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Vintage British Lighting

Here at Skinflint we have always been fascinated by the history of British manufacturing. Many of the vintage lights we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England where factories now stand empty. These images show you a few of the settings our lights originally called home.

Posted by: Sophie 02.11.2015

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Asylum wall lights

Some of the history behind our English wall mounted reading lights which were salvaged from a Victorian lunatic asylum in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1950. Widely utilised

Posted by: sophie 24.02.2015

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The Concrete apartment in Nagoya Japan

One of our recent projects is The Concrete Apartment in Nagoya, Japan: designed by Keiichi Kiriyama of Airhouse Design Office.

Posted by: sophie 20.11.2014

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Time out in Prague

Photos from our recent trip to the Czech republic

Posted by: sophie 19.11.2014

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Pyestock in pictures

A selection of incredible images from the Pyestock site.

Posted by: Sophie 05.03.2014

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Dunlop Aerospace Lights

Some images of the Dunlop Aerospace lights in their original setting.

Posted by: sophie 08.01.2014

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Frozen Lighthouses of Michigan

Incredible images of the big freeze in Michigan captured by photographer Thomas Zakowski

Posted by: Sophie 07.01.2014

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A perfect cabin in Iceland

On our recent trip to Iceland we were privileged to stay in this beautiful spot.

Posted by: Sophie 20.11.2013

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Cockenzie Power Station

The team at Skinflint were thrilled to salvage the majority of the lights from the former power station at Cockenzie in Scotland. Many well known lighting brands such as Benjamin, Lacent and Holophane were installed to illuminate cavernous halls that once echoed with the roar of turbines powered by coal fired furnaces.

Posted by: Sophie 05.11.2013

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Cockenzie in pictures

The team at Skinflint were thrilled to salvage the majority of the lights from the former power station at Cockenzie in Scotland. Here we present a small collection of images of the Power station's monumental exterior and evocative interior.

Posted by: Sophie 04.11.2013

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The striking photographs of Peter Mitchell

As a boy Peter Mitchell loved his 'I Spy' books; this spotters eye granted him a career in graphic design and enabled him to capture a decaying industrial landscape throughout his years 'paying the rent' as a lorry driver in the 1970's

Posted by: Sophie 08.10.2013

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Pirelli Factory Warehouses

Beautiful images of the derelict interior of the Pirelli Factory and warehouses in Burton On Trent.

Posted by: Sophie 21.05.2013

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Winter's Here.

I've always got time to look at some nice cabins.

Posted by: Eddie 24.10.2012

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A holiday amongst the trees

Nestled in the trees of Sweden's Harads are these five unique tree rooms forming the Treehotel. Each room and it's interior has been individually designed by leading Scandinavian architects and designers.

Posted by: Sophie 22.03.2012

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Cosmic Communist Constructions in the former Soviet Union

'Cosmic Communist Constructions' by Frederic Chaubin, published by Taschen, is a photographic record of ninety buildings from the fourteen former Soviet Republics. We have selected a few of our favourite images for you here.

Posted by: Sophie 16.03.2012

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The Sands Of Time: Abandoned Monuments in The Former Yugoslavia

From 2006 to 2009, the photographer Kempenaers used a 1975 map of memorials to tour the ex-Yugoslavia region, now Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc. to record these striking monuments. I'm sure you will agree they are certainly striking even though their original meaning is being lost to the dads of time.

Posted by: Sophie 21.02.2012

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Subversive Photography: Bernt and Hilla Becher's Water Towers

Architectural photography has never been so subversive as the life works of two of my favorite artists Bernd and Hilla Becher. Here is a small selection of their Water Towers series.

Posted by: Sophie 19.01.2012

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Caravantastic- an off grid 'micro-home'

Glenn Grassi is a theatre designer who has just made his first foray into micro home construction, this is the result....

Posted by: Sophie 27.11.2011

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Eames: The Architect and The Painter

We can't wait for this fascinating portrait of Charles and Ray Eames to be released in the UK. As we can't see the full film, here's a little preview.

Posted by: Sophie 15.11.2011

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