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Thursday
Nov122015

The Best Just Got Better

We’ve taken some of our bestselling fixtures and put a smart spin on them. Even better we’ve reduced the lead time.

The Clipper is the sleek and streamlined version of our 212. An inspired mix of coastal Northeast & a dash of deco. This compact lantern is the beacon of choice for the smart bath or exterior applications. Yours to personalize with a contrasting interior or the added interest of etched ribbed glass.

The Thadd, inspired by its big brother Thaddeus, was developed to fill the ever increasing demand for statement flush mounts. Inside & out, it’s  perfect for lower ceilings, powder rooms, entry ways, or down a hall to add impact.

The Mini Globus, The Mini Globus, with its 14" Diameter, has been a steady custom request for us since we launched the original 18" version. Even better? It’s available on Quick Ship. As always your finish options are inspiring.

The Mini Lex rounds out the family of Lex and Lanesborough - use them in coordinating finishes to tie together spaces that could use some geometric interest. The Mini Lex would also be great used as a wall sconce thanks to its shallow profile and petite frame.




 

Thursday
Nov122015

Eye on Design with Secretcape 

Secretcape represented by Mathilde Allibe http://www.secretcape.co.uk/ 

(1) What UECo light do you like to use the most and why?

Melissa wall lamp: simple & elegant. For me, it is the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. 

(2) Your six picks of favorite UECo lights?

1. Carlyn Single, 2. Maxine, 3. Savvy, 4. Andrew Reflector, 5. Parallel, 6. Cromwell

(3) What is your design philosophy?

‘Ready to Live’ Our motto says it all… Our main priority is to bring our clients’ vision to life, and reach their perfection. From the moment they describe what they want, we will make the impossible possible. As soon as they step inside a house they will feel at home, sparing them the decision making and the hassle of worrying. We have everything under control, and each detail is anticipated. After all it is the little details that counts… Each client is unique and for every project that we undertake, we make sure that it is made ‘Sur-Mesure’ to fit every clients’ aspiration with of course the Secretcape touch.

(4) What is something people many not know about your firm?

'What happens in Secretcape remains in Secretcape' :)

(5) What is your favorite part of a home to design and why?

Living room & kitchen, it is in these two rooms that people tend to spend the most time, it is the heart of a house.

(6) Three design resources you can’t live without?

Traveling, music, books

(7) Best design tips you have learned from experience?

Thomas Edison put it in a very simple way: ‘We have but two ears and one mouth so that we may listen twice as much as we speak’

(8) What do you collect?

Decoupage, Samples of any kind, textures, colours, materials…

(9) What are your favorite paint colors to use?

All white by Farrow & Ball

(10) What are your favorite design books?

Timeless interiors by Axel Vervoordt, Bedrooms by Alberto Pinto, Museum of Islamic Art Doha

Tuesday
Sep222015

Inspired: Curry

Michael has always had an innate ability predict the color of the moment months before it hits the streets. His vision has always pushed us to feature color that may not be the obvious choice (i.e. Neon Yellow for the Cosy!) but he is always spot on. For months now Michael has been singing the praises of CURRY… think spiced up shades of marigold & saffron with just the slightest dash bitters from chartreuse … and our new fixture the Pop was the perfect place to feature it.

 After recent jaunts to NYFW and London – he’s proven that he has once again… nailed it.

 

 

Monday
Sep212015

Eye on Design With Jason and Katie Maine of Maine Design

Jason and Katie Maine of Maine Design Maine Design, Los Angeles, CA www.mainedesign.com

(1) What UECo light do you like to use the most and why?

We love the Erddig wall light! Its modern and clean and can have so many applications from general sconce to picture light.

(2) Your six picks of favorite UECo lights?



 1. Beckett Double, 2. Erddig, 3. Huntley, 4. Langston, 5. Lucien, 6. The Double Arm Pendant

(3) What is your design philosophy?

Our passion resides in curating antiques with contemporary works. We think this clean yet soulful vernacular feels very relevant and livable today.

(4) What is something people many not know about your firm?

Its a family affair over here! While we're married, our sister also works for us running the business side.

(5) What is your favorite part of a home to design and why?

We love the beginning phase when we are putting the framework together on a house and working with architects on materials and finishes. It sets the tone for the project.

(6) Three design resources you can’t live without?

Urban Electric of course! We also use a ton of Holland and Sherry, Claremont and Jean de Merry for custom commissions.

(7) Best design tips you have learned from experience?

One is definitely take your time. Mistakes happen when you rush! Another big one is following your gut on what projects will further your creative vision and what won't be a good fit. I think when we first started, we took on a few projects where our vision and the client's weren't totally the same. With experience, we've learned that we can only take commissions where we and the client have a mutual vision or at least a shared passion from the get go. The client designer relationship is intimate, so you have to make sure it will work for the long haul!

(8) What do you collect?

Design books and photography.

(9) What are your favorite paint colors to use?

We try to use plaster whenever possible but our go to white is Pratt & Lambert China White. We don't typically use a ton of color on walls.

(10) What are your favorite design books?

We love all the books by Belgian publisher Beta Plus and well as the new Living With Light book by Axel Vervoordt. The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge is always inspiring as well.

Monday
Jul272015

Eye on Design With Hillary Thomas

Hillary Thomas Designs, San Francisco, California, www.hillarythomas.com

(1) What UECo light do you like to use the most and why?

I love the simplicity of the Melissa Quartz Sconce. It’s understated and chic, making it perfect for a variety of spaces.

(2) Your six picks of favorite UECo lights?

 

 

 

 1. Parker, 2. Globus, 3. Langston, 4. Oculus, 5. West Wycombe V.2, and 6. Punch.

(3) What is your design philosophy?

Don’t take it too seriously! Design is supposed to be fun and reflect who you are and the things you like. I’m all about creating spaces that are beautiful but that hold up to the wear and tear of everyday life.

(4) What is something people many not know about your firm?

We relocated our office from LA to San Francisco a year ago and now have a little storefront on Sacramento Street. It’s the perfect location and we love it!

(5) What is your favorite part of a home to design and why?

Powder Rooms are so fun because you can pack a lot of punch into a tiny space. I like to call it the “jewel box” of a house.

(6) Three design resources you can’t live without?

Pinterest, Instagram, and print magazines.

(7) Best design tips you have learned from experience?

Bigger is better when it comes to almost anything – lighting, pillows, artwork. Scale is so important for creating a big impact in a space.

(8) What do you collect?

Vintage lamp finials. And coffee table books, of course.

(9) What are your favorite paint colors to use?

I’m a fan of all Farrow & Ball’s blues. The perfect white is Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore, so bright & crisp!

(10) What are your favorite design books?

Lately I’ve been digging thru Steven Gambrel’s “Time and Place” – he has such an amazing eye. Also, Slim Aarons’ books never cease to inspire.