Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

Koda Studios

September 15, 2019

Koda is one of two excellent shops in Paragon Arcade, the other Two Gingers.

The furniture in Koda from beautifully crafted from large blocks of wood.

I would suggest add Drift and a Japanese syphon on show and of course V60. On the walls frame art from from local artists.

I was reminded of 101 Coffee Espresso Bar in Jericho in Oxford and Makushsi half way up Steep Hill in Lincoln where they have tables from large pieces of wood.

Strange though how creative people can be so clueless on use of social media. Links to Instagram on twitter no pictures, businesses card mentions social media but no account shown.

We need to fill our world with fewer but better designed things, that last, that are pleasing to the eye and to the touch, style over fashion. And if we are ethical, not only not post what we do on Instagram, but not encourage others to use Instagram.

Changing Perceptions

June 21, 2016
Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions, what a  delightful surprise.

Tea room cum coffee shop, wide choice of teas and cakes.  A tea shop that sells paint and furniture. But there was even bigger surprise in store. Wander through the back and it opens out into a workshop where furniture is restored.

I had a flapjack and a pot of tea. I did not have a coffee because I still had the foul taste of the coffee from the Godalming Food Company.

I suggested they check out The Hive in Daltson, attend one of their conferences.

Also check out FairCoin, as it would link then in with social enterprises worldwide.

Changing Perceptions is a social enterprise owned and run by Meath Epilepsy Charity.

Social enterprises are part of the sharing, collaborative commons, the fastest growing sector of the economy.

Photographing your furniture may be a breach of copyright!

February 14, 2012

Photographing your own furniture may be a breach of copyright!

It is getting to be bloody ridiculous. We recently had a jerk claiming copyright to the image of London Red Bus.

Copyright abuse over who owns the image of a London red bus

Now we have a case where the French courts have found in favour of the Le Corbusier, take a photo of their furniture, or even have their furniture make an appearance in your photos, and you will find yourself in breach of copyright.

This is an e-mail sent out by Getty Images warning of possible risk of copyright breach:

Attention all Flickr Collection on Getty Images Contributors!

You may have heard about a recent case (actually more than one case) where Getty Images and some of our photographers have had claims lodged against us in French court for images which include designer furniture, even as a minor part of the image.

This is a serious issue that involves potential liability for you as photographers.

The French courts have found in favor of the Le Corbusier rights-holders who initiated these claims. While we disagree with the decision and we are appealing it, we are very mindful that for now, it is a valid decision. It is critical that you understand that any claim like this one is extremely serious and requires action on your part in order to protect your interests, not just ours. We will continue to fight this decision, but in the meantime we must continue to actively pull content from our site that may be deemed infringing. We simply cannot identify all problematic images as quickly without your active participation. And quick action is vital.

Most importantly, if you believe that any of the images you have uploaded to us might possibly include any designer furniture, please email the Getty Images ID numbers to [email redacted] as soon as possible! The sooner we can identify and remove potentially infringing images the better we can reduce potential legal problems.

We are including links to information and FAQs that give more information on this issue and we strongly request that you read them and study the visual guides included.

You can also read the original Le Corbusier complaint here:

In English

Original in French (clearer photos)

Please note: because we are still engaged in litigation, we are very limited in what comments we can make or questions we can answer. If you do have questions please email [email redacted] especially for any specific images you believe may be a problem.

This is only for images you have on the gettyimages.com site. We cannot answer questions about images you have posted on Flickr or elsewhere.

Thank you for your help and attention to this very important matter.

I would not know a piece of Le Corbusier furniture if I tripped over it. But let us, for the sake of argument, assume I am at an upmarket hotel and take a picture of someone sat on Le Corbusier furniture and post on the net. I would immediately be in breach of copyright. Throw in Acta, and I am thrown in prison.

I can only suggest we flood the net with pictures of Le Corbusier.

We cannot sit idly by and be dictated to, criminalised by the Copyright Mafia.

Copyright Mafia boss rails against democracy

It is imperative that we stop Acta.

Say NO to ACTA

Top Story in The Sue Searle Daily (Tuesday 14 February 2012).