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.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009