What makes condo living so attractive? Affordability, convenience, and no lawn to mow! But along with the advantages of community living is the downside that every unit in the building is basically the same. How do you create a space that is truly unique and reflects the personality of its owners?
If you’re lucky enough to live in Boston, you hire Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design. Stephanie’s creative mind, artist’s eye, and expert shopping skills got a workout in transforming this 1,000-square-foot South End condo into a one-of-a-kind oasis for her clients.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
We’re thrilled about our new, edgy light collection. Inspired Soho district in New York, our Soho Collection features shades that combine the industrial and rustic nature of the inner city with the bold and colorful design aesthetic of the artists that inhabit it.
For this Style Me Sunday we’re focusing on the softer side of Soho. Our inspiration image shows off a beautifully aged brick wall in a stylish loft apartment. To soften the look, we gave our look a pastel palette that includes sage, blush, and cream. The Unfurl Sofa Bed is ideal for adding a clean surface to a rustic space, and it’s neutral color allows us to accessorize it with textured pillows. This oval coffee table’s round shape contrasts the Charcoal Grey Geometric Rug, for a very modern look. For extra surface room, try the Hudson Loft Sofa Table.Read More
With the autumn and winter seasons looming upon us, many people are beginning to turn to their interior spaces for entertaining guests and relaxing with the family. This is unavoidable, especially in Northern areas where temperatures are already dipping near freezing in the evenings. Just because it’s time to bring out your fall jackets doesn’t mean you should avoid using your porch or patio. After all, who doesn’t love a sipping cup of hot chocolate in the evening?Read More
The most coveted feature for many commercial applications is adequate lighting, the lack of heavy-duty light fixtures that can endure dark and damp locations have been few and far between. In many instances lighting manufacturers and big box home improvement stores have offered vapor tight commercial lighting that either lacks the desired performance required, or light fixtures that fail under harsh conditions. Plagued by corrosion and vapor leaks due to design flaws and the lack of durable materials, a majority of commercial vapor tight light fixtures have a short life span and leave an unsightly rusted shell behind.
Recognizing the common issues that have riddled previous vapor tight lighting, our new series of Commercial Vapor Tight Light Fixtures provide solutions to the problems that have impaired other commercial grade lights in the past. To improve upon this design, our new collection of vapor tight fixtures offer a seamless die-cast construction to allow for a completely airtight design that protects against the intrusion moisture. This insures that the inner components do not fail under extreme climate conditions, protecting against moisture buildup within the glass enclosure. A powder coated finish further protects the exterior of these vapor tight fixtures, which extends the life of the light guaranteeing that the gaskets will not be compromised by outside elements.
The quality of these fixtures is equally matched by the outstanding performance options that each commercial grade fixture is paired with. Each fixture in this line is geared for reliable use in various industrial settings, with high output wattages for standard incandescent, CFL, Metal Halide, and High Pressure Sodium lighting. These performance driven lights offer hi-wattages for areas of low light, which allows these vapor tight lights to be used alone or in a pack to create a reliable blanket of light for garages, farms, and anything in between. With a sleek industrial design and a knack for performance, perhaps the most outstanding feature of this new line of vapor jars is their incredible price. Each light is competitively priced and designed to last, making this line of Commercial Vapor Tight Light Fixtures standout amongst the competition..Read More