You could say that natural light is something of rarity for many bloggers - us included. So you can imagine how excited we were when we stumbled upon designer Daniel Rybakken's awesome light wall project that mimics natural daylight as if it were truly cast by the sun itself! Well... maybe it's not so exciting, but it's nice to know someone's looking out for us bloggers who don't have fancy skylights like the big boys do.
Code-named, the "Recreation of Daylight", Daniel's project is an extensively researched topic that has developed into a total of 7 different lighting designs since 2007. His latest creation is the magnificent wall light seen above.
"These projects not only enhance the space which someone is found in, but also enhance the mood and the psyche of Northern countries which do not enjoy the abundance of natural day light."
The "North" he speaks of is Scandinavia, where residents receive very little sunlight throughout the year (Reminds us of the few years when we lived in Seattle).
According to his research, daylight tends to increase the space which you are in, hence when daylight is absent from a space, the space appears to decrease and a significant contrast between the indoors and the outdoors exists.
While we rarely touch upon the element of emotion in the home through the use of technology, we can certainly attest to the fact that the dark indoors seem probably more suitable for vampires than people, creating a dreary sense of loneliness and self-enclosure that we believe many people could do without.
Daniel has a vision to one day eliminate that. We dig that kind of thinkin' around here.
Check out the rest of his project over at his site.
[Images: Kalle Sanner & Daniel Rybakken]