The older I get, the more I realize Mom was right when she said, “It’s the little things that count.”
Clean sheets fresh from the clothes line. A new bowl for making chocolate chip cookies. A waggy-tailed dog who’s always happy to see you and doesn’t ask what’s for dinner.
Little things can have big effects in your home too. Spring is the perfect time to integrate new pieces into your space to change up your look without spending a lot of time or money. And since this spring is all about color after the long, dreary winter, our Veronica Valencia Collection of industrial lighting is a great place to start.Read More
In the months leading up to last week’s launch of the new Veronica Valencia Collection of vivid industrial lighting, we spent a lot of time working with the L.A.-based designer on the color selections for her new grouping of lights. We thought we’d share a bit of our conversations with Veronica and give you some insight into what makes this vivacious young designer tick.
Q: What led you into a design career?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.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
After fire tore through their 150-year-old building, the owners of Frank M. Booth, Inc. made quite a discovery under the water-laden ashes. As the structure was torn apart, they noticed large, hand-hewn columns that were part of the original building — a carriage-making shop built in the 1860s. Some of the columns still had large metal rings used to tether horses.
“With all this history popping up, we knew had to incorporate that into the new design with an industrial warehouse feel,” explains Mary Langsdorf, who spearheaded the remodeling efforts. Those efforts were extensive and included the removal and repouring of 8,000 square feet of concrete flooring and rebuilding two 50-foot brick walls. When it came to lighting, Mary spent countless hours searching for the perfect fixtures. Typical fluorescent fixtures simply wouldn’t do as she wanted to carry the industrial theme to every detail. Mary bought, and returned, many lights before she found The Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendant at Barn Light Electric.Read More