Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Silent Alarm Clock



Don't you hate the blaring sound of an alarm clock? I would prefer to wake up with the Light Sleeper, an illuminating, personalized alarm integrated into bedding that gently wakes in the most natural way. The bedding uses electroluminescent technology allowing traditional textile surfaces to become a reactive light source and simulate a natural dawn. Sounds pleasant right?

The brains behind the Light Sleeper is Loop.Ph, a design studio featured at the Inspired Design conference. Not only did they find a way to incorporate light into textiles, but also how to use light to power a textile. Like DigitalDawn - a reactive window blind with a surface that is in constant flux, growing in luminosity in response to its surroundings. It digitally emulates the process of photosynthesis, so the darker a space becomes the brighter the botanical pattern will glow.

I'm absolutely amazed by these designs. The ability to mix science, nature, technology and textiles is truly inspiring.

33 comments:

Krissy said...

wow. i so want one. i despise my alarm clock!

K.Line said...

Wow! I love this.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I want one! It would never wake up my husband but would work brilliantly for me (though my kids always, always wake me up).

erin@designcrisis said...

Alarm clocks are definitely the stuff of nightmares, so this one is a much nicer alternative.

picciolo said...

what an amazing idea, and it looks gorgeous too!
: )

Esti said...

Oh, this would be so much better than my alarm clock!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That is by far the coolest thing I have seen in a very long time! I DO hate waking up to a blaring alarm.......I've always thought that their was no other way :)

Crave said...

Wow! This is amazing!

Mouse said...

Great idea!

limonana said...

wow!! this is breathtaking!

summer said...

amazing!
maybe this would help me- i never hear my alarm clock!

Couture Carrie said...

So cool! Plus, love these images!

xoxox,
CC

Julia said...

I've never seen anything like it! How cool!

Design Lovely said...

Oh wow this is super cool. I want one!

bronwyn said...

This would be a much nicer way to wake up!

jess gonacha said...

where in the world do you find such cool stuff? and isn't it incredible that there are people out there making things like this?? WOW.

kendalee said...

Aren't people amazingly, wonderfully, inspiringly creative?! LOVE this!

a print a day said...

that sounds like a dream--

and much better than the blaring of the smurfs' soundtrack in my clock. agh!

The Lil Bee said...

That's so pretty, I want to eat it.

cindy : quaint said...

so cool!

amy said...

i wonder if i could actually wake up to this...

Gretchen said...

Soo what I need! Wonderful...

xx GG

Lynne said...

For years I have had a Lumie bodyclock, which wakes you up naturally by simulating a sunrise - it is BRILLIANT, I can't deal with waking up without it.

Victoria said...

great idea!

Wendy said...

I seriously doubt that would wake me up, but it looks really neat!

Hey Harriet said...

I so want this! I hate waking up, so this would certainly make the experience more pleasant.

kat said...

Love this idea. My cell phone is my alarm clock and an unkind one at that. Amazing inventive designers.

Holly said...

that is truly awesome!!

{michelle} said...

I've heard of this, not sure it would work for me though, I'm a pretty deep sleeper

thesearchforchic said...

Fantastic... I'd love one but would get as annoyed with it as any alarm clock..and that is quite a shame.

Nihal said...

Yes, yes, I dislike alarm clock. Tks God, its spring-like days on us, no need it:)

Evelyn said...

The silent alarm clock will attempt to rouse you from your sleep without making an annoying sound like the usual noisy alarm clocks. When alarm goes off, you will feel the insistent vibration and hear the slight buzzing of the motor that helps towards waking you up gently.

Term Papers said...

Great series.

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