July 8th, 2014

DIY Swing Lamp

Every now and then you see a project that stops you in your tracks; the end result is so well executed that you have a hard time believing that it was a DIY project at all.

This brass swing arm lamp by Hello Lidy is a project I would pay cold hard cash for. perfectly accompanied by bold splashes of colour and gold accents, I can imagine a fixture like this costing from a retailer, which make the fact that a step-by-step tutorial is available even better!

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June 24th, 2014

Modern Spanish Villa With Light Effects

If classy and technology is what are you looking for, this Awesome Chameleon Villa, Palma de Mallorca is the perfect place for you to visit on a vacation! The reason why the villa is called Chameleon Villa! Is all because of the exceptional light effect used to play off the crystal glass surfaces of the home and create an adaptable atmosphere.

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May 19th, 2014

Lightshower by Bruce Munro

Bruce Munro installed Light Shower in the ancient Salisbury Cathedral in late November 2010. It is made of 1984 strands of optic fibre, each one tipped by a ‘Teardrop’ diffuser. It took Bruce and his team five days to install. Once the testing process was complete, Light Shower was switched on for the first time during the Darkness into Light procession to mark the start of Advent at Salisbury Cathedral.

May 14th, 2014

Ephemeral Rays by Charlotte Smith

Originally installed at Chatham Historic Dockyard, Ephemeral Rays by Charlotte Smith is an installation consisting of hundred of burnt out light bulbs, dust and fishing line reflecting the rays of light beaming through a window of the Galvanising Shop. Playing with reflections and shadows, the light bulbs act as vessels of light, guiding the eye around the space.

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April 23rd, 2014
Opus Electrica by Annika Newell

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March 31st, 2014

For Lovers Of Industrial Styling

By now its no secret how influenced I am by the industrial style. You can achieve the look in a several ways, but right now lets focus on 1; lighting.

When it comes to industrial pendant fixtures think porcelain enameled shades, cast aluminum bulb cages, and steel or ribbed glass shades were just one of the popular lighting types that illuminated the old factories.

Read on for a collection of a few of my favourites. (some of which can be purchased!)

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March 29th, 2014

Starlight by Cooper Joseph Studio

The Museum of the City of New York wanted something in their entry lobby to bring their space into the technology age, and Cooper Joseph Studio seemed to have the perfect solution and filled a literal and figurative void in the museum. The installation of more than 10,000 white LEDs suspends from the dome ceiling, set in a perfect circle, displays shifting patterns overtime.

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March 21st, 2014
Steel & Glass Penthouse by Richard Hywel Evans Architects

Whats one of the best benefits of glass as a construction material? NATURAL LIGHT! You can never have to much of it in my book. The brightness is amplified with the use of pale furnishings and polished floor which reflects the light, creating a very beautiful and calming space.

March 15th, 2014

There are other ways to let the light in, including the addition of twinkle lights on the ceiling. Explore ways to creatively incorporate a star-like shine in your home. [from Avalon Interiors]

January 8th, 2014

The Plank Light by Northern Lighting

December 24th, 2013

Pasture Project / Imbue Design

December 18th, 2013

Porcelain Pads” by Ultralighting

December 16th, 2013

Plant and Light Installation

December 16th, 2013

I absolutely love of the ornate characterizes this stunning NeoBaroque Chandelier from Abigail Ahern.

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Interior Design graduate from Melbourne, Australia.

"People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It's not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing."

- Paola Antonelli


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