Author Archives: Remains Lighting

Self-Affirmation through the Choice of Highly Aesthetic Products

Dear readers, This may be old news to those of you whose subscriptions have not lapsed to the Journal of Consumer Research, but buying good-looking products evidently makes you feel better about yourself. My friend and colleague Alice Kriz called my attention … Continue reading

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FRANCE TAKES VANGUARD POSITION ON NIGHTTIME LIGHT POLLUTION

The French government just announced that they are taking the vanguard position on light pollution and energy conservation with a new law to control lighting at night. The environmental ministry announced the law yesterday (to go into effect July 1 … Continue reading

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Vice Squad

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has seven vises listed in its collection. I was able to find one of them and pored over it for a while last Sunday. This is an armorer’s vise. I don’t know what makes it … Continue reading

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Twas the fortnight before Christmas…

Twas the fortnight before Christmas and I had the New York architect Alan Wanzenberg on the brain. Alan and I have known each other for a decade or so and over that time Remains has been lucky to contribute to … Continue reading

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HEARST BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO

The Hearst Building (as in William Randolph, American publisher of note) in San Francisco was built in 1910 and remodeled in 1937. The remodel was designed by Julia Morgan who also designed Heart’s “castle” San Simeon. I stopped by recently … Continue reading

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Mark di Suvero at the San Francisco MOMA

I’m usually completely unmoved by the type of large industrial sculptures you find at Storm King or Dia Beacon but I make an exception for a few. Sculptures like Torqued Ellipse (or others by Richard Serra) that physically impose upon … Continue reading

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Chas. J. Weinstein and The Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn

I got a call from a friend of mine who’s bidding on the restoration of one of the massive old movie palaces in New York City. The Loew’s Kings Theater opened in Brooklyn in 1929 with marble, crystal, velvet, and … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Lanterns at Van Cortlandt Manor

Alix and I dragged the kids up to Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton on Hudson recently to see their annual pumpkin extravaganza. Aside from this hilarious seasonal confection, I diligently documented a few lights on the 18th Century house, lovely … Continue reading

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