LAMPS

THE gas-filled lamp has now largely superseded the vacuum lamp, as it emits a whiter light and is more efficient: that is, gives more light proportionately to the electrical energy used. The bulb, after being exhausted of air during manufacture, is filled to half atmospheric pressure with a gas called argon, which is unable to … Read more

LAMPS IN THE SCHEME OF DECORATION

A Guide to the proper Lighting of each Room in a House YOU cannot create a successful scheme of decoration and then add the lamps as an afterthought. For the scheme is not complete without its lamps and their shades, and if they are added afterwards the chances are they may spoil your room or … Read more

The Lounge

The drawing-room, with its uncomfortable chairs and numerous ornaments, has practically disappeared, and the lounge has taken its place. As the name implies, the lounge should be a room in which to relax, a room which suggests comfort. Oak or parquet floors are the most effective, with a carpet that is neither so large that … Read more