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As of mid 2008, as most of you will agree, the housing & retail design business has taken a sharp turn South. In our case, giving a small business like "Omega Lighting Design" a chance to reinvent ourselves to respond to the changing market place.

One of the great things that happened...

Thankfully Vanessa has been growing our business with her on-site consultations. One of the perks of this service, when appropriate, is we get to bring to life some of the fun lighting ideas we have. In this case, tin plane pendant lights hung at different angels and levels from a track light...

So the other day, on the rare occasion when my wife and I actually find time to have lunch together, I looked up to see a great example of incandescent vs fluorescent bulbs.

These are two identical fixtures with two different bulbs inside. The far one has the fluorescent, and the near one...

To watch CNBC this morning, you'd think we were crazy to keep Omega Too going.

"High-end, discretionary income retailers, especially in the housing market are in serious, serious trouble."

Somehow, "made in China" and tin thin mass produced products will keep Home Depot thriving,...

There has been a growing "designer" trend to assemble split socket adapters in odd configurations such as the one photographed here. The technique is fine, if you know what you're doing or the people you sell the light to know what to watch out for, for the life of the fixture.

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