Some people look at an old building and see nothing but a future demolition site. Architects often see much more.
When Andrew Van Leeuwen, partner and lead architect with BUILD in Seattle, Washington, first spied the future home of Creative LIVE in San Francisco, he could tell the building had undergone a series of unfortunate remodels. But the building’s original “grit and texture” survived, and the BUILD team worked painstakingly to revive the historical charm of this 1920s-era industrial brick building.Read More
Schoolhouse lighting was a staple in public buildings in the mid 20th century when bare light bulbs on cords were first covered by opaque glass shades. At the new Cooperstown Distillery, located in historic Cooperstown, New York, the owners remodeled an old warehouse and chose schoolhouse lights to give the space a distinctive mid century look.
“The building has served as a warehouse for carriage building, a Rotary meeting house, and most recently a grain storage building,” says Gene Marra, owner and distiller. “It took six months to prepare the space but the actual distillery business was five years in the making.”Read More
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m ready for spring. Ready to throw open the windows and let fresh air in, ready to wear flip flops every day, and ready to clean my garage from top to bottom. Nothing makes me happier than making our garage a space that we can actually use.
If you’re looking for a little garage inspiration, Ron from Mims, Florida, sent us some photos of his garage after he recently upgraded the lighting.Read More
When the city of Portland approved the consumption of beer on brewery premises back in the 1980s, the floodgates, or perhaps the taps, were opened in this Oregon city. Portland currently holds the title for having the most breweries of any city in the world, but there’s a new taproom on the block that may just give die hard beer drinkers a new taste to savor.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Taproom opened last summer and is everything we’d expect from a Portland business — focused on local products with an eye towards green production processes. The cidery and taproom were created in an old book bindery in Northeast Portland that had been vacant for years.Read More
The holiday season may be over, but will it take until spring for your checkbook to recover! If you’re ready to spruce up your home or office for the new year but are watching the bottom line even more carefully, take a lesson from today’s Featured Customer, Jeff in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Jeff wanted to add some much-needed lighting to his array of outbuildings on the property and looked to our line of Discount Barn Lighting for the solution.Read More
Designers love to push the envelope sometimes and take risks with interior decorating. For this kitchen renovation in Decatur, Georgia, the client couldn’t be happier with the creative work of Julie Holloway and Anisa Darnell of Milk and Honey Home. In a bold move, the duo chose some classic angle shades for over the kitchen sink. “We know they are typically used for outdoor sign lighting, but we just love the old vintage feel they give,” explains Anisa. “We needed a sconce that would have a long enough arm to stick out past the shelf over the window and reflect back onto the collection of dishes. And the angle shade did just that! It was a risk worth taking!”Read More