Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Industrious Lighting

Bogwater Jim
Lafayette, NJ 07848

973 383-6057

Hanging lights envisioned from old industrial parts are more than just "Antiques Made While You Wait." They are a way of looking at familiar objects differently. Instead of being seen solely for their original purpose, they are set free to become their own "architecture."

An oscillating fan guard becomes a chandelier shade.

A heavy-duty pulley easily supports a fragile, lightweight glass shade.

A hay bale trolley holds a pair of black tin shades
and shows its intricate casting and metallic color.

Brake drum lights, either hung as spherical
chandeliers or placed on the floor or a table,
are sculptural and functional.

Old stuff...New use.
It's a "lightbulb moment!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Footprints in Time

Bogwater Jim

Lafayette, NJ 07848

Confucius said "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".

Shoes...they take us everywhere and they identify who we are...a worker, a ballerina, a princess. These reliable old friends carry us through our daily routine, a momentous event, or an exciting adventure. The styles of these "works of art" reveal if we are practical. fanciful, trendy or chic. Their design tells us about the times in which they've walked to destinations of joy, sorrow or discovery...all without fuss. Oh, the tales they could tell!