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Glass Factory Visit

We paid a visit to one of our best glass suppliers recently. They’ve been hand blowing glass since the 1940s in West Virginia. The factory is at the end of rutted road in a series of cool old shed buildings. … Continue reading

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Interesting Things in the Scrap Pile

I was recently walking past the old Lot’s Road power station in London. This complex supplied power to the London Underground system until about 10 years ago when it was decommissioned. Supposedly now it will be redeveloped as condominiums and … Continue reading

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New York Law to Limit Light Pollution

With the support of lots of citizen input, the New York State legislature passed a bill that will limit light pollution. This is a piece of legislation supported by the International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org). The gist of the law is … Continue reading

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Introducing the Duquette Dandelions

In keeping with Tony Duquettes decorative vision of exploding fireworks, starbursts, sunbursts and super novas, the new Dandelion fixtures by Remains Lighting are another example of his unique point of view. Duquette always insisted that his jeweled brooches could be … Continue reading

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Cast Irony

We restored a set of huge antique light fixtures for Restoration Hardware, which tickles me until I cry. If you happen to drive down Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich CT, you can’t miss the huge new Restoration Hardware store in the … Continue reading

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Altar Lamps from the Recoleta Cemetery

Most of the mausoleums in the Recoleta cemetery have simple, dark bronze hanging fixtures. All that I saw were based on ancient (Roman, Greek, or Egyptian) oil lamps. I didn’t see any of them working (electrified or not). I imagine … Continue reading

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Recoleta Cemetery: Bronze Sculptural Plaques

Without knowing much beyond the name, address, and reputation for super-coolness of the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, I made sure to find an art supply store on our way to buy a large roll of paper and some dense … Continue reading

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Recoleta Cemetery, Permanence and Decrepitude

The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is the final resting place of the city’s elite. Like Argentina, its fortunes have waned over the past few decades. It’s its decrepitude as much as its ceremonial pomp that makes it interesting to … Continue reading

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