Monthly Archives for May 2010

The difficult client

Singapore, 31st May 2010 When we start a project with a new client we never know how easy or difficult the ride will be. Every project more or less starts out with the same ground rules, the fee proposal as … Continue reading

31. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: lighting design practice | 1 comment

It is not what you know…

Singapore, 30th May 2010 Finding work as a start-up company can be tough with little credentials and sometimes little experience to boost of. But we all started somehow and build up the experience and project references step by step. I … Continue reading

30. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Dark skies

Singapore, 29th May 2010 Being back in Singapore the first thing that always strikes me is the night sky. Back in Perth, Australia we have mostly clear night skies with great views to the starry Milky Way, even when you are … Continue reading

29. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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IPAD and the digital age

Perth, 28th May 2010 Today the much anticipated IPad hits the stores in Perth. In some countries like the US it was introduced a while ago and during Light & Building in Frankfurt I already met some people using it! … Continue reading

28. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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LED’s and photo-biological safety

Perth, 27th May 2010 It is well known that lasers are a safety hazard when it comes to the human eye. Direct exposure to a laser beam can cause immediate and irreparable damage to the retina. Hence lasers have always … Continue reading

27. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light and health | 3 comments

Sustainable design

Perth, 26th May 2010 Sustainability is the catch word in any project nowadays, isn’t it? But what really is sustainable design, or more precisely sustainable lighting design in our case? Sometimes I have the idea that people use the term … Continue reading

26. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: going green | 1 comment

Time

Perth, 25th May 2010 As we get older we start to appreciate time more and more isn’t it? Time is one of the few things in life we can’t really control, it keeps ticking. We can’t fast forward; we can’t … Continue reading

25. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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The lighting tender

Perth, 24th May 2010 A vital part of our work is the preparation of the technical specification document which lays out to any potential supplier or contractor what it is that we want in terms of light fittings and installation … Continue reading

24. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: lighting design | 1 comment

Tax, duties and parrallel imports

Perth, 23rd May 2010 With the European markets in tatters mainly because of the financial woes in Greece, Portugal and Spain, we may well be heading back into economic trouble again. Further, China has clamped down on the residential property speculation, … Continue reading

23. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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On a rainy day…

Perth, 22nd May 2010 It is week-end and it’s raining. A typical wintery day in Perth, one moment the sun pierces through the dark grey clouds, the next moment heavy rains pour out of the sky.  Overall it is wet, … Continue reading

22. May 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: lighting applications, lighting standards | 1 comment

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