Sunday, August 28, 2011

LUTRON | Saving Energy in Style

When it comes to saving energy. Lutron has been the manufacture that has set the standard in lighting controls. Not only does Lutron set the standard in residential and commercial solutions for energy saving. They also lead the pack in design. Case in point, the Vierti dimmer switch.

Not only is the Vierti switch sleek. But it's functions are to the point. With it's simple single-touch and precise lighting control. The illuminated LED bar softly glows and indicates on/off status, while making the dimmer easy to locate in darkened rooms. The audible soft beep indicates when you engage the dimmer. Another key feature is that the Vierti can have customizable settings with Advanced Programming Mode (APM).

For those fashion forward home-owners. You don't have to wear clothes to be in style. You can also save energy in style!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Plumen | With designer anything, comes designer bulbs

It took Thomas Edison 10,000 attempts until he invented the light-bulb. But with thousands of light bulb manufactures. Plumen is one of the few manufactures that got it right!

Compact Fluorescent lamps, or CFL's, are commonly known to be "ugly". With anything ugly a designer does what a designer does best. Make something beautiful. This is where the dynamic duo at Plumen; British designer Samuel Wilkinson and product design company Hulger together created the Plumen 001. They imaginatively sculpted and redesign the compact fluorescent light-bulb.

Low-energy light bulbs have never been regarded as a stylish product, the Plumen addresses this by creating an aesthetic bulb which works just like any low-energy bulb. By bending the glass tubes of a light bulb, Plumen have designed a product that uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer than an incandescent bulb. Compared with the standard fluorescent light, Plumen 001 is a beautiful light bulb designed to be seen.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dform Design | Punch Pattern Lighting and Screens

I stumbled upon this company a while ago and was amazed with the products this company had to offer. Whether you're looking for a wall, standing, or hanging fixture; dform has a variety of applications to choose from.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, dform creates all thier products by manipulating flat sheet materials, such as die-cut wood veneer or plastic, into dynamic three dimensional forms, almost like over-sized origami. Adding to the uniqueness of their product, each and every fixture are hand assembled, so you're sure to know that a lot of TLC was given.

What's also great about dform is thier readily available patterns that are also adaptable to interior applications such as decorative wall panels, folding screens, and room dividers.

If you're looking to add one of their fixtures or add a bit of excitement to a wall you can contact dform here: dformdesign

Thursday, February 21, 2008

and Rye N said..Let There Be Light...

As you will come to learn I'm fascinated with Lighting. Whether it be Lighting Design, Fixtures, Controls or Applications my eyes widen at the essence of lighting. I have worked on various Residential and Commercial lighting projects and hope that my personal experience can bring a better understanding and concept of Lighting.

Project | 1 Norwood Way | Kensington, CA. | Residential Application | June 2006

Nestled in a remote area of Berkeley, is an original 1950's house built by local architect William McCormick, situated on a half-acre site with a stunning panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, Angel Island and Mount Tamalpais.

Being that McCormick was an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, the house featured the same strong geometric presence and overhanging eaves so familiar with many of Wrights signature designs. Being that the builder wanted to keep it's clean and simple lines it was a challenge to bring a modern feel.

One of the most distinguishing aspects of the house was the abundance of day-lighting. This was achieved with the huge floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the house with light and showcases the view from all rooms.

Though the Bay Area is known for it's great weather, there are times when the sun doesn't want to cooperate. With this in mind, the living room was outfitted with fluorescent dimming up-lighting provided by Bartco Lighting slim line strip fixtures, which were controlled with Lutron dimmers.

Keeping in mind of clean and simple lines the kitchen was outfitted with Elite low-voltage recessed lighting which were also controlled by Lutron dimmers. Juno Lighting pendants were installed over the counter area to give accent lighting. The result as you can see is a modern kitchen which doesn't deviate too much from simplicity.

In all the challenge in keeping the house simple and clean was accomplished. The project took a little over nine months and the property sold for $3.2 million.