From the HLD Gallery, Define Your Light
How I define light at home is with a combination of indirect light from a linear LED desk lamp and natural light from the window adjacent to my home office desk. The desk lamp offers a soft illumination to the space by being directed towards the ceiling. It also has adjustability with dimming and color temperature options. The window, which is usually open, brings in daylight, a lovely landscaped view, and often a nature soundtrack of sorts.
Light is dynamic. The sunlight and shadows bring a hint of the nature indoors with contrast and this gentle ebb and flow.
One of the guilty pleasures of this difficult time is getting a peek inside spaces that are usually private – the homes of friends, coworkers, even celebrities.
In a recent HLD staff meeting, as we looked at a tile of each other’s faces, we noted the lighting each of us set up for the call, and how we’ve all had to adjust our homes as we spend more time there. As lighting designers, we know that light is one way we can gain some control over our environment.
Out of that conversation grew a challenge, a question for each of our designers: What are you doing to keep yourself inspired during this time of isolation?
Some of us responded with specifics about lighting our workspaces; others focused on career inspiration or waxed philosophical. Get another peek inside, as we share these responses in our HLD Gallery, Define Your Light