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Let’s Celebrate Archtober Fest 2017

October is the month we set aside to celebrate all things architecture. Archtober Fest is a away to bring awareness and appreciation to the art and science of architecture. Across the U.S., various cities are celebrating Archtober Fest to bring awareness forward and celebrate the architectural landmarks that their great communities offer.

The earliest surviving written work on the subject of architecture is De architectura, by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the early 1st century AD. According to Vitruvius, a good building should satisfy the three principles of firmitas, utilitas, venustas. Our modern day equivalent would be durability, utility and beauty. According to Vitruvius, the architect should strive to fulfill each of these three attributes as well as possible.

Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

Here are some links to two of the best Archtober celebrations across the country:

NYC Archtober Fest – New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the seventh annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month.

San Diego Archtober Fest – San Diego’s Architecture and Design Month, celebration of San Diego’s built environment, will kick off with a rapid-fire show-and-tell, tours and talks, and conclude with awards for good and bad buildings.

In the spirit of the celebration, get out and explore the architecture of your city and region. It is all around us, but we tend to be focused on the day-to-day of our lives and miss the creative beauty that is all around us. Through their artistic and technical skills, architects translate the experiences of the culture into buildings that mark the passing of time.

From the ADG Jobsite

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The Perfect Creative Collaboration for Your Lighting Design Needs

ADG Lighting is a leading creative custom design and lighting manufacturing firm. We are fanatical about using our 20 plus years experience to bring to life the vision of clients in a manner that evokes quality and style. This passion for design and quality have made for the perfect partnership with Dering Hall.

Dering Hall is obsessed with quality design and broadening the audience for the best the industry has to offer. Their mission is to assemble a community of the world’s leading creators in one place and to connect them with savvy and sophisticated consumers.

Our collaborative efforts allow us to showcase creativity in a manner that inspires both clients and designers alike. We are proud to share two of our recent features on the Dering Hall platform.

Round & Circular Flush Mounts

Featured in Dering Hall’s Round & Circular Flush Mounts. Kitchens and dining spaces are the ideal locations for flush mount lighting.

Mount Ring Ceiling Flush Fixture

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Vintage Pendant Lights

Featured in Dering Hall’s 40 Vintage Pendant Lights. Vintage and antique accessories add a sophistication and personality to any space in a home.

Vintage Cast Cameo Pendant

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From The Factory Floor

Our new Pop Pendant shipping out to a happy client!
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Mid-Century Modern Architecture: Refreshing the Classic Hotels

The mid-century modern movement was an American reflection of the international and Bauhaus movements, including the works of Gropius, Florence Knoll, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. American designs of mid-century architecture were frequently employed in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America’s post-war suburbs. This style emphasized creating structures with ample windows and open floor plans, with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in.

Without doubt, mid-century hotels are popular both with nostalgic travelers and with millennials who admire the timeless modern design and the casual ambiance it embodies. Recently, several iconic mid-century hotels in the U.S. have been reinvented and given a facelift, while still retaining the essence of the era. These structures cheerfully embraced their mid-century heritage with a renewed vibe and updated feel, welcoming guests to enjoy a glimpse of stylish history while enjoying modern comforts and amenities.

The Monkey Tree Hotel – Palm Springs, CA

The heart of mid-century architecture, Palm Springs is known for its numerous examples of both private residences and hotels. Showcasing its well-defined mid-century history, the boutique Monkey Tree opened its doors in 2016 as a revitalized version of its former inception, which was designed in 1960 by famed Palm Springs architect Albert Frey. A renowned celebrity hangout in years past, guests of the Monkey Tree have included stars Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Eric Clapton, Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn.

The Diplomat Beach Resort – Hollywood Beach, FL

A rekindled beachfront property, The Diplomat Beach Resort was a hip Southern Florida hangout for Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack buddies in the 1960s. After a grand re-opening in April 2017, the Diplomat celebrates its illustrious past with a multi-million dollar renovation and distinctive design elements.

Andaz West Hollywood – West Hollywood, CA

A prime location in the heart of the famous Sunset Strip, the Andaz WeHo’s clean lines and minimalist exterior instantly became a legendary property. Nicknamed the Hyatt “Riot” House during its heyday in the early 1970s, it was a raucous home away from home for major rock bands including Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Watergate Hotel – Washington, D.C.

