Thursday

A Breath of Life



A Breath of Life by Fraser Ross 2010 from FRASER ROSS on Vimeo.

This has got to be one of the most beautiful little projects I've come across in a long time. Using specimen jars, old electronic parts and a new shape changing alloy called Flexinol, Scottish designer, Fraser Ross has created a delicate series of interactive machines that mimic live plants in their movement. The "plants" remain motionless until a human comes along and breathes into the small opening at the front of the jars, then a little ballet of light and movement happens for a brief moment. Magical. I think I watched this video five times.

via Design Milk

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is incredibly awesome! I want one :) Also, I love the music in that video...funny how beautiful things often come together.

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  2. Seems that the Flexinol site sells sample kits for people who aren't multinational industrial giants to play with, too :)

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