They pack a lot of culture, sunshine, and absolute fun into the seven square miles that make up our nation’s southernmost city. While Key West, Florida, is known for many things, the history of the place is particularly fascinating. Cuba may come to mind when you think of cigar making, but Key West was once considered the cigar capital of the world shipping more than 62 million cigars annually. In the late 1800s, there were more than 80 cigar factories with hundreds of workers living in small conch houses. One of these houses, severely damaged by fire in 2011, was recently rebuilt by today’s Featured Customer Mark who shares with us why he chose gooseneck... Read More
Though the city of Chicago burned to the ground in the late 1800s in one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, residents soon rose up and started rebuilding. One of those new homes, built in 1894, is in the Lakeview neighborhood north of the city and is home to Courtney, a hospitality designer by trade. Recently, she began renovating this historic building, and her eclectic tastes began to emerge.
“I like to integrate the old and historic with newer, modern trends,” Courtney says. The front of her home features typical red Chicago brick. The plans, created by Randall Architects, were to rebuild a set of stairs in the rear of the house that connects... Read More
What’s inside your business walls may seem more important than what’s outside, but the exterior lighting on your commercial building is often the first thing your customers see. Your exterior style sets the tone for your business and can either turn people off or draw them through the door. For Carrie, a Featured Customer in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, a great deal of time went into choosing the exterior lighting for her new business — the Stockbox Grocery.
“Our community had issues with the storefronts not having adequate lighting,” Carrie explains. “When we went to community meetings, the first thing they wanted to know about our... Read More
In one of the final episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Barn Light Electric was proud to supply two porcelain gooseneck barn lights as a stunning accent for a little girl’s Texas bedroom. Shown here are the Goodrich® Esso Porcelain Gooseneck lights in a delightful Yellow finish. The Esso comes in both 8″ and 10″ sizes and a rainbow of porcelain enamel finish colors. Perhaps Cherry Red or creamy Jadite would suit your style, or if you want something more traditional, consider Graphite or Bronze.
Porcelain enamel lighting was once a staple of the American lighting scene. You can often find porcelain fixtures that were crafted back in the 1930s and... Read More
Before they opened their new Fork & Wrench Bar and Dining Room, the owners of this eatery spent two years designing and building the interior space with the goal of creating an environment that is a tribute to the working classes of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. There are hints of a workshop, a linen factory line, a pharmacy, a college science lab, and a savings and loan office scattered throughout the rooms, balconies, and courtyards of the space. Loads of industrial touches are evident including bare bulb pendants, industrial stools at the bar, and plenty of wrought iron to complement the warm, dark wood throughout.
The exterior was not neglected. We love the... Read More