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Launching Iso Swing Arm Lights

We’re really excited to share a new lighting series, name Iso. Iso began with consideration towards a common problem: how to create impactful, functional overhead lighting without a ceiling electrical box.

Addressing this challenge with three simple elements, Iso's single rotating armature elegantly cantilevers from the wall by the lamp's cord to strategically place a globe light source right where it needs to be. The result is an elemental sculpture of functionality in which each of the lamp's elements work together to define its use as well as its form.

Iso installs directly into a wall by two screw points and plugs directly into a wall outlet - eliminating the need for a dedicated junction box or need for an electrician. The arm's adjustable pivot allows the lamp to be positioned and repositioned as the use of a space evolves.

Available in two sizes, 60" and 30", Iso is suitable for installation over dining tables, sofas, or bedside.

A special selection of materials range from brass to tonal texture powder coats accented by a new selection of color-washed glass globes in a subtle yet elegant pearl-like finish.

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Get more information on Large Iso, and Small iso Swing arm lights for your next project!

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NY Design Week MAY 15-19

We've yet to have fully unpacked since our big move to New York, but we are ready for the upcoming NY Design week!   L&G Studio will be launching new works, new collaborations, with new friends in new stores all around New York! 

Read below for all the event details and come visit!


L&G SPECTACLE at Offsite
May 15-18

Join us at this year's NY Design week for the launch of new lighting and objects at Sight Unseen's Offsite show including limited edition items in collaboration with Avo, and John Hogan.  We are  excited to be exhibiting alongside John Hogan and Calico Wallpaper while collectively exploring the concept of visual illusion via material, light, pattern, and forms.  You won't want to miss this SPECTACLE show.  #offsiteSPECTACLE

OFFSITE / W. 36th st, New York, 10018
MAY 15-18 / Fri (12-7) Sat-Mon (11-6)


L&G Studio Shape Up for Roll & Hill
May 15-19

We're elated to have our Shape Up lights just recently launched at Salone de Mobile in Milan and then again for NY Design Week at The Future Perfect Showroom and DDC! Come see the new R&H edition as well as other amazing lighting by Jason Miller, Karl Zahn, Paul Loebach, LIndsey Adelman.

The Future Perfect / 55 Great Jones St, NY, 10012

DDC /  181 Madison Ave, NY, 10016



The Shed at The Standard Hotel by Makers & Brothers
May 14-17
 

The Shed by Makers & Brothers travelled all the way from Ireland to host a fresh selection of design and craft favorites in the luscious garden The Standard (East Village).  Come pick up one of our mini chimes and enjoy the sounds of spring.   

The Standard Hotel East Village / 25 Copper Square,  NY, 10012


Outside the Box for Wanted 
May 9th - May 19th

L&G Studio is part of the SEATTLE Outside of the Box curated by Darin Montgomery of Urbancase  for Wanted Design. We're honored to be part of the exhibit which represents a variety of materials and aesthetics employed by the Seattle design community under the common theme of food & entertainment. 

Wanted at Industry City /  2nd ave between 36th & 37th, Sunset Park, 11232

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L&G at AD Home Show

L&G STUDIO at AD MADE SECTION / BOOTH #168 

Come visit us from Thur-Sat. 11am-7pm / Sun. 10am-6pm  

L&G Studio will be debuting new lighting, home decor accessories, and special limited edition Ovis chairs in collaboration with AVO.  We'll also be exhibiting alongside with our friends from Grain!  We look forward to seeing you there!

PIERS 92 & 94 / 55th Street at 12th Ave, NYC, NY 10019

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L&G Studio at SuperPAC / Westedge Design Fair OCT 14-19

We're excited to share that we're part of a group design show called SuperPAC, curated by Jaime Derringer (editor of Design Milk) during Westedge Design Fair in Santa Monica from OCT 14th-19th.

Jaime hand picked 15+ design studios along the west coast from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, down to Los Angeles and we couldn't be happier to be part of it! 

Check out this impressive list below of all the participating designers and read more about it HERE!

