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Friday
Jan092015

spring favorites: april

copper arc table lamp
a great way to show off stylish
light bulbs!
suspend media console
marble and mid-tone have never looked so good together!
atrium display cabinet
I would love to start a rotating art installation inside…like a mini storefront window display!

Thanks to april, catalog merchandise manager, for this submission.

Thursday
Jan082015

how it's made: frida and diego pendant lights

For centuries, the people in the south of Mexico have made use of the palm plant—a sustainable natural fiber that grows abundantly and wild.

The word ‘makaua’ in the Nahuatl —or Aztec—language has two meanings: hand to hand; or the act of giving a hand.

More than 700 families are a part of this project and each and every hand that has touched these products is recognized and valued—each one makes this story possible.

Artisans use the techniques that have been passed from generation to generation—beginning with the simple process of cutting, boiling and letting the palm branches dry under the sun.

Next, the palm fibers are braided into long strands making them more durable and easier to build into large forms—such as placemats, sun hats or baskets.

Palm strands are dyed into beautiful custom colors which artisans use to create interesting patterns. Sewing machines are then used to stitch the strands together, finally giving shape and dimension to the oversized shades of the frida and diego pendant lights.

Friday
Jan042013

diy: chevron stripe eden pendant 

Supplies:
eden pendant lamp
fabric paint(s)
paint brush(es)
painter’s tape
heavy weight paper
scissors
ruler
pencil

Directions:
Choose one or more fabric paint colors—then measure, mask, paint and peel!

For best results, cut tape ends cleanly and follow instructions provided with fabric paint.

Wednesday
Oct242012

detail reveal: magnets

By Fred Anzley Annet [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
Originally discovered to occur naturally in lodestone, magnetic fields attract opposite charges (+ and -) and repel like charges
(- and -, + and +).

Discovered to attract iron some 2500 years ago, lodestones were found in the now disbanded prefecture of Magnesia in Greece—origin of the word magnet—and initially they seemed magical since few knew of their properties.

Today, magnets come in a wide variety of strengths and sizes—and when hidden, their effects appear magical again. Like those in the wood spines which hold in place the moveable metal bulb casing of clutch lamps. Designed by Jannis Ellenberger, and without hardware to constrict direction of the light, not only can they do a 360, vertical placement is equally versatile.