Form, Function, Fabulous!

Followers of this blog know we are obsessed by beautiful lighting. Great lighting can add drama and sparkle to any space. Lighting is certainly necessary and utilitarian, but what does it take for a light fixture to transcend mere functionality to become an object that can be considered art?

Lighting designers are pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between function and form and lighting as sculpture. Incorporating lighting that defies the norm can elevate a space to new levels of chic. On Madison is profiling the work of some of our favorite lighting designers whose ingenuity and creativity are creating pieces that successfully walk the line between function and high art.

A few of our favorite lighting designers spotlighted in the collage:

Apparatus, New York

Lindsay Adelman, New York

Delightfull, Europe

Roll & Hill, Brooklyn

Atelier de Troupe, Los Angeles



Graduation Gifts

May is right around the corner and that means graduation for many high school and college seniors. The eternal question is what to get the kid who is going on to college or moving on from college into the working world. Money, of course, always does the trick, but for those of you determined to get him/her something they will use and remember On Madison has a few suggestions.

On Madison has put together a few of our favorite gift options that will help you send your senior off in style.

All photos and their sources can be found on our Pinterest board, Madison Modern Blog.






Mountain Chic

I have to come clean. So many of our blogposts are inspired by real life design situations. If we happen to be looking for lighting for a project, then we’re inspired to do a post about cool lighting. The inspiration for this particular blogpost comes from the house my husband and I just purchased near Aspen, Colorado.

Growing up in Denver, it’s been my husband’s dream to have a place in Aspen, and after being two 30-year overnight successes, we finally achieved that dream. Of course, my mind is racing thinking about how to furnish and decorate our new getaway. No cutesy reindeer pillows, vintage snowshoes, or trophy trout for me! The goal is to create a modern, sophisticated, yet comfortable, home that defies all clichés about what a mountain home should be.

On Madison has put together a pictorial of images that exemplify what our idea of mountain chic is all about. We’re dreaming about après ski already!


All image credits can be found on the Madison Modern Blog Pinterest.





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