With all of the technology that pervades our lives, developing relationships with people far away is easier than ever. But nothing beats a face-to-face meeting.
When we first “met” Veronica Valencia seven years ago, she was a young designer working on the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She asked oh so politely if Barn Light Electric would be interested in donating lights to the show.
We said yes and our long-distance relationship with this up-and-coming designer took flight. We worked with Veronica during the five years she designed homes and art directed on Extreme Makeover as well as on new projects that came her way.
Last January, Barn Light... 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.
“With all this history popping up, we knew had to incorporate that into the new design with an industrial warehouse feel,” explains Mary Langsdorf, who spearheaded the remodeling efforts. Those efforts were... Read More
Drink. Well. Two words — plain, simple, and direct — and the name of one of the newest pubs to spring up in Austin, Texas. We talk with architect Cindy Black, who worked on the project with husband and fellow architect Rick Black, about the new space which features some beautiful vintage industrial lighting.
Q: Was this a new building or a remodel?
A: This was a renovation of an existing 1960 commercial building located on 53rd Street which is known for its eclectic mix of vintage shops, alternative retail venues, and great local restaurants.
Q: What was the design direction the owners wanted to take for this space?
A: The overall goal was to create a... Read More
From locally grown vegetables to clothing, there has been a marked increase in demand to purchase American made products. With the internet bringing the world to everyone’s fingertips, it’s easier than ever to find all sorts of made-in-the-USA items. Light fixtures are no exception to this trend and we don’t see this trend changing anytime soon. American made lighting has been around for more than 100 years with some original styles still being used today.
The quality of American lighting is unmatched. But exceptional craftsmanship sometimes comes with a steep price. At Barn Light Electric, we recognize that behind every customer is a budget so we... Read More
Barn Pendants resembling the Indy Industrial Pendant and the Minimalist Polished Brass Cage Pendant add to the time-worn character of Hostem Men’s Clothing Store, located in the heart of Londonâ€™s East End. These cloth cord pendants are found within the Ceiling Lighting category at Barn Light Electric.
The Indy Industrial Pendant features an authentic style turn key switch that can be used as an on/off switch, or simply as a decorative feature. It comes with 8 feet of adjustable Black or White cord (the image above features black). It’s an ideal, affordable pendant to accent within the home or counter top, yet has also been making appearances within... Read More