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  • Blog Post: Modern Art + Lighting Create Light and Shadows

    Modern art and of course modern lighting has really been inspiring us lately. With the long holiday weekend coming up you might actually have some time to create some artwork of your own! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all these great shopping days are upon us, but for those of you who would rather create...
  • Blog Post: Modern Lighting Trends With Design For Mankind

    We have invited Erin Loechner, from the super cool art/design blog Design for Mankind , to help us with modern lighting trends while staying on budget. Take it away Erin... Lighting can transform any space, but can all too often break the bank just as quickly. Lucky for you, I've rounded up 10...
  • Blog Post: The Devil's in the Hotel Design Details

    When staying at a hotel, sometimes it's the little things that count. Let's take a look at some worldly examples of great hotel design that doesn't overlook the details. Ever since it's opening, I've been drawn to the windows in the public spaces of the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona...
  • 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: Modern Wood Paneling: Adding Texture To Any Space

    Modern wood paneling has no doubt progressed since the 70's, proving it's a trend that will be around for a while! We love the use of wood paneling on walls, ceilings, floors, and all-over because it has the ability to soften up a space. The white wood planks on the walls of this kitchen (above...
  • Blog Post: Summer White: Home Decor Items For After Labor Day

    Who says you can't wear white after Labor Day? Well, we think you can. But we also think white home decor items , simple pendant lighting, and modern furniture are stylish year-round! 1. Artcraft On the Spot Pendant Light 2. Profuse 19" Round Wall Clock 3. Zuo Wilco White Dining Table...
  • Blog Post: Fashion + Design + Architecture: We Like Gold!

    If you haven't noticed, metallics are hot, especially gold with all the Olympic hype. Whether it's fashion, design, or architecture we love gold ambition. This stunning architecture is simple, but so classy with its gold finishing touches. Ever wonder how to translate all the beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Dark Nights Require Dark Sky Lights

    The bright spots on the map say it all. There's not a whole lot of dark sky, but an abundance of dark sky lights. Light "pollution" is everywhere. Urban planners and environmentalists alike claim that light pollution interferes with our natural bio rhythms and disconnects us from the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler

    Not only do modern ceiling fans keep you cool, but they make your space look cool too! There's no need to buy one of those cheesy old ceiling fans anymore! There are so many amazing design options available for your modern home. Take a look at a few of our favorites! A modern white ceiling fan...
  • Blog Post: Design Trend: Modern Rustic Style

    Ever since my Las Vegas Market recap on design trends, we've had a few requests to elaborate on the modern rustic style. Since we love it, it is no problem at all for us to do so! The goal when designing a rustic style room or home is to maintain comfort, warm colors, and lots of woods. Clean...
  • Blog Post: LED Lighting: The Future Looks Bright

    Believe the hype: LED lighting can help you save money. When looked at holistically, factoring in the cost of electricity over the lifetime of the bulb, a house full of LED lights could actually save you hundreds of dollars. Let's do the math. LED Is for the Long Term According to GreenBiz...
  • Blog Post: Organic Light Fixtures: Designer David Trubridge

    DAVID TRUBRIDGE, Tipu II (Grass) (2012) Woven is an exhibition of organic light fixtures using textures and light. The exhibition features three new abstract forms by the internationally acclaimed furniture designer David Trubridge . Each piece in this collection is a sculptural scale abstract form...
  • Blog Post: Modern Design + Form + Function: Koncept Lighting

    We had a chat with the innovative designers at Koncept and we want to share it with you! We discussed modern design, the importance of form + function, as well as future ideas for Koncept. It all started a couple months ago when we attended the Dwell on Design event. At the event, we ran into Kenneth...
  • Blog Post: Modern Art Installation: Umbrellas In The Sky

    So, we featured an image of this awesome art installation as one of our Facebook posts last week and we just couldn't let it go so we decided to blog about it too! A colorful and whimsical umbrella art installation floats above this promenade in Águeda, Portugal. It casts a shadow of geometric...
  • Blog Post: Best of Brand Design

    Can you guess the brands above? In great brand design, form is always led by function, and in that regard, what's most impressive about these iconic logos is not that they are recognizable (and beautiful) but clearly tell you exactly what they're about. They are a call to action, telling you...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Loft: Linda Bergroth's Light Filled Design

    The hot summer days always call for something light and refreshing. This modern loft features a light-filled design by Linda Bergroth and is just about as refreshing as you can get. Bold colors dance around the room like summer flowers in bloom while the white hardwood floors reflect the light that shines...
  • Blog Post: Modern Chandelier Meets Art Installation

    Today's modern chandelier often times double as an art installation. Is this good or bad? Well, how can art ever be bad? As long as you understand how to translate these designs to work in your own home, then you're able to enjoy them as the inspiration that they are. This innovative creation...
  • Blog Post: Iconic Design: Helvetica

    When we speak of design, we often refer to architecture, furniture and graphics, but rarely do we talk about letters. "Typeface" is a typography term that refers to the visual characteristics of a set of letters and numbers, and no typeface is more universally used, imitated, loved and loathed...
  • Blog Post: Dwell Home Tour: Sander Architect's Green Houses

    One of the many beautiful projects in this year's Dwell on Design Home Tours line up was Sander Architect's Green House pair. This set of townhouses on one single lot face each other over a drivable courtyard. They are very similar in appearance, yet not identical. Both buildings are wrapped...
  • Blog Post: Sailing Style: Modern Yacht Interiors

    High style on the high seas is not just a fiction one finds in Bond movies. The following rundown of the best in modern yacht interiors suggests that good design sense need not be shore bound. When looking for a custom boat interiors pro, Art collector Dakis Joannou commissioned famed artist Jeff...
  • Blog Post: Visionary Landscape Designs for Public Spaces

    Not since the City Beautiful movement of the late 19th century and its most prominent advocates (including landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of New York's Central Park) have designers, policy-makers and the public embraced ambitious landscape designs for public spaces. Today, as...
  • 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: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Modern Design at NYC's Wanted Design

    Designers, architects, interior designers, craftsmen, editors, manufacturers and more converged in New York last weekend (May 18-21) for Wanted Design at the historic Terminal Store in Chelsea. Focused on the exchange of ideas rather than products, the event found people engaged in lively practice and...
  • Blog Post: The Art of Contemporary Lighting

    Walk into any major contemporary art museum and you'll find that cross-pollination has long existed between art and furniture design, but the question arises: has contemporary lighting design seen that same infusion of creative energy? Creatives like Isamu Noguchi or Frank Gehry are recognizable...

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