Bandai's A.i.R. Project for ambient lighting

At a glance, this looks like a collection of dancing blue lights that illuminate in a number of different patterns. What's less obvious are the four sensors that change the direction of the lights with your hand movements.

A.i.R. Project
Bandai

Once in a while, toy maker Bandai gains some designer street cred with lifestyle products like its A.i.R. (Art in the Room) Project, or conceived by Japanese media artist Taro Suzuki as "art created from wind and light." You can't miss this in the home section of Tokyu Hands or even The Loft in Japan when this launches on April 25, since the laptop-size device is illuminated by 25 eye-catching LEDs.

At a glance, this looks like a collection of dancing blue lights that illuminate in a number of different patterns. What's less obvious are the four sensors that change the direction of the lights with your hand movements. There's also a built-in timer for the lightbox to come on automatically, particularly when you're planning to impress a date. All very pretty mood lighting, if you don't mind the hefty 52,500 yen ($570) that comes with this. Video following on how this digital light show works.

(Source: Crave Asia via CScout Japan)

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