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Vol.007 – Long Pause

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UNO LAILighting DesignerTaipei I imagine, when we look back twenty years from now, this period of time will appear as one long pause. Over the past 48 months, I have been in quarantine 10 times for 14 days each, adding up to 140 days — near…

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Vol.066- Marriage or Single Life

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Interviewer: Jing Liu Mende: So, what is today’s topic of discussion? Liu: Marriage or single life? Mende: How come you chose this topic today?! Liu: This is a hot topic of discussion in China right now.   Personally, my parents have …

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Vol.065- Novel and Design

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Interviewer: Lin Tsan Lin: Today I`d like to talk about novel and design.  I have been writing fiction since I was in Jr. high.  I didn’t plan on becoming a designer, but here I am at LPA.  Since then, I’ve noticed that creating…

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Vol.006 – My Life under Pandemic

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Aleksandra StratimirovicArtistBelgrade … well, it has been both very different and almost the same. Being an artist, I am used to work alone in my studio. Just the same as under this pandemic period when you were not recommended to meet wit…

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Vol.084 – The Labyrinth of Light/Milano Salone 2021

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A mysterious installation of light called the Labyrinth of Light was announced by the Milano Salone 2021. https://www.nitto.com/jp/en/products/raycrea/ In collaboration with Nitto Electric Industry, LPA incorporated Raycrea, Nitto Electric …

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Vol.005 – Stand in the Light

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Written by Charles StoneLighting DesignerNew York・Seattle・Tucson My favorite memories as a Lighting Detective are those hours spent around a table or in a circle of chairs with the other Core Detectives talking about light. We come from 12 …

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Vol.004 – My Life during the Pandemic

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Written by Ulrike BrandiLighting DesignerHamburg In March 2020 I sent out our annual spring card and wrote: Dear friends, As the beginning of spring and our spring card coincide with the spread of the Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, I cannot send o…

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Vol.064-Something that I currently get into

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Interviewer:笹本 明美 Sasamoto:I`d like to talk about something that I currently get into and why. Mende:I have several hobbies, but what I am into now is cooking.   Since the pandemic began last year, my wife and I have spent many long hours a…

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Vol.003 – Behind the Bangkok Nightscape Scene towards Enlighten Asia 2021

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Written by Acharawan ChutaratLighting DesignerBangkok There is still the bright side in every dark situation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  At least, it has brought up opportunities for our friends of light to become closer…

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Vol.002 – Home office, “Half light” and Solstice

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Written by Lisbeth Skindbjerg Kristensen Lighting DesignerCopenhagen Since spring last year the pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives, and I, like many people, have had to work from a home office. My desk is by a window. Aft…

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Vol.083 – Green Office

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Because of the pandemic I have not set foot in another country since last February, 15 months ago. Up until then, I would freely go on two or three business trips a month. So, there is this dark feeling, a bit like imprisonment, creeping in…

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Vol.001 -Blessed by the Darkness

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Written by Ignacio ValeroLighting DesignerMadrid No doubt this is the best dynamic lighting event EVER…Tunable white plus dim to warm and RGBW sources, stunningly huge backlit panels providing a truly immersive experience, controlled by the…

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Vol.000 – New Project “Monologue of a Lighting Detective”

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Written by Kaoru Mende It has been 31 years since the start of the Lighting Detectives in August 1990.   We have also been connected to members around the world since the announcement of the Transnational Lighting Detectives 21 ye…

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Vol.003 – The Herbivorous Younger Generation

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Interviewer: Mayumi Banno Theme:The Herbivorous Younger Generation Banno For a change, I`d like to talk about the younger generation today and their nickname as “herbivores” or “introverts.” Since I have been with LPA, I have had the opport…

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Vol.004- The Bright future of Japan and China

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Interviewer: Chen Liwen Theme:The Bright future of Japan and China Mende So what is the theme today? Chen The bright future of Japan and China. Mende That’s a whopper! Chen, you are Chinese, so can you answer a few of my questions too? Chen…

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Vol.63-Childhood Play

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Interviewer:  Yonglin Ke Mende:Are we talking about childhood play today? Ke:Yes.  I have a sister, two years younger than me, and we used to play together all the time when we were younger. Mende:Did you play house? Ke:Yes.  We also played…

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Vol.062-How to Live and Work in this new era with Covid 19

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Miyamae:In the past year telework has really taken off, which has really changed how we live and work.  Today I`d like to talk about living and working in this new era with Covid 19. Mende:Yes, I`d like to hear your thoughts, also. Miyamae:…

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30 years Special Anniversary Issue~Roundtable Discussion~

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Interviewer: Reiko Kasai       (Mr. Mende’s Toilet Paper Theory at the beginning.) Mr, Mende has experienced an empty toilet paper holder twice since he established the LPA office and was extremely annoyed. ‘Who didn’t rep…

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Vol.061- dan sha ri

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Interviewer: Junko Nagatomo Nagatomo:Today’s topic is the art of decluttering or living a minimalist lifestyle.  Decluttering is a thought process of yoga.  I didn’t know this, but in Japanese the three characters that make up t…

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Vol.60-Patterns of a Healthy Lifestyle

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Interviewer: Xueying Piao Piao:Today I`d like to talk about patterns of a healthy lifestyle. Mende:Healthy life.  That is a heavy topic.  Why did you choose this topic? Piao:Health can be divided into two parts: mental and physica…