Generation Brands Promotes Matt Vollmer to President and Chief Sales Officer

Skokie, Ill (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

Generation Brands, the parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting, has promoted Matt Vollmer to President and Chief Sales Officer.

Matt has been instrumental in helping to grow all of our brands under the Generation Brands umbrella, according to Generation Brands Chief Executive Officer Josh Weiss. He is an excellent strategic partner and will no doubt help us craft a path through these incredibly exciting times in the lighting industry. Matt is a passionate advocate for our customers and representatives and will ensure that we continue to offer them the best experience possible as Generation Brands continually strives to be the easiest with whom to do business.

Vollmer has been with the company for more than 13 years.

New Tech Lighting Sales Manager

Holly Graves has joined Tech Lighting as the brands new Western Region Sales Manager, based in Los Angeles. Her coverage area includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Western Canada. Prior to Tech Lighting, Graves was an outside sales representative for Feiss-Monte Carlo while running her own sales agency, GD Studios, where she grew sales of several lighting and home d

Lamps Plus Announces Custom Decorative Pillows in Art Print Designs

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2015

Lamps Plus introduces a new line of custom decorative pillows in art print designs, available in both pre-selected and design-your-own color combinations. The pillows are printed-to-order and hand-filled in the company’s California workshops and feature more than 50 different unique art options ranging from classic sculptural details to a selection of modern and retro graphics.

“If the past was about consumers following trends, the future is about consumers creating them,” explains Dennis Swanson, President and CEO of Lamps Plus. “The new art print pillows join a growing selection of lighting and decor that can be personalized using our Design Your Own tool.” This unique web feature allows users to custom specify patterns and colors across a wide range of lamps and lighting fixtures, as well as wall art and, now, decorative pillows.

Each custom art pillow is filled with a 95/5 down/poly-blend mix. Two pillow cover types are currently available: an all-white canvas design and white canvas front with beige micro suede sides and back. The new Lamps Plus art print pillows are available for $ 59.95 at:

About Lamps Plus

For more than 30 years, Lamps Plus has been synonymous with excellence in the retail lighting industry. Established in 1976, Lamps Plus is the nation’s largest specialty lighting store, with dozens of retail locations throughout the western United States. In 2014, was named a Top 10 Housewares/Home Furnishings e-tailer and a Hot 100″ world’s best retail website by Internet Retailer Magazine. Together with its retail locations, the company serves customers nationwide with the largest selection of functional and decorative lighting fixtures, accessories, furniture and home decor. This selection includes hundreds of products, ranging from traditional chandeliers to the latest in home decor, available exclusively from Lamps Plus. The company also holds several patents for innovative lighting. Services offered include in-home lighting consultations, in-store workshops and installation from expert, licensed electricians. American Lighting Association certified designers are available to offer product recommendations and advice in all our stores, by phone or online at The Lamps Plus family of websites also includes 55 Downing Street and Lamps Plus Open Box. Visit the official Lamps Plus website:

Leica M-P ‘Correspondent’ Set Created by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design

Wetzlar, Germany (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

In collaboration with Lenny Kravitz the musician, actor and designer Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a special camera edition set: the LEICA M-P CORRESPONDENT BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN. The edition comprises a Leica M-P digital rangefinder camera and two fast classics from the range of Leica lenses the Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. delivered as a set in a bespoke case. The special edition is strictly limited to 125 sets worldwide and will be available from March 2015.

Leicas collaboration with Lenny Kravitz was born out of the artists passion for photography. The first camera Kravitz ever used was his fathers Leicaflex which he received at age 21, as a gift from his father. The unique, distinctive design of the LEICA M-P CORRESPONDENT BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN set was created in reminiscence of this beautifully aged Leica camera. For instance, the glossy black enamel of the camera and the two lenses have been intentionally aged in homage to a well-used camera system, showing a distinctive patina that would usually point to many years of constant use. To achieve this look, every camera and lens of the edition was aged entirely by hand to create absolutely unique individual products.

Another characteristic feature of the edition sets is the unusual trim of the Leica M-P cameras in the finest-quality yet very durable snakeskin naturally from controlled sources that are not subject to species conservation regulations. This material in premium glossy black is also used for the camera strap and wrist strap that are included in the sets. The LEICA M-P CORRESPONDENT BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN set is stylishly complemented by a custom case handmade in Germany specially for this edition. The custom case picks up the product design theme and is covered with the same material as the camera.

