|Love Lights started in 2005 with the simple intention of bringing beautiful lights to Humboldt county. Not that there weren’t any lights in Humboldt county, but the hardware furniture stores didn’t have what I was looking for--works of art with a light bulb inside.
Where were the hand blown Italian hanging pendants that I knew existed? You could see them sometimes in coffee houses but not in any stores. Even going out of the county I could only find ordinary lighting.
Well, that started me on my pursuit for art-glass lighting. Since I couldn’t find the lights I wanted, I searched for someone to make them for me. That didn’t work out, so I took a glass class in fusing and slumping. I made these very weird but charming hanging pendants that went over the bar in my kitchen. They looked like something between a handkerchief and a deep sea creature.
I first thought about selling my lighting creations from home but instead I opened a small store.
Now I have the hand blown Italian lights that I was looking for and a pretty good selection of lights by local artists as well.
I can order the ordinary but I definitely strive for the extraordinary. Life is too short for boring lighting.
I have been aware my whole life that lighting can change the atmosphere of a room. My parents always had beautiful lighting in their home and it always made me feel good. I didn’t understand why some families would eat their dinners under grim fluorescent lights.
Everyone should have beautiful lighting. If that were the law, the world would be a happier place.
Please check out the different manufacturers I carry and call me if you have any questions. Thanks for taking the time to look at my site.
Happy Lighting! Barrie Love