• Questions With: Minka-Lavery

    One of the most respected names in the lighting industry, Minka-Lavery is part of the Minka Group of companies (which also includes Minka Aire ceiling fans). The Minka-Lavery lighting collection centers on ceiling lighting and wall lights featuring strong, elegant designs. We spoke with company rep Tim...
  • Some Questions With: Kathy Ireland

    From supermodel and actress to business entrepreneur and charity leader, Kathy Ireland has done it all. In addition to her personal success, her brand was named by Women's Wear Daily as America's 7th most popular. Kathy recently took the time with us to give feedback about herself and her product...
  • Questions With: Allison West of Thumprints Lighting

    Allison West is the artist-designer behind the chic Thumprints collection of lighting. Thumprints table lamps offer unique, artistic looks with mouth-blown glass, ceramic bases, and sumptuous fabrics. We recently chatted with Allison about her collection, and her design philosophy. Q: We love the...
  • Questions With: International Dark Sky Association, Part 1

    Dark Sky lighting refers to outdoor fixtures and light plans that mitigate nighttime light pollution. We spoke with James Hanna, policy research Intern at the International Dark Sky Association, about the group's work promoting "Dark Sky" lighting and what that means for home owners. ...
  • Questions With: Haeger Potteries

    Haeger Potteries has been producing classic American ceramics and pottery for over one hundred and thirty years. We spoke with Gene McGahan, Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, about the company's storied past and wonderful line of ceramic products. Q: Tell us a little bit about the...
  • Questions With: International Dark Sky Association, Part 2

    Here's Part 2 of our conversation with policy research Intern James Hanna from the International Dark Sky Association. In this section we focus on Dark Sky lighting for homeowners. Q: What qualifies as a Dark Sky residential outdoor fixture? Essentially a dark sky friendly outdoor residential...
  • Some Questions With: Rachel Simon

    The LIGHTS UP! collection of table and floor lamps offers an elegant, modern esthetic combined with a beautiful line and form. We caught up with LIGHTS UP! designer Rachel Simon to learn more about herself and her line of lamps. Says Rachel: “I grew up in Rockland County, NY in a house built...
  • Questions With: A' Homestead Shoppe Lamp Shades

    We've blogged before about the wonderful shade designs from A' Homestead Shoppe . Located in the small, northern Indiana town of La Paz, the company has made a reputation with its homey, folk-art style shades and lighting. We talked with product development team member Cathy Clough to learn more...
  • Questions With: Designer Camilla Meijer

    I've written before about Camilla Meijer's wonderful patterns and lamp shade designs (see Camilla Meijer's Colorful Lamp Shades ). Fresh from the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, Camilla was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about her designs and...
  • Questions With: Dale Tiffany Lighting

    A Dale Tiffany lamp makes a wonderful room accent. Each is hand-crafted and features beautiful, luminous, Tiffany style art glass. We spoke with Ken Kallett, Executive Vice President for Dale Tiffany, about the company and their Tiffany lighting designs. Q: Ken, tell us a little about the company’s...
  • Questions With: Flambeau Lighting

    We recently caught up with the folks from Flambeau Lighting . Based in New Orleans, Flambeau draws on the vibrant art and attitude of the "Big Easy". Founder Joe McKearn and original designer Paul Gruer spoke about the unique style and artistry of their brand. Here's what they had to...
  • Questions With: Dick Idol

    Over the past several decades Dick Idol has become recognized as a true icon in the world of outdoor sporting. We talked to him about his art and his popular lines Dick Idol Lighting and Dick Idol Home Decor . Favorite design inspiration: The Great Outdoors, of course! For thousands of years man has...
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