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Designer Profile: Greta Grossman

When one thinks of mid-century modern design, names like Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson are probably among the first to come to mind. But there is at least one MCM designer who, all but forgotten for many years, has rightfully reclaimed her place among those greats: Greta Grossman.

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The Fundamentals of Light Layering

According to top residential lighting expert Randall Whitehead, “There is no single light fixture that gives you everything you need to illuminate a room properly.” In the home and commercial spaces, proper light layering–ambient, task and accent lighting–helps you bring a room to life with design flexibility and functionality.

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Guide to Buying LED Lighting

LED lighting. You know what it is and that it’s the way of the future (if not the present) when it comes to illuminating everything from our homes to public spaces to indicator lights on our electronics. But with the technology advancing more and more each year, LED lighting has allowed for more flexibility in design, greater efficiency in use and a host of other benefits that affect our daily living.

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How to Choose the Right Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans serve two purposes: they keep air circulating and function as the centerpiece of the room. So when choosing the right ceiling fan for a space, there are several things to consider: the size, the height, the style and the controls.

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Why We Love LEDs: A Designer’s Perspective

In 2009, Cerno was founded by three lifelong friends in Laguna Beach, California. Since the company’s inception, Cerno’s principals have embraced LED technology. Their line of modern light fixtures celebrates LEDs and showcases how the technology can enhance and even inspire a fixture’s form.

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Robert Sonneman on Modernism and the American Experience

Like the first Pilgrims to America, modernism was a European concept that was reborn in this country, expressed as new genres of freedom from the geometrically austere to the sculpturally sensual forms of the current century. Even well into my career as a designer, I continue to investigate the evolutionary and the revolutionary in pursuit of a uniquely American cosmopolitan style.

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That’s a Ceiling Fan?

Cool. Sculptural. Unique. Functional. Modern ceiling fans are anything but typical. In fact, they may not even look like ceiling fans at first. Just like with lamps, fans have moved beyond classic designs due to technology advancements. Gone are the days of having to choose between compelling design or function.

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