Jan 30, 2015

We're pleased to have Machine Age Lamps joining us once again at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, February 25 - March 1, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Before you see this unique exhibitor at the show, enjoy our interview with them below...

Name: Shawn Carling

Booth Number: 2325

Describe your products:
"Handcrafted lighting from salvaged, re-purposed 18th and 19th century antique gauges, gears, and components from early American factories, warehouses, boiler rooms, and industrial machinery."

What are your best home and garden tips?
"Don't get caught up in changing your entire decor to match an industrial theme. Single unique pieces of industrial steampunk lighting make for great conversation pieces and can be very nostalgic."

Will you have any show specials?
"Our lighting is very unique and is essentially a one-of-a-kind creation. We are seeing more and more people purchase out lighting to remind them of a simpler time or for someone that has everything. We can take more any theme and make a unique lighting gift!"

What are your biggest home and garden pet peeves?
"Trying to find good quality steam gauges and old artifacts."

What is your favorite part of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show?
"Ideas! We have a chance to talk with thousands of people; listening can give us a lot of great ideas!"

Any additional company information you think we should know?
"I have always been drawn to antique architectural elements that show the effects of time. Machine Age Lamps evolved from the first build of a tractor dash lamp for my father as a gift to remind him of his life growing up on a farm. The artistic use of vintage pieces, tarnished and time-worn, speak to people emotionally, reminders of the past. I hope that your Machine Age Lamp will create an interesting, one-of-a-kind addition to your home!"

Don't miss Machine Age Lamps at the Minneapolis Home + Garden ShowFebruary 25 - March 1, 2015. The must-see event takes over the Minneapolis Convention Center with hundreds of exhibitors, experts, and celebrities ready to help you with your next home improvement project. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on our Facebook Ticket Deals. Bring a friend or family member to the show - we can't wait to see you there!

FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 1, 2015.