Fanimation: Worldwide Begins With One Garage

Over thirty years ago a man started with a garage and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, California, and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality, unique ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise. Tom’s first ceiling fan design, The Punkah®, transformed his dream into a… Read more


Solar Lighting – The Green Solution!

  If you are a homeowner considering outdoor lighting, then you have probably heard about solar landscape lighting. In addition to being environmentally friendly, solar lighting is an alternative cost-efficient means of lighting up your outdoor space. Setting up these types of maintenance-free lights is virtually quick and painless, not requiring any wiring or professional expertise to… Read more


Garage Lighting Made Easy

The garage’s original purpose – protecting vehicles – has been transformed. Families inevitably use their garage as an additional storage,  work stations, and hobby/entertainment areas. Proper lighting is necessary to make the garage functional and complimentary to any equipment and the overall garage design. Now we have a multitude of lighting options to select from… Read more


The Problems With Light Pollution

Look up at the sky tonight in your town. Odds are it will be almost completely devoid of stars. This is the product of light pollution and urbanization. Since human beings are used to dwelling in the sun’s light, we have essentially engineered the dark to surround ourselves with light during nighttime hours. What exactly… Read more

Tree Silhouette Against Starry Night Sky

Get Creative with Art Nouveau Inspired Lighting

The decorative forms of the Art Nouveau movement aren’t as ubiquitous as they once were. It’s hard to believe that just over a century ago, the graphic paintings and posters of Alphonse Mucha as well as the glass designs of René Jules Lalique were indicative of an international reaction to the academic art of the… Read more


The Best In Contemporary Lighting

Of the Cosmic Leaf by Artemide: “It appears as a digital leaf from another World , embedded with scales like a reptile or an insect which gather light and shadow on its body to seduce a mate.” Materials: chromed steel structure; body lamp-diffuser in transparent methacrylate with texture; painted metal lighting unit. CONTEMPORARY LIGHTING OPTIONS… Read more

Ultralights Synergy Wall Sconce

Justice Design Group: Handcrafted Lighting Artistry

Your Perfect Lighting Choice From a modern bathroom light atop an austere mirror to a dramatic sconce illuminating a formal foyer, Justice Design Group designs and produces streamlined, unique lighting products for residential, hospitality and commercial settings. Create a mood, complement a theme, or simply add the perfect ambiance with a Justice Design decorative lighting… Read more


At Modernica Mid-Century Is Modern Again

“Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like – is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.” (George Nelson) The appeal of the George Nelson Bubble lamps is global. From California and New York to Europe and Australia, customers can’t get enough of them. The clean… Read more


DIY: Installing Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

Low-voltage landscape lighting is a simple improvement that can make an enormous impact on the beauty and appearance of your home after dusk, as well as its safety and security. Installed along walkways, steps, and driveways, or directed up at trees, garden objects and walls, the typical low-voltage lighting system requires just three components: a… Read more


Using Under Cabinet and Task Lighting For Function and Elegance

When visiting the homes of friends and relatives, you’ll be surprised to discover how many of them are missing an all-important essential – task lighting. Kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and work benches are often hidden in the shadows when these are the very areas in our home in need of the best lighting. Under cabinet… Read more