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Bone Simple Design’s Long Island City Studio Is Swimming in Color (And Bright Lighting Ideas)

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The 100-year-old industrial building in Long Island City that’s now home to lighting studio Bone Simple Design has a serendipitous pedigree. It was formerly the place where luxury fabric house Scalamandré dyed its textiles. “It’s bizarre but amazing that we’re doing the same thing in the space today,” says Chad Jacobs, Bone Simple’s founder and designer. 

Dip-dyeing and painting large rope pendants and using shibori-inspired methods to spice up plain linen shades is a fairly new venture for Jacobs, who began producing his line of custom lighting in 1993. This winter, before shutting down work for a month due to COVID-19, he completed 15 five-foot-tall string fixtures for a hotel in the Bahamas by MR Architecture. The cord was plunged into a vat of golden yellow dye before completion. “For me, lighting is obviously about light, but it’s also about texture,” says Jacobs. “I’m not a big fan of the bare bulb look.” Ahead, the designer gives us a peek behind the scenes and reveals how he’s been making a splash this year with color. 

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In the 5,000-square-foot, first-floor space, Jacobs is joined by seven employees, most of whom come from art backgrounds. Together they work on everything by hand, with the exception of the metal plating and powder-coated frames. When Jacobs originally moved into the studio, he specified to the building where to place the junction boxes so he could suspend the fixtures all over the place. Most are operable so that the team has a bright spot to work; others, like the massive hanging white cage pendant lamp (pictured above), are on display for visiting clients.

In this scenario, the dramatic piece hangs extra low to the ground so you can really get a sense of its impressive dome shape.

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Why You Should Hire Swimming Pool Contractors

When increasing the value of properties, individuals have a lot of options to choose from. For one, individuals can create their own lawns. Next, individuals can invest in outdoor fixtures to make the property more appealing and comfortable. Another option is to build a swimming pool. In case that you live in a warm place, the best option is to create a swimming pool.

By having a swimming pool in your backyard, you can organize simple events with your relatives or friends. Apart from that, backyards can be a good weekend vacation spot for the whole family. However, dealing with this venture can be stressful and expensive. Therefore, if you want to make sure that you can create a good and reliable pool in your backyard, it is best to work with reputable swimming pool contractors.

Why hire swimming pool contractors

Vast experience and knowledge in building pools

Of course, there are some individuals who can create pools in backyards. These individuals are commonly hired since they have lower rates. However, there are times that opting for lower rates can result to a dreadful project, which can even affect your finances. With this said, it is important to hire swimming pool contractors since these experts have vast knowledge and experience in building pools.

Help you with legal documentations

When planning to build a pool, it is important that you get the right documentations from authorities. This is essential since building pools in some areas must first be approved by authorities to ensure safety in your property and your community. With the help of contractors, you can easily deal with these documentations to avoid certain drawbacks in your project.

Offer you with the best pool design and style

Other than extensive knowledge in building pools, contractors can also provide you with …

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