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EICHLERHOLIC IDEA: Holiday decorations, obscure glass

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HERE WE ARE again, in the holidays...

This time every year I like to suggest a uniquely Modernist approach to Holiday Lighting. If you have obscure glass on the front of your house, try putting your lights BEHIND the glass. This makes the lights appear to float, and the glass produces a pretty astounding optical effect. Just look at these pics...

http://www.wallys.com/uploads/pleiades/

..this doesn't even begin to capture the effect when in motion, as when driving by the house at night.  Check out these videos to see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QAecqcYRFo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVkEYEsp9Qg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqdgoh2a9w8

You can play with the distance between the lights and the glass, to get different effects. Farther away, the auras are bigger and more dim, and the colors more apt to mix- closer, they're brighter and smaller.

If you like, post a reply, with pictures of your results!