Monthly Archives for January 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!

Singapore, 29-30th January 2014 Most companies (as is ours) will be closed for the Chinese New Year holidays these few days. Some companies even for a week or more. Hence there is little action to be expected in our business … Continue reading

30. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The economy

Singapore, 28th January 2014 Haven’t spoken about the economy much yet, but it is a legitimate question we pose to ourselves at the beginning of the year. We finished 2013 on a high, but how is 2014 shaping up (from … Continue reading

28. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Sacrificial lamps

Singapore, 27th January 2014 In one of my meetings today I had an interesting discussion with the interior designer of one of our projects in regards to what or what not to specify in regards to the expected client’s budget, … Continue reading

27. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Hong Kong style

Hong Kong, 24th January 2014 Today was spent on a kick of meeting for a new prestigious project here. I don’t know about how others experience Hong Kong and its work environment but I distinctively feel a totally different attitude … Continue reading

25. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The new China

Yangshuo – Hong Kong, 23rd January 2014 As I am making my way from Yangshuo to Hong Kong for my next meetings, I am reflecting on some interesting developments taking pace in China. In the “new” China of today it … Continue reading

23. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Still cold…

Yangshuo, 22nd January 2014 Getting used to the cold…today more of the same. Today we fried some banana’s on the improvised heat stoves and I must say the “pisang goreng” (or fried banana) tasted nice and hot! Many people do … Continue reading

22. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Cold

Yangshuo, 21st January 2014 This blog is simply called cold…I woke up with temperatures outside around freezing point. No world news, but after the hot summer in Perth and the normal hot humidity of Singapore a nice frisk waking up! … Continue reading

21. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Inspiration

Yangshuo, 20th January 2014 Today I travelled from Singapore back to Yangshuo, the heart of the Guilin Mountains in China, famous for being featured on the back on the 20 dollar Reminbi bank notes. Over the next 3 days I … Continue reading

20. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Candle light

Singapore, 17th January 2014 As lighting designers of this day and age it is understandable that our prime focus is on designing around and with today’s lighting technology. Obviously if you are a new generation lighting designer you probably know … Continue reading

17. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Priorities…

Shanghai-Singapore, 16th January 2014 I wrapped up my stay in Shanghai with some outstanding design work but I have to say with travel in the afternoon, albeit the later part of the day, it still cuts your day in half. … Continue reading

16. January 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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