Neon Lights

Neon Lights

Las Vegas has the best view in the world, if you like neon. The neon city sparkles. “Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night,” the novelist Chuck Palahniuk writes. From a city to a room, neon lights generate a certain energy. They generate a s... Read More
Las Vegas has the best view in the world, if you like neon. The neon city sparkles. “Las Vegas looks the way you... Read More

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Neon Lights: Add A Fun Vibe To Your Home

“The whole body reacts to colour. If you were to walk into an all-neon-pink room, it would be difficult not to react. I think it is a unified, human thing to feel colour with everything. It is like standing next to a bass speaker plugged into your eyeballs,” says the mixed media artist Jim Drain. There’s no question we have a visceral reaction to neon lights. They give us a sense of excitement. They bring energy to any room. Neon lights are the fastest way to add some colour and energy to your home.

Melbourne’s Own Famous Neon Sign: Skipping Girl
Little Audrey, the Skipping Girl neon sign, afirst greeted Melbourne in 1936. She was there to promote Skipping Girl vinegar for Nycander & Co. The charming sign was sold in 1969 after the factory was demolished. The public was outraged. The Skipping Girl had become an icon in Melbourne and her loss was mourned. So in the 1970s, a second sign was made and now hangs at 651 Victoria Street. Perhaps, like the Skipping Girl, your own neon lights will become famous within your neighbourhood.

The Discovery Of A Brilliant Flame-Coloured Light
Neon is a dull and invisible gas. But when you trap it in a tube and zap it with electricity it comes to life. The story of neon lights started in the 1890s. The Scottish chemist Sir William Ramsay discovered Neon and some other noble gases. This earned him a Nobel prize. Yes, the noble gases got him a Nobel. When Ramsay discovered the incredible colours emitted when neon was zapped with electricity, he described them as “a brilliant flame-coloured light, consisting of many red, orange, and yellow lines.” His discoveries laid the path for the infamous neon lights we know today, from Las Vegas to Times Square. Thanks to Ramsay, you can have neon’s “brilliant flame-coloured light” in your home with these neon wall lights.

The First Lesson Of Interior Design
When it comes to design, you have to make a choice because there is no such thing as no design. There is good design. And there is bad design. Sure, bad design doesn’t make you a bad person. But bad design is like a crumpled suit; it gives people the wrong impression. While thinking about the interior design of your home may be difficult, not thinking about it can be disastrous. The first lesson of interior design is: don’t try to make a design that everyone will love. You can’t. It’s impossible. If you try to design something everyone loves, you’ll design something that nobody loves.

Apply The Lesson: Find The Neon Lights You Love
Neon lights have an aura of energy and bring a sense of excitement. That’s why so many Aussies want them as part of their home. And following the first lesson of interior design, we know the secret to choosing neon lights is finding the neon wall lights you love. If you love it, it’s the right choice. Design is an intelligence made visible, so trust your judgement. After all, you’re creating your own style. And style done right is a way to say who you are without having to speak.

We know that the whole body reacts to colour. Neon lights affect people. They bring an energy to a room and some excitement to a party. The brilliant flame-coloured light has its own unique ambience. So add some neon wall lights to your home and they may become an iconic part of your home like the Skipping Girl is iconic to Melbourne.