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 he purchased a piece of property last year with a nice home but no garage, today’s Featured Customer realized he was finally going to have his dream space. We talk with Mark in Arkansas about the creation of his combined garage and man cave that was designed with some serious inspiration from his favorite NFL team — the Seattle Seahawks. The perfect lighting? Our Mig Retro Steel Industrial Pendants — in blue and green of course!Read More
The Irish playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” He could very well have been standing in front of a dilapidated old barn when he uttered this famous quote. Upon seeing a run down, rotting structure, most people would dial the closest demolition crew and simply start over. But luckily there are people in the world who have a special eye for potential. Our good friend Pete Cooper of Spring Creek Design in Pennsylvania is one of these people. When his firm was hired to save a dilapidated old barn and turn it into a finished living space, he jumped right into the project.Read More
In September 2011, a fire broke out in a 150-year-old building that housed a hotel, bar, and Frank M. Booth, Inc. Water damage was significant for this 100-year-old company so the owners decided to remodel. As the structure was torn apart, they noticed large, hand-hewn columns that were part of the original building — a carriage-making shop built in the 1860s. Some of the columns still had large metal rings where horses would be tied in the shop.Read More
How do you convert a 1970′s design nightmare into a classic, up to date home? With industrial style lights, it’s not an impossible task. Just ask Amy (the homeowner) who maintains Bradford Avenue, a blog that chronicles the journey of a homeowner and her contractor as they bring a water damaged house back to life.
In the picture above, you’ll see a side by side comparison of her bathroom renovation project. The first time Amy opened the door to this bathroom, she was reminded of the Guns and Roses song, “Welcome to the Jungle!” With help from two white Mini Artesia Shades, the jungle (complete with a mix of retro 70′s wallpaper and green tile), was replaced with white hex tile flooring and soon to be stylish modern wall paper. The Mini Artesia Shades were installed over the sink and vanity area and are anything but your ordinary bathroom wall sconce!Read More