Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Tyler Wisler

Design on a Dime: Priceless Philanthropy! | 
Posted on:April 24th, 2014 by global lighting

  Last year, Design on a Dime, Housing Works’ annual fundraiser, raised over $1.1 million for its philanthropic efforts. Tonight, the 10th unveiling of vignettes created by some of New York City’s hottest designers takes place with an opening reception at the Metropolitan Pavilion and I’m excited I’ll finally get to see the spaces created […]

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UKTI Milan

Talking Sustainability on Earth Day | 
Posted on:April 22nd, 2014 by global lighting

  As a culture, we’ve been talking about sustainability and environmentally friendly design for quite some time. Sometimes I wonder if talking about it makes us feel we are actually putting our money where our mouths are, to quote a very handy cliché we bandy about when we are getting serious about a subject. I’ve […]

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Lingua Franca

The School of Visual Arts Reaches Critical Mass! | 
Posted on:April 17th, 2014 by global lighting

  The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City will offer a one-day D-Crit conference dubbed “Lingua Franca” that I thought our Global Lighting Blog readers might want to know about. The school’s MFA in Design Criticism is presenting the programming and the line-up of speakers for the fifth annual conference is impressive. […]

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Cisco Offices

Down with the Boring Office! Tech Firms Get It! | 
Posted on:April 15th, 2014 by global lighting

  I’ve been thinking about the office a great deal lately as I’ve seen installation images from our European collaborators come through my inbox. Zero Lighting, Secto Design and Grupo B.lux have provided lighting for offices around Europe where workstations are almost nonexistent. Companies are designing more creative environments for employees there, and when I […]

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Zumtobel Research

Retail Therapy Gets a Bit of Analysis! | 
Posted on:April 8th, 2014 by global lighting

  I came across this article on Dezeen about a month ago and thought it was super cool to think about shoppers’ brain waves being analyzed in order to learn how they responded to different lighting scenarios created by Austrian lighting brand Zumtobel. They conducted the study in a laboratory and say it will help […]

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nomadic sled habitats by rob sweere

A Far-Out Post for April Fools Day! | 
Posted on:April 1st, 2014 by global lighting

  Okay, faithful Global Lighting blog readers, you’re going to have to trust me on this one—this is not an April Fools joke! All you need do is look at the photos to see that Dutch artist Rob Sweere’s nomadic sled habitats he’s taking for a spin around the Arctic are not a ruse! I […]

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Lobby and bar of The London EDITION

Hip Hotels: The London EDITION by Yabu Pushelberg | 
Posted on:March 27th, 2014 by global lighting

I thought it would be fun to share with you the first major London project by the talented team George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg, Ian Schrager’s The London EDITION in the Marriott portfolio. The hotel has inspired this new series I’m beginning for the blog called “Hip Hotels.” The London EDITION is […]

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blogger Justin Shaulis

A Blogger’s Choice Ode to Personality! | 
Posted on:March 25th, 2014 by global lighting

  With special expertise in programming, development, fabrication and construction, Justin Shaulis’ portfolio is broad, from architectural and design services for financial firms and large-scale offices in major corporate spaces, museums and major estates, to intimate residences and opulent showrooms. His boutique firm was founded on a diverse point of view, melding his blue-collar upbringing, […]

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show Kicks Off in NYC! | 
Posted on:March 20th, 2014 by global lighting

  The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today and I decided to take a peek at the exhibitor list in order to see who I’d most likely want to visit. I looked at the varied sections of the fair—MADE, featuring limited edition and one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings; reFresh, filled with luxury and premium […]

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LINK pendant by LZF Lamps At the Corner of Contemporary and Traditional | 
Posted on:February 27th, 2014 by global lighting

    The ubiquitous tagline “At the Corner of Happy and Healthy” has been a cornerstone of Walgreens Pharmacy’s current marketing campaign. In fact, I can hear John Corbett (who is the voice behind the TV and radio advertising and who played Chris Stevens on the 90s TV hit Northern Exposure) saying those words as […]

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Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Merger Creates Hospitality Design Powerhouse | 
Posted on:February 25th, 2014 by global lighting

  Since 1984, BBG-BBGM has been a strong design presence in the world of hospitality design, with luxury hotel and resort projects such as The Peninsula Shanghai, the Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences, the St. Regis Hotel and Residences Bangkok, New York’s Smyth Hotel, Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental, and the renovation of […]

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Sochi 2014 venues

The Sochi Winter Olympics Venues Play Hard and Look Great | 
Posted on:February 18th, 2014 by global lighting

  With the Sochi Winter Olympics underway, the event venues are as much in the spotlight as the athletes and the medals are. In Sochi, two groups of venues—the Mountain Cluster, nestled along a river valley between two towering peaks, and the Coastal Cluster, 50 kilometers away on the shore of the Black Sea—are hosting […]

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Thom Browne and Anfora

Lighting and Passion Are Always in Fashion During MBFW! | 
Posted on:February 13th, 2014 by global lighting

From top to bottom, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week takes New York City by the warp and weft, and the latest edition, #FW14, is coming to a close today as the final fashions strut down the catwalks draped across some of the city’s A-list models. We had a bit of fun pairing our fixtures with ensembles, […]

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