11 Coolest Ultraviolet Stuff

1UV Tattoos

UV tattoos use blacklight reactive ink to illuminate the images.

2UV Contact Lenses

Get the coolest look in town with UV reactive contact lenses that look great by day and stunning under UV light.

3UV Book

Despite the crisis, Adris Group had a successful business year in 2008, so they wanted to show it off with their annual report. During difficult times, only good ideas can light up the path out of the crisis. Ideas are energy! They emerge in a moment and spread at the speed of thoughts while people channel them. Ideas are passed on from person to person until their radiance becomes powerful enough to light up the future. Adris Group has more than 3,000 such lights - its employees. Each one of them can come up with an idea that can make the world better, but it is only when they all come together with a single goal that the power of their ideas becomes capable of shattering the darkness. That is why this book glows in the dark – it is charged with over 3,000 good ideas!

4UV Jeans

These jeans will glow intensely under UV light (aka Blacklight), so if you wear the jeans in a club, your pants color will turn into a cool neon green. Available at Barneys New York and Barneys COOP nationwide.

5UV Bubbles

Tekno Bubbles contain special patented compounds with molecules that emit visible light after absorbing light from an ultraviolet source. When the ultraviolet photons enter fluorescent molecules, some of the light's energy causes the molecules to vibrate. When the light re-emerges, it has less energy and is now within the spectrum of visible light, which in turn causes Tekno Bubbles to glow in either blue or gold.

6UV Restaurant

A theatrical extravaganza of sequential dishes and multi-sensory experiences, Paul Pairet's futuristic Ultraviolet Restaurant turns the very idea of conceptual dining on its head. The room, a blank canvas devoid of emotive artwork and distracting views, hides a wealth of high-end projectors, lighting rigs and wind machines vital to the table show, scheduled to begin at exactly 7.30 pm. After the initial six month wait, guests meet at a predefined 'pick-up' point, and are subsequently bundled into black vans for transportation to an undisclosed warehouse location at the heart of Shanghai.

Guests are led in semi-darkness to a single solitary table, flanked by five chairs on either side. Once seated, the immersive culinary theatre is brought to life by the amusingly ironic opening sequence to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Led by an extravagant “Avant-Garde” menu of 20 courses, the dining area is transformed into a 360-degree theatre of projections, including a billowing tornado of smoke and cigar ash (timed to coincide with your first bite into a foie gras cigarette), and Pop Rock Oysters, teemed with a 60's wallpaper of music icons, brand names and 20th Century inventions. Paired with the tangy aromas of cigar smoke, earth and ocean breezes, Pairet creates a modal experience of “psycho-tasting” that could very well challenge the future of fine dining as we know it.

7Toilet Paper

Now you'll no longer struggle to relieve yourself during those half-awake bathroom visits in the middle of the night thanks to glow in the dark toilet paper. Functional and fun, you'll know you're getting a complete wipe when the toilet paper stops glowing.

8Graffiti Art

Japanese artist Que Huxo makes the coolest glow-in-the-dark paintings. This exhibition's called "Day and Night." Wowzers.

“English Russia” gives us a look at a Toyota MRS owned by a Russian with Terminator air brush design. It looks good during the day and even better in the night as the painting glows in the dark.

10Tennis shoes

We all know Kanye West's nickname is Yeezy and he teamed up with Nike a few years ago to create some new designs for kicks, one of which is the Nike Air Yeezy Glow in the Dark sneakers which I think are way cool. The bottom lights up as well as the Nike logo. Launched in 2009.


Instructables user Britt Michelsen has lately been experimenting with fluorescent materials, including riboflavin. She decided to use it to make a food that looks like kryptonite. Michelsen made a mold out of aluminum foil, cooked riboflavin into sugar, and poured it into the mold. The result was a glowing candy that looked quite like the lethal substance in the Superman mythos.