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  • Capiz by eleven

    1. 1. Capizwww.facebook.com/elevenlife
    2. 2. CAPIZ .. is both a geographical location and the name of a shell that is used largely in interior decorating and for decorative gifts and accessories.
    3. 3. Averaging 2″ in size and abundant in the waterssurrounding the island of Capiz, a province in the southern part of the Philippines, the shells are a food by-product.
    4. 4. Capiz shell, which is used for decorative purposes,is the outer shell of the marine mollusk, Placuna Placenta, found in the shallow coastal waters of the Philippines.
    5. 5. This “Fun” lamp designed by Danish artist Verner Panton in 1964 is currently for sale for $18,000! He was prolific withhis Capiz shell lamp designs, with this version measuring 40″ in diameter.
    6. 6. These Capiz shells are color dyed and were designed and manufactured exclusively for Pottery Barn.
    7. 7. Capiz shell is a flat, semi-transparent shell with a pearlescent appearance thats why more often than not,designers like to use it for lamps and other lighting accessories.
    8. 8. Capiz shells are also used for a lot of other things like palcemats, napkin holders and coasters.
    9. 9. A wall decor made with Capiz shells.
    10. 10. Bathroom accessories.
    11. 11. Plate changers.
    12. 12. Tealight holders.
    13. 13. Light changing, colorful lanterns.
    14. 14. Small trays.
    15. 15. Sailing to the Philippines shores on 1521, the Spaniards (Spain) got enchanted with the shells and settling on the islands, , the architects of the period becamefascinated with the possibilities of using the translucent round shells in their designs.
    16. 16. Utilizing the unique way that capiz shells diffused the strong tropical sunlight, craftsmen cut and fashioned them into glorious windows even back then.
    17. 17. Using colored dyes on the Capiz shells, it was possible to get the same effect as stained glass.
    18. 18. Dyed or in its natural color, its a nice decor to home interiors.
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