Monday, May 30, 2011

hot off the factory floor...

In the heart of Auckland city our team design, engineer and manufacture unique lighting solutions for New Zealand architecture. Our range of products is diverse and is constantly evolving to meet specific customer requirements that cannot be met with an off the shelf product.
The Dish Pendant by Modus is inspired by traditional lamp shades and light sources and offers a modern take on these traditional forms utilising state of the art LED lamp technology from Phillips. 

Offering both slick styling and green credentials the Dish Pendant combines the new Phillips Master Glow LED lamp with a strong angular aesthetic.

Available in classic black or crisp white textured powder coat finish – or in custom colours upon request.

Modus are also capable of undertaking many types of customisation, from custom commodity type products to one off unique pendants. Give us a call or pop in and see us if you would like to talk about custom options for your next project.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just another table lamp?

When is a table lamp not a table lamp?

I think that if there is any product that can qualify for the above statement its the below. A simple return rolled piece of material with the edges cut to form the profile of a classical table lamp with a much reduced footprint.

Simple and stylish, a great modern take on a truly classical design. Or should that be profile?

Friday, May 20, 2011

CDC list Zombie Apocalypse.

The CDC in America has listed a Zombie Apocalypse as an emergency you should be planning for.

They have listed a set of steps which they feel you should take to plan for this type of emergency. However the following paragraph is from their website, "CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation"

From the numerous Zombie movies which I have watched and all my extensive research into such a situation, there is one thing I know you can count on, and that is that the bureaucracy won't get it right quick enough and you may end up as the living dead yourself.

So what can you do to avoid this gruesome fate and be amongst the survivors of World war Z who have to retake the planet for the living?

There was the recent movie Zombieland, which documented the travels of a group of survivers through the tail end of the apocalypse, which when you think about it and all the rules they talk about and the lessons learned it really acts as a primer for knowledge on survival in this situation.

There are also two books which are required reading for anyone hoping to survive the coming storm...

Diligent study of the above material should guide you and those around you, through this most traumatic of situations and now that the CDC have listed this as a situation to be ready for it should make you wonder "What do they know that I don't?"

Think we are safe down here in little old New Zealand? Think again! The Zombie survival guide lists a known zombie outbreak which has already occurred here. In the book "world war Z" they talk of a situation were a handful of Maoris hold One Tree Hill against a quarter of the population of Auckland which have reanimated as the dead using the traditional Pa as a defensive structure.

Get ready, get thru. Sage advice from our own Ministry of Civil Defense. I hope to see you on the other side of WWZ.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's been a busy month for our favorite Belgians with more new lighting from Modular just released...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Double down is here.

So the double down launched today to much "Ba hum-bugging" from the main stream media.

Having had a look at the nutritional value of the product (or lack thereof) it isn't that bad, considering it weighs with less Calories and fat than a Double Whopper from BK, which I normally get with cheese added, and fries.

So Dean and I put our cardiovascular health on the line and tried one each, and my verdict is.... That this is the most delicious thing that I have ever had from KFC.

If you think that they are gross and won't be getting one, thats ok I will eat your's in the next 5 weeks which is how long it's around for. Don't miss out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Piece of Cake

Modular Lighting Instruments, the Belgian pioneers in architectural lighting design have just released a new luminiare - SoufflĂ©, shown above, which continues the signature Modular combination of technicality and aesthetics.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mothers Day, Sunday 8th May

Sunday 8th May is fast approaching and our friends at the Hamilton City Council sent us through this video of the the Color Kinetics installation on the Victoria Bridge in Hamilton lit up pink in support of the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust this Mothers Day.

The Waikato Breast Cancer Trust, working in association with GEO Skin Care, have a wonderful pamper pack for Mother's Day which contains 100ml hydrating hand and body cream and a gorgeous handmade natural soy candle - for only $30.00 (excl postage & packing $4.95).

A wonderful idea for a fantastic present for your Mum on Mother's Day. And not only does she get a gift for herself but 50% of the proceeds go back into the WBCT breast cancer research programme to support the fantastic work that they do - 2 gifts in 1!

Get along to their website for more information and to place your order, and if you are in Hamilton wander down to the river to see the light display on the Victoria Bridge.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pouring light

The below table lamp uses a LED in the bottom of the cup portion to provide a lighting source and the stem is made from phosphorescent plastic, so it glows after the light has been turned off.

A very clever variation on a very old topic, the table lamp

Design by: Yeongwoo Kim