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Sunday 29 April 2012

Searching for the Light - TVR Halogens

No I'm not about to go all evangelical, well, not in the traditional sense at least. I recently spotted these interesting halogen bulbs that flood the bathroom in a cool and trendy 'W Hotel' aqua. What's interesting however is how the same bulb diffuses purple light at the perimeter and blue light at the focal.

The halogen equivalent of the two-tone chromaflare paint used by British sportscar maker TVR, I can't work out how it's done. While it may be one thing to 'accidentally' pack a hotel bathrobe, swiping light bulbs is probably the beginning of a slippery slope; inevitably leading to the liberation of several thousand pounds of hotel artwork; and a not so liberal stay at a different kind of hotel.

Bowing House - Now in Hardback Flavour

It's official, Dom Arigato, the bowing house has been published in the 240 page hardback retrospective of the Arigato Project for Tokyo Designers Week. Available in stores and on-line through Gestalten. The second house after the Isomodal Container Townhouse; here's hoping that house #3 makes it through to the bricks and mortar stage. Book signings and new commissions welcome!

Saturday 7 April 2012

The £25,000 Champagne Label Wall

You know how it is; you've invited over some friends to admire your new moose head and before you know it, you're down 176 bottles of Louis Roeder's finest and nursing a headache that gives aforementioned elk a run for it's money.

With a nod to the famous penny floor in the kitchen, and not wanting to put them to waste, I set about wallpapering the dining area with the individual champagne labels. A mixture of 2002 Cristal, Brut Millésimé and Brut Premier, the wall has a retail value of £25,000 and a vulgarity that's priceless.


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