26 Aug 2010

Landscaping: Outdoor Lighting

To light the front entrance, I like the idea of adding some sort of glass fixture. Here are a few:

Above: Dioscuri Sconce by Artemide. Available at Lumens.
Below: Oluce Outdoor Sconce from Nova68
Below: Droppen Lamp by Zero Interiors. Available at the Scandinavian Design Center
Below: Fresnel outdoor lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce.

For the walkway and back fence, we’re going to add simple stainless steel fixtures like those seen below:
Above: AWL.18 Wall Light from YLighting. Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconce from Nova68. Cinema Outdoor Sconce from Lumens.

27 Apr 2010

Kitchen: Lighting

I view lighting in a similar way that I think about rugs and art – a great way to add character and personal detail to a space. Here are some pendants that I’m considering for above the island:

Caravaggio_Pendant Above: I’ve loved the Carravaggio pendant for a long time. It’s available at YLighting ($275).

BenjaminHubertStudio_Decode_Pendant1 Above: These “heavy light” pendants were designed by Benjamin Hubert Studio and are produced by Decode. Unfortunately, they are not yet available in North America. But, stay tuned…they’ll be here soon.

Below: T-2206 Pendant Light from YLighting ($845).


I love the shape and simplicity of these pendants:

Above: Flos Glo Light; I can’t remember where I spotted the dome light…but I hope to track down a source soon enough. Bottom image is the A110 light designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

Below: The Mega Bulb Pendant by Ameico is about as simple as it gets. Maybe that’s why I love it. Available at YLighting ($280). Muuto also makes a plain old light bulb look anything but plain with their E27 series. Tough to decide on a colour – there are tons (Available at DWR for $99).