American made. Those two little words pack a lot of pride these days. Consumers actively seek out American-made products not only because of the high quality and craftsmanship available, but because of the positive impacts that buying American has on our economy and environment as well.
For Tess in Denver, Colorado, buying American made was paramount in her search for new kitchen lighting.
“We were insistent on US made and we wanted top quality construction,” Tess says. She found Barn Light Electric during an extensive online search as she was remodeling and repainting her condo. She chose three Brewster Pendant Lights and customized them with a Galvanized... Read More
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
It’s cooling off just about everywhere here in the U.S. and we even enjoyed a dip in temps this weekend thanks to the season’s first cold front pushing through. We relished the 79-degree high on Sunday, and lows in the 60s had some people hunting for sweaters and boots!
Fall is a great time to cozy up at home and enjoy the longer evenings once we “fall back” in time. It’s also a great time to infuse warmer colors into your home décor palette. Curl up by the fire with a good book next to the Lovell Task Lamp, an American made table lamp that exudes mid-century style. The conical cup shade is crafted from steel and coated with porcelain... 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
Relationships are tough. Initial euphoria coupled with high expectations often lead to misunderstandings and drama. We’re talking here, of course, about the delicate dance between client and contractor — a short-term relationship that can be particularly fraught with personality clashes and simple differences in taste.
When professional photographer Kellie Warren, of Sanford, Florida, recently gutted her ranch-style home down to the studs, she chose her partner carefully and, after much research, chose to dance with Blair Sligar, designer and owner of Hog Eat Hog. This Winter Park custom furniture design studio is filled with personalities who happen to be... Read More
When you have six kids and two adults living in the same house, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. For Ruthie, who writes the blog Fairy Wings and Dinosaurs from her Washington home near the border of Idaho, her kitchen buzzes with family activity.
“We spend a lot of time making these little humans of ours snacks and meals, and we also organize our mail there, go through school papers, you name it,” Ruthie says. “Our kitchen was very dark and very much not us so it was in desperate need of an update!”
Ruthie wanted to keep the layout of the kitchen which includes a huge island with a range in the center. Working with designer... Read More