The iconic image of the kitchen as Mom’s domain, where she disappeared for an hour or so to prepare a homemade feast for the family, is now quite archaic. Kitchens are undeniably the hub of the 21st Century home—a place to... read more
On the heels of successful celebrity-branded collections by Oscar de la Renta, Doug Wilson and Candice Olson, high-profile licensing agreements have exploded onto the lighting scene in recent years, with manufacturers and... read more
Sweetened by the promise of big payoffs, Elvis impersonators and 24-hour buffets, the 2006 American Lighting Assn. Conference invitation enticed industry folks to gather for a few days of accolades and agendas, education and... read more
The American Lighting Assn.’s January Dallas Market lineup of educational offerings will be held in the ALA Seminar/Meeting Center(WTC 345). To register or for more information, contact Nicole Juneau at (800) 605-4448.... read more
Since its inception one year ago, the Certified Lighting Manufacturers Representative (CLMR) program, administered by the American Lighting Assn., has grown to include a total of seven sales representatives.  “The... read more
Al Thomas, CLC, of Seattle Lighting Thomas: I view the kitchen as one of the hardest areas to light because the design approach must fulfill two needs: It must fulfill a functional need to provide adequate light for... read more
Exotic InfluenceDesigner: Linda DonohueCompany: Shawna Stoney Shawna Stoney’s tasteful mix of exotic rawmaterials has been lending organic sophisticationto the company’s line of furniture, decorative accessories and... read more
In any given year an analysis of the products featured on the pages of this magazine that generated the most reader inquiries will most undoubtedly reveal a few bombshells. But our look back at the response to designs... read more
Gerald Fleischer was no stranger to success. After taking over Nashville, TN’s Hermitage Lighting Gallery for his father-in-law, Jack Tenzel, in 1965, he led the family business into the second half of the century, building... read more
The American Lighting Association (ALA) Board of Governors—led by Chairman Tom Early, President and CEO Dick Upton and Chair-elect Paul Eusterbrock—gathered during September’s annual conference to define the organization’s... read more
Technological innovation headlines Lightfair International, May 28-30 at Las Vegas Convention Center. Here’s a first look at the architectural illumination designs set to stage breakthrough performances later this month.... read more
  Jennifer Pinto Please don't laugh, but one of my favorite movies growing up was “The Parent Trap,” a saccharine, lighthearted tale of mistaken identity and misadventure, starring a cloned pair of tow-headed... read more
Beck: My design business started with a job I hated. A sales job. I was selling printing. But I have a degree in graphic design, and I had become interested in metalworking while working for a welding supply company and... read more
I know a great 24-hour spot called the Pick Me Up Café. Serving up a smorgasbord of tasty breakfast favorites and fatty (read: delicious) comfort food, the late-night destination is—perhaps all too often—just what the doctor... read more
YouTube, the online video clearinghouse that enraptured millions with entertaining gems like OK Go’s treadmill routine and a pair of quirky newlyweds’ first dance, will soon be host to several dozen manufacturer showroom... read more
George Kovacs Lighting introduced the first halogen torchiere to the U.S. market in 1973. Already all the rage in Europe, the halogen-powered fixture produced enough light—bounced upward off the ceiling—to illuminate an... read more
After nearly three years with Residential Lighting, I feel as though my initiation into the realm of lighting geekdom is complete. Just ask my husband, who is kind enough to listen patiently (though somewhat glassy-eyed) as... read more
This month, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) kicks off its 2008 “United We Stand” membership campaign. The industry organization hopes to recruit 120 new members with its patriotic-themed effort, which ties in with this... read more
It’s been a long winter indeed. Between near-record snow fall and days upon days without a single ray of sunshine, I’ve pretty much exhausted all my favorite indoor activities, and my cold-weather wardrobe is tired and in... read more
In true pioneering spirit, the management team and employees of Hunter Lighting Group/Kenroy purchased Hunter Lighting Group from Hunter Fan Co. earlier this spring, forming one of the only employee-owned companies in the... read more

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