When searching for ways to illuminate our most private, treasured outdoor living spaces—where we want to get the atmosphere just right—we should be encouraged to think outside the box, the same way we do to dress up our indoor spaces.
“Made in the U.S.A.” is a term that comes with a lot of meaning. For some, it implies a higher quality level. Or it can mean certain ethical guidelines were followed, meaning fair wages, cleaner working conditions, etc.
There’s nothing better than lounging around your backyard on a warm summer day. Enjoying the sun on your face as you recline on your favorite outdoor lounge chair or hammock is simply sublime. Once it starts getting dark, though, many people feel compelled to move indoors. However, you don’t have to go inside just because the sun goes down.
Say goodbye to the traditional light design restrained by supporting the classic light bulb. Today’s modern lighting takes on sculptural shapes and gravity-defying designs to create a new type of light source – one that is functional and a work of art both at the same time. This growing trend has reached across all types of lighting.
Today’s modern pendant lights function not only as ceiling lights, but also as important pieces of home décor. They incorporate a mix of materials and textures to create looks that can range from minimal and industrial to ornate and sophisticated. All the while, they bring the form-meets-function factor, producing direct and versatile lighting using all kinds of possible shapes.
Every spring I get an itch for change, major change. Being cooped up inside during the winter will leave any sane person with cabin fever, and I am no exception. It’s that time of year again, and I have been looking for ways to make major changes to my home without breaking the bank or putting in a ton of manpower.
If you are looking to make a statement in your space, you’ll find strength in numbers. A clever, on-trend solution we love is finding a pendant light you love—and pairing it with several more. A lighting design with multiple pendant lights is great because you get to put your creative cap on and make your own work of art that will have a strong effect on your room’s look.
The ELEMENT Reflections Collection by Tech Lighting utilizes a first-of-its-kind technology in recessed lighting. It combines decorative domes with glare-free LED indirect lighting, which enables downlights to become an essential decorative component of a multi-layered lighting design.
Robert Sonneman, “Lighting’s Modern Master”, has pioneered contemporary lighting design for over fifty years. Since their introduction in the 1960s and ‘70s, many of his designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has gone on to release over 3,000 products you can find in high-end showrooms and galleries. Here, the creative visionary speaks to us about Suspenders Precise, which adds lighting functionality and performance to the Suspenders System introduced in January 2016.
David Trubridge’s lighting designs create maximum impact in any application through shadow patterns that wash across the ceiling and walls, impacting the space well beyond the limits of the fixture itself.
Vibia has long been known for its eclectic, modern lighting—designs that don’t just illuminate a space, but often contribute to a unique overall aesthetic and function that range from sleek and simple to daring and different.
It might seem simple to choose a decorative pendant that you love, or a table lamp that “goes with” the rest of your space. But functional, architectural fixtures can be a lot harder to choose on your own. Yet this is the lighting that professional designers regard as the “secret sauce” to make personal living space more functional, more comfortable, and certainly more beautiful.
When it comes to the balance of form and function, table and floor lamps might lean slightly toward the latter, reserved for lighting up a workspace, reading nook or accenting a room. But Dutch design house Moooi takes portable lighting to another level, with out-of-the-box designs that would make any dramatic chandelier jealous. Read on for a few of our favorites that take center stage in any room of the house (plus, a giveaway to win one of your own!).