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Lighting Novice

Lighting novice is putting it mildly. My husband and I have cared so little about the lighting in our NYC apartment that I’m sitting here right now typing this post under some of the most hideous yellowish overhead lighting imaginable. I refuse to let that happen in our new house. We’re going to get lamps, I promise. But, we’re also interested in installing recessed lighting in the living room. The problem? We have no idea how to do it. I mean, that’s okay, we can follow the instructions in our new handy dandy Home Depot book. But, our new living room has a ceiling with no overhead lighting at all. It’s a fully finished ceiling. This may seem like a completely asinine question to anyone who has ever done…well, ANY home improvement work at all, but I don’t get it. If you want to install recessed lighting in a room with no overhead lighting, how on earth do you know where to make the holes?

I know this must be a stupid question, I just know it. But, I’m not too proud to ask it.


March 19, 2007 at 6:08 am Leave a comment

Pretty Lighting

I think I need this. It’s the Sun Jar lamp and you can find it at Generate. There’s probably a way to make something like this yourself out of a frosted jar and a candle, but this is solar powered and therefore supercool. I think it would be so lovely in a windowsill at dusk in late summer or early fall.

Sun Jar

February 23, 2007 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

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