When considering outdoor lighting for your business, perhaps you’ve struggled with finding a fixture that provides enough lighting on your building or signage without being too overbearing or throwing light all around. For an intense, focused beam of light, consider PAR Lighting which stands for Parabolic Aluminized Reflector. Without going into a science lesson that’s too intense for the first day of June (hey, it’s summer already!), suffice it to say that PAR lighting consists of a sealed beam lamp, much like your car’s headlights, that provides an intense oval pool of light with unfocused edges. These are widely used in commercial, residential,... Read More
The New England Culinary Institute has been providing “highly intense culinary education” for more than 30 years. Located in Montpelier, Vermont, the Institute attracts would-be chefs from all over the world and has grown from seven students in its first graduating class to more than 4,000 alumni including Iron Chef Host Alton Brown.
Black River Design Architects, also located in Montpelier, recently completed a remodel for NECI of an existing structure and carriage house with a connector between the two. This photo shows part of the connector which houses the administrative offices. The entrance is accented with some delightful sconces and PAR lighting... 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... Read More
Smart managers and store owners know the value of attention to detail when it’s applied to every aspect of their stores, including the lighting. Gooseneck lights help stores stand out from the competition in crowded retail areas – like shopping malls or outlet shopping centers.
A perfect example is the Sperry Top-Sider store in the Florida Mall (shown above). It features six galvanized metal gooseneck sign lights that highlight the sign above the front entrance. Compared to the neighboring store on the right, Sperry Top-Sider strikes the perfect balance of a strong presence and a welcoming appearance. Barn Light Electric offers similar lighting styles to the... Read More
Design blog Remodelista featured a culinary store owned by Tyler Florence, a celebrity chef and Food Network star. He recently moved his culinary store from New York City to Mill Valley, an affluent town just north of San Francisco. The store is already known for selling the world’s finest culinary tools, ranging from French copper cookware to antique chopping blocks and boutique Italian olive oils.
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