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Nicole Bowling
One thing we've been getting requests for recently is help deciphering the social media puzzle — how to do it well, what platforms to use, what content to share, etc. I totally get this, because if you're proactive, browsing... read more
Nicole Bowling
In 2009, the inaugural Showroom of the Year Awards brought retail royals out of the shadows and onto the stage, honoring them in front of their peers for what they’ve accomplished — a lot of the times behind the scenes.... read more
Nicole Bowling
Our Industry Leadership Award is given to one deserving recipient every year, chosen by our readership from of a group of finalists. The award was created to honor men and women that make our industry great; the ones that... read more
Nicole Bowling
Almost everyone I’ve talked to about the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Annual Conference cancellation agrees that it was the right decision, but they’re still bummed. And rightfully so, as ALA really does know how to put on... read more
Nicole Bowling
It’s safe to say this column has more meaning than any I’ve written prior, as it’s the first time I’m coming to you as Editor in Chief of Residential Lighting … I’ve always wanted to say that. Just kidding. As excited as I... read more
Nicole Bowling
Next weekend, on July 16, the 16th Annual Goombay Bash will take over Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Caribbean-style fashion to raise money for cancer research. Organized by nonprofit The H Foundation, Goombay Bash... read more
Nicole Bowling
There’s so much excitement going on today, I’m not sure what to talk about first.  I’m in Dallas this week for the summer edition of Lightovation, and our schedule is jam-packed with great events, including the Showroom... read more
Nicole Bowling
If you haven’t heard by now, I’ve got some bad news — the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) announced last week that it has canceled its 2016 Conference, set for Sept. 25-27 in Puerto Rico, due to concerns over the Zika virus.... read more
Nicole Bowling
Coming off of the decorative- and design-oriented spring High Point Market, we switched gears and coasts almost immediately to travel to San Diego for Lightfair.  The show, which broke the West Coast attendance record... read more
Nicole Bowling
As technology has now infiltrated essentially every aspect of our lives, the Maker Movement is in full swing. Defined as “DIY culture meets hacker culture,” the concept encourages crafting, tinkering and inventing in today’s... read more
Nicole Bowling
Last week, for the seventh year in a row, Residential Lighting and Dallas Market Center had the privilege of announcing the prestigious group of 2016 Showroom of the Year finalists. These showrooms, who come from across the... read more
Nicole Bowling
There’s just something about being on European soil that gives you a spark of inspiration. Maybe it’s the unfamiliar, yet romantic surroundings; maybe it’s the loads of people all speaking beautiful languages; or maybe it’s... read more
Nicole Bowling
Despite some known absences in response to North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 — a law that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, and gives the state the right... read more
Nicole Bowling
We’re about to jet off to High Point at the end of the week and aside from our usual preparations, we have also been reporting on another "introduction" that has nothing to do with market, but also everything to do with... read more
Nicole Bowling
Backyards have long been a place for barbecuing with friends, getting dirty in the garden, playing rough-and-tumble games and relaxing around the fire pit on a cool summer night. A recent trend in extending entertaining... read more
Nicole Bowling
As some of you may know, Residential Lighting is only one magazine in a portfolio of more than 15 owned by our parent company, Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC). As some of you probably don’t know, more than 90 of us... read more
Nicole Bowling
I’m wrapping up day one of my three-day expedition at the bi-annual Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. As to be expected, you can’t help but be amazed around every corner, and I’ve only just scratched the surface.... read more
Nicole Bowling
In the nearly four years I’ve been an editor for Residential Lighting, never have I received so much reader feedback as I did in January, when my column titled “Group Effort,” in conjunction with “Retail Worries” for our... read more
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Nicole Bowling
Jeremy Scott, now Creative Director for Moschino, is known for his wildly colored, pop culture-inspired clothing creations — think Adidas high tops with actual teddy bear heads on them, and outfits (literally) inspired by... read more
Nicole Bowling
Although conditions are much different now than they were back in 2010 when our Showroom of the Year Awards began, the reason behind this event, produced in conjunction with the Dallas Market Center, remains unchanged: to... read more

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