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Blime by Alvaro Soto is Inspired by an Audio Recording

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 30, 2012 • References: formatters.net and design-milk
The light fixture dubbed Blime by Alvaro Soto is a do-it-yourself parametric and modular project. The laser-cut parts may seem too intricate and complex to put together by an amateur, but it is surprisingly fun and easy, albeit slightly time-consuming. All a person needs to do is pin the pieces together to form a delicate, teardrop shape.

Blime by Alvaro Soto was greatly influenced by an audio recording the designer created with his friends. The audio was put into a 3D modeling software with scripting technology, which generated the overall shape of the Blime light fixture. According to Design Milk, it "represents the missing phase in the sublimation process." Blime by Alvaro Soto is on Kickstarter and has currently doubled the $5,000 goal.