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 

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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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Devon bus shelter gets mystery ‘Banksy-style’ makeover

Breaking news from the village of Walkhampton, Devon near Dartmoor, the area I’m from…



A village bus shelter is being secretly decorated and furnished by an unknown person, sparking intrigue in the community.The shelter in the village of Walkhampton, Devon first had a comfortable chair installed last year.

Since then there have been regular makeovers, as the Plymouth Herald reported last week.

The identity of the reclusive renovator is unknown, prompting some to liken it to the work of graffiti artist Banksy.

Read more about the mystery bus shelter makeover and other Devon and Cornwall stories

The rector of the West Dartmoor Mission Community and village resident, the Reverend Nick Shutt, said: “Walkhampton’s own Banksy is on the loose.

“It’s a great thing and has brought a real sense of cheer to the community.”

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View paintings and buy art

View and purchase artwork from British artist Jacqueline Hammond on the website.

Many of the original paintings have now sold, but are available as prints on canvas or paper.

Please enquire as to price and availability of individual artworks by email to info@jacquelinehammond.co.uk.

Commissions welcomed.

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Painting sold in charity art auction Stars on Canvas 2016

Auctioned in aid of @Willow_Fdn for #starsoncanvas Original one-off art by Jacqueline Hammond Stars on Canvas eBay

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