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  • Blog Post: Art and Science Inspired Pendant Lamps

    What does it look like when art, design and theoretical science collide? Something like these 3D printed pendant lamps by Nervous System that we recently found on Velhetica. The detail is mesmerizing: Built using a computer program that models nature's complex process of patterning such everyday...
  • Blog Post: Better Bedside Lighting

    Image from Remodelista My weekends this Summer have been all about getting the home together, and my current focus is on the bedroom. Which led to an interesting realization: for bedside lighting, I absolutely love modern wall sconces and wall lights. House of Troy Cambridge Brass Wall Lamp , George...
  • Blog Post: Interior Design Style With Bling: Brass Decor

    In my interior styling courses, I always suggest that a styled space is not complete without two key things: botanicals and bling. A little greenery and a little bit of sparkle are the finishing touches that make a space truly lively. Today, I'm sharing my favorite type of bling: brass. Brass...
  • Blog Post: Modern Countryside Dwelling

    All images from Dwell Sheep enjoy grazing outside this modern dwelling. Who says you can't have a modern lifestyle in the country? Certainly not us. This home rests in rural Spain, and was designed by an architecture couple who lives there with their kids. The sheep you see above, sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Arteriors Home: Contemporary Decor

    Arteriors Home is definitely a go-to manufacturer when looking for the perfect contemporary decor. Each piece is well designed with a unique twist. The combination of materials, textures, and colors are the reason these products stand out in a crowd. Modern table lamps that are sculptural in form can...
  • Blog Post: High/Low: Bedside Lighting

    My husband and I recently moved to New York City, and we're waiting for our apartment to be ready for move in later in July. The suspense is killing me -- not only because I'm ready to be settled, but the best part is yet to come: the decorating! In the master bedroom, we're lucky enough...
  • Blog Post: Formal Lighting For Modern Design

    Modern design doesn't mean you can't indulge in formal lighting. Crystal ceiling lights and sparkling chandeliers look great in clean modern spaces. They provide a cool contrast to the otherwise minimal designs in the room. Regina Crystal Brushed Nickel 16-Inch-W Ceiling Light In this...
  • Blog Post: Efficient Home Design With Track Lighting

    Track lighting belongs anywhere, even a modern style living room. Home design should always be fun, but most importantly it should create a functional space to live in. When it comes to efficient design, lighting is at the top of the list. And when it comes to lighting efficiency, track lighting is...
  • Blog Post: LED Street Lanterns in NYC

    Big changes may be coming to a street near you: the City of New York recently announced plans to outfit all 250,000 LED street lanterns by 2017. The net savings to the city is estimated at 14 million dollars per year , and the characteristic orange-tinted glow (seen in the fabulous photo above by Kenneth...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Green Apple Lights and Decor

    (Products (left to right): Vivid Green Stripes Giclee Pendant Chandelier , George Kovacs Apple Green Glass Pendant Light , Lite Source Kito Green Table Lamp , Zuo Tickle Green Adjustable Height Bar or Counter Stool , Zuo Set of 4 Trafico Side Green Chair , Zuo Lider Plus Green Office Chair , Set of Two...
  • Blog Post: Table Lamps Make a Design Statement

    Image from Free Sharing Oh table lamps. One of my favorite ways to dress up a room. You might laugh, but I really do love picking out a great new table lamp for a space. They add a surprising amount of character to a room, or at least they can if you don’t choose a boring one! Even if you feel...
  • Blog Post: From the Home Office

    Image from Mechanoid There you are: staring at a small blank space that you're about to convert into a home office. You think of every office space you've ever seen and you're faced with a conscious decision: do I make it look like an "office" or do I do something different...
  • Blog Post: AIA SF Design Awards: Bar Agricole

    The winners of the 2012 AIA Design Awards are presented in the May/June issue of CA Home + Design Magazine . Winners are either located in San Francisco or designed by local firms. These Bay area architects are given the spotlight for their innovative designs ranging from parking spaces recast as parks...
  • Blog Post: Minimalist Design in Lower Manhattan

    All images from Interior Design Midtown views abound in this minimalist residence in lower Manhattan. Minimalist design. Maximized views. Those are the forces at work in the new 215 Chrystie, a Herzog & de Meuron hotel and residence in lower Manhattan featuring 11 custom residences by interior...
  • Blog Post: Postcard from WestEdge Design Fair

    Panoramic photo of WestEdge design fair. The upstart WestEdge Design Fair returned to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for its second year October 16-19, 2014. Best described as quality over quantity, exhibitors were, for the most part, high concept and high end. From the minute I entered, I took...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Bathroom Vanity Style

    If you're not spending energy thinking about your bathroom vanity design, we strongly encourage you to do so. The bathroom has become increasingly important, considering all the awesome amenities out there like steam showers and spa tubs. One of the most important elements of your bathroom is...
  • Blog Post: Industrial Style Lighting For the Modern Bedroom

    Image from Elle Decoration One trend that I seem to be noticing lately, and completely loving, is industrial style lighting in every room, like industrial desk lamps used in a modern bedroom instead of the traditional table lamp by the bed. The idea of taking something traditionally meant for the...
  • Blog Post: It's Personal: Displaying Photos and Objects

    Image from Smitten Studio How do you tastefully display sentimental photos and objects at home? You know those hard-to-cast-off keepsakes that just don't fit the aesthetic of your home? Try extending the gallery wall concept beyond photos into art and knick-knacks. Image from Curated...
  • Blog Post: International Design Pavilions: Coke in London

    Big events like the Olympics and World's Fairs are a great place to discover the best in international design, and pavilions such as Coca Cola's at last year's London games eloquently showcase the vision of contemporary artists, architects and designers. Designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla...
  • Blog Post: Designer Spotlight: Karim Rashid

    Name : Karim Rashid Age : 52 Occupation : Iconic Modern Designer Born : Cairo, Egypt Education : Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada Karim is one of the most prolific designers of our time, with over 3000 designs. His designs span the creative medium from product design to fashion. Karim's...
  • Blog Post: Jewelry For Your Ceiling: Statement Pendant Lighting

    Image from Dust Jacket Attic A room without the right accessories can often come across as bland or poorly planned. Large pendant lighting is one of those accessories that every home needs—it’s the perfect option for overhead lighting. Large pendant lighting with innovative style is...
  • Blog Post: Modern Bathroom Design

    Ok, not the most popular room in the house to talk about when reviewing design, but let's face it, your bathroom design is important. That's where you start and end your day, so do it right, surrounded by good design like this space above. It's perfect! Not too formal, but well put together...
  • Blog Post: Prepare Your Powder Room for the Holidays

    Image from Mix & Chic Easy ways to add style to your powder room for the holidays. The dining room and sitting areas are of course important during the holidays, since that's where you'll be spending all your time with family and friends. But there's one other room that is really...
  • Blog Post: Smart Homes: Dawn of a New Age

    Image from the Warner Bros. Film Her This much we know—one day soon, we will wake up to conversations like this: "Start the coffee and open the curtains, please...Should I wear a coat today? Record tonight's game, I'll be home a little late." Only the person on the other...
  • Blog Post: Avenue Interior Design: A Study On Collaborative Design Pedigree

    Welcome to the workspace of Andrea DeRosa and Ashley Manhan, the two stylish interior designers behind Avenue Interior Design . Individually they have worked at some of the top international design firms, but in 2009 they decided to join forces and build a design firm known for luxury interiors, attention...

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