• Nobu: Monte Carlo

    June 23, 2017
    During these hot Summer days and nights – my thoughts drift back to a wonderful project – designing the lighting scheme for a NOBU restaurant in Monte Carlo (no less). In a place with seemingly
  • New Lights for Free

    June 15, 2017

    Naturally, as designers, we would rather discuss the aesthetics of a scheme than the financing of it. However, in recognition that we are business people too – this week we look at a
  • Video: Embrace Lighting Controls?

    June 7, 2017
    Is it time to propose – lighting controls? Are your competitor Interior Designers or Architects offering it? Are you ignoring a valuable source of revenue? In truth many avoid promoting lighting controls because of their
  • Lighting: The Perfect Finish

    May 9, 2017
    Last time we opened a whole new can of wrigglies when we broached the topic of reflectance and how light is calculated and quantified when estimating the amount of illumination required in a space. We
  • Reflecting on Lighting

    April 25, 2017
    It is important to remind ourselves that ‘lighting’ is not all about artificial light. In earlier posts we have also discussed daylight and reflected mirrored illumination within an interior. All these factors must be accounted
  • Lighting at Times of Emergency

    April 10, 2017
    Keeping the occupants of your interior safe is a critical concern to lighting designers as well as architects. Illuminating escape routes and specifying the correct fixtures that can withstand fire and smoke is the concern
  • Painting a Strong Contrast

    March 16, 2017
    When we emerge from Winter and into a crisp dawn, when the Sun is still low and we encounter the abstract sight of long shadows. It is a wondrous and all too short period that
  • Lighting: Brass is Back

    February 27, 2017
    Have you ever wondered where trends in interior style come from? A small artist’s garret in Paris or a far away brainstorm by a panel of marketeers? Who decides let alone initiates the idea? I
  • Picture Lighting Design Explained

    Picture This: Lighting

    February 9, 2017
    Paintings are a wonderful addition to any room and offer a ‘window to another dimension.’ Hanging artwork within an interior is as important as the furniture, wall coverings and soft furnishings in defining the personality
  • DARC: Secrets of Dining with Light

    January 26, 2017
    Read my current feature article running in DARC the leading decorative lighting magazine. It focuses on the design of lighting schemes for dining areas both commercial and residential. Points covered… • Address multifunctions – of
  • INTERVIEW: James Bassant – Astro

    January 10, 2017
    As a designer, you probably have specified an Astro lighting product at some time. In a new series of interviews with key people in the lighting industry, we ask for answers to the ‘behind the
  • Movers and Shakers for 2017

    December 15, 2016
    Another lighting year draws to an end, which prompts a natural moment to reflect and to anticipate what some ‘movers and shakers’ will do in 2017. I work with many brands in a 12 month
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