Time to Glow

It all started with a sketch.  I wanted to add glow to a table that would be easy for clients to use every night, like candles but without the dripping and smoking and constant replacing.  It is easy to sketch, but something altogether different to make happen in reality. Then we moved into our current... Continue Reading →

Endgame: Lighting Designers vs Interior Designers

"But we already have an interior designer who is helping us with lighting.  Why should we hire a lighting designer?" Here's the answer: Lighting Designers are lighting designers and Interior Designers are...interior designers.  Make sense? Okay, let's put it another way: Interior Designers craft and coordinate the entire look of a home.  Lighting Designers make... Continue Reading →

Fine Homebuilding Kitchen

Imagine the future: light helps you keep your balance as you age, cuts down on point sources that cause glare, minimizes sleep disturbances, and helps you see what you are doing better than ever. Wouldn't it be nice?  Pushing these boundaries requires experiments like our recent lighting makeover at my parents' farmhouse in Illinois.  The... Continue Reading →

Lightovation 2020

January is a good time to fly south and check out Lightovation at the Dallas Market Center.  The annual event for buyers is focused primarily on showrooms and distributors but integrators are beginning to show up- especially those that also do decorative lighting. I was at Lightovation to share my passion for linear lighting with... Continue Reading →

Review: CSL

We stumbled upon CSL a year or so ago and were immediately in love with the Gyroshift recessed multiples.  They are the cleanest fixture of this type I have ever seen and come in a staggering array of options.  I just finished a cruise ship project with a number of these and, well, I'm still... Continue Reading →

Review: Coastal Source

There is landscape lighting...and then there is Coastal Source.  They were new to us this year, but what makes them different makes them great.  Check out review on youtube below.  And please forgive the quality of our performances.  We're not real actors, we just play them on tv. https://youtu.be/dLGsBuL7T-E

2020 Light Bulb Buying Guide

I know, I know.  This has got to be a joke, right?  Just in time for the holiday season, I'm issuing my second light bulb buying guide. Yep, light bulbs. This started last year when I tried to buy a light bulb and went down the proverbial rabbit-hole.  18 bulbs later I had a spreadsheet... Continue Reading →

Review: DMF

DMF is different, and we think their engineering and design team has created a revolutionary product.  Check out our video review for why we like them and what sets them apart from the crowd.

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