Judy Ziccardi Interior Designer

Crafted To Perfection: Judy Ziccardi

California lighting designer Judy Ziccardi takes the reigns when creating one of the most-talked-about showhouses of 2014.  For 20 years, she has volunteered her expertise to the Philharmonic Society of Orange County with its annual House of Design. When it came to last summer’s big event, however, the owner of Lighting Innovation in Laguna Nigel […]

2015 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends

Top 8 interior design trends for 2015

Headquartered in Portland, the renowned design-build remodeling firm Neil Kelly Company has released its Top 8 interior design trends for 2015. It is important to note that the word “trend” does not mean “fad.” While a trend veers in a new direction and predicts a social tendency; a fad fades fast. The trends forecast by […]

Need for Green or Need for Speed Report

Need for Green or Need for Speed : Waiting For A Green Home

A report by West Monroe Partners indicates the majority of North American consumers are willing to pay more and wait longer for sustainably delivered products. Interestingly, the study shows that – if knowledgeable about the options available to them – many consumers would make at least minor concessions for more sustainable delivery. More than 50% […]

Autostadt 2014 Magic Waters

“Magic Waters 2014 – A Sky Full of Stars” The Autostadt

Spectacular lighting effects take center stage during the “Magic Waters 2014 – A Sky Full of Stars” laser light show at the Autostadt in Germany. For the past seven years, the Volkswagen Group’s provocative Autostadt (translation: “car city” in German) located on-site at its headquarters and factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, puts on a series of […]

Pliny Fisk

Rethinking Everything: Pliny Fisk Shares His Philosophy

Lighting designer Michael Brannon of Lightlink Lighting sits down with environmental pioneer Pliny Fisk to discuss his philosophy.    Everything has to be rethought — from energy, resources, and reuse to healthy buildings, conservation, and food sources. For the past 40 years, Pliny Fisk III has been doing the rethinking for us. An accomplished architect […]

Best of Residential Lighting 2014

The Residential Lighting Collection: Best of 2014

    Capital Lighting Fixture: The Parker Collection offers sleek simplicity. The Model 4654PN-602 pendant (shown) features a Polished Nickel and a White fabric shade. www.capitallightingfixture.com         2nd Avenue: The Jayne 6-tier LED pendant is comprised of 6 Caramel Onyx acrylic drums with New Mica acrylic bottom diffusers and a warm Dark […]

Best Of Residential Lighting 2014

The Residential Lighting Collection: Best of 2014 II

    Van Teal: The highly versatile Chairman table lamp artfully mixes a classic open-weave style in an Ink Well finish with a Clear Polished acrylic mounting that provides contemporary flair. The 26”-high lamp is topped by an Oatmeal linen hardback shade. www.vanteal.com         Progress: The Indulge Collection features clear glass shades […]

LED Lighting Thge Sistine Chapel

OSRAM LEDs Illuminate The Sistine Chapel

As of last month, the Sistine Chapel’s renowned artwork can be seen in its full beauty day and night at no risk to the paintings or the other priceless works, thanks to an extensive LED project. Photo Credit: ©Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano or the first time in several centuries, the annual 4.5 […]

Lamp Shades Style

The Secrets of Shade Sales

All too often replacement shades are treated like a step-child of lighting; however, these shade retailers prove that this category can become highly profitable if promoted properly. Shades: Every lamp has one, and many interior designers find shade replacements to be among the easiest and no-brainer décor updates for their clients. When left to their […]

GM Lighting Westin Surrey Hotel

A Landmark Celebration: The 10th anniversary of GM Lighting

One of the most respected leaders in the industry, Sy Gerber reflects on the 10th anniversary of GM Lighting, the changes in the industry, and the joy of working with his son. started from the bottom up, working at F&G Electric Supply in Chicago,” notes Sy Gerber, founder of GM Lighting. However he did not […]