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Dream Project 2: "Be Level with the Clouds at the Oculus"

Dream Project 2: "Be Level with the Clouds at the Oculus"

To say the Oculus is impactful is an understatement. It’s simply breathtaking, at once both reverential and inviting. As a site that commands in each visitor a mindfulness of place, the Oculus is an awe-inspiring setting for artistic statements that tastefully elevate the atmosphere. An aesthetically pleasing fusion of architecture and nature, it is no wonder the Oculus inspired our founder at Richard Clarkson Studio with a dream project.   “I was on my way home from installing Clouds for an event very late one night,” Clarkson said. “Right around the date the Oculus first opened. While walking to the train...

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Dream Project 1: “The show must go on, atop the clouds”

Dream Project 1: “The show must go on, atop the clouds”

Ever been told to get your head out of the clouds? Set that nonsense aside and picture this: your favorite musicians suspended above a stage as they perform an unparalleled set, floating on stunning and lifelike clouds. It’s a vision we can make reality here at Richard Clarkson Studio, in our ongoing mission to provide galaxy-centric products inspired by the cosmos and forces of nature. So get your head in the clouds. This is a concept that resides in the skies, with clouds that aren’t made of water.     This particular dream project takes shape in platforms that conjure...

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Custom Cloud Airport Installation

Airport Architecture and Design

Anthropologist Marc Auge defined airports as a “non-place” because we move through them to get from one locale to another. They’re a part of the journey as opposed to being the destination. However, the right design can make an airport a fascinating place, where people enjoy spending time and money, turning it into one of the best parts of a trip.  Below, you’ll learn more about the art and science of airport architecture and design. You’ll also learn about the consulting services that Richard Clarkson offers in this area.  Keeping People Calm One of the foremost difficulties that any airport...

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Gadgets

Gadgets

     At Richard Clarkson, we understand the power of gadgets. One of the main things distinguishing humans from other animals is our capacity for tools, which is why there’s something unmistakably exciting about learning how a new gadget works.   We offer a variety of interesting objects, all of which are honest in material, playful in nature, and sculptural to the core. Below, we’ll discuss just a few of our favorite objects and devices, which you can use to enliven residential and commercial spaces. As well, we’ll let you know what you can do if there’s a specific gadget...

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constellation lighting in airport

How to Light a Commercial Space

  Proper lighting is the first step to ensuring your commercial space leaves an impression. It’s important from a practical standpoint, since the level of lighting will determine how comfortably and clearly visitors can see a space. On the other hand, it’s also an aesthetic concern, since different lighting fixtures have very different appearances.   In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about lighting a commercial space. This includes considering what the space is being used for, determining what style of light you’re looking for, and more. By the end, you should be well-prepared to find the...

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How to style a cluster of clouds

How to style a cluster of clouds

Clouds look great as individual units on their own but when presented as a cluster they really look amazing. If you have a smaller space a pair can be a great way to start, we recommend getting two different sizes and hanging them at slightly different heights, our cords are adjustable length upon installation which make that easy to do.     For more of a statement three clouds gives a lovely balance to the cluster. Again mixing the sizes will help give a sense of natural variation - more like the clouds in the real sky. You want to...

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