You might have heard of hanging a bag of water from the ceiling to repel flies.
It’s a more traditional way of scaring flies off.
Well if it works, you won’t be repelling just flies.
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The way the original bag version works is light shines through the bag and the light is refracted by the water. The color and movements of the bag are amplified confusing the fly thereby repelling it.
We can see these eco-friendly spheres are a major upgrade and are incredibly refined and sophisticated. I love them. There’s this element of mystery to this particular design that make it so alluring. I love the way the glass and water magnify and distort whatever is shown through it. It’s truly beautiful.
What makes this so interesting is that Jose de la O took this concept of a plastic bag filled with water, improved the idea, and turned it into a piece of self-sustaining functioning art. Architectural Digest Mexico has even recognized him as one of the country’s top ten young designers.
The best thing about this design is that it’s simple and elegant. It has a beautiful decorative shape and eliminated the need to hang an ugly bag from the ceiling.
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