Monthly Archives for October 2012

Light Talk now as E-Book

Singapore, 31st October 2012 “Light Talk, A year in the life of light” is now available as a PDF download. Following many requests from friends and colleagues in the lighting industry, I have decided to make my book also available … Continue reading

31. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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LED’s speed of development

Singapore, 30th October 2012 One of our great challenges as lighting designers in this age of LED technology is to keep up with the rapid developments. What you specify today maybe obsolete tomorrow and certainly with some projects running over … Continue reading

30. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Staying in control

Singapore, 29th October 2012 Surprisingly I am still in Singapore, though I was supposed to be in Mumbai the next few days to commission one of our hotel projects. Unexpected safety issues on site and festive activities (run up to … Continue reading

29. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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The buck stops with me

Singapore, 25-26th October 2012 Today is a public holiday in Singapore (Hari Raya Haji) so I am taking it easy, great time to tidy up lots of little things that had been lingering around as the rest of the team … Continue reading

26. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Up or down?

Singapore, 24th October 2012 There are many ways to skin a cat, or so goes the expression isn’t it? Likewise in lighting there is more then one solution to a lighting problem. I am currently discussing a courtyard lighting concept with … Continue reading

24. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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My way or the highway

Singapore, 23rd October 2012 Dealing with inflexible and ego-centred people can be pretty frustrating when you are trying to move forward in a project. They come in all form and functions! Today was one of those days were I had … Continue reading

23. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Light & Learn, Light and inspiration, light watch, lighting applications, lighting design practice | 1 comment

Stones

Singapore, 22nd October 2012 No, not the Rolling Stones…my subject are the actual stones. As lighting designers we have to deal with all kinds of materials in the spaces we design for. Stone is one of them. I never knew there … Continue reading

22. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light and art, Light and inspiration, light watch, lighting applications, lighting design | 1 comment

Integrity

Singapore, 19th October 2012 Now here is a touchy subject for you. Today’s subject of integrity is triggered by the fall from grace of Lance Armstrong, a sporting cycling hero that many around the world have admired and looked up … Continue reading

20. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: going green, Light and inspiration, light watch, lighting and culture, lighting design, lighting design practice, lighting of the future | Leave a comment

Colour!

Singapore, 18th October 2012 While the Noche Zero event in Chili should be in its final stages (an event I unfortunately could not attend, but hope to catch up on soon) I am left pondering what life without light would be! … Continue reading

18. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting design today

Singapore, 17th October 2012 Lighting and lighting design does not stand by itself. It is part of our total visual environment, perception and experience. It comes integrated, and hopefully coordinated, with architecture, interior finishes, materials, colours, shapes, forms and the … Continue reading

17. October 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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