Infamously known for its’ role in the 1970s political scandal, the Watergate Hotel’s classic architecture is considered the finest example of mid-century hotel design. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, the iconic property was revitalized in 2016, after being shuttered for over a decade. Today, the hotel today is reinvigorated, following extensive renovations and major luxurious upgrades.

ADG has worked on a number of major hotels and resorts worldwide. Check out our portfolio of hospitality clients.

From the ADG Job Site

Inspired collections through the centuries by Gerald Olesker. Onyx and bronze lantern.

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Creative Inspirations Thrive with ADG and Dering Hall

Image courtesy of Tiffany Harris Design. Sconces and brass feet by ADG Lighting.

ADG Lighting has always branded itself on being a leading creative design and manufacturing firm for custom lighting. We are fanatic about using our 20 plus years experience to bring to life the vision of clients in a manner that evokes quality and style. This passion for design and quality have made for a perfect partnership with Dering Hall.

Dering Hall is passionate about design and broadening the audience for the best the industry has to offer. Their mission is to assemble a community of the world’s leading creators in one place and to connect them with savvy and sophisticated consumers.

With our partnership, we are able to showcase our creativity in a manner that inspires both clients and designers alike. We are proud to share two of our recent features on the Dering Hall platform.

 

44 Chic Outdoor Lights

An exterior space isn’t complete without the right lighting. Take yours to the next level with this collection of stylish outdoor lighting, including our Moroccan-inspired design.

 

Captured Glass Genie Lamp

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10 Modern Kitchens Featured on Instagram

From monochrome and minimalist to chic and colorful, these ten Dering Hall designers have shared some of our favorite modern kitchens on Instagram. Scroll through for some inspiration and new designers you must add to your Instagram feed. You can also see our Christopher’s Pendant featured!

 

Christopher’s Pendant

 

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From the Design Studio of ADG

Late night rendering for an ADG job site in La Canada, California by Gerald Olesker

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Our work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Email or call us at 866.584.9282 for more information on our custom services.

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Dering Hall Feature: One-of-a-Kind Vintage & Antique Lighting

Add dimension to your design by infusing it with one-of-a-kind vintage and antique lighting. From 19th century crystal chandeliers to mid century modern table lamps, this collection features unique lighting for every space.


We are so honored to be featured by Dering Hall in their One-of-a-Kind Vintage & Antique Lighting feature. Our creative and inspirational fixture was featured and presented to you below:

Vintage Cast Miniature Pendant

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Architecture Podcasts: Finding the Elusive Content

Let’s talk about podcasts! Whether you are a fan or not, the fact is podcasts are a very accessible and convenient way to consume topics across a huge section of society. Whatever your interests may be, there is a podcast out there waiting for you. If you are a regular consumer of podcast content and interested in architecture & design, there are fantastic podcasts available to you.

A Bit of a Background on Podcasts

Podcasting, once an obscure method of spreading information, has become a recognized medium for distributing audio content, whether for corporate or personal use. Podcasts are similar to radio programs, but they are audio files. Listeners can play them at their convenience, using devices that have become commonplace in our society, such as smartphones and tablets.

Some have labeled podcasting as a converged medium bringing together audio, the web, and portable digital platforms, as well as a disruptive technology that has caused some people in the radio business to reconsider established practices and preconceptions about audiences, consumption, production, and distribution. Podcasts are usually free of charge to listeners and can often be created for little to no cost, which sets them apart from the traditional model of “gate-kept” media and production tools. It is very much a horizontal media form: producers are consumers, consumers may become producers, and both can engage in conversations with each other.

Architecture, Design and Podcasts

Spread across the spectrum of content, there are more and more podcasts specifically targeting the architectural and design community. These digital programs are simply fantastic because they provide such a broad view of the architectural and design world, on a global scale. The best part of podcasts for the consumer is their portability. No matter where you go, you can have fresh content available that opens up new perspective on the architecture and design professions. Nothing could be simpler that syncing your device in a vehicle and enjoying the latest podcast in between appointments or job sites.

Here are some resources for links to podcasts focused on Architecture and Design:

11 Architecture, Design and Urbanism Podcasts to Start Listening to Now

The 8 Best Podcasts for Architects

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The Business of Architecture