Meet the 2014ALA Pillars of Industry

Meet the ALA 2014 Pillars of the Industry

During the official ceremony at this month’s ALA Conference, the recipients will talk about their backgrounds in the industry, but we took a fun approach to revealing what you don’t know about this year’s honorees. The Pillar of the Industry awards recognize three ALA members – one for each category served by the ALA (manufacturers’ […]

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 […]

LightSource 2014 New Lighting Products

Light Source: 2014 Spring Round-up

The latest technology in LED light sources and LED-powered fixtures provides lighting specifiers and distributors with plenty of options for light commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and retail applications.       American Bright: The SimpleTube® is an easy-to-install refrigerator and freezer door LED fixture that is also suitable for under cabinet and shelf lighting, plus as backlights […]

architectural firm Ricca Newmark Design:

Cheyenne Mountain Resort: Going Greener

Surrounded by nature in a gateway city to the Rockies, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers guests natural beauty and plenty of fun while practicing eco-friendly initiatives.   Long before “buying green” in Colorado meant legalized marijuana, residents of the Centennial State have been interested in eco-friendly practices. As the state with the highest average elevation, Colorado […]

Rosemarie Allaire Lighting Design

Vintanta Wine & Dine: The Sky’s the Limit

With property in San Diego County at a premium, Cohn Restaurant Group positioned its 10,000-sq.-ft. Vintana Wine + Dine restaurant with 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor terraces on top of a Lexus dealership.   The average American consumer is used to experiencing stand-alone car dealerships – a destination property typically comprised of a single large building […]

SOURCE Award Winner Backen- Gillam-Kroeger

Restoration Hardware: Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects

Originally the site of a historic Boston museum, this grand building is now retail giant Restoration Hardware’s flagship. The redesign won the Professional Commercial category for the 37th Annual SOURCE Awards last month at Lightfair.   In Los Angeles, you might expect the grand opening of a flagship store to attract celebrities or for the […]


Art Meets Science: San Antonio’s Museo Guadalupe

A museum in San Antonio unveiled a six-month exhibit called Alternate Currents, which tapped five local artists to create a functional design using the basic, iconic A-19 incandescent light bulb as the starting point. The exhibit was also intended to bridge the gap between art and science in a way that could be easily understood […]

Hilary Nagler Lighting Designer

Hilary Nagler: Crafting A New Path

The founder of  fledgling company Flea Market Rx™ draws upon her experience as an interior designer and her work as a manager at retailer Design Within Reach when creating her own line of lighting and accessories. Hilary Nagler specializes in giving new life to discarded materials such as brioche tins, old Schwinn handlebars, vintage plumbing […]

Las Vegas Market to Open Sunday

Las Vegas Market: Open on Sunday Featuring New Categories

The Las Vegas Market has a few changes in store for its upcoming summer edition, such as starting on a Sunday (July 27) and running through Thursday (July 31). Key highlights include sustained growth in the permanent and temporary furniture, gift, and home décor exhibitors as well as new and expanded categories. “Las Vegas Market […]

Ziqi Home Fashion

Ziqi Home Fashion

You may not have heard of the fledgling manufacturer Ziqi Home Fashion yet…but you will! Founded by Lisa Qu, a sharp entrepreneur with a background in French luxury brands, her New York City-based company offers reasonably priced table lamps  in a fresh look with quality materials.  Next up for this up-and-coming brand is a debut […]