• Aging-in-Place Remodeling

    Our LAMPS PLUS Professionals Team attended the 2007 Remodeling Show this past month in Las Vegas. They reported that there are still areas of growth within the remodeling sector. Aging-in-place remodels, which increase ease of accessibility and control for those with decreased dexterity, are becoming...
  • A Spring Green LampsPlus.com Coupon Offer

    Everybody likes a deal, especially in these times, so here's a special Spring Green coupon offer for our blog readers: use code 55BLG and save $20 off $100. You can use the code online at checkout or mention it when ordering by phone. The offer ends June 30th. Click here to get saving! LampsPlus...
  • Opening Day

    Every year in spring we get a fresh start for the new year. Our scores are yet to be determined and we can hope for a better performance for the year. We no longer have to think about what did or didn't happen last season, we can simply plan for the performance ahead. Opening Day of Major League...
  • Oscar De La Renta's 2008 Spring/Summer Collection

    I found this video from Oscar de la Renta's Spring/Summer 2008 runway show. It made me go back and look to see how his understanding of color and fabrics has been translated into the line of Oscar De La Renta table lamps we carry. Post Update: Oscar De La Renta table lamps are no longer available...
  • 176 Ceiling Lights Work Together

    This installation of 176 ceiling lights is currently on display in the lobby of a German Art School . Hung on a 11x14 meter curtain (about 1600 sq. feet), each light is positioned carefully to produce a precise, balanced composition. It's fantastisch! Check out the great photos...
  • Kathy Ireland in the House!

    We're excited to report that Kathy Ireland made a visit to our West LA store yesterday. She even took photos with our store's personnel. Kathy was highlighting items from her Kathy Ireland Home Collection following by an MSNBC news crew...
  • Ingo Maurer at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

    If you want to see experimental lighting and happen to be in New York this Fall, check out Provoking Magic, the Ingo Maurer exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt museum . The exhibit opened on September 18th and is up until January 27th. Mauer is known for work that defies the separation between design and...
  • Find New Ideas at AIA's Mobius Conference

    Today is the opening of the American Institute of Architects first annual conference officially described as "a continuum of architecture, design, style, form, structure, and sustainability" at the Pacific Design Center here in Los Angeles. This should be a great place to encounter new ideas...
  • Watch Week 2 of DWTS Tomorrow Night

    Dancing With the Stars continues tomorrow night, Monday, at 8pm on ABC. Tune in and cheer on Kathy and the rest of the gang as they strut their stuff. Results show follows on Tuesday night. Photo courtesy ABC .
  • DWTS Week 2 Tonight -- New "Team Katony" Website

    Dancing With the Stars continues tonight at 8pm on ABC. We're rooting for "Team Katony" as they hit the dance floor for a second week. Vote for Kathy and Tony by phone at (800) VOTE-4-12. Or vote online at this cool new site: http://www.votekatony.com/ .
  • Kathy Ireland Air Purifiers - 2 for 1 Special!

    And now for a little merchandising! It's a season for deals, and this is a good one. Get two Kathy Ireland brand air purifiers for the price of one for a limited time offer. These are all top quality HEPA filter machines loaded with features. Take a look and find a pair that's right for you...
  • Rethink the Look of Your Guest Bath

    The bathroom needs plenty of even, shadow-free lighting for shaving, grooming, and applying makeup. In a smaller bath, mirror lights will illuminate the entire room, but in larger spaces an additional ceiling fixture is needed for general lighting. Placing light fixtures on each side of the above...
  • Facebook Photo Contest -- Win $250!

    One of two $250 LampsPlus.com shopping sprees can be yours in just three easy steps: Become a fan of LAMPS PLUS on Facebook (if you’re not already). Upload a photo or two showcasing your lighting style between 10/19/09 and 11/19/09. Feel free to write a caption too! There is no limit but the photos...
  • Positive Feedback - Notes from WIRED's NextFest

    This past weekend I attended WIRED's NextFest to see what kind of new technology is being developed which might have applications in the lighting industry. I spent the longest amount of time in the Green Pavilion where a Swedish research institute displayed a variety of projects they had funded...
  • Holiday Cheer Photo Contest -- Win a $500 Shopping Spree

    We're excited to introduce the Lamps Plus Holiday Cheer Photo Contest on Facebook! Just post a picture of a festive, decorated room and you could win a $500 shopping spree at LampsPlus.com . We're also offering $100 shopping sprees to three runners up. Entering is easy -- Head to the Photo...
  • The Beauty of Swarovski Crystal

    Swarovski always impresses with their Crystal Palace design fair displays. The London Design Festival recently showed five of Swarovski's celebrated designs at the reopened Royal Festival Hall. Wallpaper is currently featuring a slideshow capturing the setting-up of the crystal creations. You...
  • Decorating with Accessories Store Workshop

    If you live near our Lamps Plus Chatsworth store in Southern California, we invite you to attend our Decorating with Accessories "Ask the Expert" workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 27. Interior design expert Thea Myerly will reveal the secrets for adding sparkle and glamour to home decor...
  • You Say it's Your Birthday...

    Thomas Alva Edison was born today, February 11th, in 1847. The electrical systems that we have today are based on the same functionality that Edison patented and explored throughout his career so it is a special day for those of us in the lighting field. I wonder what he would make of our modern world...
  • The Rockefeller Tree Gets an Update

    It's great to see new technology applied in an unexpected place with stellar results. In this case, the update of the Rockefeller Center Tree to an LED light display has reduced the energy consumption by somewhere around 60% per day. I can't wait to see what's next as LED technology improves...
  • The World's Longest Running Light Bulb

    Incredibly, there is a light bulb in Livermore, California that has been burning since 1901. The aptly named Centennial Light serves as a nightlight for the firetrucks of the Livermore Fire Department. There is a live webcam on the official website of the Centennial Light . It has been declared the oldest...
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