30 September 2009

glowing in the dark

Glow in the dark seems eternally fascinating in both nature and products - so here is an excuse to use this image... these Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms are so incredibly magical. They pop up Japan during the rainy season (and all over the internet). These mushrooms glow due to a chemical reaction involving luciferin (a pigment contained in them)... and emit visible light.
Jim on Light

Just a couple years back MPK Co. came out with a material, Litoenergy, which can be injection molded or added to paint that emits light for 12 YEARS without needing electricity OR sun exposure. It gives off continuous illumination and is said to be non-toxic and cheap.
via TreeHugger

Part of Kanye West's Nike Shoe Collection. Designed for the club culture but so nice for an evening bike ride - perhaps even more so coming home from a club.
via NiceKicks.com

Wondering if they use Litoenergy... and if this stuff is so cheap, why are we not seeing more of it?

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of the forest mushroom/spirit sequence in Princess Mononoke.



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