Archive: Mar 2012

  1. AIA Blog Off: History at the Heart of Design

    by Fallon Burgdorf and Caitlin Walsh for the American Institute of Architects #AIA2012 Blog Off During the week of March 25 – 31, architectural bloggers and design professionals create blog posts to discuss the topic: “Design Connects”. Everyone has a history. It is an integral part of our existence. History reminds us of where we’ve […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Whimsical Winged Lights

    You blink for a moment. As your eyelids lift to reveal the scenery again, you thought you just missed witnessing a flock of huge birds shining with light storm through the hotel lobby. Their tails left traces that were still sparkling in the thin air. But when you close and open your eyes again, they […]

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  3. GPI Tweekly Archive: The Design Industry Unites Beyond 140 Characters

    Who would have imagined that a single character in a tweet could have so much potential? The design community is taking advantage of the connective power of Twitter by linking their thoughts together with the use of hashtags.  Hashtags are topic-specific labels attached to tweets by simply typing the pound sign (#) within the body […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: 52 North Soho by 44th Hill – Runway of Lights

    When we are developing custom lighting pieces for our clients, one essential question we always ponder is: what does lighting mean to the space?. Should it be functional, mood-setting, or decorative? Today, we have the Stuart Hill, the Creative Director of 44th Hill brand environments agency to talk about the design process for the lighting at the 52 […]

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  5. GPI Tweekly Archive: The Wearing of the Green

    With March 17th fast approaching, we’ve got the color green on the brain.  So it’s no coincidence that the emerald color caught our eye in the social media stream this week. Instead of featuring tweets as we usually do in the “Tweekly Archive”, to really do justice to the color green this week we turned […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Colorful Backlit Animated Ceilings by Jean Nouvel

    Today we are looking one incredibly unique hotel ceiling. It’s a burst of bright colors, an underwater world over the top of your head, a focal point of the city at night, and even a salute to contemporary art. Pin It The Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel in Vienna, Austria is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. […]

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  7. GPI TWeekly Archive: Fun Pendant Lights

    We are all geared up and working hard on preparing some new lighting prototypes, so this week we were especially inspired by these interesting pendants on Twitter. HANG JACK PENDANT LIGHT BY PHILIPP SCHÖPFER AND DANIEL KLAPSING  “A handmade polished brass pendant light that offers 16 outlets from above for different kinds of bulbs.” tweet via @mocoloco […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Illuminated Rope by Christian Haas

    One of the best things about window-shopping is that you never know what you’ll run into around the next corner. Would it be a boutique store that has handmade artisan jewelry and abstract paintings, or a mainstream fashion brand with an ultra-modern window display (and sexy models)? I’m sure people who walk by Colette in […]

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  9. GPI TWeekly Archive: Skylight Brings in the Extra Amount of Natural Light

    The skylight designs in these four architectural spaces really caught our attention this week. Natural daylight is even and smooth, and it enhances the interior space. The best part is, it’s free! Have you ever incorporated skylight systems in your projects? How did they enhance the architecture? We’d like to see the pictures! Leave a […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: An Illusory Point of View

    Pin It Photoshop? No, this is all real painting! Switzerland-born artist Felice Varini has spent the past 30 years creating what’s called Anamorphic Illusion. This brilliant street art form is defined by a single vantage view point from which the viewer can see the complete painting, while from other view points the viewer will see […]

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