A particularly interesting feature of the set is the special version of the Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. This lens has been constructed in the classic design of its ancestor from 1959 and reflects the typical features of its predecessor for instance, the scalloped focusing ring and a finely knurled aperture ring.

The camera and lenses of the LEICA M-P CORRESPONDENT BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN set are otherwise identical to their series production equivalents in performance and technical specifications. The Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica digital rangefinder system cameras and possesses the same enduring and robust qualities for which the Leica M-System is renowned. In the case of the two Leica lenses, their essential properties include superior optical performance and extreme versatility.

A book of Lennys photography entitled “Flash” will be published by teNeues and available for purchase from March 15, 2015. Kravitzs photography offers unusual insights into the nomadic life of a musician on the road. In addition to being distributed by the publishers, the book will also be offered for sale by Leica Camera in Leica Stores and Leica Boutiques.

Lenny Kravitz will be showcasing photographs from this book at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition will be the first in a series of showcases of the artists photography from the book around the world during 2015. The show, Flash by Lenny Kravitz, at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles will be open to visitors from March 6 to April 12, 2015.

About Kravitz Design

Kravitz Design (KDI) was founded by Renaissance man and legendary music icon Lenny Kravitz. Focusing on residential, commercial, product conception and design, the companys team encompasses a diverse group of creative professionals that have executed a variety of projects throughout the world. KDI touts a portfolio of noteworthy ventures, with a range that includes chandeliers for Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection, suites at the SLS Hotel Miami Beach and a two story penthouse recording studio at the Setai Hotel and Residences. Most recently KDI undertook the creative vision for the downtown Miami 47-story bay front condominium project Paramount Bay, as well as a collection of ceramic tiles for Lea Ceramiche, the re-interpretation of Philippe Starcks Mademoiselle chair for Kartell, the set for The Queen Latifah Show and an exclusive collection of lifestyle products for Fred Segal.

About Leica Camera

Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The Leica legend is founded on a long tradition of optical excellence and precision engineering. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualization and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse, with a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalic

LBL Lighting Unveils 2015 New Products at Dallas International Lighting Market

Skokie, Ill. (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

LBL Lighting known for delivering designinfused contemporary lighting, will introduce its new-for-2015 products this month at the Dallas International Lighting Market, January 14-18, at the Dallas Market Center, 2100 North Stemmons Freeway; LBLs showroom is #3925-TM.

Our goal is to produce inspired designs with aesthetic longevity to elevate a residential or commercial space, said LBL Lighting Director of Product Design Dennis Beard. And, this year, our customers will see an overarching theme of contemporary, tailored takes on industrial looks.

The Xterna linear suspension by LBL Lighting is one example of the brand’s looks for 2015. Inspired by metal elevator gates of the early 20th century, Xterna has upward and downward firing LEDs embedded within its unique structure which are gradually revealed as it extends to a fully and easily customizable length from 7 to 76 even after installation. Available in either a White or Satin Nickel finish (shown).

A representation of this year’s line voltage pendants by LBL Lighting includes the Spindrift, where mid-century modern design influenced the asymmetry of hundreds of stamped-out holes in its metal shade. The Spindrift’s acrylic dome gently diffuses a powerful LED light source and features a decorative finial. Finished in three choices: A Rubberized Black exterior with a Gold Mist interior (shown), a Brushed Aluminum exterior with a Rubberized White White interior or a Rubberized White exterior with a Rubberized White interior. Spindrift’s dimensions are 7″ high and 23″ in diameter.

An example of new LBL Lighting wall sconces is the sophisticated and versatile Vantra, where modern technology meets architectural form. The Vantrawhich can also be mounted as a flush mountriffs on the concept of an elongated V.” The sleek aluminum body also serves as the heat sink for the twin LED light guide panels. These visually floating light panels offer a choice of outputs including 100 percent forward or an equal direct/indirect light distribution. Available in either a Satin Nickel (shown) or Rubberized White finish, Vantras dimensions are 14 high, 7.5 wide and 2.6 deep. It can be hung vertically or horizontally; ADA compliant.

