Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Lights to cook by, lights to eat by, copper steel and mica.

Monday, August 10, 2009


This is an older fixture made soon after the SNOW LODGE was completed. It stands almost 6 feet high and makes a solid statement in the sports craft store where it hangs in the entry way.

copyright 2001 STEVE BLOOD
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Saturday, August 1, 2009


This the view off the TOM MINER CREEK ROAD on the way to the GRIZZLY CREEK RANCH where the wagon wheel chandeliers reside. A skiff of snow here turned into feet as we climbed the mountain.
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This is the barn that the wagon wheel chandeliers reside, the building is incredible on the inside.
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Friday, July 31, 2009


Those who know me know that I have a passion for the arts, photography is one of those passions. When I was in Vietnam in the 60's I was stationed in Saigon. I had a rare opportunity to see and be a part of a Vietnam that most Americans in country were excluded from and had no idea that it even existed. When I had time off I often ventured into the city to shoot photos of the architecture and of the people. I have hundreds of photos and slides that have been sitting on the shelve for years. Mary Lynn and I have decided that it's time to share those images with those who were there and those who are too young to remember. These photos are not about the war but about an exotic city and her culture. To this end we are editing the photos into a coffee table book and hope to find a publisher soon. (photo has not been repaired yet)

copyright 1965 STEVE BLOOD This photo may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of STEVE BLOOD
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These lamps were designed and built for the guest rooms in 'THE OLD HOUSE" in the OLD FAITHFUL INN in YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. They are made of acid etched steel and mica.
copyright STEVE BLOOD 2005
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Friday, July 24, 2009


Lobby lamp for the SNOW LODGE in YELLOWSTONE PARK. The fixture is of hand cut copper, mica hardwoods and exotic veneers.
copyright 1999 STEVE BLOOD
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Thursday, July 23, 2009


I have neglected this site for so long that I can't even believe it. Months ago I posted pictures of the start of a wagon wheel chandelier. I was determined that it wouldn't look like anything else on the market. Everything was custom made including the wagon wheels and the glass. When I ordered the wheels I had to convince the wheel wright that what I was ordering was what I wanted. There are three tiers of wheels and glass and everything had to be perfect in order for the fixture to go together. They weigh approximately 500 pounds and by the time they were crated we had barely an inch of space to load them into a semi trailer.
I should add that I made three of these and they all fit in one room. All parts were designed in the studio and fabricated at various places.
copyright 2006 STEVE BLOOD

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I have neglected the blog for way too long. Fortunately for the studio we have been very busy. I'm a very optimistic person. One of my father's favorite sayings was,"It's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good." There was also a story told in church when I was little that I have not forgotten and enjoy telling to anyone who will listen.

Trying to find out how we react to our surroundings a group of researchers enlisted the help of two very young boys, one an optimist, one a pessimist. The pessimist was placed in a room with all the latest toys, trucks, earth movers, bikes, games anything that a little boy could dream of. He was told to do as he wished, have fun and the would return in a few hours to check on him. The optimist was placed in a room full of horse manure and a pitch fork. He was told that it wasn't much but it was what they had and to make the best of it, they would check back with him in a few hours.

When they returned to the pessimists room they found him sitting in the corner, nothing had been touched. "Why haven't you been playing?

"I was afraid."

"Afraid of what?"

"I might get hurt."

"The toys are all safe."

"Might break something."

"That's OK you could do as you wish, no one will get angry with you."

"I was scared."

They then entered the room with the optimist. Manure was flying everywhere as the boy was still digging through the pile. "What on earth are you doing?"

"All this manure in here, there has got to be a pony somewhere."

I believe that being comfortable and having a sense of joy about our surroundings creates a positive mood and enhances our life. The pictured light came about in a very strange way. I was pushed almost to my limits in designing for the SNOW LODGE in YELLOWSTONE PARK when the architect called me and told me that they needed two very large fixtures for the fast food area of the lodge. Drawing a blank I did a quick sketch of a group of forest animals in a canoe holding lanterns, titled it, "CROSSING THE YELLOWSTONE" and faxed it off to him as a joke. "We want two of them," was his immediate reply. So here you are. The story is, true or not, that they actually designed a higher roof to accommodate the fixtures.

The way we light our rooms helps to create the way we feel.
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