Monthly Archives for August 2010

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Bangkok 31st August 2010 Currently in Thailand for a few days of design coordination meetings on some of our projects. On my way from the airport into town this morning I noticed a huge billboard sign promoting Ligman architectural outdoor … Continue reading

31. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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It can’t be done?

Singapore 30th August 2010 How often don’t we hear: “It can’t be done?” I certainly come across it all the time, mostly from contractors, sometimes from other product manufacturers. It happens generally when we need to add lighting to an … Continue reading

30. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Expansion and diversity

Singapore 29th August 2010 Having a lighting design practice is relatively simple when it’s you, maybe with a few staff operating from one office location. But as you grow and become more in demand you start expanding as a logical … Continue reading

29. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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When money is everything

Singapore 28th August 2010 I guess we all know the saying that money does not make you happy, but it is damn easier to be unhappy with a lot of money then without…and it is damn easier to do things when … Continue reading

28. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Send simplicity

Singapore 27th August 2010 I think it is a slogan from one of the big manufacturers, but today I was brought back to earth during a key presentation to one of my clients with sense and simplicity. Though it came … Continue reading

27. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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The Lighting Brand Store

Singapore 26th August 2010 Lighting is moving main stream big time. With LED products becoming also more consumer oriented we see a shift happening where architectural lighting and related lighting products are moving to a more public domain and made … Continue reading

26. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Problem solving

Guangzhou 25th August 2010 I am writing this while in transit in Guangzhou, China, as far as I am concerned one of the lousiest big city airports in China. It is so big and has such bad signage that you … Continue reading

25. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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It’s not me!

Sanya, Hainan 24th August 2010 Design and site coordination meetings can be quite interesting and revealing. I have just completed another such day where the foreign consultants meet the local team (client, local design institute, local architect, electrical and structural … Continue reading

24. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Moon lighting

Sanya, Hainan 23rd August 2010 On the way to Hainan a tropical island in the South of China, I read a report about the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore where they claim to have held the first ever open air … Continue reading

23. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Mixed events

Singapore 22nd August 2010 One of the interesting parts of the current inaugural Youth Olympic Games going on in Singapore is the introduction of the mixed team events. I happen to catch some sports summaries the other day and noticed … Continue reading

22. August 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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