Janet Hansen artist

Rainbow Giraffe Pillow

Animated array of RGB LED pixels
Embedded in the face of a stuffed pillow,
with black and white faux fur giraffe pattern
Custom control hardware and software
18" x 18" x 4"


This illuminated pillow can be operated in a few different modes, including a smooth moving rainbow, and a few styles of sound-reactive effects that use a seven-channel spectrum analyzer built into the LED driver.

The light is softened by the outer fur layer, as well as a second layer of diffusing material.

The pillow can be operated by a portable rechargeable battery pack, or plugged into an wall outlet for extended use.


The video begins with a demo of a sound reactive pattern, followed by a rainbow pattern.