Tag: lighting

Meet Hubbardton Forge: Handcrafted Lighting Made in Vermont
Design | September 19, 2023
Meet Hubbardton Forge: Handcrafted Lighting Made in Vermont

Hubbardton Forge and Handcrafted Lighting We are thrilled to introduce Hubbardton Forge, a renowned handcrafted lighting line, to our Pasadena showroom. We used Hubbardton Forge in the kitchen and butler’s pantry of the Pasadena Showcase House (pictured above) and the response was so overwhelming that we couldn’t help but add the line to the showroom, complete with a dedicated display…

Customizing the Home with Designer Light Switches and Wall Plates
Brands, Design | October 27, 2017
Customizing the Home with Designer Light Switches and Wall Plates

Hands down, the quickest, easiest and relatively most inexpensive way to customize a home is to change out the existing switches with designer light switches and wall plates. As a designer, I go into so many homes and I can’t tell you how many homes have the standard ugly white plastic wall plates with exposed screws – even multi-million dollar…

Light Meets Sound with Sony's LED Bulb Speaker
Brands, Design | October 4, 2016
Light Meets Sound with Sony’s LED Bulb Speaker

The LED Bulb Speaker for Sony Life Space UX Sony’s new Bluetooth-enabled LED Bulb Speaker, from their new design and lifestyle line Life Space UX,  is a game changer in  how we experience light and sound in our living and working environments.   We recently received our first shipment of Sony Life Space UX products: the LED Bulb Speaker, the…

Dwell on Design 2016 | Modern Design in LA
Trade Shows and Trends | June 24, 2016
Dwell on Design 2016 | Modern Design in LA

Dwell on Design 2016 One of my favorite trade shows, Dwell on Design 2016, starts today and best yet is that it is right here in my own backyard.  Dwell on Design, now in its 11th year, will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center starting today, Friday June 24 for the trade, and June 25-26 for trade and the…

Create a Warm and Inviting Space with Designer Light Switches
Design | October 28, 2015
Create a Warm and Inviting Space with Designer Light Switches

Legrand and Hubbardton unveil Decorative Wall Plates and Light Switches in 6 Hand Forged Steel Finishes Last February, I flew out to New York to attend a party unveiling Legrand and Hubbardton Forge‘s  collaboration of decorative wall plates.  Legrand’s adorne line of decorative wall plates has already itself as a finishing touch for every designer and now the new collection of…

Introducing a Collaboration Pairing Light and Switch
Brands, Events | February 24, 2015
Introducing a Collaboration Pairing Light and Switch

A Collaboration Between Legrand and Hubbardton Forge You’ve all heard me sing adorne® by Legrand‘s praises, most recently  with a complete refresh of all the outdated (and unsightly) light switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates with those from Legrand’s adorne® collection at the iconic McKinley House in Venice Beach CA.  I have to admit, after being introduced to adorne®, I…

Lighting Designer David Trubridge - Where Lighting Design and Technology Merge
Brands, Design | October 10, 2013
Lighting Designer David Trubridge – Where Lighting Design and Technology Merge

I like to wander, and it’s a good thing. While attending last week’s Westedge Design Fair opening night party to benefit Heal the Bay, I took a break from sipping all the fanciful libations and schmoozing with the design elite to wander outside to the lounge area.  Almost immediately I was star struck by the sea of rainbow bright propeller-like…

Tips and Tricks | September 9, 2013
Convert Recessed Lighting Into a Pendant Light by using a Recessed Light Adapter

Remember the recessed lighting that was so popular in the 80s, 90s, and even through the first decade of the 21st century?  Well they’re not so fashionable anymore, and the ones that have been in my house since I moved in 2 years ago have been an eyesore and constant source of frustration.  After two years of living with an…

My List of Pretty Picks from Dwell on Design
New Products, Trade Shows and Trends | June 27, 2013
My List of Pretty Picks from Dwell on Design

JEANNE’S LIST OF PRETTY PICKS FROM DWELL ON DESIGN As you all know, this past weekend I spent walking the aisles of Dwell on Design, the country’s largest modern design show.  One of the things I love most about trade shows is being able to walk the floors and scout out my favorite picks.  As one who appreciates beauty in…

Trade Shows and Trends | June 18, 2013
Rock Crystal – A Trend to Watch Out For

Rock crystal, also referred to as colorless quartz, has been around for years and has been used as a gem stone for ornamental carvings and chandeliers because of its beauty, affordability, and availability.  Some cultures associate rock crystal with healing and protection, and the Native Americans use its power to bring rain because of its strong connection with water.  A…