Lester Blumenthal and Mark del Signore, former partners of Blumenthal Alternative Wallcovering (now owned by Steelcase), have joined with industrial designer Christopher Smith to form Sheffield, Massachussetts-based Blackbird. For residential and commercial applications, the company's lighting collections are designed with a modern sensibility geared to complement any interior space. Blackbird's lighting collection is available at the New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco showrooms of Todd Hase. www.blkbrd.com.