Thursday, June 17, 2010

Detail of the Week

Lasvit: light design experience. Experiencing lighting and design.

Featured above is a small selection of beautiful lighting created by Lasvit, in Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic. Truth be told, I couldn't wait to share these images with you—a mere snippet from their extensive projects gallery. I can almost hear the likes of Bach and Beethoven as I type this. Some things are just so beautiful, and with so much beauty before you, all you can do is stare, take it all in, and appreciate... Though honestly, if I was sitting in that conference room, it would take all I had to actually pay attention to the speaker—I fear I would be staring around!

I felt this very way when I went into Notre Dame in Paris—the vastness of the ceilings, layers upon layers of soft lighting, elaborate and historical details, and the way the music came to life and poured into every inch of the grand cathedral, actually brought me to tears. Overwhelmed might be the correct word?

Have you ever been to a place that made you feel this way?

( images: Lasvit )


  1. Beautiful! I love these shots! I think Coventry Cathedral with the reflection of the ruins in the shape of a cross reflected in the modern chapel's window was one of those times--I love that feeling.


  2. Oh wow, just gorgeous!

  3. Like a dream!!

    P.S.Thank you very much for the link

  4. So beautiful Sarah, wow! Detail like that just amazes me...

  5. I can't believe how soft and otherworldly that lighting is. What's the word I'm looking for? Celestial. Yep. That's exactly what it is.

    And, yes, I have had places and moments that have moved me to tears.

  6. absolutely beautiful, especially the second, which would drive me and my heels & party dress to distraction! and as for places, the musée d'orsay, musée du louvre, a bank in glasgow that had the most amazing ceiling, and of course, le château de versailles . . . sigh -- mostly french places . . .


  7. Oh, gorgeous. If I was sitting in there I'd certainly be looking around in my own little dream world. Amazing. I find I even do that when I'm watching TV shows - lol. There'll be some sort of action going on, and I'll be looking at the background and taking in the details of the room, the walls, the colours, the fabrics!!

    Linda. :)

  8. Dear Sarah

    Sorry this comment is personal not post related.. but thank you so much for you comment.. and I just received good news and will be moving soon!!! thank you so much for your good wishes!!! things are looking up!! xxx Julie

    ooh... just noticed the lovely lighting.. beautiful!!! brightens my day.. just as your comment did.. xx

  9. Now that is detail, I didn't get to go in Notre Dame the line up was so long, will have to put that at the top of my list the next time I go to Paris

  10. Hi Sarah!!

    Breath taking!! These are amazing! Lovely details. I love the second image. You always post the best. Thank you so much for visiting me today! It's always a joy reading your comments. Hope your having a lovely week my friend! Keep inspiring! :)

    God Bless,

  11. Rich, ornate details like this always just captivate me. Such a work of art, you can't help but awe...

  12. Julie -- I am so so happy to hear that! :)

    Charmaine -- Thank you -- you are a darling!

  13. thank you for your sweet comments - i'd love to meet you at l'occitane (yes, s. granville!) -- i'm not there until july, but i'll let you know! (and your offer of bringing coffee is so sweet!)
    your blog is always so inspiring - judging by all of the gorgeous scanned images, you must have the most incredible library of magazines!
    would love to chat with you over lattes!

  14. So beautiful with such intricate details, and such talented craftsmanship. I adore cathedrals,
    especially French and German.

  15. Hello Sarah.
    The place is truly wonderful. I understand that you've felt this way ...

  16. this place is just breathtaking. There is an old theater downtown that has this feel. Everytime I go to see a show I always end up admiring the architecture and lighting more than the actual show.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. wow Sarah, truly splendid! thanks for sharing. hope you have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

  18. Gorgeous! There are so many buildings I've been in, especially in Europe, that just leave you speechless.

  19. This is stunning Sarah! And I so know the feeling you are speaking of when you went to Notre Dame. I had the same feeling.

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  20. Thank you for introducing a little piece of my home to everyone Sarah! Seeing Czech Republic on your blog makes me so happy :) xoxo

  21. La Boheme -- You bet! I hope to post more in the future :)


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