Show Me the Light - Work in Progress

The beauty of the design business is the challenge to create whatever it is our clients desire. Our latest client called on DM+A to open up his living room and flood it with light, but still provide privacy. After walking the clients penthouse unit in San Francisco, we knew the solution to add the largest possible skylight was the way to go.


8' x 12' is the maximum size allowed for the Lutron Tensioned Roller Shade system, which will provide a flooding of light and the tensioned shades will provide for privacy. This system will keep the shades taut with the least possible amount of sag.


Rollamatic Roofs, manufacturer of retractable roofs and operable skylights, will install the skylight to provide the room with light and ventilation. They are also providing the double pane low-e glass which conforms to Title 24 requirements for energy efficiency. Big thanks to them for the referral.


Now, here is the piece de resistance, Luminii's Kilo Recessed System. We will recess this LED light system along the perimeter of the skylight well to provide a warm halo of dimmable light.

Here's how Netflix installed the light system in their San Jose office.

Stay tuned for an updated post once the project is complete.


Give us a call if you would like more information on passing the stringent codes and Title 24 Energy Efficiency standards required for a project like this.


Product Love - Wardrobe for Windows

gecko install 3 gecko installFlexibility, low commitment, variety and we’re not talking about the qualities of the ideal mate. We're praising Gecko from Studio by 3form. In a dense city like San Francisco where many rent, walls are shared and window views can mean no privacy, Gecko from Studio by 3form is a cool design solution. This is an adhesive backed textile system; an alternative to traditional window coverings; a window film that can be reused, won’t leave a residue when removed and can then be reapplied over and over again. All that’s needed is soapy water and a squeegee as demonstrated in the Gecko Installation video. I like to think of Gecko as a sort of wardrobe for windows.

Gecko is offered in a 54" wide roll for all patterns. Standard roll length is 25 ft. Custom lengths longer than 25' are also possible.

For more information and to view the many patterns available, click here.