horticulture

‘Limbus Greenframe’ by Kauppi & Kauppi

Wouldn’t be great to work in the middle of a dense mini-jungle or to display your favorite plants in a different way? Swedish studio kauppi & kauppi brings us "Limbus Greenframe” project which is a minimalist wooden frame that celebrates potted plants and greenery.

I wanted to investigate how much a floor screen could be simplified, when everything except the naked elegant wood frame was reduced, I became interested in seeing what it could be filled with. I often long for the forest and have a beautiful norfolk pine at my desk, which always makes me happy
— Johan Kauppi
Perhaps my plants could fit in the frame? To make plants grow and prosper, light is needed. Glimakra of Sweden has great knowledge of wood production and did a great job when managed to integrate the lighting in the top of the frame and to conceal the technology in the frame itself. The result is a stripped and restrained furniture in solid wood, a mixture of a room divider, green furniture and light fixture.
— Johan Kauppi

Project info:

production: Glimakra of Sweden 
designer: Johan Kauppi 
animation, styling & music: Nina Kauppi 

Source: designboom.com

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I Light Marina Bay festival 2019

From 28th of January until 24th of February was happening a sustainability-focused, Singapore-based spectacle i Light Marina Bay Festival. Following this years theme “Bridges of Time”, 32 sustainable light art installations and one multimedia show were presented.

The Floating Lighthouse by Milenko Prvački, Ryf Zaini and Dr. Robert Casteels  (Singapore)

The Floating Lighthouse by Milenko Prvački, Ryf Zaini and Dr. Robert Casteels (Singapore)

The Time Vortex by    Vendel & de Wolf   (The Netherlands)

The Time Vortex by Vendel & de Wolf (The Netherlands)

Lighthouse of Time by    Danny Rose   (France)

Lighthouse of Time by Danny Rose (France)

The Rainbow Connection by Yun  (Singapore)

The Rainbow Connection by Yun (Singapore)

Why Green? by    DP Architects    - Ng San Son, Bob Teo, Josiah Leong, Johann Lim, Jireh Lee, Theodore Goh, Shawn Teo, DP Lighting  (Singapore)

Why Green? by DP Architects - Ng San Son, Bob Teo, Josiah Leong, Johann Lim, Jireh Lee, Theodore Goh, Shawn Teo, DP Lighting (Singapore)

Facey Thing by    Uji Studios   (New Zealand)

Facey Thing by Uji Studios (New Zealand)

Prospegtive Perspective by Carnation Kng, Low Jo Ann and Justina Teng Yimin from    National University of Singapore   (Singapore)

Prospegtive Perspective by Carnation Kng, Low Jo Ann and Justina Teng Yimin from National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Shadow Exposed by    Judy K Suh    x    Visual Feeder   (USA)

Shadow Exposed by Judy K Suh x Visual Feeder (USA)

Sails Aloft by    Biangle Studio   (Estonia)

Sails Aloft by Biangle Studio (Estonia)

Shades of Temporality by    SWEATSHOPPE    - Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy  (USA)

Shades of Temporality by SWEATSHOPPE - Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy (USA)

Cosmic Web by Foo Hui Wen, Lim Yu Zhi and R.Yashini from    LASALLE College of the Arts   (Singapore)

Cosmic Web by Foo Hui Wen, Lim Yu Zhi and R.Yashini from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

Squiggle by    Angus Muir   (New Zealand)

Squiggle by Angus Muir (New Zealand)

City Gazing Singapore by    VOUW    - Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns  (The Netherlands)

City Gazing Singapore by VOUW - Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns (The Netherlands)

Les Footballeurs by    Rémi Brun   (France)

Les Footballeurs by Rémi Brun (France)

Time Traveller by Eko Prawoto  (Indonesia)

Time Traveller by Eko Prawoto (Indonesia)

Flower Clock by You Fan Zhou, Liao Qing Shuang, Guo Qian Ling, Song Le Jing and Lee Jian Wen from    Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts   (China)

Flower Clock by You Fan Zhou, Liao Qing Shuang, Guo Qian Ling, Song Le Jing and Lee Jian Wen from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (China)

The Cat in the Garden by    Loom Prod   (France)

The Cat in the Garden by Loom Prod (France)

Oriflammes by    Sebastien Lefevre   (France)

Oriflammes by Sebastien Lefevre (France)

TIME FRAME by    DONIS

TIME FRAME by DONIS

HALO by Michael Davis  (United Kingdom)

HALO by Michael Davis (United Kingdom)

Time Rhythm by    Xavi Bové    and    Onionlab   (Spain)

Time Rhythm by Xavi Bové and Onionlab (Spain)

