Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fire Farm Peace Poles, an Ocean Apart

In 1846, one of the founders of the little town where Fire Farm is located decided to name the new settlement on the banks of the Turkey River in honor of an Algerian hero who had led his country's resistance to a French invasion. The hero was the Emir Abd El Kader, and the Iowa city name for him is still known as Elkader.

In the 1980s, a Sister City relationship between Elkader and Mascara, Algeria, the emir's birthplace, was formed. Recently, Fire Farm's Adam Pollock designed and produced twin peace poles inscribed with the Sister City's motto "May Peace Prevail" in English, French, and Arabic for display in parks in Elkader and Mascara. Both poles were given by Pollock as symbols of the commitment to peace which links the two cities.

The Elkader peace pole was presented in the presence of the Algerian ambassador as part of a rededication of an Elkader park named for the emir's birthplace. The pole's twin was shipped in Mascara, and Pollock recently received pictures of it in place in a park there. Accompanying the pictures was a letter from the mayor of Mascara expressing his city's friendship, continuing belief in the ideals of the Sister Cities' movement, and gratitude for Pollock's gift.

See more images of the peace pole here: Peace Pole 2482 Project Page


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Monday, February 28, 2011

Introducing Rosebud 3249 Pendant!

Introducing the brand-new Rosebud 3249 pendant!

Hand-formed from white acrylic, three layers of organic petals softly envelope a white globe encasing the lamping. Originally designed fro a client searching for "timeless contemporary elegance," this beautiful rosebud pendant delivers just that.

Designed by: Jim Walch, Adam Jackson Pollock and the Fire Farm Staff

Custom acrylic colors available
Dimensions: approx. 30"D x 30"H
Lamping: 1 x 32w CFL or 1 x 150w Type A Incandescent
On-site adjustable cord suspension
UL Listed
Made in USA

Go to Project Page here.

Download press release here.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Send Us Your Chip Photos!

We put out an all-call requesting photos from our lamp winners from our December Free Lamp contest, and the photos are starting to trickle in!

We'll be posting the photos on our Facebook page next week as they continue to roll in, but until then, I did a little photo shoot of my own to get your creative juices flowing. We're calling it "New In Town." Or maybe "When Chip Met Sally."

So, new Chip lamp owners, get out your cameras (or those new-fangled smartphones) and send yours in!

For more info on where to send your photos, click here.

P.S. I certainly went all out, but even just a straight-forward shot of your Chip in its new spot is fun to see, so show us what you've got!

— Amanda Wray

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Rosebud

About time for another sneak peek, yes?

More info to come, but for now, here's a glimpse at the latest bloom in our Fire Farm bouquet.

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Happy New Projects (and Year!)

Remember to keep an eye on our regularly updated Custom Projects Gallery.

New projects uploaded this week: Project 2702, Project 3060.001, Project 2802.004, Project 2802.003Project 2802.002, Project 3080, Project 2394.

Happy 2011, everyone!

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