James Turrell

A Tribute to the Modern-Day Master of Light and Space

By: Rick Hess, DISD

James Turrell, modern day master of light and space, has been working with colored light and space for nearly 50 years. His extensive training in perceptual psychology has made him an expert in the field, and he has work all over the world illustrating the power light has on the human condition. His art has received multiple awards and recognition internationally and he remains one of the most respected artists of the century. “I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold it…my work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing.”- James Turrell – Read More –

Bluetooth Bulb

The Bluetooth Bulb from BlueBulb

By: Rick Hess, DISD

LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, have become extremely popular around the world, providing thousands of life hours, lower electrical costs and an array of colors and brightness that CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lights) just can’t compete with. BlueBulb recently introduced the Bluetooth Bulb, a light bulb that has over one million color variations controlled by an iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth. “It’s face-to-face communication,” BlueBulb CEO and founder Peter Lakits told AppleInsider, explaining why the firm chose to go with Bluetooth. “The phone is always with you, even in your bed.” – Read More –

Raising the Bar on Custom Design

Raising the Bar on Custom Design

By: Heather Malcolm

Alex Devereux is a bartender. As he pushes beer, wine and the occasional cup of soup, he smiles and carefully wipes up a spill made on the minimalist, mahogany-finished bar tables that span the microbrewery. As the room buzzes with energy, Alex describes what porter is on special or the food pairings that are suggested with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. He has an answer for every question; one question asked of him, however, grabs his attention.

“I love these tables! Where did the bar get them?”

“I made them!” he replies proudly. – Read More –