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Lighting, Lighting, Lighting!
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An empty box can feel chic if you light it correctly. Here are simple tips and inspirations: 

 1) The Trifecta: Remember the three prongs of lighting: Ambient, task and accent. Start with your ambient and then address accent and task as needed.  

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2) Dimmers or Death: Getting the dimmer settings right is essential to a properly lit room. For some reason, people often make this an after thought, but it should be just a regular thought. Sometimes the newer high tech switches can get a little confusing, so make sure you understand them so you don’t have to brush your teeth in the dark. .  

3) Be Shady: High quality lamp shapes and picture lights can get expensive, but nothing makes a room look like a few million bucks than really quality fixtures.

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4) Manage Your Bulb Guilt: “I want to go energy efficient … but … nothing glows (or dims) like incandescents.” It’s true, but the new bulbs are just so, so much better for the earth and are looking better all the time. Their soft whites are getting very close. And they have dimmable versions as well. If you can leave the incandescents to just one or two figures, pretty soon you won’t miss them.

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5) Lighting Hacks: A fun and easy way to avoid costly electrician bills are to get smart lights that are controlled with a phone app. Phillips Hue makes a nice set that connect to your wifi. No wiring needed. The lighting schemes are infinite and they are really nice transition into the smart home universe.

John Pomp Studios

Artist Profile:

John Pomp


John Pomp, an up-and-coming glass artist based out of Philadelphia, seamlessly marries classic and modern design in his lighting and glassware. His made-to-order lighting and furniture feature soft, organic lines that mimic the fluid nature of molten glass and are perfect for a mountain modern design scheme.

“It’s important to me that people know what I make is truly handcrafted, so I try to illustrate that with my pieces,” he told Philadelphia Style. ”The design of the Touch decanter exemplifies that sensibility. My hands formed every dimple in the center of the glass.”

Although he learned the ancient art of Venetian glassblowing from Italian maestros, Pomp gives this old-world technique 21st century context. He is known for his wabi-sabi aesthetic, which embraces imperfection and often includes asymmetry and simplicity.

“He also looks for slight imperfections because they indicate that a piece was made by hand. ‘When you see some of these fine, fine pieces of glass that are truly handmade, you’ll see these beautiful subtleties, like little tool marks,’ he said.” Source: NY Times