More than 50 million Americans are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) each year. Most researchers believe the affliction is caused by decreased exposure to the sun during winter’s shorter days. Much more than mere... read more
Mod Moxie Neoclassical references and nostalgic motifs are made thoroughly modern with bare, globe-shaped bulbs. Beckman chandelier from Kenneth Wingard Refraction from Currey & Company Georgetown from... read more
A stunning addition to the entryway of Seattle’s Alexander Lighting, this art glass waterfall installation by Nancy Mee is made all the more dramatic with track and spot illumination. Alexander’s designers use this and... read more
A veteran sales force is extremely valuable. Associates with 20-plus years in the industry have seen it all; nothing can phase them. Nevertheless, it’s just as important to infuse your team with youth. What lighting rookies... read more
Play it safe Fire insurance is actually relatively easy to come by in Southern California, despite its being a “high-risk” area. Though insurance companies often refuse to cover structures located within close range of... read more
For Laurie Gross, President of Gross Electric in Toledo, OH, and Ann Arbor, MI, it’s simple math. “We’ll make more money selling good product than old product,” she says. And so, earlier this year she cleared out the “junk”—... read more
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., was covered in construction and crowds during the Solar Decathlon, Oct. 12-20. High-tech solar-paneled louvered doors helped Germany’s Technische Universität Darmstadt team win the... read more
In January blogger “Susanna” fed this item to mega-retailer Lamps Plus’ LightPost! Web site ( “The colorful, jewelry-like look of this table lamp from our Bijoux Collection caught the eye of the Woman’s... read more
Amid a fanfare of public relations and environmental goodwill, Wal-Mart recently pledged to sell 100 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) by the year 2008. This pledge sent a collective shudder through the greater... read more
The American Lighting Assn.’s Lighting Your Life brochure is the last (but not least) in a long line of ALA literature to be treated to a much-needed makeover. ALA Consulting Director of Education Joe Rey-Barreau led the... read more
Q: Randall, can you dim low voltage and line voltage together? A: Yes. As long as it is a low voltage dimmer, there should be no problem. Don’t use a line voltage dimmer on a low voltage fixture, though. Q: Why does... read more
Carlson Carlson: I was always searching for a very specific look—classically elegant and responsive to contemporary. There’s an awful lot of stuff out there that strives for design with too many... read more
My husband Russ and I have been collecting vintage lighting since early in our marriage. We started to research how to make it, and it was like going on a treasure hunt as we stumbled upon all these wonderful things. When we... read more
For Moth Design's Shannon Shapiro, infusing her lighting with organic motifs is not enough. Inspired by nature, she thinks "it's time I tried to save some of it." I would definitely say I'm inspired by nature... read more
Bart Quillen, co-owner of Brooklyn, NY’s new Prague Kolektiv gallery showcasing Czech artistry, discusses the historical roots of the culture’s lighting design paradigms: "What has characterized Czech... read more
Jim Decker has a lengthy record—of awards, that is. In fact, over the years Progress Lighting’s Vice President of Brand Management has earned more than a dozen honors in recognition of his many and varied accomplishments. In... read more
This new line with Oriental Accent allows for the complete Oscar de la Renta look. The Oscar de la Renta Home Collection already includes furniture, rugs, tabletop, decorative fabrics, bedding ensembles, mattresses and home... read more
Carlton Haney, designer: First of all, timing is everything. I was so very fortunate that this irresistible art glass was brought to my attention. It is so incredibly beautiful and translucent, and the colors are so vibrant... read more
Jenssen: After a decade of living in Taos, NM, I moved in the mid-’90s to the West Texas ghost town of Terlingua, where I was inspired by the desert and the rusty detritus of the town’s mining past. It was then that I began... read more
Ruh: My physical surroundings provide the inspiration for my work. Some of my glass vessels are inspired by the delicate patterns on sandbars after the water has receded or the lines drawn into fresh snow by leafless,... read more

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