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Books to enjoy on your shelves

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Books to enjoy on your shelves

Nothing soothes the soul like a good book and a cup of piping hot tea.  When you curl up with a tome, chances are you're going to be setting it down on a piece of furniture to stir that cup of tea or to adjust your position on occasion.  Your home should offer you both function and style, which is why we think that coffee tables and open shelves are one of the most exciting ways to combine personal tastes across media.  Chances are, if you are drawn to industrial decor and reclaimed wood, you'll likely have a taste for...

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How to organize and curate your shelving

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You just finished installing one of our industrial shelves in your home and you couldn't be happier with the sleek lines and modern approach.  Now comes the challenge of filling those shelves up with books, knick-knacks, and assorted sundries that will bring your room together with edgy sophistication.  How do you organize your shelves without sacrificing those perfectly presented lines and edges?Carefully!The very first decision you need to make is deciding what you want to display.  Are you an audiophile showing off your favorite records and albums?  Are you a world traveler showing off passports, maps, and trinkets garnered from...

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What is industrial design?

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Industrial Envy offers a wide variety of modern, raw, rustic, and, of course, industrial, decor, but do you know what industrial decor means?  At least, do you know what it means in the eyes of interior designers and those in the know?  Industrial spaces are usually a little gritty, a whole lot of raw, and a lot of exposed edges.  Industrial design glorifies the sheer beauty of exposed metal, reclaimed wood, and components that are normally wrapped up in a sugar coating of plastic, paint, or superficial trappings. If you love what is underneath the surface and yearn for realistic portrayals...

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Commercial shelving and fixtures for your business!

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Commercial shelving and fixtures for your business!

The use of industrial shelving doesn't need to be regulated to warehouses or trendy uptown lofts; we actually work with quite a few corporate and small business clients looking to optimize their spaces.  We've had the pleasure of working with the Gaithersburg, Maryland Marriott Hotel and Bar in bringing their container bar to life with space saving shelves and highlighted the potential for many other local businesses.  Retail shelving, displays, and custom retail fixtures are our lifeblood.  We adore working with other entrepreneurs that see industrial design as more than just a collection of pipes and raw components, but a...

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The concept of pipe shelving

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The concept of pipe shelving
In 2013 we created shelving for our home office and posted a few pictures online. Our concept was to use thick boards (often found in home building and scaffolding) and make heavy duty shelving to hold many hundreds of books. This shelf was our first design and was made using reclaimed materials and pipe fittings. We sprayed the pipe a consistent color and finished the shelves beautifully.

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