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 […]


Jo Ann Alston: From Formal to Fabulous

The clients wanted to change their seldom-used dining room into a flexible, relaxing space yet still operate as a dining area on special occasions. Interior designer Jo Ann Alston of J. Stephens Interiors in New Jersey was tasked with transforming a formal dining room into a family sanctuary with Asian influences.  The clients – two […]

Nancy Goldstein

Nancy Goldstein: The Great Wide Open

The renovation of a coastal residence in Massachusetts requires innovative lighting techniques that work in tandem with a generous amount of natural daylight.  Located 15 miles outside of Boston in the seaside community of Swampscott, this remodeling project entailed opening up exterior walls to take advantage of the ocean views.  The master bath – one […]


Win the 2012 Mademoiselle Swarovski-encrusted Dress by LBL

Win the 2012 Dennis Beard designed Mademoiselle Swarovski-encrusted Dress by LBL LBL will be offering its couture-style, hand-sewn green silk dress covered with Swarovski crystals in a special drawing on Saturday, January 19th, during the International Lighting Market in Dallas. Showrooms that have purchased display fixtures of all three Mademoiselle designs during market are eligible […]

Fred Cohen lighting and furniture designer

Fred Cohen: Looking Back to Move Forward

enLIGHTenment Magazine talks to lighting and furniture design veteran Fred Cohen about his inspirations and the new lighting collections he is debuting in 2013. Enlightenment Magazine: How do you bring something fresh to market? Fred Cohen: In creating new ideas for lighting and furniture, sometimes a look back in time allows me to free my […]

Carolyn Kinder

Carolyn Kinder: ARTS Award Recipient for Lifetime Achievement

Already a recipient of the ARTS Award for Lifetime Achievement, Carolyn Kinder is not one to kick back. Just named a finalist in the Product Designer category, she reflects on how she got to where she is today. She may have been nicknamed “Petunia” (Nunnie for short) since birth, but Carolyn Kinder is no fragile […]

enLightenment Residential Lighting Features Design House Stockholm

Design House Stockholm: Swedish Style Design

Swedish design has become increasingly popular over the past decade, and Design House Stockholm – which just celebrated its 20th anniversary – has played a major role in sharing it with the U.S. and all over the world. Founded by Anders Färdig, Design House Stockholm (DHS) started as a creative product development company in 1992, […]

enLightenment Residential Lighting

Brad Kleinberg: Inspirations Abound for Lighting Design

By Brad Kleinberg A philosopher once wrote that if you are not constantly amazed by everything around you every day, then you are obviously not paying attention. The same thing can be said for those of us in the business of designing chandeliers. At Crystorama, we find inspiration almost everywhere we look. I am fortunate […]

In the Biltmore

The House That Vanderbilt Built

America’s largest privately owned residential home happens to have some of Thomas Edison’s original light bulbs on display. By Marilyn Nason Inspired by magnificent French chateaux and their distinctive architecture, Biltmore® House is filled with some of the finest furniture, artwork, decorative accessories, home textiles, kitchen and serveware personally chosen by George W. Vanderbilt and […]

Julie Neill Retail Spotlight

A Peek Inside Julie Neill Designs’ Retail Showroom

A Peek Inside Julie Neill Designs’ Retail Showroom In the heart of Antiques Row on Magazine Street sits this expansive home accents store in a historic building is sought out by local interior designers and discerning homeowners.  It is owned and operated by Julie Neill of Julie Neill Designs, a custom lighting manufacturer whose studio […]