While I get on with my stuff, Annabel is producing wonderful plant images via her textile designs and shibori-dyeing techniques at Townhill Studio. While we were shooting the latest video Holly (Moonstruck Films) caught this great image of Annabel's work.
A last minute invitation from Ray Molony of Lux Magazine to appear in a 'Dragon's Den' style presentation at the Lighting Fixtures Design conference in London last week (5-6 June) resulted in an entertaining quarter of an hour. Hear it HERE.
I've been asked if I have a close-up of the light fixture that's doing all the damage in the Pool Pavilion (featured below). Here it is .....
When I mentioned in my second Coach House video that I ws looking for a cloud of light above the sofa in the living space, I didn't expect to open a newspaper a couple of weeks later to see ... a Cloud of Light.
Wonderfully expressed by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, a series of images showing just that juxtaposition of The Cloud and The Light.
See more of Smide's images HERE
Its always (?) a joy to see a project 'go live' and when you have some funky colour-changing to play with - this is what can happen.
Just don't tell the client.
Back in ye olden dayes, no one really knew what was going on with lighting design, so we could get away with all sorts of stuff. Amongst some of the dodgy stuff there were some golden moments.
So remember: anything lit in GREEN like the Hoover Building on A40 - rubbish,
but the day that the Lloyds Building was switched on ... WOW!
And now we have Environmental Lighting Impact Assessments. For this we can blame green lighting, NOT Richard Rogers' architecture.
I've sent for my copy this very day and looking forward to some exhilarating reading as I expand my skills in ways I never thought imaginable ( or necessary ).
A (very) basic guide to ethical specification
Lighting design: it's a client thing
Calculating obtrusive light: whose job is it?
When there's nothing in the catalogue
When is a chandelier not a pendant? When its a lantern!
When clients learn too much . . .
One of our details is missing
Where will light fittings come from?
The end of the light bulb?
Always something new . . . again
Always something new . . .
Combining old and new
On being in the dark . . .
Riffing The Internet of Things
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BLOGS - LIGHTING DESIGN
John Bullock writes about all things and anything concerning architectural lighting design; new technologies and old lamps; anything,really.
HOME LIGHTING CONSULTANT
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BLOGS - CPD RIBA CORE PROGRAMME 2015
John Bullock will be presenting a seminar on latest lighting design and technologies as part of the RIBA CPD Core programme 2015
BLOGS - SUSTAINABILITY
John Bullock believes that the UK lighting industry needs to embrace a sustainable way of delivering good quality product through good design, fabrication and end-of-life management.
BLOGS - LIGHTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Lighting has a vital role to play in our health and wellbeing.
CONDUIT (6) - Lighting for Winter Gardens
CONDUIT 5: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (2)
FX Magazine: Lighting Focus - Sustainability (Issue 258)
CONDUIT 4: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (1)
Can Smart Lighting Save The Planet?
CONDUIT 3: Home Lighting - The Bathroom
Can Lighting Save Us From Ourselves . . . NO!
CONDUIT 2: Home Lighting - The Dining Room