Our name, Something Splendid, is a response to the directive that many clients give designers — that they want ‘Something Pretty’ or ‘Something Cool’. How boring — we’re an enthusiastic duo, and we believe in getting carried away with things. We cut out the logo from black cardboard, shone all manners of light through the stencil, and photographed it with long exposures.

Something Splendid

Electro-luminescent wire

EL wire is cheap + flexible.


We almost set the carpet on fire.

Torch & diffusing paper

Love the S shaped lens flare.

More EL wire

Getting a little carried away now.

More sparklers

We did dozens of these – much fun!

The setup

Now you know our secrets.