Flush mount ceiling lights—so-named since they are mounted flush with the ceiling—are the workhorses of the lighting world. They can be used to stunning effect in every room, from bedrooms to hallways to kitchens. But they’re especially critical in low-ceilinged spaces where pendants, chandeliers, or other dangling lights would pose the risk of head-bumps.
Founded in Seattle and later expanding to Amsterdam, Graypants is a design studio formed by architects that focus on lighting, furniture, packaging, and architecture. Since the beginning they’ve forged a path in the lighting world with their handcrafted lights made from recycled cardboard that’s cleverly formed into unique fixtures. Over the years, they’ve expanded the cardboard line by introducing new shapes and colors, as well as launching new collections into the mix. Here, we take a look at some of our favorite lighting fixtures from Graypants.
With summer in full swing, we’re turning our attention to outdoor living spaces… namely, the decks, porches, and patios that host so many of our favorite summer activities. Whether you’re grilling at dusk on your deck, dining under the stars on your patio, or just trooping up and down the stairs into your backyard, well-considered modern outdoor lighting is key for both style and safety.
Today, I’m sharing five of our favorite Danish modern pendants and chandeliers. With a vintage style, Danish modern is most well recognized by its minimal aesthetic. Featuring clean lines, the Danish modern design movement focuses on form, capturing the purity with a contemporary integrity.
Ceiling fans. When it comes to circulating air and cooling a room efficiently, there’s no substitute. And thanks to increasingly sophisticated design options and technologies, you don’t need to sacrifice style for comfort. Today there’s a ceiling fan option to suit every need and every interior design style, from modern to traditional and from indoor to out.
In 2013, three Vancouver, British Columbia–based designers—Matt Davis, Caine Heintzman, and Lukas Peet—launched ANDLight, an innovative company that designs and manufactures LED lighting exclusively. Each fixture is hand-assembled in ANDlight’s studio in Vancouver’s industrial Railtown neighborhood.