Modern pendant lighting in 2015

Trends in designer lighting

twiggy-lampIn this dynamic and technologized world we are fortunate to live in, you can be spoiled for choice when it comes to Home improvement. Making use of modern pendant lighting gives you a versatility that can dramatically change the look of your house or office in a short while. This type of lighting, suspended by a cord from the ceiling is offered in diverse ranges on the décor market. There are many lighting designers throughout the world and with the beauty of technology they are just a click away.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Diesel-with-Foscarini-Fork-Faliro-LoftFoscarini Lighting offers modern lighting designs from their architecturally magnificent premises in Venice. They design both out and indoor pendants of amazing beauty. They cater for different size pockets with their prices ranging from around US $91 for the SoCo Pendant Light to the Fucsia 12 Chandelier for almost $4000. Their service is highly professional and not only do they offer free shipping for most orders, they also offer a price guarantee which is a 100% match if you get the same product cheaper from anywhere else. Matching beauty and quality is an exceptional combination and they ensure it through their ISO 9001 quality certification.

Tom Dixon

tom-dixon-mirror-ballNot to be left far behind is British lighting designer Tom Dixon. This lighting design company was started in 2002 but has achieved many milestones through their British heritage inspired designs. Their designs mainly make use of products like brass, bronze, steel and aluminium to give them a fairly unique look. Their products are slightly higher priced than Foscarini and are mainly charged in Euros. Like Foscarini, they also offer variant priced designs for different economic strengths with ranges from US$250 for the Trace Tall Pendant Light to some gargantuan prices like the Black Ball Pendant Light for up to US$9 700. Their best price guarantee is a bonus and most Tom Dixon lights can be found as a replica here.

David Trubridge

david-trubridgeNew Zealand based self-taught furniture designer David Trubridge is the favourite of environmentalists with his designs inspired by nature, probably an idea he got from his many travels by sea. His designs are mainly for indoor use and they are eco-friendly, mainly using timber, plywood and non-toxic plastics which ensure minimal wastage and industrial footprint. Even the shapes of his designs are found in nature like the coral reefs and snowflakes. His designs generate a warmth which is difficult to get anywhere else and the beauty of it all is that he offers these designs in several colour options. Nature must be expensive because David Trubridge’s designs appear to be the most expensive of the three with ranges from US$360 going up to$16 580, but then, don’t we all aspire for less industrial footprint?


Most pendant lighting is economical in terms of energy consumption and normally use halogen or fluorescent bulbs. It is a home improvement strategy that anyone can make use of without fear of adding high energy bills to the price of the lighting, thank goodness for the high numbers of low voltage models. There is a wide variety to pick from.
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How To Know if You’re Ready for Open Kitchen Shelving

Go open up your kitchen cabinets. The ones you keep your dishes, plates and bowls in. What do you really see? Take an honest look. Are there clean clear stacks? Or are things shoved in the cupboards? If they are already quite fine looking, you may have the ability to easily transition into open shelving with no distressing amount of being knocked over by how dirty your open kitchen shelving is as well as walking in your kitchen. Understand yourself.

Are you already lacking in storage space that is enough? Should you replace closed door shelving with shelving that is open, you will be taking storage space away in the event you plan on mostly carrying the shelves with good looking things. There may be things you don’t invisible and will have to find room in tight, closed door areas. But in case you really believe the ledges will supply enough storage for your things that are displayable and you’re going to have enough behind-closed-door storage for your items that is pretty, you may be prepared.

Do you like the appearance of the kitchen items you have? Then you likely are not going to enjoy it any better shown on a ledge should you despise your dinnerware. Consider investing in an assortment of kitchen things you adore the appearance of first, and using that as motivation to switch to open kitchen shelving down the road. In the event you are tired and sick of concealing your favourite dishes away, still, you may be prepared to attempt open shelving.

Will open shelving allow it to be feel littered, or increase the appearance of your kitchen? It is a rough, only-you-can-response question. Clearly, if itis a question of wanting the additional storage space, then of course, you are prepared to attempt open shelving. But should you not quite want the ledges, truly value your space, and attempt to picture what it’d look like. Would it feel airy, open, peaceful and serene? Or would it look too much, littered and dominating? Only you can reply! We propose combing through tons of open shelving pictures to seek out inspiration:

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