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Lighting Trends for 2017
Posted on February 15, 2017 by Daniel B | 0 comments
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2017 Lighting Trends

What's Hot: Aged Brass w/Matte finishes
They said brass was dead. Over and over this was the cry in the lighting world. People felt shame over their shiny brass fixtures and went running to more exotic (read; non-brass) finishes like satin nickel, rubbed bronze, brushed pewter, oil-rubbed bronze, satin this, or Tuscan that, & on and on.

I have some good news for those of you who never gave up on the allure of brass. IT'S BACK with a vengeance. Maybe not exactly as you remember it, but it's definitely back. This is a great example of rediscovering a classic, and giving it a modern signature. Today's brass is aged & weathered, like it's been through something. That makes sense, because it HAS been through something... namely years of neglect from lighting showrooms coast to coast. Who's laughing now?

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The Best Standing Desk for Graphic Designers (2 BIG Reasons)
Posted on February 15, 2017 by Cody Baertschi | 0 comments
Blog - The Best Standing Desk for Graphic Designers (2 BIG Reasons)

Hello, my name is Cody, and I am a reformed design junkie who likes to work strange hours. Sound familiar? Yeah, that's par for the course for many of my colleagues. I chat with my peers on a weekly basis.

Recently, at a coffee shop you haven't heard of (just kidding - it was through text messages), I proclaimed the Lift Bridge to be the best standing desk for graphic designers. After such a proclamation, I wrote this brief list of TWO things that make it a great fit for graphic designers.

 

 

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Lighting… Better than Just Flowers
Posted on February 01, 2017 by Cody Baertschi | 0 comments
Blog - Lighting… Better than Just Flowers

Flowers are great. They liven up a room with color, show love, and look good in certain spaces. This is about more than just flowers though.

Get the ambiance right with ambient light...

Ambient light is the most pleasing, in that it’s soft, even, and easy on the eyes. Ambient light helps fill a space with a warmth, and an at home feel you’ll want to set the tone for any romantic evening.

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The Latest on Remodeling Homes
Posted on December 21, 2016 by Angela V | 0 comments
Blog - The Latest on Remodeling Homes

Going well beyond the any trend cycle, home makeovers are here to stay. That said, they do evolve. Gone are the days of bright colored microwaves and ornate big, boxy TVs.

Get in the know with this post about contemporary home makeovers.

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Getting the Perfect Gift for Your Parents
Posted on November 23, 2016 by Kaylan Haddican | 0 comments
Blog - Getting the Perfect Gift for Your Parents

The holidays are quickly approaching and, if you’re anything like me, you have a really hard time figuring out what to get for people. I find that the longer I have known somebody, the harder it is to find something that shows how much you value who they are as a person and how much you appreciate your relationship.

Parents. I’ve known them my whole life, so why is it so hard to find something for them? Dads are the number one hardest demographic to shop for, in my opinion. I try not to repeat gifts, which has resulted in me actually making presents for the last year or so. It is hard to find the time to create these items. I can’t speak for everyone with a dad, but based on my dad’s interests and our location, I have narrowed down a few items that I think he might like.

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Cody's Movember Favorites - Gifts for the Men in Your Life
Posted on November 14, 2016 by Cody Baertschi | 0 comments
Blog - Cody's Movember Favorites - Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Black Friday starts before Halloween and Christmas trees hit the shelves in September, which means by now you’ve been inundated with countless promos and countless gift giving options. This can lead to what I call “paralysis of choice.” I feel well equipped to help with this sort of ailment, being that I spend well over 40 hours a week getting to know our 30,000 plus items.

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Practice What You Pin - DIY "Chandelier"
Posted on October 28, 2016 by Kaylan Haddican | 0 comments
Blog - Practice What You Pin - DIY

While searching for the next Practice What You Pin project, I realized that though I am not artistically inclined, I do enjoy making things, which led me to a DIY chandelier of sorts. For those in a rental living situation, this is a perfect solution to cover up ugly or boring apartment flush mounts.

I went to Hobby Lobby, walked around for about 45 minutes - there is just so much stuff! - before finally obtaining the FOUR things I went there for.

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