lighting

Wood and paper lamps from Japan

September 11, 2009

Wood and paper lamps from Japan

“Our lighting is hand-built in Japan from natural materials, including the hand-made paper (washi) of Eriko Horiki, the bent Japanese cedar of Toshiyuki Tani’s Wappa series, the coiled beech wood of the Bunaco Lacquer Ware Company, and the todomatsu pine slats of Takumi Kohgei.

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Hanging ships

July 21, 2009

Hanging ships

Western European churches, especially those near or in shipping towns, often suspended a model ship from the ceiling as a symbol of good luck for sailors. The practice is probably most common in Denmark, but is fairly widespread.

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Florida House by Gene Leedy

May 27, 2009

Florida House by Gene Leedy

This midcentury modern house is for sale – or was – according to the Paul Rudolph Foundation website, which links to this great set of photos from ECOHUSET on Flickr.  

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Alvaro Siza

April 21, 2009

Alvaro Siza

This is the Parish Church Complex of Marco de Canevezes, Portugal. It was designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with Rolando Torgo and completed in 1990. It’s a deceptively simple building.

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

February 7, 2009

Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine.

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