About LBL Lighting

Headquartered just outside of Chicago in Skokie, Ill., LBL Lighting has been designing and manufacturing some of the most beautiful and creative lighting in the industry for more than 40 years. The companys diverse portfolio of high design-infused lighting products includes a wide range of chandeliers, suspension pieces, flush mounts, wall sconces, decorative glass pendants, architectural heads and outdoor wall fixtures. LBL Lightings products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. To view products, visit

About Generation Brands

As the parent company to LBL Lighting, Generation Brands is one of Americas leading companies serving lighting retailers plus the electrical wholesale, home improvement and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of residential and commercial lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and decorative products which provide value and growth to its customers and end-users. The companys success is derived from its ability to serve its customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design and outstanding quality.

Everything One Needs To Know About LED Bulbs

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 29, 2014

The Federal Savings Bank, a Midwest based lender enjoys hearing its newly approved clients talk about how they are going to decorate their new homes. Many of these first-time homeowners may not realize that they have a big decision to make when choosing when a light bulb burns out. Sure, some can pop down to the corner store and pick up whatever bulb is on the shelf, but that option is unlikely to provide them the energy and cost savings they would appreciate. When the first light of their new home dies, this is the time for owners to decide which type of bulb is right for them.

Keep your money in your wallet

Many people have been using compact fluorescent light bulbs for years, which provide some energy savings compared to more traditional incandescent bulbs. But LEDs can provide even more energy savings and for a longer period of time. According to Consumer Reports, LEDs can last anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours, which means owners can install an LED bulb and won’t need to replace it for more than decade.

Enjoy a brighter environment

Unlike incandescent bulbs, which can give off a yellow light, LEDs provide a more crisp, white light, according to LED Luxor. This type of lighting provides a clear, bright environment, which can be particularly beneficial for people who have poor eyesight or have detailed-oriented hobbies like model cars or painting. However, for people who want a more traditional feel to their room, there are LEDs on the market that give off fewer blue tones and are closer to incandescent bulbs’ color spectrum.

An added bonus of LED bulbs is they won’t flicker, which can be irritating or even dangerous to people with certain medical conditions. Instead, LEDs eventually dim and are considered dead after losing a certain percentage of light.

Knowledge is power

Buying an LED lamp for the first time can be a bit more complicated than homeowners expect. However, they need only a few facts before heading to the store, according to Shrink That Footprint.

Next, homeowners will see many shapes and sizes of LEDs. The shape they want to purchase will depend on where they want the light to go. For common lamps, homeowners want the common arbitrary shape, but in fancy chandeliers, they may want the candle-shaped option.

Brightness may be one of the most important factors to keep in mind when buying LEDs because the wattage marked on an LED bulb won’t be the same as on an incandescent or CFL. For instance, where homeowners would use a 60 watt standard bulb, they’ll probably want to buy a 10 W LED.

Last, homeowners should consider the color temperature or spectrum. If they want the LED’s light to be more like incandescent bulbs then they should purchase an LED with a warm white tone. For a blue light, they should buy a natural or cool white product.

First-time home buyers should contact The Federal Savings Bank, a veteran owned bank, to learn about current low mortgage rates.

YLighting Reveals the Stories Behind the Most Iconic Designs

(PRWEB) December 16, 2014

YLighting, known for its selection of premier designs from leading international brands, shares the fascinating stories of some of the most iconic modern lighting fixtures. From the industrial origins of the Saucer Lamp, to the bamboo-cane inspiration for the Twiggy, YLighting uncovers the little-known facts behind these classic creations.

Save and Get More with ParrotUncles 2014 Thanksgiving Promotion

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

As a professional lighting fixture solution and decoration provider, ParrotUncle is launching its Thanksgiving promotion for the first time since its foundation. With its principle Gratitude is their attitude, and gratefulness for the buyers long time fondness and support, they want to do something more than just sending a thank-you email. The promotion covers its discounts for almost all series of products, as well as gifts sending, extra bulbs, and extra coins earned from every purchase.

We give money-back from $ 15 to $ 100 according to the customers total consumption from $ 200-$ 800, and gifts for going with every single lamp goods for each buyer Said Eric, marketing manager of ParrotUncle, and for $ 0.99 bulbs, they can get 3 at the original expense of 2. The promotion period is from Nov.20 to Dec.4 (PST), with all the purchases enjoying free shipping service. For ParrotUncle coins, now they will get 50% extra than before. Eric finally added.

