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The london design festival – five favorite designers from design junction

My Fall began with a wonderful 6-day trip with MODENUS BlogTour to the London Design Festival, an almost overwhelming citywide, design extravaganza with hundreds of venues exhibiting the latest and greatest that lasts 2 weeks.  Today I focus on Design … Continue reading

LampsPlus – shopping for modern residential lighting

Shopping for contemporary lighting is one of the hardest things to do because there is overwhelmingly so much dreadful stuff out there.  So I’m always looking for interesting sources. One of my favorite things to come out of a MODENUS … Continue reading

shimmering contemporary italian pendant lights

Hidden in the southern neighborhoods of Milan is a gem of a lighting showroom that every designer should know.  For here live the sparkling creations of Lolli e Memmoli.  Designers of luxuriously organic modern chandeliers, their creations dazzle upon entry … Continue reading

unique lighting designs from California to fit any decor

One of my latest specifications for lighting in a dining room comes from my recent discovery of LA-based Emanuel Morez , purveyors of traditional and modern furniture and lighting. Their remarkable Matawi and Maji lighting lines are super chic. These … Continue reading

tamera leigh staten – the annie oakley of contemporary product design

Chicago-based designer Tamera Leigh Staten has conceived the brilliant “Oona” pendants from blown smoky glass and patinated copper and that has me thinking 70’s retro chic.  Although much better made than many of the original postmodern lighting I see today, … Continue reading

metallic raindrops in london

More ABBA than Greta Magnusson Grossman, these  blingy pendants were designed by the duo of Skogsberg & Smart – Magnus Skogsberg and Mimmi Smart – two Swedes relocated to London.  Aren’t these pendants luxury on steroids?  They look like drops … Continue reading

How “futurism” inspired the lighting of 20th century designers

image credit: Phillips, London.  Pendant by Carlo Scarpa Carlo Scarpa, Max Ingrand and Serge Mouille certainly rank in the top 10 in vintage lighting design.  And with mid century design gaining a greater share of the limelight, the works of … Continue reading