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Light Fixtures that Multi Task

Light Fixtures that Multi Task

The smaller a house is the more uses must be accommodated within each room.  In our case or Sabines Home, our formal living is also being used as music and as a reading space.  The challenge: Find a freestanding light for a living room that looks good AND provides…

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Boring!!! but Top Quality Light Fixtures

Boring!!! but Top Quality Light Fixtures

This is one of the most boring looking light fixtures you can buy on today’s market. It’s okay, since you hopefully will never see it.  You will, however, likely come to rave about the quality of this utility light fixture…. Read More…

Light Fixtures - Physical or Phantom

Light Fixtures – Physical or Phantom

We all have light fixtures in our homes…so why not have one where parts appear but do not physically exist?!  They exist only as a holographic image. Read More…

MUST - KNOW Lighting Details: CFL and LED Bulb Replacements

MUST – KNOW Lighting Details: CFL and LED Bulb Replacements

2012 ushers in change in the land of light bulbs.  Production on some incandescent bulbs has come to an end…. Read More…

Lighting Fixtures meet Bookends-Great Gift Idea

Lighting Fixtures meet Bookends-Great Gift Idea

Creative talents like Finnish designer Harri Koskinen look at materials with different eyes. Read More…

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

At first blush the FontanaArte table lamps/ light fixtures look so basic you might walk right by them.  But just as you do something about them catches your eye. What is it?  Read More…

Decorator Help Needed - Residential Floor Outlets

Decorator Help Needed – Residential Floor Outlets

Building codes specify so many outlets per linear wall footage.  However, furniture including tabletops and light fixtures are rarely placed right off or against the wall. So often the results are ugly electrical cords run to/from wall outlets. The solution: Read More…

Light Fixtures meet Art

Light Fixtures meet Art

It is exciting to see young talent from around the world take a medium – in this case the age old craft of glass blowing – to a whole new artistic expression.

Jacopo Foggini’s range of hand-blown glass fixtures or, better yet sculptures, are truly one-of-a-kind statement pieces.  While relatively unknown in the United States he is no newcomer Read More…

Time to "un-smog" your Home?

Time to “un-smog” your Home?

Fact:  Your house is effectively enveloped by electricity at all times – not just when you plug in the hair dryer and turn on a light.  It works and we hardly ever think about it. We accept this convention.  Though… Read More…

Have a Light Bulb Moment

Have a Light Bulb Moment

Incandescent light bulbs versus hazmat – light bulbs are among  the most basic of home products AND they are being phased out.  California leads with a full ban on sales starting in 2015. What’s next? There are two – very different & very important – replacement choices: One, so-called energy efficient light bulbs (CFL’s) or two LED’s. Read More…