This how it goes: you've briefed your lighting designer, s/he's gone away and thought about stuff for a bit, and now s/he's back with a brimful of ideas of the What-Could-Be!
Because this is The Moment, a confluence of flowing creative juices, when joy is unbounden and you know that, if you wanted to, you could jump over the moon. For this is the time of the Dream Scheme.
In every room, on every wall and every ceiling, from every floor and even into those little spaces in-between where you'll keep the vacuum cleaner, DESIGN dances with ART while BEAUTY jigs along to the beat of PURE HAPPINESS, while all you can think of is the What-Could-Be.
But the Dream Scheme is never realised, because that's not how these tales end. For once the Imagineering comes to a gasping halt you sense a chill in the air; the shadows in the corner of the room thicken until one part of Shadow detaches itself from the rest and creeps lumbers . . . towards you.
"What kind of beast are you?" you cry.
"My name is... Reality.
And I have a Check for you."
But don't forget, the Art of the Possible is still POSSIBLE - its just harder work.
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
John Bullock writes a regular column for lighting magazines. You can find all of the archived pieces here.
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