Smartylamps fly to Pigeon House in Ireland for a unique dining experience

Our latest Smartylamps commission for a restaurant in Ireland called Pigeon House Delgany

Pigeon House Delgany Ireland

Thanks to the lovely proprietors of Pigeon House Delgany in Ireland for sending us photos of our lighting in-situ in their newly refurbished restaurant and wedding venue.

 

These are the Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland

Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland

 

 

Pictured in-situ – Elektra Smartylamp Shade – (80cm diameter dodechadron light shade) in large – available from Smart Deco

These are the Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland.

 

Smartylamps light installations — at Pigeon House Delgany.

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The only good system is a sound system 

The only good system is a sound system.

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Glastonbury Festival 2017 – Smartylamps light sculptures in the Theatre and Circus Stage Fields

It’s that time of year. Summer is here and its festival season in the U.K where it all kicks off with the best festival going – Glastonbury! Get your tie-dye on hippies!

Smart Deco have just returned from perhaps one of the greatest shows on earth. A lot of work, commitment and creativity goes into the spectacle that is Glastonbury Festival and after over 20 years we always come back for more festival fun, in the blazing hot sun this year!

The mass spectacle that is Glastonbury Festival

The Other Stage and mass spectacle that is Glastonbury Festival

The mother of all festivals, Glastonbury is probably the UK’s biggest success story. The festival scene has thrived in the last couple of decades, enabling a whole economy and platform to grow out of it.

It is truly a festival of the performing arts with the very best music, theatre, dance, art and everything you can’t possibly imagine in between.

As well as the cool brand of festival frolics and fun to be had, the issues raised by the free festival movement that became Glastonbury and the other few hundred festivals going on this summer, are now on the agenda. Everyone wants to be there, it’s a festival for everyone. People are waking up and heading up the Green Fields to the Stone Circle.

Festival goers getting into the spirit of Glastonbury 2017

Festival goers getting into the spirit of Glastonbury 2017

People are switching on (the TV at home if they can’t get in), tuning in (to the beat – ‘is that coming from Arcadia or is it Block 9’) passing through Babylon and dropping their organically reared children off at the Kids Field so they can have a dance.

Where is Lost Vagueness? Too late, that must be over 10 years ago now. It’s Shangri-La now.

Yogurt weavers, tree-huggers, eco-warriors, rainbow warriors, hippies, tramps and theives unite! All the fun of the (un) fairground is here.

The word is out and it has spread….

This year may well have seen a member of parliament push to the front of the global stage to represent a version of the collective ethos of the festival communities, in the form of Jeremy Corbyn who holds the work of long-term campaigning groups such as CND and Greenpeace to heart – bloody hippy! But there’s still a long way to go before we can live like it’s Glastonbury festival all year round!

What was once considered ‘alternative culture’ the art, music and even political, ethical and ‘green’ issues have infiltrated to become mainstream, celebrated by the media with their guides to summer’s best festivals. Glastonbury tickets sell out in seconds, its become a lottery to get on this page of the summer social calendar. In recent years even high society and royalty can deal with the great unwashed, or get their Jaguar stuck in the mud for the golden ticket to Glastonbury Festival.

The state of the crowd at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2017

The Smart Deco team were ‘out in the field’ making Smartylamps on site, working at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset creating décor for the main stage tents in the Theatre and Circus Fields.

The Theatre and Circus Fields make up a central and essential part of the fun to be had at the legendary festival.

With 8 main stage and 4 riser stages with 100s of walkabout performances, ground shows, installations, workshops and more……

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The circus big style marquees hold performances by leading theatre, cabaret and performing arts acts, and they are huge!

Our Smartylamps lights looked amazing in this huge tent at this year’s Glastonbury Festival

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Smart Deco at Glastonbury Festival 2017 – The Astrolabe Theatre Tent

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Smartylamps have been lighting up the big circus tent marquees for many years at Glastonbury Festival.

We have lots of photos to share of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Stay posted for more…

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“Calling all press, festival production organisers, event managers, promoters and party planners!”

HIRE SMARTYLAMPS FOR YOUR FESTIVAL, VENUE, PARTY or EVENT

  • Light decor installations to suit all budgets and venues.
  • On site build – we can supply installations for dry hire or purchase
  • Wide range of designs and suitable for both venue decor and as lighting.
  • The combination of lights are easily customised to suit many purposes

“Calling all press, festival production, stage lighting, event organisers, event managers, promoters and party planners!”

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Smart Deco supply Smarty Lamps as decor for big top tents and marquees- Light Installations in numerous shapes and sizes – Dry hire and purchase options to suit all events, weddings, parties, festivals and venues.

The SmartyLamp installations are assembled from flat packed pieces which we recycle and re-use time and time again for festivals, parties and events throughtout the summer season and the rest of the year. Dry hire and purchase options for any size venue, function or event.

