to bring to the surface, and illuminate the growing problem of plastic polluting our oceans in a way that makes people inspired to help. We have a floating island of plastic garbage in the Pacific that is twice the size of Texas. Up to 70 percent of this plastic is below the surface, broken down into tiny pieces,becoming a toxic part of the eco-system. Countless fish and birds die from mistaking these bits for food…

Many times when we think “eco” or “going green” we think of what’s on the surface, where we live…with this series I’d like to inspire people to look a little deeper.

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Yayoi Kusama has been working out her obsession with polka dots and infinity over a decades long career. Suffering from hallucinations and residing in a Japanese psychiatric institution, she uses art as a way to communicate her visions. For her current retrospective at the Tate Modern she has created Filled with the Brilliance of Life, her largest infinity room yet. Made up of hundreds of lights and mirrors, it must be dazzling to see in person. It will be on display through June 5.

Dancing fog by Weerapong Chaipuck

Dancing fog by Weerapong Chaipuck

The New Mexico Biopark Society puts on an awesome annual holiday light show 

Truly stunning photos of auroras by Gunnar Gestur

There has been an abundance of awesome photos of auroras lately. National  Geographic has come up with a gallery of some of the best yet.

So you’ve seen how beautiful the aurora borealis is in Finland and now you want to go visit. I can’t imagine a better place to stay than this igloo hotel.