Dianne’s Fishbar knows zesty. From their eclectic menu of East-Coast flavors, Baja Mexican and seafood samplings to their vibrant restaurant interiors, Dianne’s passion for dining experiences makes it a highlight of the Ontario, Canada cuisine scene.
Before Dianne’s, this venue housed an Italian restaurant. Its transformation was a design collaboration between owner Tim Pater, SZA Architects, and builder Trevor Henderson. We got in touch with Tim to chat about his vision for this restaurant and what drew him to BarnLightElectric.com for unique restaurant lighting solutions.Read More
In Western Australia on the scenic shores of the Indian Ocean, the city of Perth has long been influenced by the shipping industry. When Mike Darvill & his team at SMA Design began to create a new eatery located in this historic city, they called on the influences of the sea.
“We wanted to create a shipping dock setting crossed with old factory styling,” says Mike Darvill, associate director with SMA Design. “We wanted patrons to feel like they could be waiting for a ship to dock, ready to unload cargo.” The Cutting Board is located in a new, mixed-use building and features slow-cooked meats, burgers, breakfast, and coffees. To highlight this new restaurant, the SMA team, along with their builder - Pinnacle Commercial Interiors, chose a variety of lighting fixtures.Read More
One of our favorite west coast spots is Portland, Oregon, an edgy, eclectic city full of interesting neighborhoods and a vibrant beer scene. Portland is also a favorite with foodies who love not only the robust array of food trucks lining the streets, but the growing number of restaurants that help land the city on numerous Top Ten lists. On your next trip to Stumptown, don’t miss Canteen, a delightful neighborhood café designed by the creative team at Von Tundra. Along with Canteen owner Brian Heck, the team created a space to become not so much the sum of its materials, but more decidedly an experience in itself.Read More
When we first visited Nickelfish back in a February 2012 post, this interactive design and marketing company in Mendham, New Jersey, had just finished renovating their office space with our Outback Gooseneck Lights and Outback Pendants. Located in the Thomas Wolfe House, the office is in the Mendham Historic Business District and looks very much as it did in the 1930s when barn lights were first being manufactured. Today, Nickelfish has expanded their operations into the building next door, explains Kelly Mills, office manager for Nickelfish.Read More
One of the greatest things about a country whose ancestors came from all over the world is the variety of cultures, traditions, and best of all, foods we get to enjoy! In the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the Italians had their heyday in the 50s and 60s when sandwich shops dotted the corners and residents enjoyed sandwiches piled high with prosciutto, pastrami, and provolone. Many of the old shops disappeared over the years as Park Slope changed with the times and the economy, but the recent opening of Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe on 7th Avenue has brought a healthy dose of Italian flavor back to the neighborhood.Read More