Lamps Plus Announces Top 2014 Interior Design Trends

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2016

Lamps Plus, the nations largest lighting retailer, announces the top home decorating and interior design trends for 2014. Consumers are looking for fresh looks and new ways of decorating, offers Manja Swanson, Chief Creative Officer at Lamps Plus. This year there isnt one dominant trend, theres something for everyone out there. So what can consumers expect to see in 2014?

Comfort is in this year, explains Swanson. From the cool palette and oversized patterning of a country cottage to the muted pastels and traditional elegance of a refined French look, decorating your home is about creating a retreat where you can easily spend time alone or entertain an entire room full of guests. Look to button tufted wingback chairs and luxuriously scrolling white finish chandeliers, to help get the look.

Style mash-ups are also expected to feature heavily throughout the year. For an approach thats eclectic yet chic, combining a $ 5 flea market find and a $ 500 crystal chandelier is more than just doable, its sensational, says Swanson. In the eclectic interior, a Mid-century Modern chair is right at home alongside an ornate Georgian candelabrum. Its about playful colors and mixing and matching what you truly love.

Another mix-and-match trend is the global look. A fusion of influences from across the world, this well-informed style is more composed and sophisticated than ever, incorporating earth tones and carefully selected patterns and textures. Observes Swanson, I love this look because it lets anyone incorporate discoveries from their own travels into their home decor. It really is a style that anyone can have fun with and put their own personal stamp on.

The romance and nostalgia of family heirlooms and weathered finishes is a look thats always in style. Lamps Plus has incorporated these influences into its Vintage Charm design trend. To get the look, combine antiques with new designs in neutral colors and distressed finishes, explains Swanson. Layer on the textiles and upholsteries and enjoy the friendly look of a home that has accumulated a truly unique sense of identity over time.

For a more contemporary look that incorporates the same well-lived and well-loved charm, industrial style continues to be very popular. In addition to rust finish metals and lighting fixtures with Edison light bulbs, industrial inspired decor is softer than it was a year ago, with more use of woods, rugs and textiles.

Lastly, luxury continues to maintain its hold on the imagination. Brass, which returned to prominence last year, is gaining more mainstream acceptance and will feature heavily in homes. With the recent color-of-the-year announcements, from Sherwin Williams Exclusive Plum to Pantones Radiant Orchid, purple furniture and decor is also officially on-trend, lending a pop of imperial opulence to any elegantly designed living room. In addition to the classics like crystal, chrome and silver, advises Swanson, consumers can expect our Luxe Living design trend to start incorporating these rich colors and brass finishes this year.

For additional information about these design trends and more, look for online style resources like the Shop by Trend pages on Featuring original inspiration photography, style overview videos and a curated selection of products, online design resources such as this beautifully illustrate the major trends and styles for the year. While interior design trends are proof that style is always evolving, were also aware that redecorating every year isnt an option for most consumers, explains Swanson. By identifying major decor themes on our site, we hope to give people a framework for a home style that looks great right now, but is adaptable enough to change with the times.

About Lamps Plus

For more than 30 years, Lamps Plus has been synonymous with excellence in the retail lighting industry. Established in 1976, Lamps Plus is the nation’s largest specialty lighting store, with more than 40 superstores throughout the western United States. In 2013, was named a Top 10 Housewares/Home Furnishings e-tailer and a Hot 100″ world’s best retail web site by Internet Retailer Magazine. Together with its retail locations, the company serves customers nationwide with the largest selection of functional and decorative lighting fixtures, accessories, furniture and home decor. This selection includes hundreds of products, ranging from traditional chandeliers to the latest in home decor, available exclusively from Lamps Plus. The company also holds several patents for innovative lighting. Services offered include in-home lighting consultations, in-store workshops and installation from expert, licensed electricians. American Lighting Association certified designers are available to offer product recommendations and advice in all our stores, by phone or online at The Lamps Plus family of web sites also includes 55 Downing Street, Lighting Luxury Style, Builders Discount Lighting, and Lamps Plus Open Box. Visit the official Lamps Plus web site:

Furniture In Fashion Announces Exclusive Living Room Settings

(PRWEB UK) 14 June 2012

Till now, the company has been working on increasing the product lines with products ranging from wall art, lamps, and tables to fancy living room furniture and bed room furniture. With the eventual success and increase in demand, FurnitureInFashion now offers an exclusive and customized service of living room settings where it provides a complete solution for modern living comprising of every essential item for a living room.