100xbtr (Los Angeles, CA) / Brendan Ravenhill (Los Angeles, CA) / Mimi Jung (Los Angeles, CA) / Eric Trine (Long Beach, CA) / Iacoli & McAllister (Seattle WA) / graypants (Seattle, WA) / Hinterland Design (Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada) / Jeff Martin Joinery (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) / Ladies & Gentlemen Studio (Seattle, WA) / PECA (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) / Phloem Studio(Portland, OR) / Rachel Denny (Beavercreek, OR) / Standard Socket (Seattle, WA) / Tanya Aguiniga  (Los Angeles, CA) / Varian Designs (San Francisco, CA) / urbancase (Seattle, WA) / Wolfum (Los Angeles, CA) /Zoe Pawlak (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

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Douglas + Bec's New Store in Australia

One of our favorite store and stockist, Douglas + Bec , just recently opened their beautiful new store in Melbourne, Australia! This is the first store that has the most comprehensive representation of our work.  I nearly cried when I saw these photos of their amazing  store AND with all our pieces so well displayed amongst all these other coveted design pieces.

Its rare that we ourselves get to see that many pieces of our own work shown in such a nice context, so we feel extremely lucky that D+B is so supportive of our work and studio especially coming all the way from New Zeland & Australia! . 

Read more about D + B's new store opening on Design Files.

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Sight Unseen / Aug / 2013

We can't believe that L&G Studio got selected as one of the top 25 studios to make it in the Sight Unseen's American Design Hot List for 2013 as well as mentioned in one of the story they contributed on L’Arcobaleno

We've been a HUGE fan of Sight Unseen blog ever since Jill & Monica started the design blog in 2009. They have been an integral part of the establishing the American design scene in while cultivating  up & coming design talents.  

So we couldn't be more honored to be recognized as one of  the design studios on their top 25 list! Thank you Jill & Monica! 

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Wind Chime Collaboration Pre-Sale!

We're just a day away from tomorrow's Reclaim NYC x 2 opening partyBut check out the online pre-sale first and to get first dibs!

We couldn't be happier with the result of these wind chimes in collaboration with Nicholas Nyland!  Nicholas made some really special ceramic chime pieces with various shapes, textures, and glazes. So every chime is one-of-a-kind!  

Below are some of process late night shots  and the finished chimes!

We'll also have a whole array of chimes for sale at Noho Next in these 3 styles amongst our Aura lights! The chime ranges from $95-$175

We will eventually put them on our website for sale, but for now, you'll have to come see/shop them in person...and come say hello!

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(L&G) + (NYC x Design) = NEW EXCITEMENT!

L&G is proud to introduce two entirely new collections debuting at the upcoming NYC x Design week starting May 17-20th.

MIRAGE- A collection of optic-bending furniture from shelves to tables.

MARU- A collection of lighting and accessories that explores the functional and aesthetic versatility of mix materials in all types of circular forms.  

Check out the collection HERE.

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

Here are the list of events that we'll be part of!

1. NOHO NEXT 2013 (we will be there, so come say hello!) @ Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street; May 17–20, 12pm to 7pm. Dylan & I will be there in person while exhibiting our brand new collections Mirage & Maru- a series of work from furniture, lighting, to small home accessories.

2. AmDC’s TROPHY  @ Underground at The Standard, East Village Hotel, 25 Cooper Square; May 17–20 / 12pm to 7pm. We'll be exhibiting our special mirage shelves.

3. RECLAIM x 2  @ 446 Broadway, 3rd Floor; Thursday, May 16, 2013 / 7pm- 11pm. We've donated special one-off editions of L&G wind chimes made in collaboration with artist Nicholas Nyland for Reclaim's second charity sale. 

4. STDARD SOCKET @ Wanted Design- 269 11th Avenue; May 18th-20th / 10am-7pm. Our ‘Full Turn’ lighting will be displayed as part of Standard Socket’s inaugural lighting collection.

