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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS
San Diego, CA

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West Edge Design Fair Preview

15 October 2014

West Edge Design Fair Preview

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When one of my editors asked whether I’d be attending West Edge and would I cover it for her publication, I readily agreed.  This event is the West Coast’s answer to the Architectural Digest Show in New York City, put on by the same producers.

Rather than pull together a formal post about it, I opted to create a Pinterest Board of many of the products I look forward to seeing there.  There will be many of the exhibitors that I’m accustomed to seeing at design shows, including Thermador, Jenn-Air, Crossville, et al.  I always like to see what the established brands are introducing, and what trends they’re tapping into.

I also enjoy discovering new brands and product finds.  At Dwell on Design in June, I came across a top-notch LED brand called Cerno, for example.  There are a lot of companies with great potential at West Edge, and I hope to find more “Cernos” there!

WE2014 - AGA Marvel

 AGA will be one of the exhibitors at West Edge
(Photo Courtesy:  AGA)

Please visit my Pinterest Board with the same name to see more of the brands I look forward to visiting on Thursday.

Here’s a link to the show itself, which is open to trade and public alike.

Nobel for LED inventors

8 October 2014

Nobel for LED inventors

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It’s not every day that a design-related team wins a Nobel Prize, so it’s definitely worth noting when it happens!  In this case, it’s the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics that has been awarded to three scientists. Regular Gold Notes readers know that I’m bullish on LEDs, and have been for years.

So imagine how delighted I was to open my newspaper this morning and see this headline:  ENERGY-EFFICIENT LED LIGHTING PROPELS TRIO TO NOBEL PRIZE.  Here’s a link to the U-T article.  Here’s a link to some of my own coverage on LEDs, both here and in other publications like the U-T and California Home & Design.

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Stylish LED pendant
(Photo Courtesy: Cerno)

LED - Night Light Toilet Seat - Kohler

LED-powered night light toilet seat
(Photo Courtesy: Kohler)

Legrand Adorne

LED-powered under-cabinet lighting
(Photo Courtesy:  Legrand)