i usually try and get out of the office a bit during lunch. after days of rain and gross weather, it's finally gorgeous out! this week's lunchtime minitrip was a short walk from the office on varick up to
charles street and the HUB station bicycle store. it's like bicycle heaven...actually, city bicycle heaven to be specific since there's lots of great used old bikes and more european style bikes which are perfect for riding here in the city (as opposed to lame 10 speeds and mountain bikes). they have those new-ish linus bikes which are fab, super simple, and perfect for nyc (except for the fact that you cant leave good bikes outside here).
our architects were chock full of great ideas for interesting lighting...which i love...lighting is an important thing that alot of people overlook. so i'm featuring a few bright ideas they've come up with that i enjoy on a daily basis.
with undercabinet lighting there's always the problem of seeing the ugly fixture. the LED fixtures we had installed aren't THE ugliest things...but i still don't want to see them...just their glorious energy efficient light!
usually people just put a wood filler piece that matches the cabs in front of the fixture (you usually see this on ikea cabs...but probably on lots of others as well).
that's all fine and good, but then you have this block hanging there below your doors.
i've never seen this anywhere else, but our architects (abruzzo-bodziak) and scherr's cabinets made the cabinet doors longer to hide that as well! cool!
another great (and inexpensive ;-) lighting idea is this cool 'cove light' in our bathroom. basically the ceiling drywall stops short of the adjacent wall....then there's a long florescent fixture in the void which is kind of hidden by a little lip. so it just washes the wall in bright light and you never see the fixture. brilliant!