About ParrotUncle, as one subsidiary corporation of Eileen Grays LLC, is a specialty retailer striving on satisfying todays home lighting requirements.

They believe that modern lighting is born out of a marriage of form and function. Their goal is to find and bring the finest in modern and contemporary designs to customers worldwide. Their difference is the commitment to an incomparable customer experience including an extensive assortment of the best in modern and contemporary lighting, expert advice and service, inspiration, site design and support throughout the decoration project.

From living room to bedroom, floor lamps to chandelier, from bathroom to hallway, mirror lighting to wall sconces, ParrotUncle serves customers worldwide with the best quality and the largest selection of functional and decorative lightings fixtures.

From ceiling lighting with modern design to cottage chic handmade wooden lamps, customers can enjoy the warmest light and most decorative styles for house decor from hundreds of products available exclusively from ParrotUncle.

Learn more about the promotion and our products by visiting


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Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles November 2014 Newsletter Available

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles serves up some old-fashioned fun in the November newsletter with pictures, descriptions and prices of soda fountain collectibles. Everything from ice cream scoops and cone holders to milkshake mixers and dipping machines were offered at a Pennsylvania auction where a Myerss Bullet double milkshake mixer sold for a sweet $ 3,300. A Famille Rose Chinese porcelain covered jar made over 100 years ago sold for $ 1,896 at a Maine auction. Chinese porcelains made it to the Western World starting in the 16th century and Kovels November sale report helps decipher some of the histories and designs. Learn about the curving shapes and naturalistic detail of the Art Nouveau style that became popular in Europe a century ago. A winning bid of $ 885 for a French Art Nouveau lighted cabinet brightened up a North Carolina auction that featured chairs, tables, stands and cabinets made about 1900 by European Art Nouveau furniture designers. Pictures, descriptions and prices of pieces are in Kovels November issue.

Souvenirs from the 1939 New York Worlds Fair sold at a Pennsylvania auction are also featured in Kovels November newsletter. See a sleek electric clock designed with the Trylon and Perisphere, the fairs symbols of modern technology, that sold for $ 403, as well as other souvenir items showing the two iconic buildings. Demand for everything made by Shakers, members of a religious movement founded in England in the 18th century, is high. In Novembers newsletter, the Kovels picture tools and accessories used by resourceful Shaker artisans, cooks, pharmacists, tailors and farmers. They sold at a Massachusetts auction, where buyers paid $ 4,130 for a Shaker apple peeler, $ 3,186 for a Shaker laundry basket and $ 855 for a Shaker mixing paddle. More than 100 fashionable womens hats sold at a late summer auction in New Orleans and Kovels latest issue pictures fancy vintage cocktail hats decorated with netting and feathers along with their selling prices.

Terry Kovel reports on her favorites at the Antique Advertising Association of America annual convention in Columbus, Ohio, where she was keynote speaker. New Uses for Old Stuff pictures a chandelier with old cooking utensil drops. The popular illustrated Collectors Gallery answers readers questions about a miniature Empire chest, an expandable postcard and a Seth Thomas clock. Novembers Dictionary of Marks reports on pictorial marks that hint at the manufacturers names. The Buyers Price Guide has current prices of dozens of antiques and collectibles.

Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles is available as a print subscription or as a digital version that is part of the Premium subscription.

Terry Kovel is Americas foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. With her daughter, Kim Kovel, she co-authors the best-selling annual Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide. The all-new 2015 edition is now available. They will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)

About, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. Kovels Antiques was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels Antiques has published some of Americas most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, now in its 47th edition. The Kovels website, online since 1998, offers 900,000 free prices, and includes a free weekly email, Kovels Komments. gives readers a birds-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers questions with Kovels answers and much more.

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Gleaming Smoky Mirrors, Glittering Chandeliers, a Crystal Niche, a Candle Bar: Bond No. 9s Resplendent New Noho Interior may well set the Pace For 21st Century Perfumeries

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

Whoa! Wow! Awesome! Thats what shoppers and passersby alike are saying about the total interior redesign of Bond No. 9s NoHo flagship. What their amazed eyes are seeing is nothing short of an approachable, welcoming 21st century version of the Palace of Versailles resplendent Hall of Mirrors. ImagineVersailles, just one block from the Bowery! The furnishings and decor, designed by Laurice Rahm