FurnitureInFashion has been very successful with the initial living room settings which has encouraged the company to expand its settings services and is now offering living room settings comprising of varying styles, colors and material as well.

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Alameda Commercial Real Estate Company Broadway Management Co. Announces Two Offices for Lease in Kofman Building

Alameda, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

Broadway Management Co., providing commercial real estate and conference rooms throughout the Alameda and Oakland areas, is currently offering two adjoining offices for lease in the Kofman Building, located at 1516 Oak St. in Alameda.

“These two office rooms have a shared waiting room, next to a shared conference room and lunch room, on the ground floor of the Kofman Building and will be available in mid-July,” said Edward Hirshberg of Broadway Management Co.

The Kofman Building is in an ideal location, located in historic downtown Alameda, right across the street from city hall and the police department. The three-story building sits next door to a new, state-of-the-art library and many great eats.

Broadway Management Co. is a family-owned business that has aided business owners for more than 50 years. Founded in 1960, the company helps clients select office rooms, conference rooms and commercial real estate properties, and serves all areas of the East Bay, with convenient proximity to Oakland.

Finding the right office space that connects San Francisco and its neighborhood can be challenging. We have the experience, the relationships and the network to help you, Hirshberg said.

For more information about the Kofman Building leases or any of Broadway Management Co.s properties or services, call 510-682-3481 or 510-250-3734, or view the commercial real estate specialists on the Web at Broadway Management Company is located in Alameda.

About Broadway Management Co.

Broadway Management Co. is a purveyor of local offices, assisting businesses with commercial real estate to find the right fit for their business, with the proper amount of office rooms and conference rooms. Broadway Management Co. features interior studio design and room remodeling based on clients needs and desires. Broadway Management Co. helps provide the best interests to clients at all times.

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Beacon South Beach Hotel Announces Tu y Yo Hotel Package for Lasting Memories for Couples

Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Miami is one of most popular beach destinations for couples from across the world. From turquoise waters to pristine beaches, amazing fusion food to friendly locals, breathtaking sunsets to azure skies, lush green neighborhood to vivid marine life, Miami South Beach has just a lot to offer!

This holiday season, the Beacon South Beach Hotel brings the best rates for luxury hotel accommodations right next to South Beach, Miami. Now couples can enjoy even more with a special Tu y Yo You & Me Hotel Package at The Beacon South Beach Hotel.

Beacons Tu y Yo Package Details:

For every 2 nights stay, guests can enjoy one (1) night for 2 on rooftop from 5pm 7pm. Rekindle the romance with this Tu y Yo Package. Designed just for two, this special getaway lets the couple focus on each other instead of the rest of the world. Some of the special touches included are: complimentary bottle of wine, Gourmet Cheeses & Gourmet Crackers. It cant get more romantic than this!

“Our new “Tu y Yo” Package was designed for couples, so they can be able to escape it all and have a relaxed vacation”, says Christopher Regalado, Revenue Manager

About The Beacon South Beach Hotel

Located right at the shores of the most romantic beach of South Beach Miami, the Beacon Hotel has been an all time favorite destination for couples on honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic beach getaway the perfect place for a romantic vacation.

Flaunting a fusion of cosmopolitan and Art Deco influences combined with beach front elegance and top-notch amenities for the premier beach luxury hotel experience, the Beacon Hotel Miami is a place where guests can enjoy exceptional hospitality and lodging accommodations with a range of amenities in a convivial and comfortable setting.

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Video Creation Service Takes New Direction, Announces Article Marketing Company

(PRWEB) June 16, 2012

Recently, Content Writing King announced that they had hired a new graphic design artist to their article marketing company. They said that one of the main reasons they hired this graphic designer is to become a core content creation specialist for their various services. The services in question are their video creation services, as well as image creation. Her main task will be to create imagery for their new video creation services.

The new graphic design artist for Content Writing King will create new images instead of using stock photography for their content marketing projects. More specifically, shell be creating new images to be used as stills in their video creation services. On top of that, her images will also be used for other kinds of static content marketing. The reason they want her to do it is because they say unique content is far superior for search engine optimization services.

Content Writing King has decided to make these changes to their video creation and content marketing services is because they have engaged in a campaign to become the best article marketing company out their. To be the best, they have stated they need to provide the highest quality service to their clients. In addition to their video services, they have created a whole new search engine optimization strategy to be used with clients. However, they will not be implementing any of this until their websites design overhaul is complete.

