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Why Use Custom Lighting?

Why Use Custom Lighting?

Custom lighting is about getting exactly what you want, even if what you want doesn’t currently exist. It includes everything from creating a unique fixture to its placement and lighting output strength. ADG will make it easy if you have never had custom lighting in...

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Annenberg Community Beach House: A Los Angeles Landmark

Annenberg Community Beach House: A Los Angeles Landmark

Ooh, if these Los Angeles landmarks could talk…what would they say? Let’s take the Annenberg Community Beach House. From 1929 to 1942, this Los Angeles landmark was happening. Every known dignitary and movie star spent hours partying at this beautiful property. The...

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Achille Castriglioni and Arco Lamp

Achille Castriglioni and Arco Lamp

If you’re a fan of mid-century modern style, then you are probably familiar with the Achille Castiglioni Arco Lamp. Achille Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo designed the original Arco Lamp in 1962. Their inspiration was a street lamp; together, they formed the...

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Another Great Los Angeles Landmark: The Neutra VDL House

Another Great Los Angeles Landmark: The Neutra VDL House

Richard Neutra was an Austrian-born architect, but he made Southern California the location for his life and career. He is credited for ushering the international modern architecture style into the American (Southern California) lifestyle. The Neutra VDL House fits...

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Los Angeles Architecture at Its Best: The Banning House

Los Angeles Architecture at Its Best: The Banning House

The Banning House was built in 1864 and designed by Phineas Banning. The Banning House has been called one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the West.  Hmmm, not bad for the reputation of Los Angeles architecture.  Phineas Banning wasn’t...

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The Glass House is a Spectacular Architectural Landmark

The Glass House is a Spectacular Architectural Landmark

One wonders how the architect’s minds worked when they decided to design some of our most prized architectural landmarks. One thing we can all agree on is that these architects of yesteryear were all forward thinkers. These architects weren’t satisfied with the status...

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The Hotel Architecture of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Hotel Architecture of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel is the creme de la creme in hotel architecture. It was initially built in 1954 by an architect named Morris Lapidus. The hotel architectural style is Miami Modern Architecture (MiMo). The hotel’s interior design and part of the...

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Why Work With A Custom Lighting Manufacturer

Why Work With A Custom Lighting Manufacturer

So you have a great idea for lighting your beautiful home. The problem is you have never seen anything close to what is in your brain. You know this is the celestial lighting that is perfect for your home.  Don’t even think about going into Home Depot; your brain...

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Avila Adobe House: Notable Los Angeles Architecture

Avila Adobe House: Notable Los Angeles Architecture

There are styles of architecture distinctive to certain parts of the country, specifically California and Los Angeles; the architecture is show-stopping here. Los Angeles architecture is a melting pot of some of the greatest works by many famous architects.  Los...

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It’s Googie Architecture, Not Google!

It’s Googie Architecture, Not Google!

Googie architecture is both futuristic and nostalgic at the same time. Originally from Southern California and part of the Streamline Moderne architecture, Googie architecture represented America’s fascination with the future and a better tomorrow. Googie architecture...

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Furniture Designer Florence Knoll Gave Businesses Style

Furniture Designer Florence Knoll Gave Businesses Style

Furniture designer Florence Marguerite Schust, aka Florence Knoll, was born on May 24, 1917, in Saginaw, Michigan. By the time she was twelve, she was orphaned. Her father died when Florence was five, and her mother died when she was twelve. She was raised by a legal...

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Female Architect Eileen Gray

Female Architect Eileen Gray

Female architect Eileen Gray was born on August 9, 1878, in Enniscorthy, Ireland. She was born into a privileged noble Irish family, and her birth name was Kathleen Eileen Moray. An uncle of Gray’s mother anointed her a title, so she became 19th Baroness Gray, giving...

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The Custom Lighting Design of the Artichoke Light

The Custom Lighting Design of the Artichoke Light

We were shocked when we thought that nothing would impress us on the topic of custom lighting design. Then we came across the revolutionary Artichoke Light created by Poul Henningsen. Poul Henningsen, referred to as PH for short, was a Danish architect and designer...

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