like on one hand i want to be the nicest person on tumblr and on the other hand, i am surrounded by annoying and stressful people every day at work and I shouldn’t have to do it here, but at least here I can do something about it
my mom always smells like laundry detergent and it makes me feel little, like its late at night and she's picking me up from my babysitter and i hug her and she smells clean and cold, when she is warm and loving
These otherworldly silken ceiling lights that bloom as they descend are the enchanting creations of Dutch designers Studio DRIFT. Called Shylights, they’re awesome kinetic light fixtures inspired by an evolutionary mechanism known as nyctinasty, the circadian rhythmic movement of flowers which close at night for self-defense and to conserve energy.
These particular Shylights are a new permanent installation at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. They open dramatically as they descend 30 feet from the ceiling and then close as they retreat back up to where they started. The dancing lights move according to a choreographed programmed sequence which can be controlled by an iPhone or iPad. Equal parts art installation, sculpture and performance, Shylights represent a stunning combination of technology and the natural world.
“Shylight is a performative sculpture,” says Studio DRIFT in their short video. “When you enter the space, it becomes kind of a dance that is performed in front of you.” “The satisfaction in our work comes from the moment the audience engages with the piece and they forget where they are, who they are, and they discover this new world between nature and technology.”