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Philips LED x Falken Reynolds

Falken Reynolds is honoured to be spokespersons for Philips range of LED light bulbs. It was an easy decision for us – not only is Philips the industry leader in LED technology, but the products are ones that we are excited to use. The quality of light is amazing, many of the bulbs are dimmable, and there is an LED option for most of the lamps we use in our projects.

There is a lot of talk in the design and building industry about being green – which is encouraging – but so often the talk is misleading. We try to keep our green philosophy simple: reduce, reuse, recycle. We believe one of the best ways to be green is to simply use less: buy quality products that last a long time. Not only are Philips LED’s fully recyclable (and contain no mercury), most last over twenty years for typical residential use.

In the following posts we will share five of our lighting tips – and show how LED’s can be incorporated into any residential lighting plan. We worked with a good friend and some of our favourite design shops to create a space that is 100% lit by LEDs – inside and out.

In Vancouver, keep an eye out for rebates through retailers like London Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes among other home improvement stores. Local utilities in British Columbia – BC Hydro and Fortis BC- also offer LED lighting rebates.

Special thanks to LightformInform Interiors, Colin Campbell, Provide Home and Burnkit for helping bring this project to life. Photos by Josh Dunford

        

We’re Moving

We are pretty thrilled to be moving into our new office in Japantown at 368 Powell Street. While the paint is still drying and the security codes are being set we are preparing for all the change will mean to designing amazing spaces with our clients. And as a bonus, couriers can bring their bikes right in the front door…

A century ago the building was the Japanese Mercantile Bank – yes, that means it has a vault. For years after the war it was vacant and left to decay. Luckily the structure was built to last and the current owners (a contractor and an architect) chose to reveal the original concrete structure.

We will be two blocks from the Railtown Design District and close to some of the best interior design resources in Vancouver. And having some of Vancouver’s most successful entrepreneurial ventures in the neighbourhood means a great selection of healthy lunch choices (thank you HootSuite and Aritzia…).

Gaggenau New Spaces Magazine

Premium German appliance manufacturer Gaggenau recently published our Mainland St. Bachelor Pad project in their New Spaces Magazine.

The stunning new photos by Vancouver based photographer Lucas Finlay really capture the drama of the space’s raw and polished finishes. A huge thank you to Lucas, Gaggenau and of course a very forward thinking client for a beautiful result.

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