As the owner of the wildly successful LuLu’s Sunset Grill, Lucy Buffett — an exceptional cook, thoughtful philanthropist, savvy business woman, and Crazy Sista to Jimmy – turned her sights on creating a new establishment that offers a twist on typical Gulf Coast cuisine. The rustic yet refined Lucy B Goode Coastal Café, which overlooks Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama, opened last August to rave reviews.Read More
After 26 years of serving fine Italian food and wine in downtown Eugene, Oregon, the Ambrosia Restaurant was ready for a face lift. Owner Armen Kevrekian put art directors Elissa Kevrekian and Ray Burnham to the task in collaboration with the folks at Factory North, a branding studio in Portland. Their goal — a new and updated look but one that still fit in with their established historic neighborhood.Read More
Any professional will tell you that repeat clients are often the best. A relationship has been established, personal nuances ironed out, and it’s like old friends getting together to discuss a new project. Krister Lile, owner of Plank Island Studio in Aberdeen, Washington, was thrilled to hear from his friends at the West Coast Hearing Clinic when the need arose for some commercial sign lighting at their new location.Read More
Designers love to push the envelope sometimes and take risks with interior decorating. For this kitchen renovation in Decatur, Georgia, the client couldn’t be happier with the creative work of Julie Holloway and Anisa Darnell of Milk and Honey Home. In a bold move, the duo chose some classic angle shades for over the kitchen sink. “We know they are typically used for outdoor sign lighting, but we just love the old vintage feel they give,” explains Anisa. “We needed a sconce that would have a long enough arm to stick out past the shelf over the window and reflect back onto the collection of dishes. And the angle shade did just that! It was a risk worth taking!”Read More
In Western Australia on the scenic shores of the Indian Ocean, the city of Perth has long been influenced by the shipping industry. When Mike Darvill & his team at SMA Design began to create a new eatery located in this historic city, they called on the influences of the sea.
“We wanted to create a shipping dock setting crossed with old factory styling,” says Mike Darvill, associate director with SMA Design. “We wanted patrons to feel like they could be waiting for a ship to dock, ready to unload cargo.” The Cutting Board is located in a new, mixed-use building and features slow-cooked meats, burgers, breakfast, and coffees. To highlight this new restaurant, the SMA team, along with their builder - Pinnacle Commercial Interiors, chose a variety of lighting fixtures.Read More
When we first visited Nickelfish back in a February 2012 post, this interactive design and marketing company in Mendham, New Jersey, had just finished renovating their office space with our Outback Gooseneck Lights and Outback Pendants. Located in the Thomas Wolfe House, the office is in the Mendham Historic Business District and looks very much as it did in the 1930s when barn lights were first being manufactured. Today, Nickelfish has expanded their operations into the building next door, explains Kelly Mills, office manager for Nickelfish.Read More