Monthly Archives for October 2010

Light Talk is taking a break…

During my break I will share some pictures I took of the World Expo 2010 which closed today China pavillion

31. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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365 days!

Perth 28th October 2010 After 365 days without missing a beat I have finally completed my challenge of one year of daily blogging! When I embarked on this project exactly one year ago I had no idea whether I would manage … Continue reading

28. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Fee proposals (2)

Perth 27th October 2010 As long as we are submitting fee proposals to our clients we are in business. I don’t know about other practices, but historically we have an average scoring or success rate of over 30%. In other … Continue reading

27. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Out of sight, out of mind

Hainan – Perth 26th October 2010 This saying is very much applicable in our business, probably in any business. It applies at many different levels. I am on my way back after having spent two days “mending ties” with our … Continue reading

26. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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The King of Lighting Tower

Hainan 25th October 2010 A new 330m high landmark tower is going to be built in Guzhen, a township in Zhongshan near Guangzhou, China, which will be called the King of Lighting Tower. I read this in the China Daily … Continue reading

25. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Light and doping

Hainan 24th October 2010 I am borrowing this title and subject from an article in the latest PLD magazine that I just received. The article talks about the positive influence of lighting on school kids, specifically those starting early (when … Continue reading

24. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Projects in your back garden

Singapore 23rd October 2010 As I am about to embark on my trip to Hainan, now that typhoon Megi has passed through the area, I am wondering about those “far away” projects, certainly those that take you a day of … Continue reading

23. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Proven concepts

Singapore 22nd October 2010 As lighting designers we want to be creative and find new solutions and ideas for every new project. At least we start out that way and are always in the hope and search to create that … Continue reading

22. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Owning up to mistakes

Singapore 21st October 2010 I challenged myself yesterday to blog about my mistakes so I should own up and share some with you. That is how I learned the trade anyhow. You have to go through mistakes in order to … Continue reading

21. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Write ups

Singapore 20th October 2010 As part of our work we often have to provide write-ups. These can be conceptual stories to support our designs, technical write ups in our lighting documents or promotional write ups for publications or other marketing … Continue reading

20. October 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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