Light Art - How To Light Up Your Displays

Whether your home boasts shelves of vintage vases or a sideboard strewn with stones sourced from your favourite beach, the right light can turn a collection of objects into a striking display. See design writer Charlotte Abrahams' top five ideas.

The Original 1227™ User Guide - Part 2: Living Room Lighting

The living room is a place of relaxation, a room where we sit back to read, to socialise and to watch television. Ideally, our living space will be filled with natural light streaming in through generous, south-facing windows; however, for many of us, the reality is somewhat darker. But look on the bright side: dark rooms provide the perfect excuse to splash out on some absolutely fabulous lights.

The Original 1227™ User Guide - Part 1: Kitchen/Dining Room Lighting

In the beginning there was the Original 1227™. Launched by Anglepoise® in 1935 as a result of the pioneering work of automotive engineer George Carwardine, this three spring, articulated task light set the standard by which all other desk lights are now measured and has become an internationally acclaimed design icon.

Anglepoise® Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Gifts for the design conscious

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the design aficiando in your life? Panic not; my family is riddled with people who will only give house room to the most beautiful things so I have had plenty of practice sourcing presents that are chic, elegant and fashion forward. Here are my suggestions for this festive season.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Bedroom Lighting

The bedroom as it once was has all but disappeared behind new stylistic choices and design options. In the past, your bedroom would have been primarily for rest and relaxation in the home. Now, it can have a wide range of different functions. 

Which Home Office Lighting To Choose. 3 Simple Tips

Selecting lighting for any room in your home can be confusing. When you choose lights for your home office, you want to get it right but might be overwhelmed by choice. Your home office lighting needs to help you focus on your work, giving you the light you need to see what you're doing. 

University Essentials - Back to school guide 2016

September is here, which means that students up and down the country are already thinking about what to pack in their bags for the new term. Deciding what to take and what to leave behind can be tricky, so we have compiled a list of essentials. From the best desk lamp to the ultimate back pack, these are the items that every fresher needs.

10 Steps to Finding the Perfect Bedroom Lighting

The purpose of bedrooms has transformed from simple resting places to a multifunctional space in the modern house. We no longer see our bedroom as just a place to rest after a hectic day at work, we see it as another office space and more. 

5 Explanations On Why Lighting Is Important

Lighting is one of the most important features in your home. You should spend time and money on getting it right if you want your home to look and feel as great as it can. It’s one of the places where people tend to go cheap or deal with existing fixtures, yet, actually poor lighting can be detrimental to the other area where you have spent money. Here are five top reasons why lighting is so important

The Ultimate Checklist For Buying Lighting

When you shop for lighting, there's more to think about than you might think. So many people don’t think about their lighting until last minute and actually it’s the one thing that has the capability of changing a room.

Five Ingenious Ways You Can Use Lighting

We think it’s fair to say that home lighting can be so much more than just a way to make your home, well, brighter. Using lighting, you can change the look and the feel of a space. You can even change the atmosphere or the mood that you experience as you walk into the room.

Anglepoise® Holiday Gift Guide 2015

December is upon us which means that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. Clearly, the presents for those you share a home with are the most important – not least because, if you’re clever, they can double as gifts for yourself too.


Universities may boast state of the art gyms and air conditioned, wi-fi connected lecture theatres, but halls of residence - for all their en-suite facilities – remain largely untouched by interior design. Personalising these bare, cell-like bedrooms isn’t easy – space is tight and any interference with the physical structure of the room is strictly forbidden – but it is possible.