ray of rice : hat & lamp by jittasak narknisorn from thailand
designer's own words:
I respect and admire agriculture, especially the rice farmers who provide us with the food in our everyday lives. They work very long hours under the hot sun during harvesting season. From this observation, I saw how to merge the traditional lifestyle of a rice farmer and today's technology.
Ray of Rice : hat & lamp is comprised of solar cells on the exterior with LED lights on the interior. As the rice farmers work during the day the solar cells collect the sun's energy. By night, the hat can be hung anywhere and utilized as a wireless lamp.