Their article marketing website is currently undergoing a complete update that includes a complete redesign. Content Writing King has mentioned before that they hired an outside firm that specializes in conversion rate optimization to handle the task of overhauling their website design.

About Content Writing King Content Writing King is an online company that helps consumers to find and obtain content marketing, article marketing, and search engine optimization services. For more information, please visit their website at

DigiFest South Announces Call for Artists and Vendors

Shreveport-Bossier (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

DigiFest South, a new digital arts festival and career fair being organized by the Bossier Arts Council in Bossier City, Louisiana, is presently seeking digital artists, vendors, and sponsors for their inaugural event, which will take place, Sept. 7-9, at the Bossier Civic Center. Artist application forms, vendor registration forms, and sponsorship agreement forms are available online at Categories for original works of art being sought are: 3D Design and Animation, CG Animation, Digital Photography, Digital Sculpture (Robotics), Digital Sound and Music, Digital Video and Film, Graphic Design and Motion Graphics, and Mechanical and Architectural Design. The deadline to submit applications for artists, vendors and career fair participants is July 31, 2012.

DigiFest South is an annual digital arts festival and technology career fair that celebrates how digital technology has combined with artistic creativity to shape modern society. The event includes a digital art exhibition and a career fair featuring cutting-edge companies and educational institutions. DigiFest South organizers seek to convey the message that art education is more than a school elective; it is a powerful vocational element.

Theres a lot of tech-based infrastructure in Shreveport-Bossier, said DigiFest South Organizer Clint McCommon. We have a growing community of digital technology, and we want DigiFest South to highlight that for this area.

For more information on DigiFest South, contact Clint McCommon at (318) 780-5924 or clint(at)fairfieldstudios(dot)com.

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Second Annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair Announces Signature Programs and Special Events

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2012

The second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair opens next week (October 18 21) at the George R. Brown Convention Center and will feature over 70 leading galleries from across the country.

Underscoring the Fairs commitment to the visitor experience, this years line-up of programs will again feature an extensive series of discussions, special events and tours, large-scale installations and the inaugural MRKTworks auction. These on- and off-site special events provide visitors with the opportunity to engage with art in an immersive and impactful way and to delver deeper into the innovation and experimentation of the contemporary market.


Texas Contemporary Art Fair celebrates the burgeoning growth of Houstons cultural landscape with an extensive range of tours and events in some of the Citys newest venues.

The week will begin with a pre-show reception hosted by the Asia Society Houston, Julie Kinzelman and Texas Contemporary at the newly unveiled Asia Society designed by architect Yoshio Taniguchi. Throughout the Fair, visitors will be invited to attend a special ribbon cutting ceremony of The Andy Monument with artist Rob Pruitt at CAMH, and Claudia Schmuckli, chief curator and director of the Blaffer Art Museum will host a private lunch as part of a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly-renovated museum.

As well, for the second year, the Opening Night Preview on October 18 will benefit the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) and is anticipated to raise over $ 20,000 to support the museums free admission policy and extended hours.

Discussions & Guided Tours

Texas Contemporary will host a series of discussions throughout the duration of the Fair. Speakers include artists Rob Pruitt and Eric Beltz as well as CAMH Director Bill Arning and a panel of photo and video artists will be organized and moderated by FotoFest International.

Fair visitors are invited to tour of several of the citys leading museums, private collections, the new Midtown Arts District, and the conservation studio, Whitten & Proctor Fine Art Conservation and Houston Collector Lester Marks, Museum of Fine Arts Curator Dena Woodhall, and Galveston Arts Center Curator and photography collector Clint Willour, will be among those giving guided tours of the fair. Curatorial Assistant Susan Sutton of the Menil Collection will also conduct a tour the critically-acclaimed exhibition, Silence, which looks at a century of art considering silence. For more information, visit:


The artists whose works will be presented at this years Texas Contemporary Fair include Eric Beltz, Colby Bird, Dan Douke, Gina Phillips, OKAY MOUNTAIN, Travis Somerville and many others.

Eric Beltz, Revival Wall presented by Morgan Lehman

Beltzs site-specific 9 x 12 wall drawing for Texas Contemporary is derived from the sampler patterns of his Elementary Forces series. Beltz uses the cross-stitch grid-map to create eye-popping illusions in his signature grayscale palette. This installation marks the first time the artist will bring these drawings out of the frame and into this monumental scale.

