The Art of Hand-Blown Glass Lighting

Hand blown glass has enjoyed something of a renaissance and is now well and truly in the interior design spotlight due to a winning mixture of traditional craftsmanship, radical new ideas, and some appealing collaborations. This has elevated an age-old technique into a serious art form that is producing some stunning and inspiring work.

What is Murano Glass?

Murano lies less than a mile from the city of Venice, Italy. It has been a commercially active port since the 7th century. The glassmaking here began in 1291, when Venetian authorities, fearing fire could destroy the mostly wooden structures of the city, ordered their glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano. Fast forward

A Brief history of human lighting

Where would we be without lighting? It is one of life’s great necessities, but it wasn’t always this way and used to be quite a luxury. It all started some 400,000 years BC when humans first discovered we could light fires. However it happened, whether by accident or clever observation, most human development has

Stunning Staircases

If you’re lucky enough to have a spiral staircase in your home, there are lots of exciting ways to make it stand out and become a real statement of your décor. They are both practical and space-saving, and the architectural design is thought to date back several thousands of years. A spiral staircase rises

Choosing a Modern Chandelier

The lighting that you choose for your home will reflect your personal tastes and you’ll want it to be appreciated by guests by becoming a focal point to a hallway, dining room or living room ceiling. A chandelier is the perfect choice for statement lighting and can be as modern or as traditional as you

How To Decorate Your Vaulted Ceilings

If you own a home with a vaulted ceiling, it might well have been this that you fell in love with and convinced you to buy your current property. A vaulted ceiling can take your breath away, adding elegance and grandeur. However, such openness requires a different approach to decorating and décor choices. Here

What is Chromotherapy?

Designers and artists have long known the secrets of how colour can affect emotions and moods. Each individual colour has a different effect on the way we feel as found by the study of Chromotherapy, also known as colour therapy. Chromotherapy studies the effects of colours on the human body and in particular, for

The Sun King’s Love of Light

If you absolutely adore chandeliers and all manner of ornate, beautiful lighting, then you really need to visit the Palace of Versailles just outside Paris, France. This is probably one of the most amazing examples of glorious lighting in the world and can be found in the Hall of Mirrors. The Hall of Mirrors