While Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and the end of another school year, the long holiday weekend also kicks off the traditional wedding season. I’m traveling this weekend to Jacksonville for a wedding, and in looking for an appropriate gift, I wanted to find something different, special, and perfect in every way. Definitely not something mass produced and clogging the shelves of every cheesy import and big box store in the country.
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His work area is scattered with pieces and parts, an odd jumble of hardware, light shades, and wires. But while it may seem like a junk drawer exploded over his desk, Charles “Butch” Bragg sees all of these pieces as endless potential for new lighting. This is the heart of Barn Light Electric’s Research & Development operation where Butch and his fellow team members are always on the hunt for ways to improve the lighting we make and create new fixtures with inspiration from this vast collection of parts.
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When the majority of Barn Light Electric employees are winding down in the late afternoon, Brian Krauss is just getting started. As the Evening Shift Supervisor, Brian oversees those who work the second shift at Barn Light Manufacturing where our extensive and ever-growing collection of vintage-inspired lighting and home decor products are hand crafted each day.
Brian got his start almost three years ago prepping shades for powder coating, then moved up to Team Lead in the paint department before being promoted to his current supervisory position. The Titusville native ensures that the night shift runs smoothly in paint, inventory, and the machine shop and takes... Read More
Over the years, we’ve made good friends in the business — from interior designers and architects to home builders and house flippers — all who bring their own special knowledge, experience, and personal style to their profession.
Today, we’re starting a new series authored by some of these friends who are willing to settle into the blogger’s chair for the day and post about what’s on their mind! First up is Melissa Andersen, a writer, editor, blogger, and social media manager/consultant for clients such as And North, Kaufmann Mercantile, and The Cousins from HGTV. Melissa hails from Jersey City, New Jersey, and is here to talk... Read More
Working from home has its perks. Absolutely. If you’re a blogger or a consultant or anyone who works from a home office, you probably have people tell you all the time how lucky you are. In reality, no matter what you do, the job has its downsides. You can never really escape the office because it’s always right there.
Our good friend Sommer Collier, food and travel blogger on A Spicy Perspective, worked out of her home for more than four years, mostly in the kitchen but also from a small office just off the busiest room in the house. Last fall, Sommer decided a change was in order.
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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