Happy Diwali!

Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.” During the climax, Diwali revellers illuminate the interior & exterior of their homes with oil lamps or candles, worship to Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity …

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JLC’s Energy Column – Good Reading

I’m pleased to be a part of the Energy column featured in Journal Of Light Construction’s May issue, written by senior editor Ted Cushman.  The column’s focus is on ‘high-efficacy lighting’ and illustrates how code changes & LED technology improvements are coming together and making for some great lighting. A portion of my focus in …

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Table Lamps Galore!

Along with my wife Robin, in our Mathiesen & Mathiesen Design partnership, we have just recently finished a photo shoot of Raku & Obvara (aka Baltic Raku) pottery table lamps & vases for ceramic artist Jenifer Morier @ LightenUp Studio in Guilford VT. Presenting here, a few of our favorite shots. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” …

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Photometry

Photometry is the science concerned with measuring visual response to light, in terms of its perceived brightness to the human eye. Because the eye is a highly complex organ, this is by no means a simple task. OK, that’s a simplified definition, without the formulas & technical issues that drive the work. Depending on your point …

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What Makes Good Lighting?

I begin with a caveat – This is an opinion piece. First, I’d like to define what I mean when discussing ‘Good Lighting’. Good Lighting is timeless and long-lasting, it’s innovative, it’s unobtrusive, and it’s environmentally friendly. Good Lighting provides joy, safety, wellness, personal expression, unique character, and highlights detail in our spaces and in our …

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Tiny House Festival VT Followup

As some may have noted from other postings, I was asked to give a presentation on Lighting & Interior Design for Small Spaces at the first Tiny House Festival VT in Brattleboro VT this fall. Here now, a copy of the talk I gave. I’m pleased with the message, & the reception from those in …

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What does that mean?

I am a Lighting Designer. What does that mean (at least to me, and how could it benefit you)? As a lighting designer, much of my work is in ‘atmosphere design’. In part this means planning how spaces (and the objects within) get illuminated & accentuated, about setting the tone or mood, and working at addressing …

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Sharing Clients’ Love!

I do enjoy getting feedback of all types from all my clients, whenever it comes up. I really love when I’m invoicing my design work and get replies like these: M.F. writes after our design work on a kitchen / pantry lighting design… “…(the electrician) was here today and did the pantry lighting.  Looks great. He will …

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