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Gift Guide - The Ariel - A Unique Wedding Gift

  If you are looking to buy a thoughtful, personal gift then this is the series for you. We start with the ultimate unique wedding gift. The Ariel; a star tetrahedron glass sculpture. Spiritual significance, steeped in history and brought into the present as a spectacular glass sculpture that can be personalised with the lovers initials and date of union, a more thoughtful and personalised wedding gift would be hard to find!   The Star Tetrahedron is also known as the Merkaba which translates literally as ‘light, spirit, body.’ Made up of two intersecting tetrahedrons it serves to remind us of the beauty in the connection of two souls and the potential power in the journey that lies ahead as...

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Visit Beautiful Bangalow

Bangalow was founded in the 1880s. The name coming from the Banjalang aboriginal word ‘bangalla’ meaning ‘low hill’ or ‘type of palm’. Located only 16km from Byron Bay this quaint town has a very different vibe to its near by seaside resort, with original federation architecture, boutique shops, numerous art galleries and award winning eateries. Built in the traditional style,  Bangalow had one Main Street along which the shops were located. Nowadays it is equally fun to explore the side roads, alleys and upper levels of houses where you will find quirky vintage shops, galleries showcasing local artists, traditional tea houses and modern homewares shops. Or you could follow the historical walk that explains the significance of particular landmarks and...

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Famous Painters using Geometry

Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo da Vinci (15th April 1452 – 2nd May 1519) was a truly talented artist of the renaissance period. This greatest painter is most respected and loved as an artist for his works- ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Last Supper’. Apart from these works, Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’, ‘The Madonna of the Carnation’, ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ and his works on paper such as the ‘Vitruvian Man’ are iconic symbols of art.   Vincent Van Gogh: This genius had his own unique style! Vincent Van Gogh (30th March 1853 – 29th July 1890) has a number of amazing paintings that prove to be an inspiration for artists all over the world. Vincent Van...

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Choosing the right pendant light for your space

Pendant lights are like jewellery to a room. Whilst they can be a stunning design feature in their own right they also bring your room design together to create a sense of completeness. So how do you choose the right pendant light for your space? 1. Consider the function of your pendant light: Ambient lighting (general lighting).  Glass pendant lights work really well in this situation as they bounce the light around the room. Consider including a dimmer switch so you change the level of lighting too. Task lighting (for instance above a kitchen bench) Accent lighting (to highlight a particular feature). You might hang a pendant light above a beautifully carved table to draw the eye to it and...

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Our largest ever light!

News From Zakay Studio and Gallery Local glass artist, Asaf Zakay, is preparing to ship his signature piece, the Tetra Matrix, all the way to Washington State from his studio and gallery in the Northern Rivers. The piece is one of the largest ever created by Zakay. This $25,000 commission has been made using 576 triangles of dichroic glass, the shape based on the geometric design called a tetra matrix or the 64 tetrahedron. The best way to describe the shape is that it is 64 tetrahedron’s joined together or 8 star tetrahedrons. A star tetrahedron was depicted by Da Vinci in the Vitruvian Man.   Asaf started creating geometric sculptures in 2005 and displayed them at local markets around...

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