There has always been an aura of mystery surrounding lighting design. In fact, back in the heady days of the 1980s, when it really kicked off, there was one lighting designer who always went around in a cloak; only the pointy hat with the moon and stars was missing. No really. It was as if this lighting malarkey had to be taken ever so seriously and anything that suggested a touch of levity was seriously frowned upon (after all, we might get found out!).
So I just want to make it clear that there's nothing wrong in having fun or being a bit playful - and if hanging your old granny's lampshade over the dining table does it for you, then off you go. There's far more to life than Continental High Art and, much as I love the effect of white satin glass, if the mood (or moose!) takes, I might just suggest one of those tasselled shades with the coaching inn scene . . . you know, the one with the illuminated windows. Love it.
Should we offer a word of caution here? Probably, so why not.
And here we see a perfect example of non-sequitor / anachronism / disturbance in the space-time continuum, or a family heirloom lovingly embraced into the uncluttered lines of the new house.
And now it's time for a hot cup of tea and buttererd scone on a nice paper doily.
OK: I've been asked where you can buy the moose from; get it HERE!
It probably complies with Part L Building Regulation, but only if you use it at home.
Home lighting - making it a bit special
Think Global - Act Local!
Talking about LED light bulbs
Lighting the Home: Design Starts Here ... not Here!
Lighting the Home: by The Rules
Lighting the Home: The Kitchen: 2
Lighting the Home: The Basics
Lighting the Home: all those Lamps!
Lighting the Home: Keeping it Real
Lighting the Home: Having Fun!
Lighting the Home: The Bathroom 2
Lighting the Home: Lighting Control
Lighting the Home: The Kitchen 1
Lighting the Home: The Bathroom 1
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BLOGS - LIGHTING DESIGN
John Bullock writes about all things and anything concerning architectural lighting design; new technologies and old lamps; anything,really.
HOME LIGHTING CONSULTANT
John Bullock designs innovative lighting designs for people's homes. By working closely with clients he is able to deliver solutions that meet - and exceed - their expectations.
BLOGS - CPD RIBA CORE PROGRAMME 2015
John Bullock will be presenting a seminar on latest lighting design and technologies as part of the RIBA CPD Core programme 2015
BLOGS - SUSTAINABILITY
John Bullock believes that the UK lighting industry needs to embrace a sustainable way of delivering good quality product through good design, fabrication and end-of-life management.
CONDUIT (6) - Lighting for Winter Gardens
CONDUIT 5: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (2)
FX Magazine: Lighting Focus - Sustainability (Issue 258)
CONDUIT 4: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (1)
Can Smart Lighting Save The Planet?
CONDUIT 3: Home Lighting - The Bathroom
Can Lighting Save Us From Ourselves . . . NO!
CONDUIT 2: Home Lighting - The Dining Room