When we spotted the utilitarian interiors of the Barista Parlour on Zarna’s Runway, we got the impression that someone on their interior design team had a little crush on vintage-inspired pendant lighting. With its high, vaulted ceilings, exposed wiring, and masculine wood accents, this coffee shop plays up the rustic side of commercial design. You can get this look by incorporating some of these antiquated details.Read More
When facing an empty room it’s difficult for many homeowners to imagine what all the different pieces of furniture and accessories will look like when everything is finally in place. It’s often very helpful to bring in a professional to offer advice on bringing the many details of a space together so that it flows well and truly reflects your own style. This master bedroom is a beautiful blend of both modern and rustic touches and was created by our friend Mary Jo Fiorella of Fiorella Design. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Mary Jo brings an eclectic view to her clients’ projects.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
One of the things people seem to love about bare bulb pendants is their consummate simplicity. Just a cord and a bulb doing what it was meant to do. Hung singly or in groups, bare bulbs fit in with design schemes ranging from vintage industrial décor to country farmhouse to urban condo chic. But who says you can’t dress up the bareness of these pendants to suit your style? Check out what Erin Wright of Wright-Built did with some bare bulb pendants in the bathroom of this Dallas, Texas home.Read More