While those who live in the oft-rainy city of Vancouver, Canada, may get used to the gloominess of the weather, that doesn’t mean they embrace it in their everyday environments. The design team from Mak Interiors in Vancouver recently infused a shared office space with colorful industrial barn lights to create a happy space for the freelancers and entrepreneurs who work there each day.
“We went for a very eclectic style, a modern-meets-industrial chic,” says Sabrina Chammas, creative director at L’Atelier. “Our members have the option to reserve a desk on a monthly basis or just buy time passes to access certain parts of our space.”... Read More
The word “remodel” strikes fear in the hearts of many. The process conjures up images of life interrupted with sawdust, plastic drop covers, and the smell of paint. Lighting updates, however, are one of the easiest changes you can make — often with dramatic results.
Today’s featured customer, Jennifer from Toronto, has been slowly updating her home for two years and recently turned her efforts to the exterior lighting.
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When the Goodrich Electric Company was founded in 1925, it was a small newcomer in the field of lighting equipment manufacturers. Much like Barn Light Electric, the company enjoyed rapid growth and soon expanded to a larger manufacturing plant to meet the growing demand for its line of porcelain enamel barn lights including outdoor gooseneck lighting.
The 1940 Goodrich catalog, Modern Lighting Equipment, highlighted the product’s quality and durability:
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Following a dream sounds so idyllic and satisfying. In reality, it can be nerve wracking! Back in 2010, Bobbi and Jeff Noe, of Granville, Ohio, decided to take the plunge leaving behind 30 years of corporate sales, marketing and customer service experience to follow their dream of owning a bed and breakfast. In four short years, the Welsh Hills Inn has developed a loyal following receiving TripAdvisor’s coveted Traveler’s Choice Award for the past two years and is included in the Top 10 B&Bs/Inns in the World. Sounds pretty idyllic and satisfying!
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For followers of our Facebook page, we teased you a bit yesterday with a gorgeous photo dubbed “eye candy for architects” by a fan. Today, we chat with Larry Evans, a creative director in California who recently remodeled his studio space and shared his stunning photos with us.
Q: Where is your studio located?
A: We live on a seven-acre ranch-like setting near the top of a mountain and the design studio is located on the same property near our house. It’s nestled amongst the trees we planted many years ago on this old avocado farm here in Escondido. The barn-like building is mostly steel and luckily withstood an intense wildfire that voraciously... Read More