2 Lanes South American-Picker

2 Lanes South: Interview With David Phillips

David Phillips of 2 Lanes South takes a rare late afternoon break from fabricating his unique lighting line to elaborate on the hallmarks of hand-craftsmanship, his lighting collaboration with American Pickers star Mike Wolfe, and his adopted city of Nashville. For the past 15 years Dave Phillips has been creating custom chandeliers and pendants for […]

David Trubridge

Lighting Designer David Trubridge Embarks On U.S. Tour

New Zealand-based architect and lighting designer David Trubridge – whose work is exclusively distributed in North America by WakaNINE in Texas – will be speaking at events at showrooms and universities as well as SXSW Eco and the WestEdge Design Fair. Austin-based wakaNINE is coordinating and promoting the October 2014 tour, which is comprised of […]

Designer Davis Weeks

David Weeks: Lighting & Product Designer

David Weeks sat down with enLIGHTenment Magazine to discuss his evolution from lighting to exploring other categories such as toys and furniture.   enLIGHTenment Magazine: After nearly 20 years of successful lighting design, how would you describe your signature style?  David Weeks: The word that has been coming up recently is “honest.” That hardly describes […]

Lighting Designer Mike Brannon

Mike Brannon: Perfect Balance

Musician and lighting designer Mike Brannon of Lightlink Lighting in Texas bridges the creative gap between the natural and industrial design worlds.   From left to right:  the Dichroic Temple accent lamp, the Northern Lights suspended sculpture made of fiberoptic mesh between two layers of dichroic eco-resin internally lit by LEDs, and Sputnik made with 25-inch fluorescent […]

Christopher Boots Lighting Designer

Christopher Boots Designer Profile

Known for mixing unexpected materials in his bespoke pieces, lighting designer Christopher Boots enjoys experimenting with artisan glass, ceramic, copper and bronze.    Trained in industrial design and product engineering at Swinburne National School of Design, Boots cut his design teeth working for the late Geoffrey Mance at Mance Design.  In 2011, he opened up […]

Top 10 Remodeling Trends

Top 10 Remodeling Trends For 2014

Top Ten Remodeling Trends For 2014: Consumers are expected to gravitate toward bolder colors, upgrade their wall sockets, say no to boring cabinet design, and prefer showers over tubs.  Neil Kelly Company – an award-winning design-build remodeling firm in Portland renowned for innovative design, craftsmanship, and sustainable building practices – predicts the following design trends […]

Pantone Colors For 2014

Feelin’ Blue: Top 5 Color Trends

Trend forecasters point to shades of blue as a key color in 2014.  The Color Marketing Group CMG), a leading international association of color design professionals, predicts that Blue will dominate the color palette for the next few years – and they’re not alone. Pantone® has named its top fashion hue for women in spring […]

Alan-Colker

Alan Colker Hosts Lighting Designer Joseph Rey‐Barreau

Virginia sales rep Alan Colker hosts his 33rd seminar with architect/lighting designer Joseph Rey‐Barreau.   For the past 17 years, lighting rep Alan Colker of Alco Lighting Sales, Inc. has hired Joseph Rey‐Barreau, AIA, IES, associate professor of the College of Design at University of Kentucky and consulting director of education for the American Lighting […]

Sergio Orozco

Sergio Orozco: Italian Inspiration

Award-winning lighting & furniture designer Sergio Orozco reveals the trends that rocked this year’s Euroluce lighting show, part of Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. (Q1) EnLIGHTenment Magazine: What were the top color trends you observed? Sergio Orozco: Milan is a garden of hues, visual delights, and colorful feelings – most of them presented in […]

Designer Stephen Blackman launches his first-ever OLED product line

For Stephen Blackman, Blackjack Is a Sure Bet

Award-winning product designer Stephen Blackman launches his first-ever product line featuring OLED technology.  enLIGHTenment Magazine: You have been creating sophisticated designs for lighting manufacturers for decades. What appeals to you most about emerging technology? Stephen Blackman: I like to work with the technology of the light source. That approach is more complicated than what some […]