Climactic world events often influence our culture in many ways. The Bauhaus movement was born as World War I came to an end in 1919 and the world focused on trying to make sense out of five years of struggle, hardship, and loss. With perhaps an overwhelming desire to start fresh, designs took on a clean and sensible approach, and items that could be easily mass produced took hold as people put their lives back together.Read More
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.Read 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.
Not everything calls for par lighting though. When searching for appropriate post modern pendant lamps, think about metallic finishes and art deco influenced shapes. It’s all about symmetry here with unusual decorative elements. Shown in the photo above is the Roswell Pendant. The Roswell Pendant is a limited vintage industrial ceiling light, so if you miss your chance don’t worry, there are still other options. The Barn Light Galaxy Pendant, shown on the left, also takes the overt visual geometry of post-modern art into account. Its tiered design makes the modern pendant look like something straight from The Jetsons!
1.) Retro Renovation Porcelain & Galvanized Pendant: $79.00
2.) Farm & Barn All Weather Warehouse Light: $16.89
3.) Industrial Twist Cord 15″ Warehouse Pendant: $99.00
4.) Wire Cage Pendant: $85.00
5.) Schoolhouse Pendant: $85.00
6.) Barn Light Deep Bowl Pendant: $69.00
7.) Barn Light Indy Industrial Pendant: $85.00
8.) Barn Light Atomic Industrial Pendant: $93.00
9.) Barn Light Benjamin® Industrial Pendant: $98.00