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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Not Your Average Driftwood
What is driftwood: Driftwood is wood that has washed up on shore from the remains of trees, logging or the remains of man-made wooden objects either lost and/or destroyed at sea or on land and then washed out to sea. Although it seems quite difficult if not completely impossible to determine the origins of the driftwood, we do know that it can be a great addition to furniture or art pieces. Interestingly enough, Norse mythology believes that the first humans were formed out of two pieces of driftwood, Ask and Embla. And some Arctic cultures, such as Inuit, that lived north of the tree line completely replied upon driftwood for their primary source of wood for building. Today we appreciate the mystery of this wood and the endless possibilities it presents us with.
PHOTO (above): Driftwood Chandelier by Currey & Company- The organic appeal of real wood worn smooth by time and polished by sea currents lends its charm to this earthy chandelier. http://www.lightopiaonline.com/driftwood-chandelier.html
Do you ever feel like you cannot get enough task lighting?
Well here is your answer! Dear Ingo, designed by Ron Gilad in 2003 for a unique project in Amsterdam.
Right now is a very exciting time for lighting, and the trade show Light Show West in Los Angeles this week will bring some insight to those looking to find out why!