Some people look at an old building and see nothing but a future demolition site. Architects often see much more.
When Andrew Van Leeuwen, partner and lead architect with BUILD in Seattle, Washington, first spied the future home of Creative LIVE in San Francisco, he could tell the building had undergone a series of unfortunate remodels. But the building’s original “grit and texture” survived, and the BUILD team worked painstakingly to revive the historical charm of this 1920s-era industrial brick building.Read More
Back in the early days of Barn Light Electric, owners Bryan and Donna Scott did it all. Like most small business owners, the couple created their web site design, developed new products, packed boxes for shipping, and even answered the phone as they enjoyed a hands-on approach to their growing business.
The couple recently heard from one of their very first customers – Michelle Pattee who purchased barn lights more than six years ago for her early 1900′s farmhouse located in Sebastopol, California.Read More
Don’t you just love finding the perfect deep bowl pendant on Houzz or Pinterest? You pin it to your lighting board and start dreaming of finish options, colorful cording, and other ways to customize this beauty. At some point, reality sets it and you realize that, while the light looks stunning in those professional photos, that huge bowl would overpower your own space. In Keri’s 1,500-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn, New York, space is at a premium but she didn’t want to sacrifice any style when it came time to remodel. By redesigning the floor plan, Keri opened up her living room to the kitchen where she chose the deep bowl styling of the compact Fargo Pendant to highlight the kitchen island.Read More
The concept of the open floor plan took off in the late 40′s and 1950′s as homeowners sought to make smaller homes feel bigger and brighter. The open concept provides more casual, multi-use spaces that encourage conversation between rooms and simplifies traffic patterns to and from. The downside is that a space can feel cold and cavernous without something to provide a visual break between the areas. Today’s Featured Customer chose porcelain enamel lighting to provide a focal point in his Memphis, Tennessee home.Read More
The men of Springfield, Missouri, are looking a bit more stylish these days thanks to the recent grand opening of Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop on West McDaniel Street. “Stay sharp” is the mantra at Hudson Hawk which has the look of an old time barbershop complete with rustic wood and painted brick walls and the requisite barber pole out front. But there’s a modern industrial twist to this masculine space where patrons can get a hair cut, a hot towel shave, and have their shoes shined, plus choose from an array of American made products such as sunglasses, ties, and personal care products.Read More