• Dwell on Design in LA

    Dwell on Design is a three day festival of modern design featuring an exhibition, design conference, home tours and special events. If you're interested in modern design, this is the place to be! The event is happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday June 26th, 27th and 28th. ...
  • 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...
  • GloFab Fiber Optic Light Spheres

    GloFab is a Swedish company that's using fiber optics in a strikingly new way. This sphere caught our eye; it's made of a single strand of fiber optic cable that's been woven into an eye-catching design. Other applications have involved draping building storefronts, such as the Cartier...
  • 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...
  • "Seen" on HGTV's Designed to Sell

    Our very own Seen Robinson and his wife, Amy, took part in the popular HGTV show "Designed to Sell" that's hosted by Lisa LaPorta and Clive Pearse. Their episode is slated to air this coming Monday, June 23rd. You can find additional show times and check out the episode online at the...
  • 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...
  • Lighting AKASHA

    The Illuminating Engineering Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting. Its website is loaded with all kinds of great information for designers, architects and builders, including this case study about the lighting used in the 5-star AKASHA restaurant...
  • Angelo Surmelis Kitchen Makeover

    Angelo Surmelis, host of HGTV's 24 Hour Design and Rate My Space recently used a Lamps Plus Casa Surveyor ceiling fan in a retro kitchen update. Read all about it at HGTV and view the full line of Casa Vieja contemporary ceiling fans from Lamps Plus. Angelo also has a blog you should check out...
  • Connect With Us on Facebook

    We've just launched the Lamps Plus Facebook page . You can view inspiring room designs, watch a video, read lighting tips, share information or ask a question. Come visit and become a fan at Facebook.com/LampsPlus . We hope to see you soon!
  • Vertigo in South Beach

    Writer Kelley Stratton at Examiner.com praises the work of designer Kelly Wearstler at the Tides Hotel in South Beach. Many of you may know Wearstler as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design TV show. She's also a top designer, and for the chic hotel lobby she made a unique design statement by using...
  • Dallas Market Overview Video

    Residential Lighting editors give a quick overview of the recent Dallas International Lighting Market. Click the following link to view: Plugged In - June 2009 - Dallas Market Post Update: sorry, but this video is no longer available on the Residential Lighting website :[ To view all the latest...
  • Karim Rashid on Design

    Residential Lighting this month has an interesting piece penned by designer Karim Rashid. He talks about his design process and his thoughts on lighting. "I tend to use organic or sensual lines in my work — my hand and mind think that way — flowing, fluid, to create movement, to have...
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