a pendant lamp that is "thermo tropic" in plant
terms (it moves away from heat). In a closed state (i.e.
is off), the shade is cold and hugs the bulb closely. When
the lamp is turned on, the petals move away from the hot bulb.
is a lot of work keeping cool, so they like it when
you blow on them.
to see more photos
of the lamps
to see an animation of the lamp
Protea is now for sale online.
any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
was an experiment in turning an invisible artifact of our consumption
into a visual reminder without limiting its function.
We have become
dependant upon artificial lighting. It is so commonplace that
everyone understands how to operate one. But what is not so easily
understood is how wasteful these habits are. We can only "see" half
of what a normal incandescent bulb produces; the rest of its
energy is released as seemingly useless heat.