Monthly Archives for January 2013

Lighting conception

Jakarta 31th January 2013 Having early brainstorm sessions with project architects is a crucial part of a successful lighting design process…at least that is my opinion. We do not always get to do that or be involved in early building … Continue reading

31. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Minus One

Jakarta 30th January 2013 Staying in hotels as you travel is a good part of our experience as lighting designers, certainly if you design lighting for hotels for a living. These few days in Jakarta I am put up in … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Jakarta

Jakarta 29th January 2013 On the day after Dutch Queen Beatrix announced her abdication, I am back in Jakarta, early morning flight, 1-2 hours traffic jam and into a meeting, a fairly normal scenario. In fact the flight from Singapore is … Continue reading

29. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Keeping up with the times

Singapore 28th January 2013 Here is a statement for you: Life is not getting easier with a new computer! I have spent a good part of the weekend getting to “know” my new laptop so that I could start working … Continue reading

28. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Coming to fruition

Singapore 25th January 2013 We don’t always get to live a project from start to finish. In my particular case I left several of my lighting design projects with Lighting Images in China when I moved to set up my … Continue reading

25. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Computers

Singapore 24th January 2013 It is safe to say that life without computers in our, or nearly any, profession is practically impossible! I have lived the years of doing lighting design without personal computers and laptops and I can tell … Continue reading

24. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Colleagues

Singapore 23rd January 2013 An important part of our life as lighting designer is to spent some time with colleagues in the business…for many reasons. First of all there is little to no reason to lock yourself up in an … Continue reading

23. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Personal versus objective

Jakarta 22nd January 2013 As I am waiting in the lounge to take my flight back to Singapore I am reflecting on the main event passed about which I blogged last night. I mentioned that I came away with a … Continue reading

23. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Getting it right

Jakarta 21st January 2013 Made it safe to Jakarta …no flooding in view, but a lot of traffic and detour driving to reach the site.  Today, finally after 4 years on the job with lots of delays, we reached the stage … Continue reading

22. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Breaking a Lance

Singapore 18th January 2013 Today will probably go down in history as the day that Lance Armstrong took ownership of his life and came clean on his doping and drug taking. Like many in the world I switch on the TV … Continue reading

18. January 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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