Gina Phillips, A Sentimental Tree Reminisces presented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

The installation will be constructed of textiles the largest of which will be a custom-made tree that will envelope a structural column. Interspersed among the spaces of the branches and the spaces between the ground and the branches will be various sized thought bubbles, representing nostalgic scenes from the trees past history. The installation will include cutout forms of animals, clouds and teeth; these three components are meant to represent the trees past, present and future.

OKAY MOUNTAIN, Roadside Attractions presented by Mark Moore Gallery

The artist collective, OKAY MOUNTAIN, was commissioned to create Roadside Attractions, 2011 for the Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga as part of the Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series. The sculpture draws upon the mythology and quirkiness of different categories of roadside attractions with the purpose of delighting and confounding the expectations of the browser and would-be tourist. The brochures themselves mimic the discordant imagery and incongruous information often found in a typical visiting center brochure rack. This is a place where do-it-yourself and professional design are typically forced to cohabitate. All one hundred brochures are uniquely designed by the members of the collective. The printed works -like the brochures upon which they are drawn–are free to take by the viewing public, giving Roadside Attractions of a performative life outside the institutional setting where it originated.

Travis Somerville, Well Division presented by Catharine Clark Gallery

Inspired by the famous photograph showing a refrigerated drinking fountain designated for WHITES sharing the same pluming with a porcelain fountain for COLOREDS, Somerville has created his own set of water fountains loosely based on the 2000 census and anticipation of changes for the 2010 census. Above each fountain is a label and inside each basin is a stereotypical image associated with that group.

Kim Beck, The Sky Is the Limit presented by Mixed Greens

This installation of light boxes of backlit prints captures a series of messages taken from advertisingSpace Available, All Sales Final, Everything Must Go–as they were drawn in the sky over Pittsburgh. The phrases, both exciting and portentous, indicate fantastic sales and business closings. The available space advertised is, of course, the most potent symbol of longing in the landscape: the sky. When loosed from paper signs and billboards, the texts evoke open-ended poetic phrases that, as evanescent marks in the sky, gradually fade back into air.

Colby Bird, Cord presented by Lora Reynolds Gallery

Colby Birds sculptures are minimal and precarious exercises in balance. The works are comprised of commercially abundant materials, such as chair parts, fruit, and lumber. While his work may appear to be elegant and effortless, he goes to painstaking lengths to create this illusion. Birds work carves out a space between high art and youthful insouciance.

Herbert Mehler, WV 745 & WV 716 presented by Lausberg Contemporary

The inspiration for Mehlers artwork comes from organic and natural matter, such as fruits and seeds. The sculptures serve as a play between light fluid shapes and the seemingly insurmountable weight of the material. Simultaneously, the rhythmic fan-like structure strongly suggests architectural and man-made forms- the rhythm of the corten-steel forms evoke the serene undulating forms of the changing tides or mountain landscapes. It is this ambivalence between the natural and the man-made that makes Mehlers works so captivating. These sculptures are from Mehlers KAVEX series (2003- 2009).

Agnes Denes, Pyramids of Conscience presented by Ballroom Marfa

These powerful monuments metaphorically and theoretically encapsulate our world’s most precious resource, water. Pyramid I is filled with tap water from Marfa, Pyramid II is filled with polluted water from the Rio Grande River. Pyramid III is filled with recycled motor oil, which symbolically references water as a commodity. Pyramid IV is constructed of mirrors, which reflect ourselves.

Dan Douke, Kingdom Come, presented by Peter Mendenhall Gallery

At first glance, Kingdom Come appears to be two large shipping crates on top of one another. In actuality, the five-sided work is composed of sixteen separate stretched canvases and is completely hand-crafted. The labels are hand-lettered, the wood texture, scrapes and smudges are all hand-painted, highlighting the artist

NET(net), Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire The Copperwood Group

Holland, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

NET(net), Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive IT Investment Optimization Services, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Copperwood Group. The US-based Copperwood Group specializes in Executive IT Advisory Services for health systems, hospitals, providers and payers.

NET(net) will merge the services of the Copperwood Group into its NET(net) Healthcare division under the leadership of Matt Hartzman, Executive Vice-President. Key Copperwood Group Principals, Hal Fontinelle and John Barr, will join NET(net) as Senior Vice Presidents of Value Creation and Value Delivery for healthcare respectively.

