Eric Borden - Kichler Lighting

Legends, Leaders, Luminaries: Eric Borden-Kichler

Leader – Manufacturer: Eric Borden - Kichler   How did you get started in the lighting industry?  My first experience dates back to a job with my uncle’s lighting components factory in Brooklyn, N.Y., where I worked summers and school holidays. During my employment there, I became familiar with manufacturers such as Halo, Juno, Thomas, Virden, AW […]

Michelle Steinback - Cedar & Moss 1

Northwest Passage: Cedar & Moss

 The TV show Portlandia highlights quirkiness among the Oregon city’s residents. What better place to create lighting products “forest-made in a design studio surrounded by tall cedar trees?” When Michelle Steinback’s odyssey to find appropriate lighting for her Eichler-style home in Portland, Ore. came to a dead end, she designed her own. Now she has […]

Robert Singer & Associates

Robert Singer & Associates: Honorable Mention 36th SOURCE Awards

The cohesive design of two homes on adjoining lots in Aspen netted Robert Singer & Associates an Honorable Mention in Cooper Lighting’s 36th Annual SOURCE Awards.    The year-round beauty of Colorado’s mountains are a stunning backdrop for this unusual family compound comprised of two contemporary single-family residences on adjoining lots. Developed concurrently, the homeowner […]

Secrets of Winning Over Online Shoppers

The Secrets of Winning Over Online Shoppers

Research commissioned by shipping company UPS uncovers which elements of the online shopping experience are most important to consumers.  This past holiday season demonstrated just how popular online shopping has become when prominent shipping companies UPS and FedEx struggled to keep up with the unexpected surge in last-minute Internet orders.    Online retail growth continues […]

12 Trends Impacting Outdoor Living

12 Trends Impacting Outdoor Living

Garden Media Group’s 2014 Garden Trends Report identifies several major shifts in the marketplace.  According to the 2014 Garden Trends Report, compiled by Philadelphia-based Garden Media Group, consumers are spending more leisure time outdoors and not only “decorating” their homes, but their gardens as well. The rise of social trends, like lawn games, glamping, and […]

Net-zero energy buildings - DPR Construction

Solatube Daylighting Systems: Let There Be (Day)Light!

One of the country’s first net-zero energy buildings relies partly on daylighting techniques to achieve its impressive energy savings.  With the intention of creating a living laboratory for the Phoenix community while building its new regional office in Arizona, national commercial general contractor and construction management firm DPR Construction practices what it preaches. The company, […]

Interior Design Trends 2014

Spring 2014 Interior Design Trends – Glitz

 Metallic silver and gold finishes bring sophistication to a room, while the subdued sheen keeps the look approachably casual. Regina Andrew: This metal sea fan in a Nickel finish brings a delicate aesthetic to any room. It measures 16” high x 16” wide.     Najarian: The Obsessions bedroom collection is accomplished in a […]

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 […]

Dallas Market Preview 2014

2014 Dallas Market Residential Lighting Preview

The most recent International Lighting Market in Dallas offered plenty of fresh new designs, many of which are ready to be shipped within the first quarter of the year.     Lite Source: Part of the Museum collection, this 31.5”-high contemporary table lamp is enhanced by a hand- finished bronze patina sculpture on substantial pedestal […]

Dallas Market Preview 2014

Dallas Market Preview: Winter 2014

 Kick off the New Year with some of the latest designs to be revealed at the International Lighting Market this month.     Abigails: This green two-handled urn measures 12.25” high x 12.15 in diameter and is a new addition to the Vinci collection of decorative accessories. The line is shown in The Mix showroom. […]