Tag Archives: light

Don’t throw stones…

We don’t usually get sentimental on this blog, but this is a love story of windows, meadows, sustainable building, and photographer Nick Olson and fashion designer Lilah Horwitz. They left their daily jobs to  build and live in a house made from recycled … Continue reading

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Shedding a sophisticated light on upcycling

Upcycling may be all the rage, but it has to work hard to shed its shabby-chic, leather sandal, ‘deliberately distressted’ look that using already used or cast aside materials almost inevitably leads to. But Italian designer Marco Stefanelli has managed … Continue reading

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Blown away by South African gold

While all around are whipped up in South African Gold Medal fever, we at takeaseat.co.za are awarding our own gold medal in the glassblowing design category to Woltemade for these spectacular handblown glass lights. The ‘Vonk Light’ has a sensuous flowing … Continue reading

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It is all in the illusion …

ILLUSION DESIGN BY HAREIDE DESIGN (2010) “An illusion is a distortion of the senses .  While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with more of the human senses than vision, but visual illusions, are the most … Continue reading

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