July 2012


Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by Sam Foxman

If you can afford to hang a hand-made Baccarat crystal chandelier (or five) in your event space… don’t panic! Using pre-cut gobos with a chandelier pattern can project the image onto walls, drape and ceilings to create a contemporary version of a classic look.

A gobo is a stainless steel or glass-etched disc containing a specific pattern or image that when placed in a lighting fixture will project the  image onto a wall or other flat surface. Gobos come in all different shapes, sizes and patterns.

For a complete catalogue of gobo shapes and images, check out Rosco USA.


Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by Sam Foxman

I was recently in London and stumbled upon one of the most inspiring interactive exhibits. Spot obsessed artist Yayoi Kusama‘s Obliteration Room began as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people were then invited to “obliterate” with multicolored stickers of different sizes and colours.

My mind was racing as I smacked my stickers on walls, tables and the floor. Imagine using this concept as an interactive component to an event… I am!

Who’s gonna let me do it first? Email me at sfoxman@evntiv.net



Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by Sam Foxman

Using large silk, paper and nylon umbrellas as event decor is not a new idea. However, it seems to be showing up on blogs, pinterest and magazines as of late. I think the resurgence is strong because it is a strong visual element for low-cost. The repetition of the shape and color makes it appealing and the fact that a designer can cover an entire ceiling makes it a fantastic way to transform a space.

This technique can be used indoors as well as out. Depending on the fabric and texture, lighting effects can really enhance the look and give a moody glow to the installation.