Lasvit Lighting: Nothing Bohemian About these Czech Lighting Magicians

By Jon Anderson / November 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

Without even knowing it, during my recent European tour, I left a drool trail from one Lasvit light to another. This Prague-based manufacturer carries on a long tradition of Czech glassmaking, supplying kings, czars and emperors. Lasvit, founded more recently by Leon Jakimič in 2007, focused on bespoke lighting and sculptural installations (highfalutin’ words for […]

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Margaret Chambers Says Chandeliers Are Beauty and Utility With a Long, Long History

By Joanna England / May 23, 2013 / 2 Comments

As Margaret Chambers put it, “Chandeliers have hung around for centuries.” These light sources were borne of necessity in the middle ages and have been molded by royalty and aristocracy throughout Europe and beyond.

With the dawn of electricity, chandeliers became more accessible, and also more diverse in design. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how or where to hang a chandelier, Chambers offers tips, along with a great history lesson, about these elegant light fixtures.

Read more from Margaret Chambers after the jump.

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Monday Morning Millionaire II: This Rooftop Ritz Palace Comes With a Terrace Better Than a Preston Hollow Backyard — Even for Pets

By Candy Evans / July 23, 2012 / 0 Comments

I told you we had a rooftop unit at the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Unit 905, with a potty pad for pups. What I didn’t tell you was that the exterior patio living room in this unit is fit for royalty with the most extensive landscaping, fountains, and furnishings I’ve seen since Tim Headington’s […]

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