City Pulse

By Razi Schwartz

I love stating the obvious, so here it goes: The trick to everlasting fabulousness, beauty, and sexiness is good lighting. I remember I used to go to this bar on the Upper West Side, and it didn’t matter how crap-ass I looked, I always looked like a million bucks in that bar. Why? That’s right, good lighting. That wonderful locale has since closed down, but I can guarantee you it wasn’t because of their luminary choices.

Unfortunately, many of us do not have that slam-dunk awesome lighting in our homes – we have to go places to find the greatness, which…is inconvenient. I want to look good in my house, damn it! There are so many options – track lighting, dimmers, no dimmers, overheads, floor lamps, hanging hoozawhatsis. Whatever. End the madness people. End the madness. I have a great solution for you…and it’s decoratively stimulating and delicious. Two for one – I love it.

Let me introduce you to LightenUp! Designs. Designer Lisa Goldberg’s exceptionally designed lamps turn utilitarian lighting into beautiful sculpture that adds panache and elegance to any space. She uses organic materials to create her simple forms from … well, the richest color palate next to Madison Avenue.

There are eight different collections, ten lamp styles, and seventeen different glazes. Oh, oh, oh, I feel it coming – YES! CUSTOM COMBINATIONS! Oh, I love that. Of course, custom combinations should only be reserved for the truly adventurous – yes, that is a challenge. And of course, because each shade is laminated with an opaque paper backing around a low luster satin weave fabric, light reflects up and down, not out – a feature which guarantees the best ambiece possible. And the crowd cheered…

Get out of the Pottery Barn and into LightenUp! Designs. End your love affair with halogen and fluorescent. Save yourself, save your lighting.

www.lightenupdesign.com

And as I write this, I’m listening to the classic “Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler. It’s the third rendition, which isn’t really as good as the first, but…whatever, it’s still funny. Which reminds me … Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a very Happy Happy New Year. We’ll see you in the coming year.

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Originally published December 2005
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