The words “reduce, reuse, and recycle” have gotten a workout since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. But one of our new favorite “re” words is repurpose — finding a new purpose for an old material to give it new life and avoid the landfill. This kitchen features a perfect example of repurposing as old Mason-style ball jars become eye-catching industrial pendants.
The space is a beautiful blend of old and new with the combination of wood, stainless steel, granite, tile, and the nostalgic jar lights. To get this look, take a peek at our Vintage Ball Perfect Blue Mason Jar Pendant, part of our collection of Vintage Industrial Lights. You can customize this unique light with a powdercoat finish color for the lid and your choice of a standard cord or seven different colored cotton cords. Each of these American made jars is original and finishes will vary. These lights obviously look right at home in a kitchen but would be a great addition to a family or game room, a powder room, or hung in a cluster in a foyer.Read More
When you sit down to enjoy a bite of dark chocolate at the end of a long day of shopping and wrapping, do you ever wonder how that delectable little morsel is made? You can find out how chocolate goes from bean to bar if you visit the Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, North Carolina. Housed in an historic old warehouse, the factory was designed to allow visitors to see the entire chocolate making process from raw bean storage to roasting, winnowing, packaging, and shipping. Playing on the historic vernacular of the location, the design firm chose classic barn pendants to highlight the space.Read More