Monthly Archives for August 2012

China 3

Shanghai, 31st August 2012 Once you can weed through all the contractual, administrative and design technical matters there is still a lot of satisfaction to be got from doing projects in China. The fact is that China wants to show … Continue reading

31. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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China 2

Shanghai, 30th August 2012 So business in China is still good. Even though most financial analysts suspect that the latest economic growth figures (reported to be more than 7%) are inflated, fact is that you just have to look around … Continue reading

30. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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China

Shanghai, 29th August 2012 My regular blog followers will have noticed I don’t spent that much time in China anymore…today I am back in Shanghai and while it is nice to be back in a city I used to come … Continue reading

30. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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It’s raining!

Cherating, 27th-28th August 2012 Weather has always been a good excuse to explain the delay in works. Contractors under pressure to complete works on time know every trick of the book when it comes to finding reasons to justify delays … Continue reading

28. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Peace of mind

Perth, 23nd August 2012 It appears many owners, operators and developers have no real understanding on how to achieve sustainability when it comes to lighting. Most of them rely on the information they receive (free!) from suppliers and manufacturers. But … Continue reading

24. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Design style

Perth, 23nd August 2012 What is design style, what is the right lighting design style if there is such thing? I had an interesting meeting today as we are in the process of developing a lighting concept for a theatre … Continue reading

23. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: city beautification, light and art, Light and inspiration, light watch, lighting design | 5 comments

Going green

Perth, 22nd August 2012 Promoting sustainable solutions in lighting as we do is nowadays a no-brainer. Not that we didn’t do that in the past, it’s just that in the present time it has been given a name or names, … Continue reading

22. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Quality time

Perth, 21st August 2012 We had a long weekend as Muslims (in Singapore and around the world) celebrated the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, also called Eid-ul-Fitr. It is one of the interesting sides of the multi-cultural Singapore … Continue reading

21. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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The pretenders

Singapore, 17th August 2012 Some of you may be familiar with my winch for the weekend…dealing with people who pretend to be more than they are. In our project world we come across them all the time. Most of the … Continue reading

17. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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NDA

Singapore, 16th August 2012 NDA stands for non-disclosure agreement. It is something we at times need to sign for sensitive or confidential projects. As designers we get involved in projects years ahead of its completion and sometimes the design is … Continue reading

16. August 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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