Candice Olson

Candice Olson’s Short List

Whether you’re buying at High Point Market or another wholesale venue, Canadian interior designer and host of several popular design TV shows reveals the top trends that will continue to be hot this year. If it has glimmer, shimmer, or muted shine, consider it a must-buy for your lighting showroom. What’s popular among consumers right […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Small Living Spaces: Compact Lamps and Lighting Fixtures

Scaled-down lamps and lighting fixtures are gaining in popularity.    The economy is heating up, building permits are being issued more freely, and consumers are still intent on finding their dream homes – even though those residences are less McMansion and more humble in square footage. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), […]

Alan-Colker

Alan Colker Hosts Lighting Designer Joseph Rey‐Barreau

Virginia sales rep Alan Colker hosts his 33rd seminar with architect/lighting designer Joseph Rey‐Barreau.   For the past 17 years, lighting rep Alan Colker of Alco Lighting Sales, Inc. has hired Joseph Rey‐Barreau, AIA, IES, associate professor of the College of Design at University of Kentucky and consulting director of education for the American Lighting […]

Sergio Orozco

Sergio Orozco: Italian Inspiration

Award-winning lighting & furniture designer Sergio Orozco reveals the trends that rocked this year’s Euroluce lighting show, part of Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. (Q1) EnLIGHTenment Magazine: What were the top color trends you observed? Sergio Orozco: Milan is a garden of hues, visual delights, and colorful feelings – most of them presented in […]

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 […]

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How to Sell to Interior Designers

Three prominent interior designers discuss the changing role of lighting in their projects and how lamps and fixtures matter more now than ever before.  Interior designers are revered for their practiced eye for aesthetic balance, good taste, and knack for finding the perfect items that reflect their clients’ lifestyles and interests. We asked three sought-after […]

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 […]

Light Bulbs Etc

Retail Spotlight: Light Bulbs Etc.

Light Bulbs Etc. & Lifestyles has everything homeowners and designers could want, but possibly haven’t even imagined…yet. “Sometimes a lighting showroom is the worse place to see how a lighting fixture looks,” says Melvyn Kahn, referring to the cluttered appearance of many electrical supply houses and lighting stores. “We’re a design industry,” he notes, adding […]