Once upon a time, Egbert-Jan Lam of Burojet Design Studio designed a series of pendant lights made out of lasercut paper. A few years later, he was inspired to do the same thing with translucent and richly grained wood veneer. The result is the textural Stitches Collection for Lzf Lamps, available exclusively at YLighting.
There’s no better time of the year than the summer for refreshing your color scheme. And there’s probably no better color with which to do that than Pantone’s cheerful and natural 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery.
Q: My front porch light barely puts off enough light to get my key into the lock. I’m ready to replace it, but how can I tell if it’s going to be as bright as I need?
A: When it comes to the front stoop, you want to have enough light to move and function safely. You should be able to walk up the drive with ease, spot your keys in your handbag and create enough illumination that nefarious characters don’t see the space as an invitation.
There is something to be said about a handcrafted light that has been molded and formed with the utmost care and precision. Knowing that every piece, down to the nuts and bolts, has been carefully hand-placed to create a fixture that will withstand the test of trends and time.
Days are longer, temperatures are higher and entertaining outdoors is lasting long into the night. To keep the party going after the sun goes down, you need to add light to your outdoor space. So what’s an easy way to add light that still packs a big design punch? String lights!
Q. I really need a fan to circulate air in my home, but I’m not sure if a ceiling fan is really the best choice. How do I know what kind of fan is best for my space?
Large size, bright colors, unusual materials; all of these things are used by lighting makers to help their designs pop in a room. But sometimes, what really makes a lighting fixture stand out is its contrast to its surroundings.
When it comes to room design, there’s rooms with character, and rooms with character. Those with some kind of can’t-look-away, avant garde, wildcard that takes a space from flat to fresh.
If your space is feeling a bit bland, these 10 favorite lighting pieces can crank up the character in no time flat.
There’s just something magical about the way light and shadow can be made to play across a wall or ceiling. It sparkles and surrounds you in unexpected ways. The exact pattern and breadth of the light are dependent primarily on the design of the central light source. To find out more about the phenomenon of shadowplay–and the best kind of lighting designs to maximize the effect–we chatted with a lighting designer who specializes in it, Nicolas Terzani of Terzani.