Tiny House Lighting

Prior to the first Tiny House Fest VT in 2016, I was hired to design a lighting layout for a THoW (Tiny House on Wheels) for Erin, one of the Fest organizers. There are now some images of the finished home. You’ll see that just because the space is small, there is no need to …

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More New Project News!

I’ve been selected by the Windham Foundation to design lighting for the Turner Hill Interpretive Center in Grafton VT. This building is part of Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail. While the Foundation continues their work on the Turner Homestead, the former Law Office (above, located at 31 Townshend Rd., Grafton, VT) serves to tell the story …

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Dwell – Good Reading

Recent work has been published by Dwell. Nice! all photos © Lindsay Selin Photography, click to enlarge. Happy to be part of a wonderful team of designers and trades that transformed an old VT barn into a high performance home. The architect chose to leave some of the barn’s original elements within the existing structure, while …

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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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