Tag Archives: contemporary lighting

mastering modern alabaster lighting: stephen downes

modern alabaster lighting

Modern alabaster lighting is perfect for today’s high-end contemporary living, although traditionally, it’s more associated with Art Deco. Recently, I visited NYC Jewish Museum’s show on the work of 20th century icon Pierre Chareau. This inspired me to look into … Continue reading

Global Design Tastemakers – Thank You Global Lighting

global design tastemakers

I was recently inducted as one of four global design tastemakers to Global Lighting‘s – the international lighting powerhouse – list of international trend setters and was featured as such by the company on their website.  Thank you Global Lighting for this honor! I’m truly … Continue reading

bookshelf lamps to brighten a space

Acacia bookshelf lamps

Bookshelf lamps are not something that comes to mind when people think of home essentials, but I beg to differ.  Several of my clients are fortunate enough to have rooms dedicated to nothing more than books and reading, and that’s … Continue reading

what is a modern murano glass chandelier?

Villaverde-Murano-Glass-green-Chandeliers

You would think that using modern Murano glass chandeliers in a decorating scheme these days is an oxymoron.  The more common notion is that they are old-fashioned, over the top light pendants in pastel colors that are far removed from … Continue reading

making a shimmering statement with decorative lighting

For statement lighting that literally “rocks”, you can’t go wrong with something like the Petra Bel Air from Wired Custom Lighting.  This thing screams superstar!  Metal squares finished in a distressed gold leaf fall in a random cascade that adds … Continue reading

stillfried wien – a new destination for germanic design in nyc

stillfried-wien-founders

Stillfried Wien may sound like a scrumptious plate of Austrian schnitzel, which it’s not and may sound like its something located in Vienna, which it’s also not.  The brain child of lovely Viennese duo Anna and Michael Trubrig, Stillfried Wien … Continue reading

The flask pendant light by tom dixon

Britain’s Tom Dixon has been wowing the world of design since the 1980s with his inventive and creative take on everything from furniture to tableware to lighting.  His take is fresh and very now.  His style takes the best of … Continue reading