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LED Moon shines message of hope, no dark side to see


Scale models of manmade wonders are usually the stuff of gimmicky travel souvenirs, but could you resist a faithful replica that was a topographic clone of our closest celestial body? We didn't think so. Dedicated to the super moon that brought his catastrophe-stricken nation comfort, Japanese designer Nosigner culled imagery taken by the lunar orbiter Kaguya to create a hope-swelling, LED-lit copy of Earth's favorite satellite. Recently on display at the Dwell on Design exhibit in LA, this spherical lamp of lunar love doesn't yet appear to be available for order -- but then again, how do you put a price on hope?

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