iilluminati: Photographer Mike Poggioli

iilluminati: Photographer Mike Poggioli

Photographer Mike Poggioli captures the magic of golden hour and its transformative qualities everywhere he goes. Take a look at his Instagram feed, for example, and you’ll experience a range of urban and natural landscapes at sunrise and sunset. One element remains constant, however, as he photographs glittering skyscrapers or tree-filled mountaintops. Every photo emanates a warm, orange glow conveying light’s power to alter perceptions of time and space. We had the opportunity to speak with Poggioli and learn more about his renowned photography techniques, subject inspirations and philosophies around natural lighting. Continue reading to discover his unique approach to conveying light’s magical properties in the urban core and beyond.…

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Toolbox: Rachael Stoner

Toolbox: Rachael Stoner

The smallest details can make or break a guest’s experience in hotels, restaurants, casinos and other hospitality spaces. These details can also impact hospitality management teams and their ability to run smooth, effective operations. Seasoned lighting designers ask a variety of questions to understand these nuances, allowing them to create the perfect ambience for guests and clients alike. What emotions should guests feel when they enter and spend time in a space? What lighting approaches should be implemented to support clients and their operations?…

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Leading With Light: LEDs Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Program Recognizes Mason Barker

Leading With Light: LEDs Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Program Recognizes Mason Barker

LEDs Magazine recognized Mason Barker, vice president of product development at Luminii, in its inaugural 40 Under 40 Awards. The program celebrates some of the industry’s brightest young professionals as they advance LED technologies and SSL applications around the globe. Barker’s passion for light inspires his team to push boundaries and develop groundbreaking LED technologies. He has also helped clients bring their visions to life throughout every stage of his career, from lighting designer to co-founder and co-owner of an LED lighting manufacturing firm. Now at Luminii, he continues revolutionizing LED technologies, streamlining supply chains and challenging us to look at light from different perspectives.…

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Spaces: Art Climb

Spaces: Art Climb

Spaces: Art Climb Traditionally, museums have drawn crowds with indoor exhibits showcasing world-renowned paintings and sculptures. The Cincinnati Art Museum, however, embraced an opportunity to…

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iilluminati: Rachael Stoner, Lighting Designer

iilluminati: Rachael Stoner, Lighting Designer

Rachael Stoner follows the light in every sense of the phrase. Throughout her eight-year career in lighting design, Stoner has traveled from coast to coast to hone and share her talents with the world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture, she interned at an architectural lighting firm in New York City. She eventually switched firms and experienced everything the fast-paced metropolis has to offer a rising star in the field.…

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Opinion: The Lighting Industry Needs an Efficiency Revolution, by Michael Kershner, Lighting Designer

Opinion: The Lighting Industry Needs an Efficiency Revolution, by Michael Kershner, Lighting Designer

All sectors of the lighting industry must come together and embrace innovation in order to survive today’s business climate, according to Michael Kershner. As the founder and principal of Innovating Lighting Consultants (ILC), a lighting design and procurement firm based in Denver, Colorado, Kershner recognizes expansion opportunities for lighting designers, specifiers and manufacturers alike.…

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin: Luxury Hospitality with a Central Texas Twist

Four Seasons Hotel Austin: Luxury Hospitality with a Central Texas Twist

For three decades, the Four Seasons Hotel Austin has stood as one of the Lone Star State capital’s most luxurious hotels. Under new ownership and in need of a renovation, the charge was clear: deliver a complete transformation of the hotel lobby, bar, restaurant and patio to present the Four Seasons’ global brand with a sophisticated and uniquely Central Texas appeal.…

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La Centrale: Elevating The Food Hall Experience With Light

La Centrale: Elevating The Food Hall Experience With Light

La Centrale is no ordinary food hall. The collection of five restaurants, two bars, a market, wine store and gelato shop in Miami’s Brickell City Centre provides an extraordinary culinary experience you can’t find anywhere else. Spanning three levels, the food hall serves gourmet Italian dishes with a touch of Miami flair in a variety of stylish environments.…

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iilluminati: Gwen Grossman

iilluminati: Gwen Grossman

Gwen Grossman breaks barriers—and sets new standards—on a daily basis. While running her firm, Gwen Grossman Lighting Design, she empowers women and strengthens their voices in the male-dominated lighting design and architecture sectors. She also illuminates spaces with utmost precision and care to enhance every moment of the customer experience.…

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United Polaris Lounges: Taking Air Travel to Luxurious New Heights

United Polaris Lounges: Taking Air Travel to Luxurious New Heights

Air travel can be hectic and tiresome. When you step into a United Polaris Lounge, however, you’re transported from a conventional airport to an ultra-chic lounge, five-star restaurant and luxury hotel. Stylish and highly functional spaces allow United Airlines’ premier international travelers to take care of last-minute business, savor chef-prepared meals and enjoy quality rest before their next adventure.…

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