Dreaming of the Tropics…

We have been in the throes of the winter season for a month now (officially), which marks the time that most of us start daydreaming about exotic vacations, warm weather, and palm trees.  Tired of snow, icy cold gusts of…

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A Visit to Brunschwig & Fils in NYC

We recently visited the Brunschwig & Fils showroom in the D&D Building and was impressed by the style and beauty it possessed within its walls. The colorful textiles that hang along the walls of the showroom express a dreamlike setting…

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Custom Palissy Ceiling Fixture

A Rectangular Twist on a Popular Fixture

We just completed a spectacular custom ceiling fixture and we are quite pleased with the final product!  A rectangular Palissy Ceiling Fixture–a distinct departure from the standard circular version–is rather great in size at nearly 4 feet wide by 2…

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Light Bulb Technology is Changing but We’re Not Ready

Since 1879 we have all used and loved the incandescent light bulbs developed by Thomas Alva Edison, shown here in his lab with different sizes of light bulbs. Sadly, his technology has become obsolete as it wastes colossal amounts of…

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Birmingham Antique Show

Iris Thorpe, Niermann Week’s stocking dealer in Birmingham, Alabama, recently invited me to visit.  Her business Iris & Co. took space in the antique show, Antiques at the Gardens, which supports the enchanting Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Iris (standing on the…

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Soft Launch of Amanda Nisbet Designs for Niermann Weeks

Well, the soft launch in the New York Design Center went wonderfully, attracting magazine editors, bloggers, interior designers, and customers.  Phew.  Amanda was surrounded all evening by fans, students, bloggers, and editors. One never knows how people will respond to…

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Decades of Home Work

In 1994 we were young, dumb, and took on too much responsibility, moving into a new home with a much larger property, while consolidating the Niermann Weeks factory from 13 little buildings into the shell of a partially constructed strip…

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Decades of Home Work – Interiors

My home also functions as a museum with changing exhibitions, whose schedule depends on ads being shot for Niermann Weeks. Over the years, it’s come a long way from a rudimentary farmhouse, thank goodness. The original front entry hall was…

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