Here at Barn Light Electric, our hearts are full. As we approach Thanksgiving, we have much to be grateful for including our new manufacturing facility that opened in October and our incredible Barn Light Electric family. These hard-working and creative souls are the spirit behind our American made lighting and each one plays a role in crafting the highest quality lights and home decor items just for you.Read More
The not-so-secret recipe for the amazing food you’ll find at any Bareburger restaurant in New York is listed right on their website. Organic, grass-fed, all natural, and sustainable are just a few of the words they use to describe the fare they create every day with the help of local farmers. And the founders take just as much care when it comes to designing their restaurant spaces using recycled, reclaimed, and sustainable materials. Two new locations feature one of our favorite upcycled lighting fixtures — The Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendant.
“At Bareburger, we focus on organic and sustainable comfort food, and have committed to building and designing our restaurants sustainably as well,” says Bareburger co-founder Jonn Simeonidis, Jr. “The Mig Pendants fit in very well with our overall design aesthetic which focuses on recycled, reclaimed, and re-used materials.” The Mig Pendants are crafted from steel acetylene tank tops — an item many restaurants use behind the counter. Simeonidis thought it would be interesting to take this element out of the back and feature it in the main dining space.
The Migs have been installed at two of the newest Bareburger locations — on Cobble Hill in Brooklyn and in Great Neck, Long Island. The designers chose a rainbow of Mig colors to install including Blue, Burnt Orange, Grey, Jadite, Red, and Yellow.
“I really like the color that the lamps lend to the front of the house,” Simeonidis says. “We use a lot of wood throughout the restaurant and the colors of the lights provide a very nice contrast against all the wood. The wood and metal items are well-worn but also well-loved.” The Migs come in nine different colors and can be hung with a standard cord or a cotton twist cord to add a bit more color and vintage flavor. They add the perfect touch of warm light to this comfortable and inviting space.
“We wanted to create a comfy and almost rustic feel,” Simeonidis notes. “A place where our guests can relax and simply enjoy a great meal and great company.”
Photos courtesy of BareburgerRead More
Earth Day is tomorrow! How are you celebrating? At Barn Light Electric, we love to recycle classic trends and give new life to abandoned materials through our upcycled products. We’re not the only people to embrace this lifestyle. So many independent crafters and brands have accepted the challenge of creating products out of recycled resources and we’re loving the result.
This Style Me Sunday, we have picked some of our favorite reycled and upcycled interior decorations and products to share from charming locals around the internet.Read More
When he purchased a piece of property last year with a nice home but no garage, today’s Featured Customer realized he was finally going to have his dream space. We talk with Mark in Arkansas about the creation of his combined garage and man cave that was designed with some serious inspiration from his favorite NFL team — the Seattle Seahawks. The perfect lighting? Our Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendants — in blue and green of course!Read More
The Irish playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” He could very well have been standing in front of a dilapidated old barn when he uttered this famous quote. Upon seeing a run down, rotting structure, most people would dial the closest demolition crew and simply start over. But luckily there are people in the world who have a special eye for potential. Our good friend Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design in Pennsylvania is one of these people. When his firm was hired to save a dilapidated old barn and turn it into a finished living space, he jumped right into the project.Read More
Today’s Featured Customer must be the most popular guy in the neighborhood. Andrew built a new barn on his property in St. Louis, Missouri, and created a bar and entertainment area that would make many pub owners jealous. The crowning touch are half a dozen vintage industrial pendants from Barn Light Electric.
“We were trying to get a rustic, country bar feel. We love to visit Nashville so a lot of the inspiration came from our visits to the Nashville honkey tonk bars,” Andrew explains. “We wanted a place where we could have friends over that would be large enough to hold everyone but still have an atmosphere.” The new barn features a 20-foot door that rolls up to offer a beautiful view of the farm. Andrew chose The Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendant in Yellow to highlight his new bar.Read More