Quest for Quill

In the previous post, I was on a mission to find crazy chandeliers. Naturally, one link leads to another intriguing link, which leads to another… Anyway I came across this article, Glass Chandelier Sparkles at National 3D Awards, which discusses glass artists Jim Dennison and Leanne Williams whose piece Quill won the national award. The Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Award is the only national contest for glass artists in New Zealand. Of course, I had to see Quill which is described by a judge as “a beautiful and extravagant object.” Quill along with twenty other pieces are being exhibited at the Whakatane District Museum and Gallery. Now I suspect the following image is Quill, but I found nothing on the gallery site confirming this.


Easy enough puzzle to solve right? Just go to the creators’ website: Jim Dennison and Leanne Williams a.k.a The Crystal Chain Gang and look at their documentation. Alas, I found nothing specific to Quill, but what I did find were some unique pieces, my favorite being Gloria from Prime Cuts. Another piece I thought to mention, is Slaughtered from their Slaughtered series. Once featured in the Danish museum GlasmuseetEbeltoft, Slaughtered “explores the interwoven relationship between cultural icons, colonialism and identity.”



Can anyone confirm the Quill conundrum?

For the Love of Chandeliers


Beer Bottle Chandelier

I went to an Indian restaurant with some friends the other night and we took notice of these beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. It appeared to be made with black lace and fringe (sounds scary but it was quite elegant). That got me thinking, there must be some really weird chandeliers out there, typed it in Google and voila!10 Crazy Chandeliers Made From Recycled Materials. They showcase light fixtures made from cutlery, beer bottles, pens, even tampons (don’t worry they’re unused). Here’s another post from four walls and a roof on Quirky Chandeliers.


Flame Pendant Lamp

Looking for something even more interesting and elegant? The Flame Pendant Lamp designed by Bathsheba Grossman is exactly that, radiating strips of light that gives your room an intimate feel. What’s interesting is that it is made using rapid prototyping (RP) technology. Each lamp created with Materialise Software is given its own unique file and put on a cd for the buyer. The buyer can then re-order more Flames whenever they like. This item is found on PlushPod of which I encourage you to view their Chandelier Collection.


Chandelier Sticker

How about owning a fancy chandelier without the fancy price tag? This chandelier applique called Chandelier Autocollants by Munchausen gives the illusion of an ornate light fixture, dressing up your simple light bulb. Just peel and stick onto your ceiling. It may not be the real deal, but at the very least it will probably confuse your guests for a moment.

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