11 08, 2021

Lighting props for film and TV

2021-08-11T16:05:39+12:00August 11th, 2021|

New Zealand is a popular country for international movie makers and our own burgeoning film industry has seen production studios popping up more and more, increasing the demand for locally manufactured and supplied props. We are fortunate in Auckland to have many studios right on our doorstep. Working with film production companies to supply specific lighting props for movies, documentaries, TV series or commercials is an experience like no other. An urgent phone call is often followed by a frantic visit by a props procurer on a mission to fulfill a brief to the letter in as short a time [...]

25 03, 2021

Our Indispensable scissors sharpener – a trade of old

2021-08-17T10:13:14+12:00March 25th, 2021|

Eunice Taylor Ltd’s team of handmade lampshade makers rely on the sharpness of their scissors to get the job done.  Kevin Stephen, who has owned Ian’s Mobile Sharpening for the past 15 years, has served us superbly, driving in reliably every six weeks in his mobile workshop to sharpen, straighten, tighten and hone all our scissors, chisels, etc. His methods have stood the test of time and his workshop is truly a sight to behold, as is the man in action. Stepping into his workshop is like going back in time to a past era when craftsmanship was king. Sadly, [...]

18 11, 2020

Eunice Taylor Ltd’s Chandeliers custom made to order

2021-08-17T10:15:06+12:00November 18th, 2020|

The spectacular Kamala Chandelier featured here, in the entrance hall of a spacious private residence in Central North Island, New Zealand, is a stunning example of the custom made chandeliers we at Eunice Taylor are able to offer you. This chandelier is hung with a combination of glass and acrylic tubes. The tubes themselves are ridged, which refract the light thus increasing the overall brilliance of the illumination.  The weight of a chandelier of this size requires reinforced ceiling studs so meticulous planning is required before installation. What a delight it has been for our team at Eunice Taylor Ltd [...]

16 09, 2020

Lampshade Restoration, Lamp Repairs and Lamp Rewiring

2021-08-16T11:12:40+12:00September 16th, 2020|

During Covid -19 Lockdown levels 3 and 4, when most of us were spending virtually all day indoors at home working or completing jigsaw puzzles, there was time to look around our homes and notice how tired some of our lampshades are.  A restored lampshade on a perfectly suitable lampbase makes all the difference to a room. Our lampshade makers at Eunice Taylor have been faced with shades which have been damaged by earthquakes, knocked over by the cat, faded by sunlight over many years, stained by hotel guests using the shade to dry their clothing or soiled by fly [...]

25 08, 2020

Eunice Taylor Ltd’s Handmade Lampshades

2020-08-25T13:07:19+12:00August 25th, 2020|

Every interior designer who works with us at Eunice Taylor Ltd to create beautiful lampshades for their clients’ lights has a specific vision for their inspired interior.  It never ceases to amaze us how different each shade is. The size and shape of a shade changes the look of a light entirely. A shade for a table or floor lamp needs to compliment the lamp as well as its position in a room. Shade pendants also become a focal point in a lounge, hallway, stairwell or bedroom. Just as important as the shape and size of a lampshade is the [...]

4 08, 2020

Chandeliers

2020-08-13T13:32:06+12:00August 4th, 2020|

What a fabulous place to live, here in beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand, especially during this exceptional Covid-19 year. The spectacular chandeliers we have access to are exceptional too, in every way. Made with the finest crystal glass with quality metal branches, trim and suspension, the styles of chandeliers vary from traditional to contemporary lighting designs. Chandeliers always add that extra aspect of luxury, sophistication and grandeur to a space, be it an entrance hall or a foyer, a formal lounge or a stairwell. Crystal is known for its clarity: K9 and Asfour crystal, particularly, are prized for their decorative quality, [...]