We all fell in love with silver, didn’t we? When those sleek, high-tech-looking finishes took over the design world, they pervaded every room of our house from stainless steel refrigerators and nickel plumbing fixtures to chrome chandeliers. In recent years, however, another shiny metal has been sneaking back into our lives. And we’re happy to say that the bold, and warmer, look of brass is back!
This centuries-old metal, known for its gold-like appearance, is actually a copper and zinc alloy. It conveys a sense of luxury and timelessness that many people desire for their home. Warmer than its silver cousins, brass harkens back to a simpler time when... Read More
Ah, a day at the spa. Lounging in fluffy white robes, enjoying a relaxing facial, and maybe even getting a warm cream massage to get those nails looking fine.
Oh wait. Reality check. Who has time for that?!
Well, if you’re lucky enough to live in Bellevue, Washington, there’s a new spa called Recoop that caters to busy people who still want to enjoy the benefits of personal pampering. Grace Lo Hackerman, founder and owner, wanted to create a spa with exceptional treatments and products in a modern environment yet conceptually different from the spas she visited through the years.
She even offers day care. Back to the ahhh…
“Unlike a lot of spas... Read More
We get a lot of calls and emails from customers who love the distinctive barn style character of our lighting, but who also want to maximize the energy efficiency of their fixtures. You want it all — and why not?
Andrew Gould, co-founder of Squirrels LLC in North Canton, Ohio, was one customer who searched for a long time before finding the perfect LED lighting for the renovated building that houses his software development company.
“We really wanted lighting that was energy efficient,” Andrew says. “We went to great lengths to replace all of the fluorescent lights in this building with LED panels.” According to Sid Keith, the... Read More
Tucked into a quiet hillside in the small town of Fairview, North Carolina, lies a beautiful contemporary home full of warm, earth tones and a cozy mountain feel. Sandie, an editor and designer, lives here with her musician husband and Whitney, a sweet, grey-faced golden retriever. Sandie spends many hours in her home office creating the Fairview Town Crier, a local paper,and working for other local organizations including the Fairview Business Association. The lighting in her office was adequate but put off too much heat in the small, 12 x 12 room.
“I had these modern halogen track lights that I hated,” Sandie says. “They looked okay, but they were... Read More