LightSpace: Dekko Gekko

Interesting interiors of a restaurant in Odessa, Texas. So different from the austere palette one finds in NYC. This is from the desert and it is not afraid of color (and colored lights)!

Enjoy the vibrance
Pelican on the roof

Tiled Table-colorful food

Lights

Gekko on the wall

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After the silence…LightSpace

So after taking a break for Sunday here we are, back again with some fabulous lights for kids rooms. Technically this post should be categorized under Kid Space as well. But it is about light first. So here goes.

We are in love with LIGHTS UP!

Ceiling Light

Their lamps and fittings are such a fabulous addition to any space. This Brooklyn based company’s fixtures feature regularly as part of designer mood boards (check out their blog here). Interesting twist to the logo: if you look carefully the thing that seems like an exclamation mark at the end is a pull cord to switch lights on and off!!

Table lamp

Table lamp

Their basic fixtures have elegant lines and simple structures, but where they really take off is the vibrant fabrics of the lampshades. Their fabric palette is such that it can suit any taste and become part of any interior space…however you imagine yours to be.

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Finally we love the plain ceiling fixtures. Why?

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We recently visited the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA (in another post). And now we are itching to paint everything “Macaroni and Cheese” (Yes that is really a color.)

LightSpace: Never before seen

We walk by this street about 4 times each week. At least.
This is the FIRST time we saw this light wall. Its secure entry so pardon the reflections of the passers-by in the picture. See if you can catch the photographer in there somewhere!

LightSpace: Mercury Floating

Mercury floating or floating mercury best describes this light fixture we chanced upon recently. It is bizarre. We thought it was to be viewed from down below, being a ceiling fixture and all, but no. It looks just odd from down below. From the side it looks just passable. And the light reflecting off the shiny surface probably generates some artistic shadows somewhere but we were too blinded to notice.

Who designs these things? Probably someone famous.
Who specs these things? Probably someone famous as well.

Sigh.

Side view

Bottom view

LightSpace: Reflections

Every now and then we should think about the quality of our lives. Sound profound? Well hardly, if you find yourself making a trip to the hospital. No bad news though. But still, looking at scores of people thronging through the doors-sick, ailing, sometimes happy but mostly tired and sad. It makes one wonder….

We find that little glimmers of Light, like in the images below, make it worthwhile to go to a hospital. Where else would you see such subtle beauty?

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This one is sunlight reflecting off one of the Sloan Kettering Buildings onto the chimney tower of the Kettering Labs on 68th street. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

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LightSpace:Candles

Looking around for the effects of Candles in spaces. After the invention of the lightbulb, candles are mostly frequently used for decorative or aromatic purposes. Unless you are a bar in MePa ofcourse.

Interesting effect of this decorative wall-seems to form a large backdrop to the proceedings without overdoing the whole “so many candles” thing.

Shutter-Priority

Discovered the “shutter priority” setting on the camera recently. This came especially handy in taking evening shots of the 9/11 memorial. It is a wonderfully serene place. Congratulations to Michael Arad for the design of the memorial pools and the grounds around it. Overheard at the memorial…”I think whoever designed this think could never have imagined that it would look THIS beautiful”

And we agree.