CONTACT US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS:

Smart Deco  – 01273 271356 or 07977 486603

email smartdecostyle@gmail.com

www.smartylamps.co.uk

www.smartdecostyle.com

This way they are easily transported and stored to be reused specifically for hire to decorate interiors of marquees and stage venue light installation décor at major events, productions and shows around the world.

Therefore the installations can be created on-site in a short timescale, ready to be hung by crew before the event starts.

Main stage or marquee, grand hall or backstage bar. Smartylamps are versatile with numerous ways to use them. Simply stunning and practical as décor they light up the vast roof of the tent. and can be hung in clusters or spread to light the whole space, from the stage to the king pole, hung above the audience, in light string festoons to the exits, entrances to the marquee, filling the roof space, the sides, dining area, dance floor, bar or public area.

CONTACT US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS:

Smart Deco  – 01273 271356 or 07977 486603

email smartdecostyle@gmail.com

www.smartylamps.co.uk

www.smartdecostyle.com

Get in touch for more information.

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Get Smart Deco Style with lighting by Smarty Lamps

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website and get some Smart Deco style with lighting by Smartylamps

Smartylamps offer a range of designer inspired, retro style, trendy, affordable lighting, both ceiling pendant lampshades and lamps that give a contemporary, modern look when re-vamping a room. Smartylamps are based in the UK and supply customers with pre-assembled, complete light shades that are ready to install upon opening the box.

Smarty Lamps Designer Retro lampshades are all the shapes that originate from IQ Light system designed in the 1970's

Smartylamps offer a range of designer inspired, retro style, trendy, affordable lighting, both ceiling pendant lampshades and lamps that give a contemporary, modern look when re-vamping a room.

SMART DECO – Smart and stylish ways to decorate life with art

Smart Deco is an expanding collection of simply irresistible interiors and lifestyle accessories, artist driven home décor products, soft furnishings and great garden furniture.  With the ethos of art you can use as well as admire, Smart Deco present high end art pieces that have a practical purpose. Original art and design is combined with an innovative exploration of new ways to make art more accessible.

Functional art is something beautiful and useful. Functional art lets us bring incredible works of creativity and beauty into our everyday lives.

 

ceiling pendant lampshades and lamps that give a contemporary, modern look when re-vamping a room

Smarty Lamps Designer Retro lampshades are all the shapes that originate from IQ Light system designed in the 1970’s

Shop at Smart Deco and choose from the full range of stylish lighting from Smartylamps

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Smarty Lamps installed in venues and events across the UK

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website 

Get some Smart Deco style with lighting by Smartylamps

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Get some Smart Deco Style with our range of Art Print Deckchairs

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website  and get some Smart Deco style with our Art Print Deckchairs. Original art, framed with a deckchair, this summer’s must have item for the garden.

Smart Deco deckchairs featuring art by Jacqueline Hammond

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website with amazing art print deckchairs, the summer must have piece of garden furniture

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Original art, paintings, prints and canvas wall art by Brighton based artist Jacqueline Hammond on smartdecostyle.com

SMART DECO – Smart and stylish ways to decorate life with art

Smart Deco is an expanding collection of simply irresistible interiors and lifestyle accessories, artist driven home décor products, soft furnishings and great garden furniture.  With the ethos of art you can use as well as admire, Smart Deco present high end art pieces that have a practical purpose. Original art and design is combined with an innovative exploration of new ways to make art more accessible.

Functional art is something beautiful and useful. Functional art lets us bring incredible works of creativity and beauty into our everyday lives.

Life’s a Beach Collection by Smart Deco

Life's a Beach with Smart Deco

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website and get some Smart Deco style with our Art Print Deckchairs. Original art, framed with a deckchair, this summer’s must have item for the garden.

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Get some Smart Deco Style

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website 

Original art, paintings, prints and canvas wall art by Brighton based artist Jacqueline Hammond

Original art, paintings, prints and canvas wall art by Brighton based artist Jacqueline Hammond on smartdecostyle.com

SMART DECO – Smart and stylish ways to decorate life with art

Smart Deco is an expanding collection of simply irresistible interiors and lifestyle accessories, artist driven home décor products , soft furnishings and great garden furniture.  With the ethos of art you can use as well as admire, Smart Deco present high end art pieces that have a practical purpose. Original art and design is combined with an innovative exploration of new ways to make art more accessible and functional.

  • Functional art is something beautiful and useful. Functional art lets us bring incredible works of creativity and beauty into our everyday lives.
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Too drunk to give stunted growth pissed and confused attitude to fuck. Down at the local Co-op

Hacked off full stop. Apocalypse domesticus. Business ruinous. Slags nil. Pricks nil. Human consciousness growth lagging. A real techno to do about everything. Get a grip, it is shit. Breeders everywhere without a care. Get on or get out the way. Middlemen out. If you’re not learning you’re passively consuming. Study forever. Learn anyway. Otherwise succumb give up and fuck off into the waste screen, operate the machine. Help the fucked up kids born into it, thick with it, anger brews in girl crews. Enough stuffed. University.com information superhighway right in front of your face. Read and write a way of discovery tailored to a means of survival. Never before is there so much opportunity, life for the making exposed. Do with it what you will it only gets harder. Lecturer in washing up for hire. Child labour for exchange. Kicks for free. Council estate slag training recruitment down Co-op, when spit comes to shove. West Country rules. Drop the cockney crap. Slow progress round here as far as I’m concerned and only 6-7years left.Born to self destruct.

