I've gotten a hold of a new design direction lately. I'm slow to get on board fads, but tend to incorporate long-lasting trends into my vocabulary eventually. Here are 2 ideas I'm working on where the effect of light on a simply design is a central design motif. I tried to bypass the web 2.0 look, but the playing-with-light nature of the web 2.0 look seems to be a keeper. There is definitely a trend towards more organic-looking lighting effects on otherwise simple designs.