She asked me if I knew who made the light fixture in the center of the photograph. Oh man, I like it when someone asks me a question that requires that I dig around for an answer, but my knowledge of what's available in the lighting world is a bit limited. Limited to the sorts of modern or classic lights I usually specify, that is. When it comes to what Christopher Peacock's doing with his lighting, I turn to my favorite Christopher Peacock fan, Gina Milne. Gina writes the great blog Willow Decor and the woman knows her lighting.
As a matter of fact, the reason I know Gina was a similar quest for a light used in a Christopher Peacock kitchen about a year ago. I stumbled up on her blog when I was doing Google searches to try to track down the lighting fixtures in Peacock's now-infamous Refractory Kitchen shown here.
Gina researched this kitchen photograph extensively and published the results of her sleuthing in a post called Elements of a Christopher Peacock Kitchen.
So I thought I try my luck again and I sent the photo my reader sent me to Gina and asked her if she knew who made the ceiling light.
Gina in turn, sent the photo to another design blogger, Brooke Gianetti. Brooke is an interior designer and architect and she writes the blog Velvet and Linen. Brooke turned the quest for this light for my Long Island reader into a blog post of her own and asked her readers if anyone knew who made the light.
Mind you, this took place within hours of my reader asking me.
So on Tuesday morning, Tammy Connor, an interior designer from Birmingham, AL; identified the light in a comment left on Brooke's blog. Brooke told Gina couple hours after that and Gina told me as soon as she heard from Brooke. I shot an e-mail back to my reader around 24 hours after I received her original e-mail. Pretty wild stuff.
How all of this works is pretty mind bending when I sit and think about it. Someone in Long Island asked someone in Florida question (me). I referred to a designer in Boston. She referred it to a designer in LA. The designer in LA got her answer from another designer in Birmingham. That's pretty wild. None of these networks would have been possible until very recently and it's already become commonplace. We live in amazing times.
Oh, the light fixture is the "Cubic Lantern" by Formations in LA. The original e-mail writer, my reader in Long Island has already found it at a lighting dealer in New York. So thank you Gina, Brooke and Tammy!