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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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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