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Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in – Sadie Plant / Cultural Studies Department, Birmingham University referenced in The Guardian today

Key article in The Guardian today. I was one of Sadie Plant’s students from 1992-1995 in the Cultural Studies Department, University of Birmingham.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/11/accelerationism-how-a-fringe-philosophy-predicted-the-future-we-live-in?CMP=share_btn_fb

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times?

by Andy Beckett

(excerpt)

By the early 90s Land had distilled his reading, which included Deleuze and Guattari and Lyotard, into a set of ideas and a writing style that, to his students at least, were visionary and thrillingly dangerous. Land wrote in 1992 that capitalism had never been properly unleashed, but instead had always been held back by politics, “the last great sentimental indulgence of mankind”. He dismissed Europe as a sclerotic, increasingly marginal place, “the racial trash-can of Asia”. And he saw civilisation everywhere accelerating towards an apocalypse: “Disorder must increase… Any [human] organisation is … a mere … detour in the inexorable death-flow.”

Land gave strange, theatrical lectures: clambering over chairs as he spoke, or sitting hunched over, rocking back and forth. He also spiced his pronouncements with black humour. He would tell lecture audiences, “I work in the field of The Collapse of Western Civilisation Studies.” A quarter of a century on, some former Warwick philosophy students still talk about him with awe. Robin Mackay says, “I think he’s one of the most important philosophers of the last 50 years.”

But for a would-be guide to the future, Land was in some ways quite old-fashioned. Until the late 90s, he used an ancient green-screen Amstrad computer, and his initial Warwick writings contained far more references to 18th- and 19th-century philosophers – Friedrich Nietzsche was a fixation – than to contemporary thinkers or culture. The Warwick version of accelerationism did not crystallise fully until other radicals arrived in the philosophy department in the mid-90s.

Sadie Plant was one of them: a former Birmingham University lecturer in cultural studies, the study of modern popular culture. Mark Fisher, a former student of hers at Birmingham, was another incomer. He was jumpy and intense, while she was warm and approachable. For a time in the early 90s, she and Land were partners.

Like Land, Plant and Fisher had both read the French accelerationists and were increasingly hostile to the hold they felt traditional leftwing and liberal ideas had on British humanities departments, and on the world beyond. Unlike Land, Plant and Fisher were technophiles: she had an early Apple computer, he was an early mobile phone user. “Computers … pursue accelerating, exponential paths, proliferating, miniaturising, stringing themselves together,” wrote Plant in Zeroes and Ones, a caffeinated 1997 book about the development of computing. Plant and Fisher were also committed fans of the 90s’ increasingly kinetic dance music and action films, which they saw as popular art forms that embodied the possibilities of the new digital era.

With the internet becoming part of everyday life for the first time, and capitalism seemingly triumphant after the collapse of communism in 1989, a belief that the future would be almost entirely shaped by computers and globalisation – the accelerated “movement of the market” that Deleuze and Guattari had called for two decades earlier – spread across British and American academia and politics during the 90s. The Warwick accelerationists were in the vanguard.

Yet there were two different visions of the future. In the US, confident, rainbow-coloured magazines such as Wired promoted what became known as “the Californian ideology”: the optimistic claim that human potential would be unlocked everywhere by digital technology. In Britain, this optimism influenced New Labour. At Warwick, however, the prophecies were darker. “One of our motives,” says Plant, “was precisely to undermine the cheery utopianism of the 90s, much of which seemed very conservative” – an old-fashioned male desire for salvation through gadgets, in her view. “We wanted a more open, convoluted, complicated world, not a shiny new order.”

The Warwick accelerationists were also influenced by their environment. “Britain in the 90s felt cramped, grey, dilapidated,” says Mackay, “We saw capitalism and technology as these intense forces that were trying to take over a decrepit body.” To observe the process, and help hasten it, in 1995 Plant, Fisher, Land, Mackay and two dozen other Warwick students and academics created a radical new institution: the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU). It would become one of the most mythologised groups in recent British intellectual history.

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I Love Dick – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Dick
Seems particularly apt viewing material today
#Media for #MothersDay

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International Women’s Day

Happy Wednesday 8th March 2017 everyone. Keep going. You can do it.

I wish to quote Dr Sadie Plant on International Wo/men’s Day ‘ (Another media construct)

As pictured page from ‘Cyberfeminism’ Hawthorne and Klein .


Jeeps! The non confrontational right to work, to justify your work, even though you now support the men – the battle of the male ego persists. You won’t get in my my way this century.

End superiority.

Yes to 1995 Cyberoptimism

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