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.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 steel frame, a variety of bare bulb pendants are suspended over the tables producing warm, diffused light perfect for conversation. These pendants are much like our Barn Light Indy Industrial Pendant whose design is based on vintage pendants but has a modern, minimalist feel to it. The Indy comes with a black or white standard cord or you can give it a bit more texture with a Red, Grey, or Black cotton cord. Let your imagination run wild on your mounting options — we’ve seen everything from elaborate metal framework to a Texas-style oxen yoke to drape these pendants from the ceiling.
Adding some vintage style to these restaurant chandeliers are nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulbs. These bulbs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and filament styles to produce a warm, amber glow perfect for restaurant and other commercial lighting needs. If you want more of modern look to your bare bulb pendant lighting, consider the Plumen Low Energy Light Bulb. It may save you lots of money on your electric bill but it doesn’t scrimp on style! Using these bulbs will make any fixture a focal point in your space.
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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 Low Energy Light Bulb. You can find the Plumen Bulb in the Barn Light Electric collection of Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Light Bulbs.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.Read More