Glowing Innovation

Designers are adding a glowing touch to their creations for added engagement a

Implications - There are a range of glow in the dark products on the market, from fashion to electronics and home décor. Battery powered yarn, luminescent fabrics and glow in the dark equalizers add appeal to ordinary fashions, particularly among clubbers. Other innovations seen on Trend Hunter include solar-powered fluorescent garden lamps, Yamaha’s glow-in-the-dark scooter, glowing printer paper and light-up night clubs.

Objects that glow, light up or are fluorescent, re-invoke childhood fascinations. By adding illumination, a simple product can be made more desirable.
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Glow in the Dark Bubble Bath
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Warm 35,331 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 06
Glow in the Dark Bubble Bath
Nerd up your bathtub with glow in the dark bubble bath. It probably doesn't cause cancer. From Latest Buy: You sink into a warm bath, the scent of vanilla and honey wafts through the air, pleasuring… [More]
Neon Glowing Plants - Power Your Backyard Party with Takanori Hayakawa's Solar Plant
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Mild 6,112 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 07
Neon Glowing Plants
Power Your Backyard Party with Takanori Hayakawa's Solar Plant
The solar plant by Takanori Hayakawa will light up your garden or backyard party without using any electricity at all. Totally solar-powered, this little "plant" sits out in the sun all day charging-up.… [More]
Shot In The Dark - Glow-In-The-Dark Shot Glass
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Mild 8,270 Clicks Pub: Oct 3, 07
Shot In The Dark
Glow-In-The-Dark Shot Glass
Never lose your booze in the dark again! The fun glow-in-the-dark shot glasses from SUCK UK have a base that glows in dimly lit conditions. The 2oz glasses are sold in a set of four, so you can play drinking… [More]
Glow In The Dark Pebbles
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Untested 6,256 Clicks Pub: Jan 16, 07
Glow In The Dark Pebbles
Light up your walkway with glow in the dark pebbles. Not only will these glowing rocks help to illuminate your walkway, but you’ll also be able to freak out your neighbors when they fear you... [More]
Pop-Up Nightclubs - Kubik
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Mild 14,629 Clicks Pub: May 21, 07
Pop-Up Nightclubs
Kubik
Located near Berlin's river Spree, Kubik's modular design literally glows in the dark, with dozens of conventional 1000-litre water tanks used to create a temporary installation. On the weekends the tanks… [More]
Glow-In-The-Dark Scooters - Yamaha's EC-02 Bike with iPod Dock
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Mild 5,705 Clicks Pub: Aug 16, 07
Glow-In-The-Dark Scooters
Yamaha's EC-02 Bike with iPod Dock
Face it, our lives revolve around the iPod. So why not have an electric scooter that glows in the dark and has a dock for the iPod? The Yamaha EC-02 may be the only thing Yamaha will be selling when oil… [More]
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