James Turrell

A Tribute to the Modern-Day Master of Light and Space

By: Rick Hess, DISD

James Turrell, modern day master of light and space, has been working with colored light and space for nearly 50 years. His extensive training in perceptual psychology has made him an expert in the field, and he has work all over the world illustrating the power light has on the human condition. His art has received multiple awards and recognition internationally and he remains one of the most respected artists of the century. “I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold it…my work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing.”- James Turrell – Read More –

Bluetooth Bulb

The Bluetooth Bulb from BlueBulb

By: Rick Hess, DISD

LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, have become extremely popular around the world, providing thousands of life hours, lower electrical costs and an array of colors and brightness that CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lights) just can’t compete with. BlueBulb recently introduced the Bluetooth Bulb, a light bulb that has over one million color variations controlled by an iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth. “It’s face-to-face communication,” BlueBulb CEO and founder Peter Lakits told AppleInsider, explaining why the firm chose to go with Bluetooth. “The phone is always with you, even in your bed.” – Read More –

Luccotherm - Translucent Concrete

Translucent Concrete

By: Rick Hess, DISD

According to Google’s online dictionary concrete is “A heavy, rough building material made from a mixture of broken stone or gravel, sand, cement, and water, which can be spread or poured.”  With today’s technology concrete can now also be described as “light” and “transparent.” A number of companies are introducing translucent concrete, an innovative building material that allows light to penetrate its dense surface, thereby revolutionizing the way concrete is used today. It changes the history of concrete as we know it and alters a mix that has been used for thousands of years. After much experimentation, the product can now be seen in architectural and interior environments.
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Living Room - Lumion 3.0

Lumion 3.0 Released

By: Rick Hess, DISD

Lumion recently released a new version of its sophisticated software, allowing architects and interior designers to provide photorealistic renderings to their clients. Lumion 3.0 allows users to create cutting-edge, high-definition renderings and videos in a matter of minutes. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to learn, and the latest version offers a number of significant new features that enhance the virtual environment. – Read More –