Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Permanently

A long-term return of the beloved outdoor installation

We have been following light artist Leo Villareal‘s The Bay Lights exhibition since its announcement back in 2011. Villareal succeeded—magnificently—in setting San Francisco’s iconic Bay Bridge aglow in March 2013. The visceral, undulating art piece remained in place for two years. Now, The Bay Lights will return (on 30 January at 7:25PM PST) and they will remain on—at the request of the State of California—from …

Ipnos Outdoor Light by Rossi Bianchi Studio

Use the unconventional rectangular prism structure as a lamp or even a table

Created by Milan-based design duo Guido Bianchi and Nicoletta Rossi for the well-respected and innovative lighting company FLOS, the Ipnos outdoor light is at once subtle and bold. The simple design—which is really an indoor/outdoor piece—essentially mimics a 3D sketch of a rectangular prism but really makes a statement. Rossi and Bianchi—both former architects—created the light from thin, anodized aluminum poles (making it super-light and …

Nockstone Modular Building Blocks

A clever and colorful modular system that can turn anybody into an architect

Nockstone is a concept stemming from a collaboration between two Dutch designers, Melle Koot and Volken de Vlas. It’s a modular building block that can be interlocked together with other Nockstones without the need for auxiliary joiners like glue or nails, making it very accessible for anybody who has the desire to create—not just a designer or architect. The building blocks are made from a …