Hubbardton Forge on This Old House

Since the company began in 1974, Hubbardton Forge Lighting has been re-exploring the ancient art of metal sculpting and creating lighting and accessories of grace and simplicity. Their design and manufacturing process is a collaboration of designers, engineers and craftspeople. Every curve, taper, and twist in the metal carries with it the distinctive marks of honest hand-crafting.

The words, "they just don't make it like that anymore", just doesn't apply to Hubbardton Forge Lighting. Sure, computer software and machine technology have helped some, but they still do much of it the old fashioned way, with anvils, hammers and the unique craftsmanship that only a skilled blacksmith can provide.

When you own a Hubbardton Forge pendant, lamp, chandelier or sconce, you own a piece of Vermont-made art of enduring value.

On a recent episode of "This Old House", their team of skilled artisans at their forge in Castleton, Vermont opened their doors to show why they're one of the very best at their craft for these creative and well built American made products.

Click on the "This Old House" logo on the left to view the Episode 24 video on their website and select "Scene 5" to view the tour of their facility.

Their award-winning collection of transitional and contemporary pendants is one of the most distinctive in the industry. They draw their design inspiration from modern sculptural forms, yet possess a warm, organic quality of light that is comfortable in a wide range of settings. And we’ve made them highly configurable. Mix and match your choice of glass, finish and shade options to create a customized design to suit your personal decorating style.

Johnston Casuals Getting Ready for the High Point Furniture Market

One of our favorite manufacturers of iron furniture is getting ready to exhibit at the High Point Furniture Market. Johnston Casuals takes an architectural approach to contemporary/traditional furniture styling…sculptural simplicity, textural interest, and creative design set Johnston Casuals apart from the crowd.

So what is the High Point Furniture Market?

Twice a year, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world comes to High Point, NC. About 80,000 people arrive to see all of the latest design offerings from more than 2000 Exhibitors! Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point during these two exciting times a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Furniture Market Facts:

  • 180 Buildings
  • 10 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  • 80,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 106 Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International
Since 1981, Johnston Casuals has produced furniture that is not only beautiful but made to last. From hand grinding to robotics, to automated powdercoating, their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility utilizes the latest technology and the pride of over a hundred skilled artisans.

From dining and bar options to occasional furniture, shelves and baker's racks, Johnston Casuals has hundreds of well-built contemporary designs that keep comfort and function as the hallmark of their products.

Is it Time for a New Clock?

Clocks are generally an afterthought when it comes to accessorizing a room, yet they are likely one of the most used accessories that you own. You might still have the same clock that you received for a wedding gift or perhaps it was a  Christmas present from your dear mother-in-law. If you have a worn out, dated, or even just an ugly clock that you keep moving from house to house, or room to room,  and the darn thing just keeps on ticking, then maybe it's time to donate it to Goodwill and freshen up your walls with a brand new look.

Clock designs have come a long way in the past twenty years or so. Adding these home accessories to your decor will combine artistic form and color, along with function, that you most likely will use on a daily basis. Now how many accessories do you own that you can say that about? Some clocks may even include additional functions than just giving you the time of day. They may also give you the date, the indoor and outdoor temperatures and even the barometric pressure, if that's the kind of information that you find useful before you venture out into the elements.
Uttermost Brunswick-Clock
A manufacturer that offers some great clock designs is Uttermost. Shown here in this blog post are two clocks that offer you more than just the time of day. How about a clock like the one shown above where to can view some of your favorite photos of the people and places you love the most while you are checking the time of day? If you're a traveler, or frequently do business in other areas of the country or globe, the clock at the right allows you to view two different time zones as well as your own.

Whether your passion is color, gears, animals, contemporary, classic, whimsical, or anything else, you can easily  find a clock in a multitude of sizes, designs, colors, material and style that will fit your personal style and decor.