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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
Nicole Bowling
I followed the Consumer Electronics Show virtually, browsing the #CES2016 hashtag on Twitter, reading blogs and articles on the most impressive intros and keeping up with my industry friends who attended on Facebook. The... read more
Nicole Bowling
Another Dallas market is in the books. For the first time as Lightovation, I have to say — what a great show. The new look and updated branding really took shape in the halls of the Trade Mart and World Trade Center, and... read more
Nicole Bowling
I hope you downloaded the app and you’re ready to rock and roll — Lightovation officially starts tomorrow! There is, of course, so much to see and do while you’re there; but that’s what we live for, right? Be sure to fit... read more
Nicole Bowling
This month, I drafted an article that I found difficult to write. And not because of writer’s block. A retailer contacted us late last year asking if we could, or would, address the fact that some manufacturers are now... read more
Nicole Bowling
It’s the first full week of 2016, which has many of us heading back to work with personal and professional resolutions top of mind. I’m big on resolutions. I actually approach them more like objectives for the year, as I’m a... read more
Nicole Bowling
As we all prepare for our whirlwind Januarys, I wanted to put something else in your ear — and on your to-do list (sorry!). Our 2016 Showroom of the Year Awards are now open for entries and nominations, and I know there are... read more

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