The Copperwood Group acquisition adds considerable experience, while enhancing NET(net) Healthcares scope of services. The Copperwood Group has been delivering Executive IT Advisory Services to healthcare organizations since 2003, helping clients navigate the growing complexity of IT supplier relationships. These services have included technology assessments, solution design and implementation, contracting assistance, supplier management and governance, service level agreement development and management, and interim IT management.

Because of the way healthcare organizations plan for, deploy, and consume information technologies, they are particularly susceptible to sub-optimization, says NET(net) CEO Steven C. Zolman. Healthcare is at the top of industries that significantly overpay for IT. NET(net) has a long track record of success in helping clients significantly lower costs, improving the value of their technology investments. With the acquisition of the Copperwood Group, we are acquiring nearly a century of experience that has been exclusively focused on the healthcare industry, and an organization committed to serving the unique and demanding needs of healthcare clients for nearly a decade.

Copperwood Group co-founder and Principal and NET(net) Healthcare SVP of Healthcare Value Creation, Hal Fontinelle, says, Having been involved in the healthcare IT business for over 4 decades I have always felt that many healthcare organizations struggle with procurement of technology and related services. When I co-founded The Copperwood Group I wanted to create leverage for healthcare organizations in their procurement and negotiation of technical services and products and we were highly successful. NET(net) shares this core belief and brings a wealth of experience from other market sectors that will advantage healthcare IT buyers. I believe that that combined solution we are offering in NET(net) Healthcare can and will have a dramatic impact on optimizing health IT related expenditures by leveraging our collective strengths and experience.


San Franciscos ROBOTSPEAK Announces Special Goal For Modular Synth Building Workshops

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

ROBOTSPEAK, the premier San Francisco music production school for electronic music, is beginning build sessions that concentrate on the construction of a historically accurate modular synthesizer from the early 1970s. This month’s module is the classic 1973 Serge Multimode Filter, a powerful and very flexible synthesizer module originally created by Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin during the 1970s.

As the summer progresses, we’ll be focusing on these elegant and unique Serge designs, both from the standpoint of circuitry and user interface, Steve Taormina of ROBOTSPEAK said. Upcoming builds will focus on several other unique Serge modules that together comprise a compact modular system. By fall 2012, we anticipate having several of these ‘replica’ CGS Serge Modular Systems nearing completion and being used in our modular analog synthesis theory classes that occur every few months.

The 1973 Serge Multimode Filter, which is the focus during June, has a very bright, somewhat acoustic sound quality. It features a range switch that kicks it into subharmonic mode for filtering low-frequency oscillations (LFOs), controlling voltages, etc.

Although the circuit can be built into most modular formats or a stand-alone box, the music production school has chosen to honor its heritage with a limited run of Serge-style face panels done with 1973-inspired panel graphics and banana-jack patching.

ROBOTSPEAK’s modular synth build sessions are conducted with a guest lecturer and utilize open class formats that encourage participants to work socially and co-operatively.

Joining a ROBOTSPEAK modular build session will not only provide you with a useful self-built tool to enhance your music making but will also allow you to become aware of the experience of creative and enjoyable problem-solving completed within a team, Taormina said. Each session will be overseen and advised by a different synth designer/builder, who will offer their expertise and time to bring back the communal modular synth building mind set from the past.

The workshops cost around $ 175 per session and the PCB and most of the supplies are included to build one module. Depending on what the workshop is building, the cost of materials and details may change. Be sure to check the blog for current information at

We will build one every month, Taormina said. This is more than a product-based workshop. We want to build a monthly group where we can hang out and solder, and learn and share do it yourself (SDIY). Whatever system you have, we can help get your module regulated and paneled up. If you want to start a system, we can help get a case and power supply unit (psu) sorted.

Participants will be able to take their module home.

For the most current information about the workshops, visit ROBOTSPEAKs Facebook page.

To reserve a spot or for more information about any of ROBOTSPEAKs products or services, call 415-230-0840, or view the music production specialist on the Web at or on Facebook. ROBOTSPEAK is located at 589 1/2 Haight St. in San Francisco and is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ROBOTSPEAK is also available by appointment.


ROBOTSPEAK is a school located in San Francisco that specializes in teaching basic to advance electronic music and DJ classes, such as handling different DJ equipment to learning music production. Its classes are designed to empower the home and project-studio musician with real-world skills, enabling them to make better music now with gear and musical instruments they actually own.