Those familiar with the beauty of Joshua Tree California may have stopped in at the old Crossroads Cafe. Levon, the new owner, has worked with Mark Bell at Omega Lighting Design to create conceptual lighting for the revitalizing remodel.
Here's a quick glimpse of what's to come. Found item, rustic lights. From an old iron owl over the cash register, to old rusty beer can pendants over the bar.
Can't wait to road trip down and see it all completed for myself!
Think of textures as the herbs & spices of Interior Design.
It can be found not only in your walls, floors and ceilings, but in your lighting.
Combining and layering contrasting textures is like adding that "sprinkle of shaved almonds that finishes a salad" only you're finishing a room. And texture finds its greatest power in contrast. Imagine putting an old patinated street lamp over a brand new stainless steel table, or a salvaged copper plumbing light over your long mahogany dining table.
We do quite a bit of sketching and conceptualizing here at Omega Lighting Design.
Mostly with our clients, but often in our own sketchbooks. Here's a few of the ones we'd like to bring to life for our own use and sale in the shop in the near future.
I thought I'd post them after seeing a blip of news about our GIANT competitor in Oregon posted a story about "Frankenstein lighting", suggesting by omission, that they came up with the movement, and no one else is doing it, or has ever thought of it. Come on, really?
After years of weather pounding endurance, our old wooden Omega sign broke apart in a nasty wind storm just about a year ago. Its golden leaf sparkle once captured the eye of many San Pablo Avenue travelers in search of the unique & beautiful. For twenty years it marked the front doors of our shop.
But today I'm happy to announce that my good friend Eric, at King Ad Display recreated the original sign, and we have "re-hung" it back in its original place of glory.
So, no lie, things get slower around here at "Omega Too" during the Holiday Season. Construction slows during the winter months, and folks attention seems to be diverted from home improvement projects.
So in an effort to spend more time with our kids (and our Puggle Griffin) we've decided to close one day a week.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
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 to address less foot traffic through our shop, is Vanessa lighting & design consultation services outside the store. As her business partner, and her husband, it is great to see. Her sensibilities have won us some great assignments and some wonderful notoriety.
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 runner in one lucky boy's room.