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  • Planning your outdoor landscape lighting

    Many of you are still buried in ice and snow and the thought of heading outdoors hasn't quite entered your consciousness yet but Summer will come and it is fun to plan ahead. Add the finishing touch to your exterior spaces with well-planned outdoor landscape lighting.

    Vibia Halley Floor-to-Floor Outdoor Lamp The Vibia Halley Floor-to-Floor Outdoor Lamp works Just like a comet, radiating an arc of light that creates a relaxing and comfortable environment. The slim form of the Halley is made from highly durable yet lightweight materials making it easy to move and assemble while meeting the highest standards of quality and durability.

     

    There is a wide range of lighting fixtures available for nearly every outdoor situation, including wall fixtures, sconces, portable lamps, chandeliers and pendants and large standing lights. While lighting can be placed virtually anywhere, some spots are an absolute must.

    Paths: A well-lit path is both welcoming and required, providing illumination that extends hospitality to visitors and makes walking more secure. High illumination isn't necessary and down facing lights will prevent glare.

    4100_ambiente The Vibia Break Outdoor Lamp could pass as a sculpture. The form is that of a vertical block with a head that appears to separate, leaving open a small slit through which the beam of light emerges. This provides pleasant, subtle lighting that allows you to enjoy the outdoors and its forms in the evening with non-disturbing glare. It can be used to mark paths or illuminate smaller spaces.

    The Vibia Break Lamp is available in two sizes and two finish options. Made of concrete. The Vibia Break Lamp is available in two sizes and two finish options. Made of concrete.

     

    Entries: Place lights either to each side of a door or overhead at front, back and side entry doors.

    The Foscarini Havana Outdoor Lamp Outdoor lamp made of a single rotational moulded piece in white polyethylene. The structure is available in the version with a stake, with underground box or with repositionable base. The Foscarini Havana Outdoor Lamp is made of a single rotational molded piece of white polyethylene. The lamp is available in three base options: with a stake, with an underground box or with a repositionable base.

     

    Driveway: Low-voltage landscape lighting is a good option along a driveway.

    Vibia Meridiano Outdoor LED Wall Sconce Lamp The Vibia Meridiano Outdoor LED Wall Sconce Lamp is a great choice to light driveways and entrance areas. It grazes the wall creating interesting highlights and shadows.

     

    Steps: Steps should be lighted for safety; either the risers or the treads can be lit.

    Vibia Tree 4005-03 Outdoor Lamp Tree is a family of outdoor lamps for ambient illumination on an over sized scale. The organic shapes are contrasted by the materials allowing the tree to blend in and yet stand out at the same time. The tree is available in four size made of UV resistant polythene diffuser with white lacquered base. Tree is bolted to the surface (hardware not included) and is powered by a cord and plug. Equipped with 70 inches of black cord. The Vibia Tree Outdoor Lamp is a family of outdoor lamps designed for ambient illumination. The organic shapes allow the Tree to blend in and yet stand out at the same time. The tree is available in four sizes and shapes and consists of a UV resistant polythene diffuser with a white lacquered base.

     

    Decks or Patios: Lighting can be used to illuminate specific task areas on a deck or patio, such as a kitchen or cooking spot, a pool or hot tub, as well as railings and seating areas.

    foscarini-solar-outdoor-floor-lamp-1 The Foscarini Solar Outdoor Floor Lamp is a contemporary hearth around which to gather and chat. The top surface finish has a rusty and textured effect and the hemispherical body, made of polyethylene, is stable even when it is tilted by 15°. The angling determines the quantity of light diffused, allowing multiple effects and atmospheres to be created.

    s2_1 The Flos SuperArchimoon Outdoor Lamp, designed by Philippe Starck, is an amazing "extra large" oversized floor lamp. The imposing size of the amazing Superarchimoon Floor Lamp is perfect for larger deck spaces, a fresh and brilliant floor lamp which clearly stands out.

    The Artemide Tolomeo Lantern Outdoor Hook Lamp The Artemide Tolomeo Lantern Outdoor Hook Lamp is one of the more flexible use outdoor lamps available and a new addition to the popular Tolomeo Lighting Series. The light source recalls the design of old lampposts and is enclosed in a diffusing cap fitted inside a transparent IP65 plastic unit, for direct and diffused lighting. The Tolomeo Lantern is available in floor, hook and suspension styles.

