The Netherlands Brings Banknote Bridges to Life

In his most recent “Things You Might Not Know” video on YouTube, Tom Scott reveals how the Netherlands has laid claim to the bridge designs found on Euro banknotes. In order to be fair to all countries of the European Union, fictional bridges were drawn up for the bills that could represent infrastructure styles across various European nations. In 2011, artist Robin Stam decided to …

The Bay Lights Turn On

Leo Villareal's brilliant bridge concept becomes a reality in the world's largest light installation with 25,000 LEDs

When we last checked in with Leo Villareal one year ago, he had just proposed The Bay Lights, an ambitious project aimed at blanketing San Francisco’s Bay Bridge with 25,000 outward-facing LEDs for a light show of epic proportions. Like many concepts, the idea was almost too fantastical to believe, but The Bay Lights is about to be fully realized when the switch is flipped …