• Three for Thursday: Contemporary Ceiling Lights by Possini Euro Design

    Contemporary ceiling lighting is all about being unique and different. No contemporary collection does that better than Possini Euro Design lighting, as shown by these three, eye-catchingly beautiful designs! Up top is the Clear Threaded Pendant Light . It has a chrome finish frame that is sewn together...
  • Three for Thursday: Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

    Our customer service department passed along this LAMPS PLUS Live Chat Christmas gift question: "I need a christmas gift idea for a picky teen (boy). Not sure if you have anything to recommend, but I'm comparison shopping now. Thanks! S.T. in Ohio". So what did our lighting consultants...
  • Three for Thursday: Art Glass Table Lamps

    Glass as a medium is terrifically malleable and adaptable. It can be shaped, colored and made to take on an infinite range of forms. Here are three contemporary art glass table lamps that offer plenty of eye candy and visual appeal. The hand-blown lamp above from Trend Lighting features beautiful...
  • Three for Thursday: Contemporary Outdoor Style

    Summer has arrived, although the super hot temps are here in L.A. just yet. Still, it's outdoor season! So here are three new products that will lend contemporary style to your outdoor areas. First off, a massive outdoor day bed (see above) that would look perfect poolside or in a shaded garden...
  • Three for Thursday: Carlton Haney Table Lamps

    Artist-designer Carlton Haney has created a line of ceramic table lamps for the Ambience lighting collection. Each of the lamps comes with two fabric shades; one a plain off-white, the other a colorful design that matches the lamp base. You can alternate the shades for special occassions, the change...
  • Three for Thursday: Rustic Lighting with Horns and Antlers

    Looking for a natural touch, I've noticed that designers are once again turning to antlers and animal horns for room accents. As well as being a natural in rustic interiors, they also bring a touch of the vintaqe retro; think Hemingway and classic big game hunters. Plus, their scrolling, interlocked...
  • Three for Thursday: Contemporary Ceiling Fans with Style

    A ceiling fan is no longer just a ceiling fan. It's the trend-setting centerpiece of the room, a piece of sculpture and head-turning eye-candy. For our Three for Thursday feature, here are three designs that have modern style to spare. 1) The Artemis ceiling fan by Minka Aire fans (pictured above...
  • Three for Thursday: John Richard Table Lamps

    We've recently added new designs from the John Richard lamp collection to our traditional table lamps product assortment. Based in Greenwood, Mississippi, the John Richard line offers exceptional artisan craftsmanship and luxurious designs in a range of traditional styles. Here are three John...
  • Three for Thursday: Tripod Floor Lamps

    Tripod floor lamps have a three-legged base similar in appearance to that seen on cameras or telescopes. They are very stable, so if you have small pets or children running around they're a good option. Tripod floor lamps also offer a stylish look that's a little out of the ordinary. For your...
  • Three for Thursday: Zebra Stripes

    A couple of weeks ago we showcased antlers and horns in our Three for Thursday feature. Here's another call of the wild for you: lighting and decor with zebra stripes! The zebra stripe was wildly fashiopnable in the early 1960s, and has been a popular pattern for furniture and fashion for decades...
  • Three for Thursday: Plum Lighting and Decor

    My post yesterday about Nicole Gibbons' Robert Abbey plum ceramic table lamps got me searching for more of that delectable color. Here are three grade-A juicy choices for your Thursday. Up top is a set of three plum ceramic vases . The glossy red plum ceramic glaze on these would be a close match...
  • Three for Thursday: Best Back to School Lighting

    It's that time already, back to school days are here! Here are some lighting ideas that'll make your student more productive no matter if they are in high school, college, or kindergarden. One day they may even thank you! Up first, from our desk lamp collection, this classic architect style...
  • Three for Thursday: Pantone Color of the Year - Honeysuckle

    If you love pink, this is your year! The Pantone Color of the Year for 2011 is honeysuckle, a vibrant shade of reddish pink. Says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, "Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect...
  • Three for Thursday: Gadgets for the Patio BBQ

    BBQ weather is here, you can smell it in the air! Here my suggestions for barbeque gadgets that will have you cookin' with fire. 1) Add a barbecue light . Like the LED BBQ light pictured above, these handy lights clip-on or attach to the grill and are invaluable for grillin' after dusk. ...
  • Three for Thursday: Classic Travel Wall Art

    If your home decor has a taste for travel and adventure, I suggest these travel wall art prints. Each is custom printed for you giclee style on canvas using archival quality inks, then set in an attractive black finish wood frame. Here are three of my favorites. Up above is a classic design that celebrates...
  • Three for Thursday: Graduation Gift Ideas

    They're done! We'll maybe, if you're lucky. In any case, it's time to celebrate. These three gifts will help mark the occasion and give them something to remember. 1) A digital picture frame , like the silver digital photo frame pictured above, makes a wonderful keepsake gift. Load...
  • Three for Thursday: Fountains for the Garden

    A decorative fountain makes a wonderful accent for an outdoor living space or patio area. Here are three types of designs to help you add some zen to your great outdoors. 1) Keep it simple with a tabletop fountain . The beautiful ceramic fountain design above also doubles as a flower vase. Come fall...
  • Three for Thursday: Fall Crop of New LED Lights

    Happy Thursday to you all! LED lights continue to be used by lighting designers in the most innovative and inventive ways. Here are three new LED light designs out this year that grabbed my attention. Up above is the Lanterna LED Lamp . The lamp is powered by a rechargeable battery in the base, and...
  • Three for Thursday: Googie Inspired Lighting

    Here in Los Angeles, we are surrounded by Googie style architecture . Googie buildings have a space age, futuristic swoop, upswept roofs, boomerangs and other geometric shapes. The Theme Building at LAX and numerous motel and coffee shop signs are all great examples of the style. Here are three lights...
  • Three for Thursday: Currey and Company Table Lamps

    Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Currey and Company is known for their elegant and refined lighting designs. The collection features handmade details, art glass and distinctive, hand-painted finishes. As part of our Three for Thursday feature, here are three Currey and Company table lamps to take note...
  • Three for Thursday: LED Outdoor Lighting Accessories

    Summer is here and it's time to start livin' in your slice of the great outdoors...comfortably, of course. Here are three nifty products that will add a little spice to your outdoor evenings. 1) Help your guests navigate to your outdoor soiree with an eco-friendly solar LED address light ...
  • Three for Thursday: Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 20th. Here are three ideas for dad that are sure to make him feel appreciated. 1) Pair a favorite book with a new task reading lamp . The dual head pharmacy lamp shown above lets you use one light for reading material and the other for general room lighting...
  • Three for Thursday: Bulbs That Make a Difference

    Can a simple light bulb make a difference? If you use one of these three suggestions the answer is a resounding yes! 1) The MR16 LED bulb show above is affordable and replaces a regular MR16. It uses only 4 watts of power, yet outputs the equivelent of a 35 watt bulb. And it will last up to 50,000...
  • Three for Thursday: Ideas for Decorating the Fireplace

    The Fall season is here, with rain (in Los Angeles of all places!) and cooler temperatures. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace to cozy up to, here are three ways to give it a whole new look for the season. Start with the fireplace tool set . These come in a wide range of styles, from ornate...
  • Three for Thursday: Office Accents That Get You Organized

    We've got some new products in that will help get you organized in the office. I plan on nabbing some of these for myself as soon as possible (not that I'm unorganized or anything!) Try this faux leather magazine basket (see above) in a cool coffee and camel finish. Perfect for holding all...
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