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I saw this photo and thought you guys might think it was cool. I think it's the coolest chandelier i've ever seen.external image bacterioptica-front.jpgHere's the link..... http://www.madlabllc.com/projects/?p=135 Nature should be MOST artificial thing. It is not magical, though maybe it could be more exciting... I think it's worth it for us to continue to test out other options for the trees. Though it was shot down, I'd like us to consider a tacky painting or poster as our pine tree, perhaps attached to the back speaker tower. Or a plastic christmas tree.(I'm not joking.) I'm also open to looking into other configurations and designs for the speakers.


I understand what you mean completely. I wonder though whether we need to put actually artificial nature in this world, or perhaps allow nature to FEEL artificial in the world that we end up creating. I feel like the two are contradictory. Please see this photo as a reference. Nature feels artificial to me juxtaposed on this man made and linear surface. It retains the magical and transportative (yes I made that word up) quality, especially in this superposed format. Is there any intrigue in this by anyone?
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Of the ceiling comments the one that rings most true with me is the low ceiling idea. I'm interested in investigating practical lighting for this.



Here is a random assortment of images using non-traditional point sources, just for our own edification. I'm having difficulty with any of these creating a canopy. The obvious choice is a string of carnival lights, however, I'm not sure how they would relate to the diner. I could assimilate them to stars or the nigh sky perhaps. I would be interested to see what a string of vertical lights, or an array of vertical luminescent things would feel like in terms of providing a sense of forest and nature, but not being literal, perhaps on the US side of the deck, mixed in with whatever speaker orientation we end up with.

My fear of a ceiling of small lamps would be it would look to carnival like. I would hope that we will be inspired by some style of fixture in one of these diners that can help us define what the shape of these might take.
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