Inspiration

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Human-Centric Lighting

 

Human-Centric Lighting

How exactly does lighting affect our lives? Why does a sunset help us feel relaxed? Why are we more productive under bright, white light? The answers lie deeply embedded in our evolutionary biology, and Human-Centric Lighting is giving us control.

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Salone del Mobile 2018
Creator with a Conscience: New Zealand's David Trubridge
Outdoor Lighting Ideas
Most Common Lighting Mistakes
In the Studio with Lucy Slivinski
An Interview with David Dolcini
48 Iconic Vintage Italian Lights
Behind the Design: Tribes by David Abad for TossB
Meet Wonderglass: Crafted Contemporary Lighting
The History of Anglepoise
12 Must-Have Items for Summer Living
Photo Recap of ICFF 2017
A Look at Lightfair 2017
Euroluce 2017

 

Euroluce 2017

From enormous interactive lighting experiences to colorful LEDs and groundbreaking touchscreen controls, visitors were invited to play...

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Sustainable Lighting & Green Design
Dorm Room Lamps
Back to School

 

Back to School

The iconic desk lamp is every students best friend, but don't forget about reading lights, string lights and Bluetooth speakers. Studying never felt so stylish.

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These 14 Rooms Are the Future of Lighting
New Tie Stix by PureEdge Lighting
The Future of LED
Warm Dim & Tunable White
LED Desk Lamp
Il Pezzo Mancante: New Italian Luxury
Arihiro Miyake's Coppelia Chandelier for Moooi
A Q&A with Francesco Librizzi (FontanaArte)
Meet Mineheart
A Q&A with Hubbardton Forge
Design by Decade - 1900s
Design by Decade - 1910s
Design by Decade - 1930s
Design by Decade - 1940s
Design by Decade - 1950s
Design by Decade - 1960s
Outdoor Track Lighting
The 101 on Dark Sky Compliant Lighting
Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

 

Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but on those hot summer days and warm evenings, the patio seems to take over. Here's a look at some of the best outdoor ceiling fans, bringing both beauty and the breeze.

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Nikola Tesla - Man of Mystery
Desk Lamps & Task Lighting
How to Last in Lighting
The Path to Great Path Lighting
New Recessed Lighting: Dots & Dashes
Nick Holonyak - LED Lighting
Design by Decade - 1920s
14 Best Multi-Purpose Lights
Flex Neon by PureEdge Lighting
Living Large: Big Lights for Big Spaces
What is Hygge?
Q&A with Ferroluce

 

Q&A with Ferroluce

Born in 1982 by Valter and Miriam Valentinuz with a vision for preserving Italian craftsmanship and excellency, Ferroluce represents tradition and antique charm.

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18 Best Linear Suspensions

 

18 Best Linear Suspensions

From rustic farmhouse kitchen island pendants to sleek and contemporary linear suspensions, these 18 fixtures offer style, uplighting, downlighting and more, ready to go the distance.

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Inside Cynthia Moreno's Colorful LA Apartment
Up Close: The Blacksmiths Reinventing Modern Lighting
Blown Away:  Meet the Glass Blowers at  Keep Brooklyn

 

Blown Away: Meet the Glass Blowers at Keep Brooklyn

In a world of manufacturing machines, automation, VR and AI, hand-craftsmanship stands out. Small variations from piece to piece, attention to the tiniest of details, improvised edits and enduring quality help the modern makers of today keep a leg up on their robotic counterparts. No one knows this better than the Brooklyn glass blowers at Keep.

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Q&A with Lighting Designer Matthew McCormick
Spotlight: Gabriel Scott
CoeLux Artificial Skylights
Spotlight: Larose Guyon
Vanishing Point by PureEdge Lighting
Hammerton Studio Artisan Glass
Zuckerberg SF Hospital
Recessed Track Lighting
Design by Decade: 1980s

 

Design by Decade: 1980s

The 1980s brings up images of glass brick walls, oversized track lighting, pink bathrooms, Memphis-inspired living rooms, and dressing room-style light bulbs. A bizarre decade for design, but an intriguing one at that - full of nods to Art Deco, geometric flair that makes a statement all while remaining functional.

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Design by Decade: 1970s
Interior Design Style Guide
Plaster-In Architectural Lighting
Pipeline Modular Lighting
Italy’s Karman Creates Lighting With Art & Magic
In Pictures: Salone & Euroluce 2019
9 Green Tips for Sustainable Lighting
Light Systems

 

Light Systems

High-tech, customizable and fully scalable, today's advanced lighting systems allow you to build a fixture that fits your needs, big or small.

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Q&A with Melogranoblu

 

Q&A with Melogranoblu

For over two decades, Italy's Melogranoblu have been crafting works of art, transforming the lighting world and carrying fine Italian craftsmanship and glassblowing into the 21st century.

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Fan Direction in Summer vs Winter
Meet the Design Brand Cleaning Up the Ocean
Behind the Design: Rick Tegelaar's Meshmatics Pendant for Moooi
Compasso d’Oro: Industrial Design’s Oldest Award
Meet NOON HOME