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Monday, July 30, 2012

Making Nature Glow


"Sunset at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington"  - photo by SJB Vision

Lanternland loves the photography of SJB Vision. His awe inspiring photos make incredible use of natural lighting. About this photo he says "The glow is really due to the time of day,,,nothing else." 

You can find more of his photos and follow him on facebook here http://www.facebook.com/sjbvision


This photo is "Sunset at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington" 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

5 Things To Know Before Buying Your Next Light Bulb

Light Bulbs: So Many Choices


Confused about all the new light bulb options? LED, CFL, Halogen...what are the differences? Celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston shares his tips for making you and your home look your best. 
Read more here...http://ow.ly/czRWq

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Tonight. Go Team USA!


The Treehouse.

Lanternland loves this amazing "Treehouse" by the The Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design.
See the rest of the pictures here http://on.fb.me/Nz122n





Friday, July 20, 2012

Flying Lanterns

Of course Lanternland loves all kinds of lanterns...
This spectacular photo was taken at the Loy Kratong Floating Lantern in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November of 2010 by Yang Tee Mon and can be found here http://flic.kr/p/8Y6Gkf .



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Are Incandescent Lightbulbs Being Banned?

With all the rumors flying around about federal regulations for lightbulbs, it’s no wonder so many of us are dazed and confused. This article from Houselogic does a great job shedding some light on the upcoming changes to light bulb regulations and the choices consumers have. Read more here



Monday, July 16, 2012

Stonehenge transformed into Fire Garden

In preparation for the upcoming London Olympics, each evening from 10-12 July, Stonehenge was transformed into a "Fire Garden" by French outdoor alchemists Compagnie Carabosse, with fire sculptures flickering across the landscape, candles lining the pathways and flaming fire pots lighting up the ancient stone circle.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/SlDcpv


Saturday, July 14, 2012

What will $12 million get you?

What will $12 million get you? A home with built in pipe organ near Brad and Angelina! 
Take a tour of the largest craftsman home in the US. See the spectacular photos here. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

True Honor


Lanternland supports American made products.

True Honor is a clothing company that supports America and Brick 26, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping U.S. Veterans. All of their clothing is designed, manufactured, and produced in the U.S.A. You can find them at www.truehonor.com.

                   

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Outdoor Lighting Tips For Summer

With summer here, we are all spending more time outside. Outdoor lighting can add beauty and safety to your home and allow you to enjoy the outdoors longer. This short article from the American Lighting Association has some great tips on how to best use outdoor lighting.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Wisdom of Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself."

Mark Twain - American author and humorist 1835-1910



Despite the fact that Twain has been dead for over 100 years, his comments often seem to be just as relevant today if not more so.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Farewell, Andy

Lanternland learned with great sadness of the passing of TV legend Andy Griffith. While most of us remember the theme song from the Andy Griffith show, many people don't know the version he sang with lyrics. Give it a listen here, it is sure to make you smile. Thanks for the memories Andy! 



Saturday, July 7, 2012

San Francisco Bay Bridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Light Installation

The Bay Lights is a light installation designed by artist Leo Villareal to celebrate the 75th anniversary of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.

The project, which is similar to the lighting of the Eiffel Tower for its 100th anniversary, includes 25,000 white LEDs that will be hung on the Bay Bridge cables. The installation will be 1.5 miles long and 230 feet high, seven times the scale of the lighting system created for the Eiffel Tower. Read more here... http://www.miniurl.com/s/1qM


San Francisco's Bay Bridge 



Friday, July 6, 2012

Effective outdoor lighting for your home

This article has some great tips about how to use outdoor home lighting effectively for safety and to increase the visual appeal of your home. It also has some good tips on conserving energy to help keep your electrical costs down.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fireworks!


With the 4th of July right around the corner, Lanternland is daydreaming about fireworks and BBQ with friends and family tomorrow. Until then, take a look at our collection of fireworks picts from last year at The Hollywood Bowl.