Tag Archives: David Calligeros

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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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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Lightbulb Trash Tchochke Paperweights

You all likely know that I’m a sucker for all things lighting and all things recycled. I was in Buenos Aires with my family and saw this crafty bit of trash-art in a flea market stall in the Palermo neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Remains Lighting joins Jim Thompson showroom in ADAC

Remains Lighting has established a beachhead in Atlanta. I found the Jim Thompson Thai Silk company through Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette, Inc.  Hutton had released a large collection of Duquette designs with Jim Thompson and when we launched our … Continue reading

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