Technically Minded

Two very thoughtful technical articles linked here. Good reference material and additional resources. The first an open letter from Jim Benya, where he “… urges the lighting community to focus its attention on LED lighting quality, lest a dangerous precedent be set that ignores color temperature and makes way for glare in the name of energy …

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houzz.com update

“Congratulations! Your contributions to Houzz discussions have unlocked a new badge… The Influencer badge is given to pros whose advice & knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community. That’s you! Show Off This Exclusive Honor!” OK, I will. Thanks much!

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Worthy News Items

Two important and interesting items are in my feeds today, and are post-worthy here. First up, a possible first-world solution to a third-world issue… GravityLight 2 is campaigning for funds to create jobs, manufacture, and bring LED light into the lives of many millions of people. GravityLight 2 IndieGoGo vid From the campaign information… ‘As …

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Architectural Trendspotting: Negative Space

Some time ago I came upon this story of the House In Fontinha (shown above) and was intrigued by the ‘cutout’ entrance. The simplicity of negative space creating an entrance is not seen in run-of-the-mill design. That image got tucked away for future reference… Now is that time. Recently my feeds have shown a series of similar spaces based …

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Modeling for Purpose & Communication

Some architecture professionals, and those of us in related design fields, may lament the demise of architectural model making. In fact, the clients we work with might too (though they might not know what great things they’re missing). This collection of images (and the sites/posts they link to) will indicate otherwise. Model making, and its ability …

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Jean Marc Gady, French Designer

Fine designs of decorative lighting by Jean Marc Gady. Inventive, creative, playful… Want to find a home for these in the near future! French CanCan in white and black pleated shades (with two Ammo vases in the center) are shown above. The grand scale that some designers work in is an inspiring sight to behold! from …

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New Year! New Site!

Welcoming the new and anticipating the thrilling possibilities in upcoming projects. First, a quick look at some of the fabulous projects of the recent past… Hermitage Base Lodge / Club House with Austin Design Inc & John Guminak Design. From renderings and complex plans to opening day. Autumn Hill Lane with Brown + Davis Design. …

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7 Tips to Capture a Perfect Architectural Photo

Picture This: is a great post on getting the best images of architecture. I love that the #1 tip is all about getting the light right. I’d add to it that lighting fixtures should be turned on in most instances. If we as lighting designers have done our jobs correctly, the spaces have been greatly enhanced …

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