Bloomberg often uses LUMAsite translucent plastic panels as a substitute for glass. They create “the same effect as frosted glass,” she says, and “can be cut on site, fastened easily, and are lightweight and therefore easy to support.” LUMAsite is cast from 100 percent acrylic or modified polyester resins to create tough shatterproof sheets, the manufacturer says. Some panels have fibers that are intentionally visible for a cobweb effect. American Acrylic Corp., 800.627.9025;

Janet Bloomberg
Washington, D.C.