Buzzbar’s SAD Lamp Serves Shoreditch

Meant to alleviate Seasonal Affective Disorder, a luminescent lamp for visitors and passers-by

One in three people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and women are 70% more likely to suffer than men. In London, Buzzbar (the walk-in digital and marketing production service) has responded to these statistics by creating the world’s largest SAD lamp for passers-by to up their serotonin levels on the way to and from work. Dubbed “Wellness Window,” the idea was inspired following a …

Distributing Natural Light with Lucy

Solenica's portable intelligent mirror follows the sun and reflects light to where you need it

Norway might be using giant mirrors to bring sunlight into a town sandwiched by mountains, but how can urban apartment owners in dungeon-like situations harness that kind of heliostat technology? Lucy, from San Diego-based Italian start-up Solenica, is one solution for bringing more sunshine into our lives. Founded by Cambridge University graduate Diva Tommei (who knows her stuff—she has a PhD in molecular and computational …