     

    Architectural Features: Outdoor landscape lighting can be used to highlight a wall, for example, by washing it or grazing it. When a wide beam of light is aimed at a wall from a few feet away, it creates a wall wash. A light used to graze a wall creates interesting highlights and shadows. Both will provide a little accent to nearby plants.

    vibia_micro_outdoor_wall_fixture_b The Vibia Micro Outdoor Wall Lamp is a compact surface-mounted wall light for indoor and outdoor use. It gives good general indirect ambient light that washing over wall surfaces.

     

    When it comes to lighting your landscape, a little goes a long way. That's because your eyes need less light outdoors than they do indoors in order to see light, shadow, and pattern. To plan your outdoor lighting project walk around your yard at night, envision how and when you want to use your spaces. Make notes and draw up some plans.

    GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross have over sixty choices of outdoor lighting to help you expand and complete your outdoor spaces.

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

  • The Vitra Design Museum and the Vitra Sale

    The Vitra Sale is on now! GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross are offering 15% off all Vitra products until October 23rd. All those cool Vitra products designed and produced by the world's leading designers are available at this great discount, including the Vitra Miniature Collection. Vitra is also known around the world for its celebrated museum near Basel, in Weil am Rhein, Germany. It is a magnet for design and architecture enthusiasts. It houses all of Vitra products as well as the most significant collection of design history worldwide.

     

    The Vitra Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair is highlighted in the Vitra Design Museum along with the Verner Panton The Vitra Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair is highlighted in the Vitra Design Museum along with the Verner Panton Classic Chair.

     

    The Vitra Campus includes buildings designed by some of the greatest architects of our time such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouve, Herzog and de Meuron and Renzo Piano.

     

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    These diverse buildings allow the Vitra Design Museum to celebrate design in a series of highly curated exhibitions that include lectures, workshops, tours and other public events.

     

     

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    The new 2016 Schaudepot Building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, has doubled the exhibition space for the extensive Vitra Collection. This includes around 20,000 objects, including 7000 pieces of furniture, over 1000 lights and the archives of such greats as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard.

     

     

    IMG_1087 The Schaudepot Building provides a comprehensive insight into the history of modern furniture. It consists of row upon row of key pieces of furniture, all the greats are there in their original editions.

     

    The Vitra Suita Sofa, seen here in shades of pink, mixes with other pieces in the Vitra Collection. The Vitra Suita Sofa, seen here in shades of pink (the feature colour of the season) mixes with other pieces in the Vitra Collection.

     

    The Vitra Polder Sofa by Duth designer Hella Jongerius, sits along side Herman Miller The Vitra Polder Sofa by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, sits along side the Herman Miller Eames Wire Base Elliptical Table. All the furnishings at the Vitra Museum are there to be sat upon and interaction is encouraged!

     

    The Vitra Slide Tower by artist Carsten Holler is part of the overall experience of the museum. The Vitra Slide Tower by artist Carsten Holler is part of the overall experience of the Vitra Campus. Kids love it and I think I saw several adults ready to try it!

     

    So if you are in Europe, take a side trip to Basel and make the trek to the Vitra Design Museum. You will find Zaha Hadid's very first building - The Fire Station - from 1993 and Frank Gehry's first building to be completed in Europe. You can take a tour, a workshop or just browse through the collection. You will find all of Vitra's amazing products. Explore materials and processes of modern design. Touching is encouraged!

    Remember the sale ends October 23rd.

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

     

  • Jason Good Custom Cabinets - precision in Rock Bay

    Another of our very talented friends in the Rock Bay Design District in Victoria, BC

    Jason Good Custom Cabinets - Jason's passion for woodworking has established him as one of the foremost craftsman of cabinetry design and construction in Victoria. Jason has built a team that shares his passion and vision and the company has quickly developed a reputation for its precision and attention-to-detail.

     

    1 Known for his insightful functionality and original custom designs of kitchens, bathrooms, built-ins and furniture, Jason Good is a master in his field.

     

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    map Find Jason Good Custom Cabinets at 530 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC, right around the corner from the 6000 sq foot Gabriel Ross Showroom.

     

    Stayed tuned for more great local recommendations in the Rock Bay area.

    Experience our beautiful Gabriel Ross showroom at 2500 Rock Bay Avenue, at the corner of Bay Street and Rock Bay Avenue.

    At GRShop.com we are always adding new items to our website. Check out the latest additions at the New Products page.

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