As we age, the lens of the eye becomes less flexible, and our lighting requirements change. The ability to focus on near objects decreases, which explains why many people need reading glasses as they get older. The lens of... more »
Once upon a time, the kitchen was the most utilitarian room in the house. Function, of course, is still important. But these days, designer touches don't stop at the kitchen door, and chandeliers aren't just for dining rooms.... more »
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are energy-saving light sources that last for years and offer tremendous flexibility for your design project. They can be used for task lighting, general room lighting and accent lighting. Here are some sensible-style ways... more »
As a kitchen designer, I look at a lot of kitchens and kitchen products. I'm always on the hunt for inspiration, especially for things like counter stools and pendant lights that haven't been seen a million times. When it comes to lighting,... more »
The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to light. Not only are there loads of nooks and crannies that need to be lit for practicality's sake, but it's also important to light each working surface for safe and effective cooking. Many kitchens rely... more »
Kitchens are hardworking spaces, but that doesn't mean that they need to be utilitarian. In fact, since the kitchen is the heart of the modern home, we tend to spend a lot of time and effort creating comfortable, inviting spaces.
And that often... more »
How to light an island is a subject of endless speculation and worry, but it needn't be a subject so fraught with uncertainty. It helps to understand the three main types of home lighting: Ambient lighting, the general illumination you get from ceiling... more »