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 […]

Vision Quest Lighting: Custom Lighting

Vision Quest Lighting: Miracle Workers

When a lighting manufacturer fell through on providing fixtures for the Revel Hotel & Casino, Vision Quest Lighting saved the day. One of the Spike chandeliers as it appears at the Revel Hotel & Casino. The Watermelon Domes were hand painted inside by Vision Quest Lighting’s graphics team In a soft economy, no company likes […]

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 […]

Fred Cohen lighting and furniture designer

Fred Cohen: Looking Back to Move Forward

enLIGHTenment Magazine talks to lighting and furniture design veteran Fred Cohen about his inspirations and the new lighting collections he is debuting in 2013. Enlightenment Magazine: How do you bring something fresh to market? Fred Cohen: In creating new ideas for lighting and furniture, sometimes a look back in time allows me to free my […]

Carolyn Kinder My Big Sister

Reflections on My Big Sister: Carolyn Kinder

By Coni Houghtling One of our most endearing family stories is how Carolyn (pictured left) received her nickname “Nunnie.”  When she was born, the nurses said she was as pretty as a petunia, and Petunia was what everyone called her until she came home.  Young brother Dick struggled to say Petunia, and it came out […]

Carolyn Kinder

Carolyn Kinder: ARTS Award Recipient for Lifetime Achievement

Already a recipient of the ARTS Award for Lifetime Achievement, Carolyn Kinder is not one to kick back. Just named a finalist in the Product Designer category, she reflects on how she got to where she is today. She may have been nicknamed “Petunia” (Nunnie for short) since birth, but Carolyn Kinder is no fragile […]

enLightenment Home Style: Wallcoverings

Climbing the Walls: The Art of Wallcoverings

Don’t be a wallflower when offering complementary categories. Go vertical to showcase the latest in home décor.   Wallcoverings are receiving renewed attention among consumers, thanks to a myriad of new treatments and techniques that make them rise above the memory of your grandma’s chintz overload. Today, walls feature shimmering metallic treatments, life-size murals, and […]

enLightenment Residential Lighting Features Design House Stockholm

Design House Stockholm: Swedish Style Design

Swedish design has become increasingly popular over the past decade, and Design House Stockholm – which just celebrated its 20th anniversary – has played a major role in sharing it with the U.S. and all over the world. Founded by Anders Färdig, Design House Stockholm (DHS) started as a creative product development company in 1992, […]

2012 WithIt Scholarship Recipients Have been Announced

WithIt Announces Scholarship Recipients

WithIt Announces Scholarship Recipients: Greensboro, N.C.-based WithIt has named the recipients of the 2012 Jena & Stephen Hall Scholarship: full-time students Liz Moore of Kendall College of Art & Design and Kimberly Small of Winthrop University. Each earned $2,500 to cover tuition expense. In addition, WithIt hosted 20 Student Scholars at its recent annual conference, […]