Water Fight! Recycled Bulbs Recall Hanging Water Balloons
Water balloon fights are always fun (in warm weather, that is), and Torafu Architects wanted to bring that fun into the home. Their Water Balloon lights were inspired by the sight of water pouring into balloons from a sink tap.
The pendant lights feature bulb-shaped glass with tons of little bubbles inside. They aren’t lit like you might expect, however; they contain LEDs which light the glass from its top, highlighting the beautiful imperfections in the glass pieces.
The glass has been recycled from fluorescent lamps. Like water balloons in the middle of being filled or just about to burst upon hitting an opponent, each “bulb” has a unique shape. The bubbles in the glass naturally vary from one fixture to the next, looking a little like a moment frozen in time: that delicious moment just before you tie the end of the balloon and lob it at an opponent.