Category Archives: Antique and Vintage Lighting

Restoration of Historic 15 Washington Street Part II

In keeping with its beginnings, Remains Lighting continually takes on restoration and custom projects. The latest of these involves the restoration of several chandeliers and lighting fixtures for Rutgers University. Once home to an insurance company and passed onto Rutgers, … Continue reading

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Restoration of Historic 15 Washington Street

Rutgers University has undertaken the renovation of the historic building at 15 Washington Street in Newark, New Jersey. Designed by the architecture firm, John H. & Wilson C. Ely in the neo-classical style in 1930, the building remains one of … Continue reading

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Interesting Things in the Scrap Pile

I was recently walking past the old Lot’s Road power station in London. This complex supplied power to the London Underground system until about 10 years ago when it was decommissioned. Supposedly now it will be redeveloped as condominiums and … Continue reading

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Cast Irony

We restored a set of huge antique light fixtures for Restoration Hardware, which tickles me until I cry. If you happen to drive down Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich CT, you can’t miss the huge new Restoration Hardware store in the … Continue reading

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Altar Lamps from the Recoleta Cemetery

Most of the mausoleums in the Recoleta cemetery have simple, dark bronze hanging fixtures. All that I saw were based on ancient (Roman, Greek, or Egyptian) oil lamps. I didn’t see any of them working (electrified or not). I imagine … Continue reading

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Leonard Da Vinci drawings at the Morgan Library

New York’s Morgan Library has a show of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings and a full notebook on view until February 2 2014. I was there for a tour of the museum buildings given by the architect Peter Pennoyer and lingered … Continue reading

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Highlights from the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

Here’s a small slice of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show that ran the last week in October. I saw a few things through the scrum of well-attired people thronging the plentiful and tasty offerings; some art, a few antiques … Continue reading

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Lights of Scotland and England

It is a wonderful thing to be inspired by your work. My colleague David Calligeros created a mobile app for a series of annual design conferences that maps out significant or noteworthy light installations in the cities or countries that … Continue reading

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