Earth Day is less than two weeks away and already the celebrations, demonstrations, and speeches are being finalized to promote support for protecting the environment we all share. But what happens the other 364 days a year is even more critical to preserving our natural resources.
I was looking online to see what types of things we could do as a family to help good old Mother Earth and found dozens of suggestions. Simple things like using cloth grocery bags or making your own cleaning supplies from natural ingredients are easy choices.Read More
This time of year it’s easy to get sidetracked by all of the holiday goodies piled high on party platters, but December is also the month when I crave oysters. An oyster feast on Christmas Eve is a great way to kick off the festivities!
For those of you on the Jersey shore, Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay is a great place to stop in for a dozen or two. Located in Margate, south of Atlantic City, this oyster bar was recently remodeled and the owners opted to replace the boring track lighting with some classic barn pendant lights. And since the restaurant is a member of the Green Restaurant Association, the owners chose the Original™ Warehouse LED Pendant.Read More
Tucked away in the picturesque hills of Marin County just north of San Francisco, today’s Featured Customer built a craftsman-style home designed not to stand out from this lovely place, but to assimilate with it peacefully.
“We tried to contour the home to the land and make it blend into the surroundings,” David says. Farm land surrounds the new home and the homeowners incorporated elements of corrugated metal into the structure to “keep it classic” as David says. This includes galvanized gooseneck barn lights and a cord-hung barn pendant on the exterior. Like many California homeowners, David and his wife Allison focused on energy efficient fixtures that give the home a green certification.Read More
When food blogger Sommer Collier recently remodeled her kitchen, she had a list of requirements for her new lighting. It had to provide plenty of downward focused light onto her center island which contains her cooking surface as well as the counter space where family and friends gather to eat. The lights had to complement the new stainless appliances and fixtures she picked out. But above all, she didn’t want the new pendants to add any more heat to the kitchen!Read More
We just love a good reveal, don’t you?! Today, a kitchen reveal in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured our attention and not just because our Ivanhoe™ Wilcox Deep Bowl Porcelain LED Pendant takes a starring role. One of our favorite food bloggers is Sommer Collier, author of A Spicy Perspective where you can not only find fabulous recipes and cooking tips but some good conversation too. Sommer has been living without her kitchen for the past few weeks as it underwent a complete makeover right down to the hardwood floors. Here is a shot of Sommer’s kitchen before the demolition crew came in.Read More