The Sputnik Family Tree

The Sputnik Family Tree

The Sputnik Light Family Tree Russian Sputnik Satellite 1957                                Gino Sarfatti 1950 Model #2003 Sputnik Chandelier The Atomic Modern Design period was derived from the nuclear culture of the 1940’s to 1960’s.  It was a time of futuristic science, technology, and outer space exploration that influenced the design of furniture, cars, fashion, and just about every consumer product on the market.  In 1957 the Soviet Union launched the world’s first Satellite into orbit and the race to space had begun.  The Sputnik Satellite was a 23” metal ball with four obtuse radio antennas awkwardly pointing out that circled the Earth in a mere 98 minutes.  It captured the fascination of space travel and soon became a symbol of the world to come.  It was around this time that Gino Sarfatti, the famous Italian designer, launched his own Sputnik ceiling chandelier that created a trend that is still alive today.   Strada Chandelier Collection by Kelly Warstler for Visual Comfort The Strada collection is uber cool, sophisticated, and comfortable all at the same time.  The small and neat little bulbs add to the very secret and peaceful existence of the many spikes.  Unlike most Sputnik style lights, this one has the light coming from within.. Starburst by Blackjack Lighting Completely integrated with LED the Starburst Chandelier squares up all of the celestial Sputnik style lines into a streamlined off balance version of the original.  The beautiful finishes of chrome, satin nickel, brushed brass, and matte white finishes provide you with a look for any modern...
BRASSMANIA at Lightovation!

BRASSMANIA at Lightovation!

  Brassmania at Lightovation!!   Lightovation, formerly known as the Dallas International Lighting Market, is the largest domestic lighting show in the United States – showcasing the newest and brightest of decorative and architectural lighting.  Every year over 100 of the top lighting companies release their designs on one of lighting’s grandest stages, establishing new fashions or endorsing the continuation of current trends. Over the last few years we have not seen a clear favorite in the demand for any certain metal finish, even more so we are living in an eclectic period of finish mixing.  It’s not uncommon to see a bathroom or kitchen utilizing multiple finishes in a design scheme, in most cases more than two.  In the past, matching finishes was a sign of a very well executed and loyal design scheme, now it seems to be indicative of a flat and uninteresting space.  And that’s when brass got hot.  The indisputable finish dujour at the Dallas Market Center in 2018 was brass! Yes, gold was said to be popular a few years back, and then we saw lots of copper getting attention, but now the reign of brass has begun and this is a trend that should have a decade of legs, yes brassmania has landed.  One of the reasons brass has some durability is because of the many shades of brass we saw.  Outside of the painted brass finishes which were plentiful, it seemed as though every manufacturer was trying a different hue, and what’s wrong with that?  Nobody is planning on matching an entire room in brass anyway, accents here and their mixed...
The Importance of Lighting in Your Dressing Area

The Importance of Lighting in Your Dressing Area

If you’re a fashionista, you deserve the perfect dressing room to inspire all of your fabulous outfits. When it comes to establishing a place to strut your runway walk, try on different color combinations, and decipher the perfect way to accessorize, we at Modernize understand the importance of quality lighting. Boost your morale, body image, and outfit creativity with these simple tips.   via About Home Boost Your Body Image Have you ever tried on a knock-out dress at your favorite store, only to come out of the dressing room disappointed, and with a negative self-image? You’re not alone. Poor lighting can create unflattering shadows on the body, highlight areas you wouldn’t normally emphasize, and overall turn your happy mood into a downer. You should be able to rock your outfits and feel confident as you put your wardrobe together, so take matters into your own hands. Create your at-home dressing area with a full-length mirror system. We recommend a three-way mirror, so you can check out your look from all angles. This open mirror display reflects light in the best way possible. When it comes to accessorizing your dressing room and playing up your figure, we recommend overhead lighting from Lightopia. Channel some glamourous ritz with an exquisite chandelier, like the Murano Leaf Chandelier, which will have you feeling like Hollywood royalty. Or, stick to the essentials with flattering overhead ceiling lights, wall sconces and flush mounts.     via The Decorista Focus Lighting for Detailed Tasks Incorporating a vanity into your dressing room is a great way to try new makeup and jewelry combinations and coordinate with...
Dream About Design

Dream About Design

Drums & Orecchini by Josephine Repetto   The Drums, are amazingly simple in the design but wonderfully beautiful and functional. The Sconce is in metal with many available finishes. See more of the drums and Orecchini...
Altus

Altus

The Altus by Cerno Designed by Nick Sheridan   “High, deep, noble and profound” hence its namesake ALTUS ! But when I look at this new floor lamp by Cerno, I think 1960’s MAD MEN, Madison Avenue ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce! I can just see it in Don Drapers office! Hip, fun and lends itself well to the post Modern movement, as well as beach modern luxury. No suprise due to the fact the Cerno Groups, inivative minds and founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder and Bret Englander, are Laguna Beach Natives.   Altus features boast – Three Metal Finishes: Brushed Brass, Distressed Brass, and Oiled Bronze; Two Wood Finishes: Oiled Walnut and Dark Stained Walnut and Three Shade Options: White Linen, Black and Burlap.Dimensions – 79.5” H – 22” shade (2019mm x 559mm) Walnut, brass, linen shade Product weight – 45 lbs Universal medium base E26 socket Includes LED A19 bulb Energy efficient LED light source Light output – 800 lumens Light color – 2700° K See more of the Altus    ...