Sunday Clickin’

Sunday Clickin'

Another lazy Sunday to click some links:

  1. Starting with serious stuff… I ran into this insightful video about depression. Maybe we’ve been there, maybe we know someone who has been there. Learn to recognize the Black Dog so you can protect yourself and the one you love.
    I had a black dog, his name was depression
  2. Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite places on internet. Great discovery, indeed. It’s a treasury box filled with world’s wondrous and curious places. When it seems that everything on this planet is explored, you can still be surprised, believe me. Just be careful not to spend entire day on this website, I’m usually helpless.
  3. We all love Italians, right? Charming people. Here are 20 signs you’ve been living in Italy too long , just for fun.
  4. Just another cooking blog? Noooo, this one is something special. Cooking comically shares its recipes in unique style, as comics. Too awesome!

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Let there be light!

Steam Light Desk Lamp

Steam Light Desk Lamp

When I started a shop on Etsy year and a half ago, I thought of that place as just a good selling venue. It turned out that I stumbled into an amazing world of unbelievably creative people.

Chainmaille is my passion and my beloved hobby that grown into my side job. You know that quote that is so often shared all around the internet, ‘Do what you love, make it your job, and you’ll never work a day in your life’ – well, you WILL work and work hard and work every day, but it is true, there is nothing compared to being in love with your job. Thinking about that, I’m a lucky girl, as I am also deeply in love with my main job, which is lighting. I’m in lighting industry for 15 years now.

So, one of my first explorations of Etsy world was about lighting fixtures, naturally. I was completely overwhelmed with what I’ve discovered there.  So many breathtaking creations, true works of art, in every style you can think of. One of the first shops I discovered at the time was Lightexture and it remained one of my favorites till the present day.

Pendant lamp - Claylight

Pendant lamp – Claylight

LT-iris-table-lamp

Iris table lamp

 

 

 

 

Now, I’ve spent my professional life in outdoor lighting, dealing with public spaces and cities’ lighting plans, but there are some general guidelines that apply in every area of our industry. First, lighting has to be functional, fixture should deliver right amount of light to the desired area. That is, let’s say, technical part of the job. Then, lighting has to do its magic: to embelish, to create ambience, to inspire and to impress.  That goes under light sculpting. The luminaire itself must do the same during daytime also – that’s where great designs jump in.

For this long time I’ve been following them, I keep describing Lightexture’s fixtures with one word – stunning. I see great expertise and I see great artistry.

There are 3 people behind Lightexture, an architect, a lighting designer and a ceramic artist, which is recognizable by the choice of the materials. I am personally more inclined to metal and steampunk tendencies, but if I should choose, for example, a statement pendant lamp for my dining room… boy, that would be a difficult task!
(I would probably go for the Iris brass chandelier)

I applaude to these guys and wish them all the best in their future work.

 

Iris Pendant Light

Iris Pendant Light

Claylight Tree Floor Lamp

Claylight Tree Floor Lamp

Sunday Clickin’

SundayClickin

Sunday feels like a good day to check out few links while holding onto your morning coffee.

What caught my attention last week:

  1. 50 front covers of Brazilian and 12 German newspapers following their unbelievable match of the World Cup. Notice the difference between passionate Latinos and restrained Germans.
    (Imgur.com)
  2. On Thursday, July 10th, we were celebrating 158th birthday of my countryman Nikola Tesla, a genius scientist and inventor who shaped the world we live in today. Check out this Epic Rap Battle in History to honour him:
    (Youtube.com)
  3. Denim shorts is a must-have this summer, but don’t make it an uniform only because it’s a trend. Here are 4 ways to embelish your shorts and make it unique.
    (M&J Blog)
  4. Guys, please, you simple HAVE to know how to tie a tie!
    (The Art of Manliness)
  5. I just love flats, you? Here is a selection of 25 summer flats recommended by Elle.

 

Enjoy your Sunday!

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