The IT factor

Nike says    JUST DO IT

Folks have sung    Let’s DO IT

As a self-taught designer, it’s always been a longer and difficult process to name  (and market) my products when I get ready to go market.  The designs usually come very easily and quickly.  They are usually the result of an “AHA” moment.  Then there are the mockups, testing of the idea, the prototyping,  tweaking,  testing, the pre-production,  re-tweaking.   But then, when I am NEARLY ready to put it out, then what?

What do I call it? How do I package it so it’s attractive, appealling?  How will the retailers display it, and store it?  Will the consumers like the product as much as I do?  The packaging,  will they be as excited as I am about it?

The latest new products from Accent have that IT factor.  Their name suggests exactly what you do.   And much like what I think the Nike spirit is about, what comes along with the name is a sense of individuality, empowerment in YOUR choice, your choice on where to hang your lighting.

One of my other products – LOLLIPOPS – my version of the colored cord pendant lighting, which I thought answered a need to have an easy, (plug and play) solution to a simple lighting idea.
I added a plug at the end, so it was ready to use.  And on the models I give thumbs-up for, I have added a switch (allowing the user to easily turn it off and on without yanking it from the electric socket every time).

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So here I am – “Just doing it”  –  I am hereby launching my two new products:

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There are five models: Basic (shown above), Mickee, Trio, Torch and Chand
Shown above with Lollipop with a switch.

WALLIT

WALL:IT received runner-up award status in the prestigious A’Design Awards, Italy.

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Then, here is  TABLE:IT

tableITslot2Shown above with decorative bulb.  But can also be used with a lamp shade.

tableITbarrelblurALL3Table:IT  like WALL:IT has a support function.   It complements any cordset with shade holder,  (like our Lollipops, above).   The Lollipop is connected to the TABLE:IT, with a decorative naked bulb,  or as show above, you can add a simple lamp shade (like our Barrels).

The third  product  lined up and  coming in the IT collection – is  – Floor:it
Coming up …….

In the meantime,  have a good summer,

Claire

 

 

 

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Barrel going, going, gone to ….

BARREL COMPETITION –

The winners have been chosen!!!

4 “likers”  from Facebook have won, and will be notified.

AK,  SK,  CG and NS   have each won a Barrel shade, of their choice.

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2.  ‘like’ our FaceBook page.

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Drum roll please, presenting drum shades – Claire de Lune Barrels

These 13 different drum shades are not only versatile.  I designed them so they could be used as pendant shades, but also for putting on lamp bases (table and floor flamp bases).

The light diffuser which is optional can be assembled either on top or bottom.

I think they are great for changing the mood and flavor of a room, and certainly modern. And make a change without going broke.  These are very reasonably priced.

(lamp bases not included)

Two of the lamps have designs from my many travels – Venice and Tunis.  Others have origins in Jamaican fauna and flora.  And others compliment my Claire de Lune Chandelier.

Here’s a picture from my bedroom …….

I got that lovely “tree stump” light three years ago, and I just love it, and love it with my “Bramble” barrel shade.

So there it is folks, get yours now.

Love red …

Re-posted from Tue, May 24, 2011

Red is for Christmas, red is for Valentine’s day, red is for passion, and just because……..

Claire de Lune ® Chandelier – red. My Claire de Lune Chandelier was originally done in red for ICFF in New York, as a tribute to the BIG APPLE. It was done in the larger size and quite spectacular it was!

Photos by David Rivett               This was it against my CDL wallpaper.

So I have done the red Chandelier  in a size that doesn’t require a smaller mansion to hang it in.

Doing a red theme here in our living room.

My design and production methods reflect a deep, long-time, personal commitment to the environment and the reduction of waste material. All left-over pieces of material from the production of lamps and mirrors are re-used for my jewellery line – CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery . The Claire de Lune Chandeliers are flat-pack to minimize carbon footprint, and eco-friendly packing materials are used where possible.

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Black on Black

Re-post from March 4, 2011

Forget about Black berry, Black Swan – black is the new black, still.

see our Claire de Lune Chandelier in BLACK!

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