The words “reduce, reuse, and recycle” have gotten a workout since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. But one of our new favorite “re” words is repurpose — finding a new purpose for an old material to give it new life and avoid the landfill. This kitchen features a perfect example of repurposing as old Mason-style ball jars become eye-catching industrial pendants.
The space is a beautiful blend of old and new with the combination of wood, stainless steel, granite, tile, and the nostalgic jar lights. To get this look, take a peek at our Vintage Ball Perfect Blue Mason Jar Pendant, part of our collection of Vintage... Read More
There are so many things to love about the industrial décor craze that’s taken over the design world — from the use of repurposed and recycled treasures, to humble materials with utilitarian qualities, and the minimal yet comfortable feel it can create in a space.
While our eyes were first drawn to this 100-year-old farm table that serves as a gathering space in this industrial building in North Portland, we couldn’t help but notice the bare bulb pendants hanging in the background. Bare bulbs are also a popular feature of industrial styling, and in this space, which serves as an artists’ studio and retail store, the artists opted for the Plumen... Read More
Providing that finished look in your kitchen can prove to be a challenge when it comes down to picking the right look for your project. Most newly crafted lights are too polished with brightly colored high-gloss finishes, which can be great if your kitchen is modeled with a retro decor, but if your tastes are more for rustic or industrial styles then the options are greatly reduced. With so many lights on the market, unless your desire is for a pendant that looks like wood or a woven tapestry of antlers, the options can be limited for the rustic decorator.
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At the beginning of the 1930s a shift from industrial lights which hung over individual workbenches began to be replaced by its newly designed replacement, which became known as RLM Warehouse Shades. Due to its popularity several manufacturing companies began to produce this highly effective warehouse, factory light that used its uniquely original design to deliver a wide span of light. Companies such as Benjamin®, Crouse-Hinds, Appleton, and the Miller Company created differing variations to the traditional design that catered to different demands; some creating explosion proof versions for differing applications.
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