5. STORY @ 144 10th Ave; May 1st-May 30th / 11-7pm. We're part of STORY's ever changing retail concept store offering some small gift & home goods at their current [DESIGN] theme popup shop.

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New Collaboration Brewing

We're really excited to be working with our dear friend/artist, Nicholas Nyland in creating a whole collection of wind chimes which we'll launch in mid-May!

We've been posting some process shots on our EXPLORATION page  and we'll be sharing them next week and will be exhibiting them at New York Designweek along with other new works from MAY 17-20 at Reclaim NYC and Noho Design District. (Details TBA) 

We've been a long-time fan of Nicholas' work and been wanting to work with him for years now! We love his fun & uninhibited way wanting to work with him for years now!  We love his uninhibited ceramic pieces and his use of  fun colors and  textures.

Needless to say it's going to be an exciting collaboration and we think it'll yield a really interesting result contrasted with our simple forms and material pallet!

Here are some photos from our brainstorming  session with Nicholas and at his lovely home!

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Ovis Lounge in LEATH-AH....

Finally! We made a special leather version of the Ovis Lounge Chair in untanned leather version for Tenoversix's new Dallas shop about a month ago and is really loving the look!

The best thing about the untanned leather is that it will get darker & shinier with use and I can only imagine the whole chair will age beautifully over time.  We also made a new pillow with industrial wool felt with some added little details. 

Here are some photos below. 

We shall soon add this to our Ovis line soon as well as a macramé sling version, oh my! 

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Photos of AmDC at MOST Salone x FAB in Milan

Check out these great photos from AmDC's exhibit in a beautiful old Italian courtyard. Talk about a dramatic setting!

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L&G going to Milan (in spirit)!

This is happening... AmDC's will be showing in Milan at Most Salone from April 9th-14th.  Although we can't physically be there to join all the fun, we're still excited to have some of our works be shown under AmDC during that time!  

Every small step is still a step closer to our dream, right?!

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Dupe Home Tour on Apartment Therapy

You may or may not know that Dylan & I live and share a duplex with our good friends, Jared & Chika, and baby Lisle!   We were lucky enough to be chosen by Andie Powers ( co-owns Assemble )  to have both of our  place featured on Aparment Therapy recently.

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We share a 1960's duplex  in Ballard, Seattle.  Under this one roof, there are two units,  two couples (Chika & Jared on the left, Jean & Dylan on the right) , two studios (

Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and R&L goods), and two babies ( C&J's precious baby name Lisle and J&D's whiny cat, Pudding).  

Here's Jared, Chika & Lisle's colorful inviting home. We admire their brave use of bright fun colors throughout their space. They also have the best collection of coveted artworks, heirloom items and furniture.  

Check out the rest of their lovely abode on AT, HERE!

Our side on the other hand is all about floating open shelves...It's not entirely untrue to say that we just don't know how to edit down. For us, the shelves really functions as our 3 dimensional inspiration board where we can be reminded of all the things that inspires us whether it be things that our friends make, vintage treasures we found or material swatches. 

You can see the rest of the home tour with some of our trade secrets on AT, HERE!

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NEXT WEEKEND: THE BLAK\Designmart

In celebrating the early winter dark hours, Brite collective presents THE BLAK\designmart!! 
 

THE BLAK\DESIGNMART

A 2-day only holiday sale featuring 30+ emerging designer/makers presenting limited edition BLAK products under the theme of black to celebrate the early winter nights! In addition, a separate open designmart where more designers will be there to represent and sell their own work outside the theme.  

ALSO We're excited to share that this event will help support the new non-profit design organization, Seattle Design Foundation. SDF's mission is to create a platform for local creatives, in both social and financial capacities.  

