Inspiration: Kanye's Glow in the Dark Tour

Inspiration: Kanye's Glow in the Dark Tour

Lily Gahagan
May 23, 2008

We recently saw Kanye West's Glow in the Dark Tour in Montreal, and we'll start by saying it was fantastic. It's basically a one-man performance piece, but if that conjures up images of a dude on a blank stage with a chair reciting some monologue, well, au contraire. The set design is fantastic, and left us feeling very inspired.

Not a great image, we know, but maybe it gives you the idea

Probably our favorite part was the Noguchi-like "shooting stars" that changed colors and had faces (we think) projected onto them, reminiscent of the work of video artist Tony Oursler. It got us thinking about how pretty a collection of circular paper lanterns in differing shapes can look in a room, and reminded us of this post from a few months ago. We also think it might be nice to try them outside (or inside, why not?) with blue bulbs when entertaining. Or maybe inside with a mix of warm-toned bulbs in pinks and yellows... lots of possibilities, and we've got Kanye to thank for 'em.

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