The idea of the wall light has been around for centuries. From medieval days of glowing torches lining the castle walls to warehouse shades providing light to early 20th century barns, no fixture is more versatile in offering the perfect spot of light like the wall sconce.
While some light fixtures serve specific needs and spaces, the utilitarian wall sconce resides happily at the intersection of form and function. In small spaces like powder rooms and stairwells, the wall sconce can serve as the main light providing both safety and style with its compact design. In larger spaces, sconces add a layer of light to complement pendants, chandeliers, and floor... Read More
When you live in the same house year after year, you get used to the nagging little things that need updating. Debbie lives in Elon, North Carolina, and had lived with insufficient lighting on her stairway for 14 years.
“That fixture was contractor-grade junk and did not give off nearly enough light. It was time for it to go,” she says. “It was in a terrible spot so I wanted to find a pendant light with a chain that could be swagged over to where the light should be.”
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With the cacophony of voices seeking help in the nonprofit world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the asking. But when we learned about Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization in New York City that uses 100 percent of public donations to fund clean water projects across the globe, we couldn’t wait to pitch in.
Created in 2006 by Scott Harrison (read his incredible story here), Charity: Water moved into new digs on Manhattan this summer and worked with a variety of companies to outfit their space.
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The inspiration for many of our lighting collections can be traced to a specific movement or era in the history of American lighting. Our Rustic Wall Sconces, for example, find their roots in the Atomic Age when vapor-proof designs offered a rugged alternative to the bare bulbs of the day.
For our latest offering, we turn to the Machine Age, a time that came on the heels of the Industrial Age when assembly-line production and the development of modern machines was at its peak. The Lang Machine Age 4-Light Vanity Light takes the ruggedness from Machine Age fixtures and embodies the imagination found in steampunk designs to create an industrial fixture with elegant... Read More
Whether you live on a quiet country road or a bustling city street, around the holidays everyone seems to gravitate towards all things cozy and rustic. There’s just something so nostalgic and inviting about the idea of a snug log cabin tucked deep into the snowy mountains, lit by the warm, flickering glow of candlelight and the roaring blaze of a fire, the scent of roasted chestnuts perfuming the air, with nothing to do but get lost in a good book and a warm cup of tea.
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