5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit

Apple first announced HomeKit, its wireless protocol for home automation, almost an entire year ago at Apple’s developers conference in June 2014. Finally it looks like the first batch of hardware partners will be launching their iOs HomeKit-complaint devices. First HomeKit-compliant devices: Ecobee’s ecobee3 WiFi-connected thermostat. $250.00 Elgato’s Eve, line of Bluetooth sensors that collect data … Continue reading 5 New Devices on Apple HomeKit

Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer

Laurence van Seventer, a Dutch designer and founder of Lolo Palazzo is a creative frontrunner in industrial design who is  innovative in welding metal with recycled bicycles, car parts and other discarded metal. From her Hague Studio, Laurence  van Seventer creates chandeliers that remind me a bit of the Atlantis chandelier from Barlas Baylar Lighting. Her larger chandeliers can incorporate … Continue reading Recycled Lighting Designer Spotlight: Laurence van Seventer

Nouveau Rebel

It’s hard to believe a year ago I was attending the London Design Festival and visiting amazing showrooms. How can a year go so quickly?  One showroom tour I really enjoyed was Lee Broom in Shoreditch. This year Lee Broom launched a new collection of lighting and objects at Electra House, his flagship store, under … Continue reading Nouveau Rebel

Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Lens Breaking

Cree Inc. is recalling about 10,000  CXB Series LED high-bay indoor light fixtures due o the possibility the glass lens will break and cause laceration hazard. The recall is for model numbers CXB-23L-40K-U-1-HC and CXB-23L-40K-U-1-JP. These lights are 16″ x 18″ x 7″ and are used mostly in commercial and retail settings. The affected products can be … Continue reading Cree Recalls LED Light Fixtures Due to Lens Breaking