Cenotaph for a Stone by Bryan Joseph Cadag, Loo Quan Le and Zulkarnain Bin Mohd Zin from    National University Singapore   (Singapore)

Cenotaph for a Stone by Bryan Joseph Cadag, Loo Quan Le and Zulkarnain Bin Mohd Zin from National University Singapore (Singapore)

Where do stories begin / Where do stories end by    Michael Lee    and    Perception3   (Singapore)

Where do stories begin / Where do stories end by Michael Lee and Perception3 (Singapore)

With A View by Superiore Design Associates - Ryan Linardy and Lim Cheng Jun  (Singapore)

With A View by Superiore Design Associates - Ryan Linardy and Lim Cheng Jun (Singapore)

Good Fortune by Olga Grybowicz and Kasper Hein  (Poland)

Good Fortune by Olga Grybowicz and Kasper Hein (Poland)

Run Beyond by    Angelo Bonello   (Italy)

Run Beyond by Angelo Bonello (Italy)

Land-pass Bird by Dr. Huang Chin-Fu  (Taiwan)

Land-pass Bird by Dr. Huang Chin-Fu (Taiwan)

Keys of Light by    Mr.Beam   (The Netherlands)

Keys of Light by Mr.Beam (The Netherlands)

Reflecting Holons by    Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser   (The Netherlands)

Reflecting Holons by Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser (The Netherlands)

Inspired by Desert Landscape

Holburne Museum, Bath, UK. Photo:   www.flickr.com

Holburne Museum, Bath, UK. Photo:www.flickr.com

If we would have a chance to peep in magnificent world of British artist Bruce Munro we would be lost in light of fairy tales...

Although it is very hard to decide which one of his wonderful installations and sculptures are to be explored and shared firstly, we were seduced by the nature inspired idea...

Fiber Optic Fields of Light.Photo:    http://inhabitat.com

Fiber Optic Fields of Light.Photo: http://inhabitat.com

With more than 50 000 light steams with frosted glass spheres on their tops he creates breathtaking landscape on area equivalent to four football pitches in terms of scale. Installation takes place in Uluru, Northern Territory, AU where artist actually got inspired during his travelling through Red Desert.

Munro said that while he was camping at Uluru, the "Red Center seemed to radiate ideas like heat, and I dreamed of an artwork that would bloom at night, like dormant desert seeds responding to rain."

Traveling with his sketchbook and open mind, ready to catch and feel the presence of nature and moment, after twenty years of creating, Bruce selflessly shared his impression with the rest of the world ...

The incredible colours of Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation at Uluru. Photo:    http://www.escape.com.au

The incredible colours of Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation at Uluru. Photo: http://www.escape.com.au

Artist's perception of blooming dormant desert seed after rain led to series of great installations on  various kinds of canvases...

“Just enjoy the time you’ve got to yourself with this landscape.” says Munro...

This is what simple rain in desert can cause ...

Discovery Green, Houston TX, USA 2014. Photo:    http://weingartenartgroup.com   /

Discovery Green, Houston TX, USA 2014. Photo: http://weingartenartgroup.com/

Waddesdon Manor, UK 2014. Photo:    http://www.brucemunro.co.uk

Waddesdon Manor, UK 2014. Photo: http://www.brucemunro.co.uk

Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia, USA 2014.Photo:    http://www.fubiz.net

Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia, USA 2014.Photo: http://www.fubiz.net

Atlanta Botanical Garden GA, USA. 2015. Photo:    https://www.pinterest.com

Atlanta Botanical Garden GA, USA. 2015. Photo: https://www.pinterest.com

even rain looks brighter...

This is only small piece of Bruce Munro's universe...

You surely want to see more  http://www.brucemunro.co.uk/

Dialux Evo - RGB lighting

If you have a situation where you need to use LED RGB lighting fitting or perhaps horticulture fitting this quick tutorial might help you.

Changing the colour of the light

In this example we have a E27 lamp base fitting. Lamp that we're going to use is full spectrum type that is promoting plant growth. Colour of the light that these fittings are emitting is magenta-like.

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For demonstration purposes, three fittings at the back are left white.

To change properties of the lights, simply select fittings. Make sure that you are on lighting menu -> photometric data -> click "change"

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Under colourimetric data, click "change"

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Choose LED -> LED red

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Click apply and that's it!

Calculate, raytrace as usual. Since Dialux Evo doesn't offer magenta colour, you can use white balance option at display option menu.

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In this way you can change properties of ldt files not just regarding colour of the light (green, blue, 3000K...), you can change them eg. from appearing LED to Incandescent and similar.