In honor of the finale of Project Runway, airing tonight, I wanted to share these fun images that bring together high fashion with beautiful home lighting, courtesy of Ylighting.com and Zwello.com. 1) Jean Paul Gaultier 2) YLighting: Collage Pendant 1) Badgley Mischka 2) Zwello: Come Rain Come Shine 1) Chanel 2) YLighting: Salome 12 Light … Read more
Gradon Tripp, Tord Boontje, Linda Merrill A big thanks to my friend Chris for inviting me to Montage in Boston tonight for a wonderful event introducing Swarovki’s new Crystal Palace line of lighting. Special guest of honor was the über talented and very sweet Tord Boontje! I’ll have more to come tomorrow, this is just … Read more
How crazy beautiful is this chandelier called Sorbonne from Vaughn Lighting. It looks like it belongs in an Ice Hotel somewhere in Scandinavia, doesn’t it? I keep visiting it when at the BDC and finally decided to take a pic and bring it home with me (a pic is in my budget – this chandelier … Read more
The Materials Girls are hosting a fun and fab design board contest. The big news is that Swank Lighting is supplying some of their incredible lamps as prizes. How fantastic are these “Hard Candy” lamps? And these are the third prize! Deadline is November 1st. Click here for more information. And good luck!
You know how suddenly you see the same item all over the place? It feels like these crystal ship chandeliers have been making the rounds of the blog world. I thought I’d round up several different ones – and their vastly different price points – and see what we think. 1st Dibs – Spanish, circa … Read more
Bocci Pendant Tresor Suspension Light Cicatrices De Luxe 8 Pendant Light All from YLighting.
Among all the treats of New Orleans, one of the standouts was a visit to the Bevolo Gas & Electric company. One of the first things I noticed in New Orleans was the prevalence of gas lanterns in both commercial and residential settings. It’s funny, Boston is an old city filled with original brick … Read more
I’d like to welcome new ::Surroundings:: sponsor Invighting Lighting! Among their many offerings are these spectacular chandeliers. The one above is the same as those that hang in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. I was there only one, in the 7th grade to attend La Boheme and seeing these works of art rise … Read more
I’m dying over this gorgeous new candle sconce from Julie Neill in New Orleans. So feminine! I am really hoping to be able to make it to Julie’s shop next month when I’m in Nola for #BlogTourNOLA and KBIS. Have a wonderful weekend. If you would like my help on your design project, I would … Read more
I attended a wonderful design bloggers day yesterday courtesy of Boston Magazine’s “Passport To Design” program and organized by fellow blogger Yvonne Blacker. The Passport To Design event is a series of design seminars hosted by these five design industry stores and showrooms on the North Shore here in Massachusetts. The event has been going … Read more
Croft & Little Lighting (affiliated with ::Surroundings:: sponsor Robert Abbey Lighting and sister company to YLighting and Zwello.com) has offered to award this fantastic Carlyle Beaded Lamp designed by Jonathan Adler, to a lucky ::Surroundings:: reader! From the Carlyle Collection by Jonathan Adler comes this boldly patterned table lamp. A parchment shade sits atop the … Read more
How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more
I wanted to share my iPhone pics of these amazing lighting displays that have been illuminating Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod the past few holiday seasons. Each year, there are bigger and better than ever. Many are right on Rte 6A between Barnstable and Sandwich Center. Riverview School Titcomb’s Bookstore – note how the light … Read more
I wanted to take a moment to thank Robert Abbey Lighting for their new sponsorship of ::Surroundings::. I encourage you to check them out for transitional and soft/contemporary lighting. Welcome!
I was looking at th YLighting website – they carry lots of fabulous contemporary lighting lines – and came across these Oluce Stones Outdoor lights. They take a florescent light bulb that simply screws in. Unfortunately, you still have to deal with the cords, but if you were having an outdoor party and wanted to … Read more