Japanese designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka has just released a flying drone lamp – this little light of yours will fly around the room with you as you move. Imagine how cool an episode of Ghost Hunters would be if they had one. Plus: what would an exercise video be like if the celebrity host wasn’t really into exercise? Debbie Reynolds made exactly that video and it’s amazing.
Do you really love the drone lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
On this Thursday, April 25th, we have a new development that will literally shine a light on you, wherever you go.
A Japanese designer, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, has just released a flying drone lamp, which is pretty much what it sounds like.
You’d set up the lamp on a stand or an end table, and you’d also set up several sensors around the room.
Then, as you move around the space, the sensors detect your movement, the drone mechanisms kick in and this little light of yours moves around the room with you.
The lamp can return to its launching and landing pad when it’s done, but it can also just land anywhere else you’d like.
It’s the latest in a series of projects from Yamanaka that explore how we use light.
A few years back he created something called a moon lamp which could be expanded or folded up, depending on what you needed.
The flying drone lamp isn’t necessarily meant as a practical tool, although think of how much cooler an episode of “Ghost Hunters” would be if they had a flying lamp with them instead of just flashlights!
Recently the New Yorker shed some light on video from the 1980s, a time when seemingly every celebrity in the western world was putting out an aerobics tape.
This one is called “Do It Debbie’s Way” and its host, Debbie Reynolds, may not have been the most enthusiastic aerobicist in home video history.
In the course of the show she tells the audience “I hate exercise!” and makes up a song about the unpleasant business of doing crunches.
Her co-star, Shelley Winters, is even less into it; she’s wearing a shirt that says “I’m Only Doing This for Debbie” and heckles the very exercise video she’s in!