When my friends Bob and Anne Marie were sourcing lighting for their new house in Hermosa Beach, California, they bypassed home improvement superstores and specialty shops. Instead they rose at the crack of dawn and headed straight to the Long Beach Antique Market to scour the wares of hundreds of […]
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We all know that compact fluorescent lights are one of the best eco-lighting options out there. But the potential risk of a broken bulb is a real one – especially with that bit of mercury inside. That risk became a reality for Tom Irvine, the chief executive of Florida-based Clear-Lite […]
Your home lighting should be near the top of your design priorities. Setting the decor, furnishings and paint isn’t complete without considering how it all looks under correct light. It can also be a tremendous chore selecting which lights are controlled by what switch and with a traditional hard-wired home, […]
Don’t we all have a problem with trying to dust our chandeliers? Ok, maybe not all of us. But for those that do chandeliers are a mecca for cobwebs and dust. They are just too high and too delicate to reach. Of course at the 2010 Builders’ Show there was […]
No matter if you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country, home security is a concern for all homes. Did you know that one of the simplest ways to keep your home and family safe is with outdoor lighting? A simple motion-activated flood light can be inexpensively purchased […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
photo courtesy of Straw Sticks and Bricks After a frustrating search throughout the Midwest for construction materials needed for a straw bale home, Jen Carlson and Josh Shear founded Straw Sticks and Bricks in 2001. With show rooms in Omaha and Kansas City and nationwide delivery, the eco-friendly supplier has […]