Monthly Archives for September 2013

My daily moment

Singapore, 30th September 2013 Probably lucky I am back in Singapore as the hangover from the lost grand final is surely tough back in Perth and Fremantle. They fought valiantly but in the end just came up (15 points) short. … Continue reading

30. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Purple Reign…

Perth, 27th September 2013 This Saturday will see the grand final in AFL when the Fremantle Dockers meet Hawthorn at the MSG. May all sound jargon to you, but down here in Australia the Footy Grand Final at the MSG … Continue reading

27. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Percentage for the arts

Perth, 26th September 2013 As countries become more developed the attention for art and artists becomes more important. It is not surprising that countries like Australia have so called percentage for art programs in which developers are required to factor … Continue reading

26. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Form over function?

Perth, 25th September 2013 I may have blogged about this before, but it remains a sticky design issue time again, certainly in my industry of lighting design. Again we are having a heated discussion with an architect who strives towards … Continue reading

25. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Professionalism on cue

Perth, 23rd September 2013 Another lengthy meeting about design and budgets…but for a change it is refreshing to deal with professionals rather than with an individual developer. Contrary to many projects where we deal with individual owners or first time … Continue reading

23. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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The show goes on

Perth, 20th September 2013 I think we all like to think we are irreplaceable, that if you are not there things will collapse, but somehow the show always goes on with or without you. Maybe not as good and maybe … Continue reading

20. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Basics, people!

Perth, 19th September 2013 As I grow wiser (one would hope) I just realise how much people depend on computers to tell them what is right. Even in my own office we have computers to calculate lighting levels. But does … Continue reading

19. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Budgets and budgets

Perth, 18th September 2013 Most of what we do revolves around money and in our project world more specifically around budgets. Getting it right is an art by itself because often budgets are made in the early stages of a … Continue reading

18. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Bright future

Perth, 17th September 2013 As we are in the process of organising a company get together later in the year, I realise that most of my team are in their 20’s and 30’s, all still relatively young and with a … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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