Although we have about three weeks left of Daylight Savings Time, the cooler weather and shorter days are definite harbingers of the season to come. And though we moaned about losing an hour of sleep last March, we get that precious hour back on November 2nd.
While many people have given up wearing a watch in favor of a phone strapped to their side, having clocks on display in the home is a great way to have functional artwork in your space. Our Vintage Timekeeping Collection offers something a little more stylish than a tablet to keep track of time at home or in the office.
The Metro Clock, shown here in the kitchen, has an easy-to-read dial with a slightly... Read More
Climactic world events often influence our culture in many ways. The Bauhaus movement was born as World War I came to an end in 1919 and the world focused on trying to make sense out of five years of struggle, hardship, and loss. With perhaps an overwhelming desire to start fresh, designs took on a clean and sensible approach, and items that could be easily mass produced took hold as people put their lives back together.
Decades later, the Mid-Century Modern movement branched off and featured utilitarian and functional pieces such as Charles and Ray Eames chairs, Robin Day tables, and clocks by Howard Miller.
In today’s modern home, we often find smooth... Read More
Do you, like so many other homeowners, love the industrial look? Even if you don’t live in a trendy Manhattan loft or a downtown Seattle condo, you can still get the rugged industrial look with careful dècor choices.
While many major details contribute to the overall industrial look of a place — including an open floor plan, concrete floors or counter tops, wood beams, duct work, or exposed brick — you can add some industrial flair with furniture, lighting, and other accessories that don’t require a major remodel.
For example, our line of Industrial Furniture contains pieces that will add a certain roughhewn look to your space. The Hudson... Read More
The older I get, the more I realize Mom was right when she said, “It’s the little things that count.”
Clean sheets fresh from the clothes line. A new bowl for making chocolate chip cookies. A waggy-tailed dog who’s always happy to see you and doesn’t ask what’s for dinner.
Little things can have big effects in your home too. Spring is the perfect time to integrate new pieces into your space to change up your look without spending a lot of time or money. And since this spring is all about color after the long, dreary winter, our Veronica Valencia Collection of industrial lighting is a great place to start.
“Lighting can make or... Read More
It’s tempting when you buy a house to dash in, put your personal stamp on it, and fill every square inch. When Kerry and her husband Travis moved into their new home on the coast of Maine, they decided to spend some time thinking instead about what they wanted the unfinished space above their garage to be. Kerry is the author of a blog called Kid Giddy while Travis is a graphic designer. Their thoughtful process and creative spirits led them to envision a creative studio.
“During the renovation process, we focused on four things: open concept, exposed wood, raw metal, and a timeless appeal,” Kerry explains. “We wanted exposed beams, white walls,... Read More
Owning a successful business means putting your merchandise or services in the best possible light. That does not translate into simply flooding your space with as much wattage as you can afford.
Whether you own a retail boutique, a casual eatery, or an office supply store, your commercial lighting plan should help customers maneuver safely through your establishment while easily taking in all you have to offer in an inviting atmosphere.
Commercial lighting must also be durable, energy efficient, and long lasting. Porcelain enamel lighting fills all three of these requirements plus it comes with a wide range of customizing options to complement any brand.
This toy... Read More