Loomi: A DIY Modular Light Kit

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In the crowdsourced and hyperconnected world that we currently inhabit, a few oh-so-lucky independent designers can now achieve what once seemed impossible.

The impossible: hatching an idea for a new product with a few friends, creating a prototype, finding 649 strangers you've never met to fund it in less than a month, and voila! Selling your luminous make-your-own modular light kit to customers far and wide.

The impossible: hatching an idea for a new product with a few friends, creating a prototype, finding 649 strangers you've never met to fund it in less than a month, and voila! Selling your luminous make-your-own modular light kit to customers far and wide.
Inspired by an expired Danish patent from the 70's, four friends in Brooklyn (David, Josh, Nate and Lauren) created a modular, paintable, recyclable light kit of interlinking quadrilaterals called Loomi. The thirty-three eco-friendly pieces in the kit are made of high quality card stock and can intersect into a variety of configurations, making resplendent lights of all shapes and sizes. The Loomi costs $32 for the light (and another $12 for the cord.) You can now buy the Loomi directly on the Loomi Light site.

You can draw on the Loomi. You can paint the Loomi. You can glue, dye, decorate, and recycle the Loomi. Apparently, you can also combine multiple kits and make a grande Loomi. Thanks to Kickstarter, a couple of friends with backgrounds in design, engineering, and art were able to conceive a little idea and bring it to life, 2.0 style.

Check out what the "Loomanistas" of the world have created with their kits in this photo album. For more information and photos of completed Loomis, head on over to the Loomi site.

Images: Kickstarter, Loomi, Future Girl, Colossal

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