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Disney’s Haunted Mansion Inspired Artificial Flame Candella Candles

Disney’s Haunted Mansion Inspired Artificial Flame Candella Candles

On our second day at CES a booth unlike any other caught our eye. The dark paneled walls were illuminated by candles, or so we thought. Upon closer inspection these candles were actually LED lit and contained an ingenious flickering mechanism that mimicked a real flame. We were instantly smitten […]

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

Inspiring Small Spaces from Loving. Living. Small.

We’ve been long time advocates for small space living and foresaw the backlash to McMansions that consume more energy, resources and materials than any house should. Apartment Therapy grew out of a tiny NYC apartment (most are) but their mantra of “saving one room at a time” can apply to […]

Simple Safety Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Simple Safety Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

If you’re decorating for Christmas this weekend we’ve got some simple light hanging tips that are great safety reminders. 1. Use the Proper Lights – If you hang lights outdoors make certain that they are rated for outdoor use. The packaging should clearly mark indoor/outdoor. The lights must be weatherproof […]

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

I love my finish nailer. Well, I don’t really love it, but I like it, I enjoy it, I find it useful for creating the world’s most perfect crown molding corner (a future blog post, for sure). But do I bring out the pancake compressor and finish nailer to drive […]

Hang Holiday String Lights sans Headaches

Hang Holiday String Lights sans Headaches

It’s decorating season and it starts for some by putting up amber and orange twinkle lights for Halloween then continues into late December with hanging Christmas lights. Toolmonger shares these holiday light string hooks that are so small and unobtrusive that you can leave them out year round which would […]

Make Your Own Candles or go with Candle Sleeves

Make Your Own Candles or go with Candle Sleeves

Fall is always a great time to bring out the candles. The warm flicker softens any room or outdoor area. ShelterPop highlights some make your own candle projects and our favorite are these diy hanging lanterns from Craftynest.

An Illuminating Indoor Air Cleaner

An Illuminating Indoor Air Cleaner

According to the website for WellnessLight KIDS, This is no ordinary light bulb. It sure isn’t. Now that we are finally recognizing the dangers of indoor air pollution, it’s time we seek solutions to eliminate these dangers and the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) from WellnessLight KIDS is a leap in […]

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL, Home Depot & Energizer

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL, Home Depot & Energizer

Wouldn’t your Dad be happy this year to find out you’ve got him the SKIL cordless tool set of his dreams or maybe a $100 gift certificate to use at Home Depot or even an Energizer Professional Hard Case flashlight? This Father’s day we’ve teamed up with SKIL, Home Depot, […]

Construction Chic: Safety Light Chandelier

Construction Chic: Safety Light Chandelier

The Design Dish has come up with a chic spin on construction safety lights. Why not use a bunch of them to pull together a utilitarian looking chandelier! They’ve priced out some options and if you decide to make one send us photos and we’ll post them.

Get Help with Your Lighting Style

Get Help with Your Lighting Style

Once you get past the somewhat cheesy opening intro, this virtual lighting application from GE is really cool. Like most virtual applications, they serve as fancy window dressing to a manufacturers product but in the case of GE which totally dominates market share, its likely we’d be purchasing a GE […]

Water Your Christmas Tree

Water Your Christmas Tree

We love natural Christmas trees but everyone should remember that they need care to last as well as remain safe in your home. There is no greater danger than a tree that has dried out. Read this article from the New York Times for more information about caring for your […]

Install a Dimmer Switch

Install a Dimmer Switch

Change the atmosphere of your living or bedroom by adding a dimmer switch for the lights. Dimmers can help save electricity and prolong the life of your light bulbs. First decide what type of dimmer will work best. Your options include a dial, a touch pad, a slide and more.

Home Depot will Recycle Your CFL’s

Home Depot will Recycle Your CFL’s

Last week Home Depot announced it would accept all CFLs (compact flourescent lightbulbs) for recycling. This is great news considering the hazardous properties of disposed CFLs which contain trace amounts of mercury. The use of CFLs continue to rise and with most people in America living near a Home Depot […]

A Dimmer Evening for a Brighter Tomorrow

A Dimmer Evening for a Brighter Tomorrow

Nathaniel from Garber Hardware share’s with us another challenge, “consume less oil”. He says the easiest way for New Yorkers who don’t drive to do this, use dimmer switches. Here’s how: I have a challenge for all of you this year, and that is for you to reduce your oil […]

Paradise Lights by Leighton Lam

Paradise Lights by Leighton Lam

We recently returned from a visit with family and friends in Hawaii and had the pleasure to meet Leighton Lam who is the designer/artist behind Paradise Lights. Leighton is a Hawaiian native but spent time in New York during the 80′s honing his artistic skills and now has 30 years […]

Maximize Energy and Luminosity by Day Lighting Your Home

Maximize Energy and Luminosity by Day Lighting
Your Home

“The best way to light a home is God’s way.” –Frank Lloyd Wright As a pioneer in modern day architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was also a proponent for day-lighting a home which consists of maximizing natural light through roof windows and skylights. Contemporary architects are pushing the window size into […]

Glassybaby For Your Valentine

Glassybaby For Your Valentine

We’re back after a quick trip to Seattle and found a perfect gift for your valentine. A Glassybaby. These votives are handmade on-site and a certain popular styles are associated with a charity to which a portion of the proceeds is donated to.

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

We’ve waxed poetic about the benefits of energy efficient light bulbs and their advantages are many. But the backlash from designers and consumers is coming to a head and although most people want to save energy and lower their utility bills, they also want their living space to be cast […]