It's trade show season once again — giant shows at all sorts of venues where manufacturers exhibit their wares for public and private buyers. I've lit quite a few of these events over the years, with offerings ranging from automobiles to kitchen sinks. Recently, Michelle Evans, CEO and lead designer for Light F/X Unlimited, of Los Angeles, hired me to light a booth at the annual International Home & Housewares Show. The event was held March 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Evans' ...

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