Back in the early 20th century when producing light bulbs became cheap enough for the average American to afford, bare bulb pendants were the norm. With electricity still a fascination to many, the delicate Edison style light bulbs were proudly displayed hanging from a simple black cord. Over the years, these basic cord hung pendants found their way into factories and warehouses to illuminate the business of the day, and as electricity became commonplace, light shades appeared to hide the “ugly” bulb and bring a new dimension to room décor.
Today, with appetites for nostalgia growing by the minute, bare bulb pendants are making a comeback and have taken on... Read More
Patrons at the newly opened The Fat Cow restaurant in The Grove in LA may be surprised to find out that this friendly neighborhood eatery is owned by none other than the raucous celebrity chef from the TV reality show Hell’s Kitchen. British chef and entrepreneur Gordon Ramsay opened the doors to his new restaurant in September where patrons are served casual comfort food by smiling employees. No shouting allowed.
The restaurant is loaded with industrial elements including large communal tables crafted from reclaimed wood, red brick walls, and these rugged industrial chandeliers found in one of the indoor dining areas. Hung by sturdy twisted rope on a wooden and... Read More
There are so many things to love about the industrial décor craze that’s taken over the design world — from the use of repurposed and recycled treasures, to humble materials with utilitarian qualities, and the minimal yet comfortable feel it can create in a space.
While our eyes were first drawn to this 100-year-old farm table that serves as a gathering space in this industrial building in North Portland, we couldn’t help but notice the bare bulb pendants hanging in the background. Bare bulbs are also a popular feature of industrial styling, and in this space, which serves as an artists’ studio and retail store, the artists opted for the Plumen... Read More
When City Mac decided to expand beyond its hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, company execs looked for 18 months before selecting a beautiful old warehouse in Asheville, North Carolina for its newest store. Just down the street from the historic Biltmore Mansion, City Mac opened its doors to a customer base grateful to have the Apple computer specialists in town offering a comprehensive training center, expanded software lines, Apple computer accessories, and their newest coffee shop concept — CityMug.
The building housing the popular computer store features an open ceiling with visible floor joists, exposed piping, and a large steel sliding door on one wall... Read More