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Monday, November 18, 2013

Light is Not Heavy



Simply put, when we illuminate our outdoor spaces our choice of light should not be heavy. Lighting should be exactly that – light. It should be inviting, create a mood and highlight features that a visitor entering your exterior spaces may not see, specifically at night. 

The above image is an example of a design detail we recently completed for an Oceanside project. Many of us may not think about fire being an element of lighting when we typically illuminate our landscapes but it accomplishes all the criteria above. And here are some reasons why this feature works so well:

It is gas-fired, which means it is a quick on/off. 
It is adjustable, which means the flame can be set for high or low.
But most importantly, it is safe and clean-burning. In some states you cannot burn wood. With this element, there is also no mess to clean or smoke in your eyes, especially in a site-specific place like the ocean, where prevailing winds can make a fire pit almost unusable. The image below displays why this lighting element works so well.

Eric Roth Photography

So that’s the light bulb moment on a Monday morning. As Arthur Conan Doyle once said, “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” That’s my job every morning - to give you a boost of light in this wonderful world of design. But the power behind this light - Greg Bilowz, he is the beacon of great design. 

And speaking of light, do not forget about the launch of #26days of kindness, which begins tomorrow. Join in to make these numbers grow. Click here and here to check the pages of a young girl, Ashley Petersen making a difference when it comes to lighting up her town.

© Copyright note: this image and design has been developed by and is the property of Bilowz Associates Inc. and should not be reproduced in any manner nor are they to be assigned to any third party without the expressed written permission and consent of Bilowz Associates Inc.©
Credits:
Master Plan and Landscape Design – Bilowz Associates Inc. 
Photography by Eric Roth 
Landscape Construction by Francisco Tavares Inc. 
General Contractors: Cataldo Builders 
 
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Check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.  You can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.) Visit our landscape architectural design firm's website where creating design with balance and harmony is our story. http://www.bilowzassociates.com/

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