Remodelers report a growing trend for bathroom designs that pair calming simplicity with modern convenience

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Asian-style interiors evoke serenity, and in today’s hectic world, it’s easy to see how having an ambiance of calm has become one of the leading choices in residential bathroom design. Contemporary styles with an Asian flair – especially in bathrooms – accomplish this by blending colors found in nature with clean, contemporary lines that create […]

Lighting Reps Have Room to Grow

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The days of the solitary lighting rep may be numbered as many are opting to add associates to create agencies that can better serve modern distributors’ needs. The answer seems obvious, but it can be hard for the most diehard Type A lighting reps to realize that they can no longer do it all. Age […]

Heads Up!

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Electric ceiling fans and incandescent light bulbs have been around since the late 1800s, but both have been undergoing massive changes lately.  The time is coming when the average consumer might not even recognize a ceiling fan when they see one. SleepFans’ engineer Tim Peery hints that in the not-too-distant future, “You will see a […]

Broadcast on Every Channel

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Showrooming is so last year. The latest research from NRF Foundation and KPMG reveals the consumer behavior to watch for next. Today, if you’re in retail – regardless of what you’re selling – you have to start thinking “omnichannel.” According to analysis provided by the National Research Federation (NRF) Foundation and KPMG (the U.S. audit, […]

First Market Choice Awards Exceeds Expectations

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The summer edition of the International Lighting Market had what everyone was looking for: Hot New Products! Historically, attendance at the June market is lower than the winter edition in January although there is no consensus among exhibitors and buyers as to why. “One of the goals of the marketing committee of the Lighting Board […]

Littman Brands Integrates Custom Hospitality Contract Division

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City of Industry, Calif.-based Littman Brands Contract has established a global contract and hospitality division offering one lighting resource that encompasses their three decorative lighting brands. The integrated (project sales, service, and support) division provides an easy way for designers, architects, and product procurement managers to specify lighting solutions for commercial, hotel, resort, and multi-unit […]

Why Basic Doesn’t Cut It

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We live in a world where cars have been engineered to parallel park themselves, robot vacuum cleaners can sweep our floors unattended, and smart phones have lived up to their name by servings as GPS units, appointment calendars, clocks, pedometers, camcorders, as well as instantly ready cameras with programmable special effects and filters. Nothing seems to be […]

Groovystuff Offers Led Zeppelin Prize Pack to Las Vegas Buyers

Groovystuff Offers Led Zeppelin Prize Pack to Vegas Buyers

Dallas-based Groovystuff has teamed up with Warner Music Group (WMG) to promote the launch of the re-mastered first three Led Zeppelin albums by giving away Zeppelin Prize Packs to lucky Groovystuff customers in its Las Vegas showroom (B-0146). Buyers at the Las Vegas Market will not only be the first to view the company’s extensive […]