My trusted Home Depot warhorse of a ceiling fan died last fall, after years of devoted sunroom service. The downlight still worked, so replacing it wasn't on the top of my to-do list, but with a Chicago summer heating up, it was time for action and an upgrade. I blew over to Lightology  and met up with my pal Jeffery Morris, lighting specialist, who showed me this sexy Minka Aire number from Artemis. I got it in maple, but it also comes in clear, mahogany, and nickel finishes, and later this summer the company is adding red, black, and copper versions. I’m a big fan.

—BRADLEY LINCOLN
 

Photo courtesy of Lightology



 

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My trusted Home Depot warhorse of a ceiling fan died last fall, after years of devoted sunroom service. The downlight still worked, so replacing it wasn't on the top of my to-do list, but with a Chicago summer heating up, it was time for action and an upgrade. I blew over to Lightology  and met up with my pal Jeffery Morris, lighting specialist, who showed me this sexy Minka Aire number from Artemis. I got it in maple, but it also comes in clear, mahogany, and nickel finishes, and later this summer the company is adding red, black, and copper versions. I’m a big fan.

—BRADLEY LINCOLN
 

Photo courtesy of Lightology



 

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My trusted Home Depot warhorse of a ceiling fan died last fall, after years of devoted sunroom service. The downlight still worked, so replacing it wasn't on the top of my to-do list, but with a Chicago summer heating up, it was time for action and an upgrade. I blew over to Lightology  and met up with my pal Jeffery Morris, lighting specialist, who showed me this sexy Minka Aire number from Artemis. I got it in maple, but it also comes in clear, mahogany, and nickel finishes, and later this summer the company is adding red, black, and copper versions. I’m a big fan.

—BRADLEY LINCOLN
 

Photo courtesy of Lightology



 

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My trusted Home Depot warhorse of a ceiling fan died last fall, after years of devoted sunroom service. The downlight still worked, so replacing it wasn't on the top of my to-do list, but with a Chicago summer heating up, it was time for action and an upgrade. I blew over to Lightology  and met up with my pal Jeffery Morris, lighting specialist, who showed me this sexy Minka Aire number from Artemis. I got it in maple, but it also comes in clear, mahogany, and nickel finishes, and later this summer the company is adding red, black, and copper versions. I’m a big fan.

Photo courtesy of Lightology



 

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What a great idea: a house tour of “modest” but well-designed homes in Oak Park. I toured eight houses last Saturday on the “Southeast Style” tour and found a bit to like in each (it was particularly fun since my husband and I own a bungalow in southwest Oak Park). One favorite was a gut conversion of a brick bungalow—inside it feels like a downtown loft. Brian and Angela Pettit did most of the design work themselves. Brian told me he reasoned that bungalows are essentially modern—he just took it a few steps further. I’ll keep you posted should the tour be held again next year. Read more