When Alisha Newman meets with a client, her job is to listen. As the owner and design director of IBD Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alisha wants to hear more than what paint colors or fabrics a person likes. She wants to know about their lifestyle, what they like to do, where they travel, and how they use the spaces in their home.
“It’s my job as a designer to understand who my client really is and interpret that into a design,” Alisha says. “I’m not there to just sell items to fill a room.” One of Alisha’s most recent clients wanted a parent-friendly playroom and, in her initial conversations, Alisha discovered that they are... 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.”
A fully operational distillery... Read More
Pasta is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Las Vegas. Bright lights, dancing girls, and poker for sure…but pasta?
Next time you’re in Sin City, check out a new eatery that is fast becoming a local favorite thanks to amazing food and a warm industrial atmosphere featuring reclaimed materials and classic, American made barn lighting!MacShack is a fast service pasta restaurant where guests create their own dishes choosing from more than two dozen pastas, sauces, and a variety of fresh ingredients. The second and newest location recently opened where some southern charm was incorporated into the design of the new... Read More
New England is in all its glory during the autumn. Florida may have cornered the market on summertime fun, but fall belongs to New England with its brilliant displays of color splashed against a deep blue October sky. And at the Acorn Canning Company, customers are flocking in to stock up on homemade jellies, hearty soups, pumpkin bread, and cranberry relish. No one will miss the sign out front thanks to the very functional and stylish gooseneck sign lights that line the front of the building.
These sign lights are very much like our Frontier Angle Shade, an American made light that is guaranteed to bring attention to your commercial business. The Frontier Shade is... Read More
When you travel in and around Boston, you soon discover two things — all of the sights and sounds of every historic battle you’ve read about since third grade history class are even better in person. And two, there is no shortage of places to pop in and have a beer when you get tired of walking! This popular spot south of Boston offers live music and traditional pub fare, but what draws people to this pub as opposed to the dozens of others you pass on your way to Bunker Hill?
Perhaps it is the parade of gooseneck sign lights with custom sized gooseneck arms that draws attention to this eatery. These sign lights are much like our popular Emblem Shade Sign... Read More
Many commercial businesses opt for track lighting to highlight displays of goods for obvious reasons. Tracks can stretch for long spans across a store, and multiple lights can be affixed at regular intervals and differing angles. Functional, yes, but a bit boring. Now, isn’t this much more interesting?!
The Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee uses some track lighting to show off their tables full of outdoor gear, but they also intersperse these tracks with more appealing fixtures. Visitors are beckoned to the Guided Trips counter by four striking galvanized gooseneck lights that are similar to our Angle Shade Gooseneck Lights. These are often used in... Read More