The Iconic Picture Frame that ‘Slows Down Time’ is on a 17% Holiday Discount

I understand that everyone wants this year to end as soon as possible, but Jeff Lieberman’s iconic installation, the Slow Dance, makes the case for slowing time down so you can focus on and appreciate the beauty of nature, physics, and life. The Slow Dance is a frame that has the ability to stretch time through an optical illusion, allowing you to almost get carried away to a magical new world. Built with an electromagnetic vibrator and a strobe-light that work together with impeccable accuracy, the Slow Dance frame makes things inside it flutter in an invisible breeze, in slow-motion. You could be in a room with absolutely no wind and the feather or flower still sways on its own in that hypnotic slow speed – like nature’s own fidget spinner.

Designer: Jeff Lieberman of Wonder Machines

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Designed to be an art installation you can hang on a wall or place on a mantelpiece and stare at for hours, the Slow Dance lets you mount a variety of things within its magical frame, from feathers to flowers, to even interesting looking leaves. Switch it on, and the object within the frame begins fluttering in slow motion, without any external stimulus (you should really check out the video above). The illusion relies on two core components – a precisely engineered system within the Slow Dance’s frame, and your eye’s ability to see in 24 frames per second.

The engineering lies in an electromagnet that causes the feather/flower/leaf to flutter away, and LED lighting built into the frame’s inner edge that strobes/flickers at a precisely calculated rate to make that chaotic flutter seem like slow-motion choreography. Regardless of the object you secure to the Slow Dance, it flutters magically in slow motion perfectly, making you experience time slowly. In fact, the Slow Dance comes with additional modes too, allowing you to choose between the slow-motion flutter to a clone-mode that lets you create two instances of the same object, and a glitch mode that lets it flicker and jump in time and space!

The Slow Dance is one of those products that’s just designed to make you a child again. Just the way slow-mo scenes in movies are created to make your jaw drop, the Slow Dance inspires a similar feeling, making you want to stare at it for hours as you just appreciate time as a concept, and how physics and biology come together to create something so powerful and moving (literally, and emotionally!). The Slow Dance was originally envisioned by Jeff Lieberman as a gift for his friends, but the overwhelmingly positive response he received for his product prompted him to take it to Kickstarter, delivering over 2500 units, and garnering the attention of publications like WIRED, TechCrunch, and Fast Company. It’s no secret that the Slow Dance makes an incredible gift (after all, it started off as one), and if you’re looking for a mesmerizing piece of home decor for your Thanksgiving party, or for a gift to give a loved one this upcoming holiday season, the Slow Dance comes in 3 wooden models – Craft Pine, Light Pine, and Ebonized Ash.

The Slow Dance is running a site-wide $50 Off discount between 3rd and 15th December, however, readers of Yanko Design get an extra 5% off by using the coupon code YANKO at the check-out. Visit the Wonder Machines website and grab a Slow Dance picture frame for yourself or a loved one using the link below! You’re literally giving them the gift of time!

Click Here to Buy Now: $331.55 $399 (17% off with Coupon Code: YANKO). Hurry, sale ends Dec 14th.