Now that we have been living in our renovated house for more than six months, one of the things we would have done differently is the lighting design.
It sells Varian’s own line of lighting, furniture, wallpaper and pillows, as well as artisanal products from about 100 other home designers and 70 jewelers.
The old light fixtures we see so often in Brooklyn townhouses that we think are original to the building are quite often early electric lights or mid 20th century chandeliers.
The startup makes and sells lights from a carefully curated group of 19 designers, about half of them based in Brooklyn.
Lighting a brownstone or row house presents a unique challenge.
Good lighting can perk up your home and your mood.
The unfortunate ugliness of the new, legally mandated efficient lighting could drive even a beard-wearing, artisanal-chocolate-eating, Edison-bulb-sporting Brooklyn hipster to embrace the conservative cause of “Keep the government out of my light sockets!”
Last night as we were walking to Bareburger in Astoria (they’re now selling Crabbie’s ginger beer!), we spotted and tried to peer into the windows of the New York City Bagel Coffee House – unfortunately, the windows at eye level are seriously sealed with brown butcher paper (nice job to whoever did that expert job). That said, one of the windows above eye level was also at the level of a raised iPhone, so we snapped the photo above.
Holiday Season Kickoff with Snowflake Lighting – Enjoy face painting and balloon twisting and do not forget to stop by the holiday arts and crafts station. Don’t forget to bring a camera and get a photo with Santa at Macy’s (GMAP).
Also, watch as the sky turns into a kaleidoscope of beauty, lighting the Macy’s Snowflake and marking the official start of the holiday season!
Holiday Season Kickoff
Macy’s Flushing, 136-50 Roosevelt Avenue
Monday, November 19 | FREE