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Good Lighting is Worth the Extra Cost

Good Lighting is Worth the Extra Cost

I know -- it's very tempting. Go on discount furniture sites such as Wayfair or Rakuten or even Target and you may see stuff you like. Well designed, cute lighting that might look good in your space. And the price will be a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you sought out the original designer of that light. Even people of considerable means will think twice about paying for a designer-made fixture when a similar looking one is available at a much lower cost. And certainly there is not much difference between original and knock-off in terms of the function of the object: Both of them will light your space just fine. 
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  • Bella NYC Magazine

    Bella NYC Magazine

      For those of you who received you Jan/Feb edition of Bella Magazine, you may have noticed that there was something not quite right. Firstly, you may have come across their Sophisticated Spaces spread: Cool, you may have thought -- the Tribeca...

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    Zagat's 20 hottest new york restaurants

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    Wednesday wisdom

    Skaggs Creative have been one of our creative friends and advisors from the start of MMD back in 2007. Founded by husband-and-wife team Bradley and Jonina Skaggs, the Skaggs Agency has been the creative force behind brands as diverse as...

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  • Latest Press

    Michael McHale Designs is featured in the latest Friday Mansion Section of The Wall Street Journal in an article recognizing our innovative use of 3D printing technology in the area of home decor. On a lighter note, Michael has just made...

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  • A Lighting Tour of Istanbul

    A Lighting Tour of Istanbul

    My wife and I are currently visiting Istanbul -- a fascinating city from a design point-of-view.  Settled by the Greeks as Byzantium in the Seventh Century BC, it later became the seat of the Holy Roman Empire when Constantine converted...

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    Kitchen Chandelier

    We often get pictures from satisfied customers showing off their exciting new chandelier. Unfortunately, most of these pictures are taken with iPhones and come across as pictures of fuzzy light. This one, though, we thought was pretty good: This Tribeca Collection...

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    High Point Market

    We are just wrapping up a week at the High Point International Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina.  It is stunning how much furniture is bought and sold over the few weeks of the market -- billions of dollars worth...

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