The not-so-secret recipe for the amazing food you’ll find at any Bareburger restaurant in New York is listed right on their website. Organic, grass-fed, all natural, and sustainable are just a few of the words they use to describe the fare they create every day with the help of local farmers. And the founders take just as much care when it comes to designing their restaurant spaces using recycled, reclaimed, and sustainable materials. Two new locations feature one of our favorite upcycled lighting fixtures — The Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendant.
“At Bareburger, we focus on organic and sustainable comfort food, and have committed to building and designing our restaurants sustainably as well,” says Bareburger co-founder Jonn Simeonidis, Jr. “The Mig Pendants fit in very well with our overall design aesthetic which focuses on recycled, reclaimed, and re-used materials.” The Mig Pendants are crafted from steel acetylene tank tops — an item many restaurants use behind the counter. Simeonidis thought it would be interesting to take this element out of the back and feature it in the main dining space.
The Migs have been installed at two of the newest Bareburger locations — on Cobble Hill in Brooklyn and in Great Neck, Long Island. The designers chose a rainbow of Mig colors to install including Blue, Burnt Orange, Grey, Jadite, Red, and Yellow.
“I really like the color that the lamps lend to the front of the house,” Simeonidis says. “We use a lot of wood throughout the restaurant and the colors of the lights provide a very nice contrast against all the wood. The wood and metal items are well-worn but also well-loved.” The Migs come in nine different colors and can be hung with a standard cord or a cotton twist cord to add a bit more color and vintage flavor. They add the perfect touch of warm light to this comfortable and inviting space.
“We wanted to create a comfy and almost rustic feel,” Simeonidis notes. “A place where our guests can relax and simply enjoy a great meal and great company.”
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The Streamline Moderne look has been on everyone’s mind, and in light of this week’s launch of our newest wall sconce collection, we want to show you how to channel this retro-era in your own home. Sleek, horizontal lines and rounded corners are telltale signs of Streamline Moderne and you can often spot them at old-school Greyhound stations and nostalgic diners.
This movement has heavily influenced interior design as well. We were tickled pink when we stumbled across this midcentury atomic-styled home from the Portland Homes and Living blog. The clean, airy feeling of the space that is achieved with the use of white and galvanized appliances and glass accents is still relevant to today’s design tastes.
Retro accessories like vintage napkin holders are easily accessible online and at local antique shops. Pair them with minimalist salt and pepper shakers on a Chromcraft Retro Counter Height Dining Table and you’re on your way to having your very own period dinette. Bring a vintage look to your table with our newest collection of porcelain enamel dishes. Now you can enjoy fresh strawberries and ice cream in a cobalt-blue-and-white graniteware bowl with a fresh batch of crepes on a pristine porcelain plate.
Don’t eat in the dark! Our new Streamline Sconces imitate their namesake-era’s polished aesthetic, and they come in a variety of custom colors. Have you ever dreamed of your dinnerware matching your lighting? Consider it possible!
1. Image courtesy of Kathryn Madison, author of Portland Homes and Living
2. Greyhound Photograph via Lauren Mitchell
3. Vintage Napkin Holder from olliesfinethings
4. Retro Counter Height Dining Table from Chromcraft
5. Build-Your-Own Graniteware Bowl Collection from Barn Light Electric
6. Build-Your-Own Graniteware Plate Collection from Barn Light Electric
7. Atomic Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric
8. Atomic Topless Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light Electric
9. Streamline Industrial Guard Sconce from Barn Light ElectricRead More
When Diana Bellgowan, an Asheville, NC architect, undertook the renovations of a downtown building, she tackled many structural and design issues. The space was part of a larger building that served as the city’s first bus depot in the 1920s but most recently housed an art gallery. The project focused on the center of this building and, after an amazing transformation, is now home to the Curate Tapas Restaurant. During the retrofitting of the ceiling, the owners decided to “paint the exposed structure and show off the beauty and craftsmanship of the building’s bones.” Taking this industrial design direction a step further, Bellgowan chose barn light sconces, very similar to our Elroy Sconce, to line the wall of this narrow yet inviting space.Read More
We love nearly anything vintage, rustic or industrial farmhouse (ish), but we also adore those certain contemporary and post modern pieces too. Since we don’t touch on it nearly enough, in honor of this fun, quirky style, our blog article today will note how to turn this often overlooked scheme into an essential element in your home.
Even if you only use a few pieces to update an area, or decide to dedicate your whole home to the classic era, there are a few necessary pieces you will need – allow us to explain. Start with vibrant pop art – the most recognizable pop artist is Andy Warhol and his prints are available in popular department stores like Target and Wal-Mart – easily accessible and easily affordable. If you don’t want to go over the top, keep everything else neutral and incorporate this style of art. If you’re feeling bold though, you can always add a few brightly colored pillows and rugs to coordinate. Highlight your new work of art with Par Lighting. Par lights are small, simple sign lights that extend directly outward with a tiny light focused on the accent piece below. Typically used to light restaurant menus by waiting areas, par lights can be used in a residential settings too and can really bring an elegant look to a room.Read More
Retro lighting paired with contemporary design seems a bit of an oxymoron, however when done well, the two can be a match made in heaven. The home above, designed by Carson Poetzl Inc., does exactly this – and does it well. The sleek neutral tones of the kitchen and dining room are accented by the pops of burnt orange in the seating. This too contributes to a clean and ultramodern look for both male and female clients.Read More