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How can you tell if your light fixture is eco-friendly?

How can you tell if your light fixture is eco-friendly?

There are plenty of measures for what can be considered ecologically responsible.We will happily label low-wattage LED-based fixtures as green, notwithstanding that they were assembled in factories in China and then put on shipping containers and shipped with fossil-fuel-consuming ships...

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MMD Awarded Best of Houzz 2014

MMD Awarded Best of Houzz 2014

For the second year in a row, Michael McHale Designs has received the Best of Houzz badge for 2014. We believe that this award is a reflection not only of our well-made and aesthetically significant fixtures, pendants, lamps and sconces, but also...

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New York Dog House in Astoria

New York Dog House in Astoria

The New York Dog House is a delightful new restaurant in the Astoria section of Queens in New York City, and is the go-to spot in the neighborhood for a cocktail and the area’s richest, most satisfying mac & cheese. In...

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The Gates Nightclub, Chelsea New York

The Gates Nightclub, Chelsea New York

Michael McHale Designs was fortunate to have provided the bar chandeliers and the sconces for the short-lived and much-missed Gates Nightclub on Eighth Avenue in New York.  The Gates was a well-known venue for celebrity birthday parties, television production parties,...

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Decor Girl

Decor Girl

Decor Girl Lisa M. Smith had a look at Michael McHale Designs a few years ago and we thought we'd link back to that interview, which you can see here. "From this one picture I knew I wasn’t going to...

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Steampunk Chandeliers and Steampunk Lighting

Steampunk Chandeliers and Steampunk Lighting

Michael McHale Designs' chandeliers have sympathetic elements with the steampunk aesthetic, but the differences are too many for our modernist industrial style chandeliers and designs to be considered steampunk.Steampunk has certainly emerged as a design and artistic aesthetic.  Insomuch as it...

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