Toolbox: Untangling The History of Christmas Lights

Toolbox: Q&A with Haven Skyy, LC from Kirala Design

iilluminati: Quinn Murph, Pro Design Distribution

Toolbox: Architecture Counts for Good Lighting Design

Toolbox: Architecture Counts for Good Lighting Design
Communication is critical for success. The most flawless, cohesive architecture and lighting design projects are collaborative efforts crafted by informed project members. Team members are anyone involved in the project, including contractors, architects, interior designers, and lighting designers.
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iilluminati: Laurentiu Vlad’s Top 5 Lighting Products

iilluminati: Laurentiu Vlad’s Top 5 Lighting Products
With so many LEDs and lighting products available in the market, it can be tough to find the perfect options for upcoming projects. That’s why we spoke with Laurentiu Vlad, president and founder of Luminii, to share his top five lighting products for a range of spaces — from highly occupied environments requiring strong health and safety efforts, to high-end residential spaces where form and function matter.
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iilluminati: Damian Puggelli, Studio 1123

iilluminati: Damian Puggelli, Studio 1123
From an early age, Damian Puggelli could sense that art was his calling. The Studio 1123 artist enjoys the opportunities art provides him to take part in the conversation of visual culture, whether exhibiting in galleries, pop-up shows, and public spaces, or engaging with the art community on social media. For Puggelli, art making is a large arena to play in, whether that’s expressing himself through drawing, oil painting, watercolor, printmaking, goldsmithing, woodcraft, sculpture, photography, or digital art. These mediums have opened the door for Puggelli to collaborate with talented people around the world...
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iilluminati: Chip Israel

iilluminati: Chip Israel
Some people spend their entire lives searching for the light. For others, the light finds them. Chip Israel falls into the latter category. He enjoyed drawing, designing and building things as a child, whether creating houses with Legos or building go-karts out of wagons. Brilliant colors emanating from stained glass, lightning storms, sunrises and sunsets also captured his eye during his formative years. It wasn’t until his third year of studying architectural engineering in college, however, that he discovered his true calling: lighting design...
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iilluminati: Kevin Vesel, Veselbrand Studios

iilluminati: Kevin Vesel, Veselbrand Studios
Similar to cooking, lighting design is an art form where passion, precision, and taste blend together to create memorable experiences for guests to enjoy. Kevin Vesel, principal and designer at Veselbrand Studios, taps his talents to build extraordinary kitchens that inspire delicious meals — all brought to life with customized lighting solutions. A designer and tastemaker in his own right, Vesel first learned about the power of lighting in his early days as a trained photographer. He worked with some of the biggest names in photography to shoot fashion, beauty products, cars, and more, and in his 20 years as a photographer, he mastered how to control light and create moods for every occasion....
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Spaces: Art Climb

Spaces: Art Climb
Spaces: Art Climb Traditionally, museums have drawn crowds with indoor exhibits showcasing world-renowned paintings and sculptures. The Cincinnati Art Museum, however, embraced an opportunity to...
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iilluminati: Rachael Stoner, Lighting Designer

iilluminati: Rachael Stoner, Lighting Designer
Rachael Stoner follows the light in every sense of the phrase. Throughout her eight-year career in lighting design, Stoner has traveled from coast to coast to hone and share her talents with the world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture, she interned at an architectural lighting firm in New York City. She eventually switched firms and experienced everything the fast-paced metropolis has to offer a rising star in the field.…
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United Polaris Lounges: Taking Air Travel to Luxurious New Heights

United Polaris Lounges: Taking Air Travel to Luxurious New Heights
Air travel can be hectic and tiresome. When you step into a United Polaris Lounge, however, you’re transported from a conventional airport to an ultra-chic lounge, five-star restaurant and luxury hotel. Stylish and highly functional spaces allow United Airlines’ premier international travelers to take care of last-minute business, savor chef-prepared meals and enjoy quality rest before their next adventure....
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iilluminati: Sam Koerbel, Lytei

iilluminati: Sam Koerbel, Lytei
What inspired you to pursue a career in lighting?I was always fascinated with what light could do. It started in the theater, mixing a bank of sliders to convey a particular emotion on stage. I think...
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