DATE/TIME
DEC 15-16 SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am-5pm
LOCATION
1011 E. PIKE STREET, SEATTLE 98122 @CAFFE VITA BEAN ROOM

EVENING SOCIAL: SAT 5-8pm
 
Come meet the designers and enjoys special BLAK drinks, snacks, & treats!
**Come dressed in black or something relating to the theme!!**

FEATURED DESIGNERS:

&c. / Aaron Murray / Aleks Pollner / Ampersand As Apostrophe / Ample / Blk Pine workshop / Brakish / Bultman Ceramics / Cassie Hibbert Design / Christianna Shaw / Erin Kendig / Fleet Objects / Free Time Industries / fruitsuper / Glasswing / Grain / HighLow Jewelry /Irene Wood / Jessalin Beautler / Kaleidoscope Vision / Kate Greiner / Kimberly Baker / Ladies & Gentlemen Studio / Maiden Noir / Maudern /Metrode / Mimot / Neon Noble / Nicholas Nyland / Noal Nyland / OBJECT / OUI / Ozen Company / Piano Nobile / Ria Leigh / R&L Goods / Sarah Loertscher / Studio Arno / Ta+ma / Tanya Aguiniga / Urbancase / VonTundra /Zero Sept...and MORE!!!

GET THE LATEST UPDATES & RSVP on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS with anyone & everyone! THANKS!!

 

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L&G Interview on Sight Unseen

We're so thrilled to be on Sight Unseen's UP & COMING column!! SU is hands down one of our fav design blogs! Bith Jill & Monica has such a keen eye in spotting the current & upcoing trends whether it be art, craft or design.  

For the column, Monica asked us quite a few hard hitting questions about L&G over the phone and patiently listened to us as Dylan & I struggled to sound like we know what we're doing. This is probably one of the most in-depth interviews we've done thus far and we learned more about oursevels more than ever! 

We shared all sorts of things about ourselves such as how we met & started, where we find our inspirations, who our design hero is, things we created as a kid, things we have around our house, and how somtimes people think we're an escort service....which in all honesty, we probably would be financially better off if we had taken that route. :P

We're so happy that we've came this far to be on Sight Unseen!

Also here are some photo outtake:

Our design hero, Enzo Mari. 

Inspirational findings whenever we go on nature walks.

Our collection of vintage houseware on our kitchen shelves.

Our collection of thrifted glass jars we've collected over the years.

 

Jean's collection of random office supplies in the office.

 

Some of our best thrifted finds in our living room: Knoll couch, Hans Wagner rocking chairs, unknown vintage woven rugs, and the jade plant.

Thanks Jill & Monica! XOXO  

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Collective Collage

 


This season, L&G teamed up with some of our JOIN friends, Grain and Iacoli & McAllister to test this concept of putting together a a micro catalog of gift ideas. 

We were lucky to have our friend, Charlie Schuck photograph our products while I styled everything....which I'm starting to realize the whole process of styling products can really satisfy my natural OCD tendencies of arranging/rearranging things!

Check out the full catalog below.  Clicking on the actual products on the image in the catalog to get directly to the product page.  

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New Excitement at Frye Art Museum

Something awesome is brewing at the Frye Art Museum. Charlie Schuck at Object totally transformed the museum shop with works from 50+ local designers and artists, and we're excited to be part of it all!

We're also working with Charlie & The Frye on some winter events which will coincide with Frye's current exhibit, Moment Magnitude-A cross-platform project of visual art, performances, readings, concerts, dance, rehearsals, and specially designed arts engagement programs.

The Frye is hands down one of our favorite 'secret' Seattle spots. It's beautifully understated and tucked away on First Hill with a great mix of traditional & contemporary artwork...and on top of it all, its free! Every time we go, we're always amazed by the place.

The shop & exhibit will be up through Mid-January, so go check it out! 

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Americans Unite!

We've been lucky to know the awesome people behind the American Design Club since we started showing at the NYIGF back in 2010. We all seem like such babies back then....and boy have we all came a long way!!

Especially for AmDC, they've now established themselves as one of the main portal for many of the talented up & coming American desginers to be part of the greater design community.

Besides organizing & curating various design shows, they've just recently launched their online shop just to kick things up a notch!  

And already...they got this great mention on the NYT online....with our servers in there, too!!! 

....AND printed in the real deal!

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