The words “reduce, reuse, and recycle” have gotten a workout since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. But one of our new favorite “re” words is repurpose — finding a new purpose for an old material to give it new life and avoid the landfill. This kitchen features a perfect example of repurposing as old Mason-style ball jars become eye-catching industrial pendants.
The space is a beautiful blend of old and new with the combination of wood, stainless steel, granite, tile, and the nostalgic jar lights. To get this look, take a peek at our Vintage Ball Perfect Blue Mason Jar Pendant, part of our collection of Vintage Industrial Lights. You can customize this unique light with a powdercoat finish color for the lid and your choice of a standard cord or seven different colored cotton cords. Each of these American made jars is original and finishes will vary.Read More
Classic barn lighting has been in use throughout this country since the 1930s and 1940s when it was most often found on farms, at roadside gas stations, and in warehouses and factories where solid, dependable lighting was necessary for the work at hand. Lighting companies didn’t scrimp on materials in those days but manufactured lighting that could withstand years of use no matter the weather or harsh working environment where the lights were hung.Read More
Patrons at the newly opened The Fat Cow restaurant in The Grove in LA may be surprised to find out that this friendly neighborhood eatery is owned by none other than the raucous celebrity chef from the TV reality show Hell’s Kitchen. British chef and entrepreneur Gordon Ramsay opened the doors to his new restaurant in September where patrons are served casual comfort food by smiling employees. No shouting allowed.Read More
Are you dismayed to discover that October is half over and the reality is that you’re probably not going to make it to Germany this year for Oktoberfest? Well, if international travel isn’t in your schedule or budget this fall, consider a trip to Manhatten for a visit to Landbrot, a German bakery and bar that is celebrating the rich goodness of German’s culinary scene all month long.
The restaurant, whose names means country bread, serves up everything from pretzels and dark roasted coffees to strudel, sausages, and of course a variety of German micro brews. The industrial loft style space definitely has a New York vibe going but with the coziness of a traditional German cafe. Patrons park at industrial stools while vintage pendants hang above the marble bar.Read More
When we think of Texas, wide open spaces filled with friendly people come to mind. Although this generous Dallas kitchen is new construction, it already has the warm, lived-in look of a place that’s been hosting parties since Texans signed their own Declaration of Independence back in 1836. The stained concrete floors, rough-edged countertops, and rusted tin ceiling all give a rustic feel to the space, but the two sinks, dual islands, and plethora of work surfaces let you know this is a serious cook’s kitchen. Comfy industrial style stools give guests a front row seat to the chef’s action at the cooktop tucked on the opposite side of the island.
And with a nod to the ranch, wire basket pendants are suspended from the ceiling to highlight the cooktop space. You can get the same rustic look with our Chicken Wire Basket Pendant Lamp that features a 19″ wide shade to let plenty of light shine through and cast interesting patterns in your space. As part of our collection of Apartment Lighting, this fixture comes with a six foot, brown fabric cord with a plug so you can simply hang it and plug it in. Or, if you prefer, remove the cord for hard wiring directly into the ceiling.
To give your Chicken Wire Basket Lamp a nostalgic feel, check out our complete line of authentic Edison Style Light Bulbs. These vintage bulbs comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and filament types including the Spiral Light Bulb, the Thread Light Bulb, and the Hairpin Light Bulb. Any of these styles will give your basket lamp a vintage vibe that will have your guests coming ’round for a second look!
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Top photo courtesy of Wright-Built and Photographer David J. WhiteRead More