As we look in the rear view mirror at 2016 we greet 2017 with the desire to reboot, reprioritize and seek authenticity. PANTONE understood these needs when they selected Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Greenery “symbolizes the reconnection we seek … Continue reading Design in 2017 Will be More Authentic
Here’s a new artist spotlight for my recycled lighting collection of posts. Atlanta artist Kathleen Plate creates custom, handcrafted chandeliers from post-consumer upcycled bottles. Plate’s company, Smart Glass is known for creating unique and elegant glass collections, jewelry and chandeliers using a technique she has patented. Last fall Plate was commissioned by Chick-fil-A to create custom … Continue reading LEED Lighting from Recycled Coke Bottles
Designing a home office is an evolving discipline. It’s a combination of ergonomics, technology and aesthetics. I believe the best design should be adaptable because technology seems to reinvent itself every 6 months. Continue reading Is Remote Work Working for You?
Temperatures have dropped and the East Coast is talking about the Blizzard of 2016. Unfortunately, colder weather brings dry air along with it. The resulting low humidity environment and home heating can irritate both skin and nasal passages. “The Healing powers of hammam were known for centuries. Famous Arab doctor and scientist, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) considered it … Continue reading Steam Can Cure Winter Blahs
Italian bathroom faucet company Tender Rain has an beautiful series of shower head design called the Calices. Designed by Luca Scacchetti, Calices boasts a medieval wine cup silhouette, with each of the shower heads taking on a different shape, while being suspended from a sleek and sinewy tube. The range is offered in 3 configurations of water and … Continue reading What I’m Completely Obsessed With
Raouf Sarwari of Artisan Design Source creates laser-cut pendants and lamps using acrylic plastic and upcycled cardboard. While these lights are technically upcycled and not recycled, I like the craftsmanship and quality of light to add Sarwari to my Green Lighting Spotlight. Artisan Design Source’s lights come in a variety of fascinating shapes and colored … Continue reading Artisan Upcycled Cardboard Lighting
Ballroom Luminoso embodies a spirit of rejuvenation and reinvention, but also explores many dichotomies. The piece is a series of chandeliers, but they are made from metal parts picked from junk bins. They create delicate, ethereal projections. Continue reading More Recycled Chandeliers