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Constellation by Melissa McGill


Today in the Niche Hot Shop we’re producing Mini Orbs for artist Melissa McGill in collaboration for her Constellation Project. This site-specific work will be installed on an abandoned island in the Hudson River. Once installed our glass globes will be part of a large-scale light-based artwork which will be visible from several points on both sides of the river. We’re excited to be a part of this public artwork! Melissa was on site today with her team to document the process, and we documented the documenting!


Find out more about Constellation here and watch the video below!

Here Comes 2015!


Niche wishes you a happy and healthy 2015!

Season’s Greetings!


From all of us at Niche, to all of you, happy holidays! May your days be merry and bright!

Handmade Tiles & Pendants in San Francisco

Peek at this pristine home in San Francisco designed by EAG Studio! The small team at this California design firm guides their clients’ interests every step of the way, ensuring true craftsmanship that unifies their thoughtful and sophisticated aesthetic. EAG Studio teamed up with Fireclay Tile to complete this stunning kitchen and bathroom renovation.

Suggesting hints of industrial style, the kitchen gets a bohemian touch with Fireclay Tile’s Paseo tile in White Gloss. This chic backsplash offers a subdued, yet powerful contour along the perimeter of the appliances and countertops.

Featuring modern open shelving, the tastefully stacked glassware and warm woodgrain stand out against the clean white backdrop.

Above the center island are a bold variety of Niche Pendants – the Pod in Sapphire, Oculo in Gray, Pharos in Crystal, and Stamen in Chocolate. While quite the mixed bunch, they certainly play nice with this kitchen’s characteristics – from the wood grain and dishware, to the artwork and fixtures.

Similar to Niche’s handmade in New York mantra, Fireclay Tile prides themselves in being handmade in California! All of their tile is eco-friendly and sustainable, containing 60% recycled materials. It’s great to see quality, handmade products made on opposite coasts of the USA come together! Moving into the bathroom is Fireclay Tile’s Ogee Drop tile in Turquoise and Hexagon tile in Morning Glory Matte.

Be sure to check out more amazing projects and photos from EAG Studio here, and don’t forget to shop handmade products from Niche, Fireclay Tile, and your other local, small businesses!

Crystalline Series In Canadian Interiors!

Canadian Interiors featured a short write-up on Niche’s Crystalline Series! Touching upon the playful, fresh colors and bold, defined, angles, the article emphasizes the timeless tradition of handmade glass and how these pendants are designed to be used with Plumen’s energy-efficient bulbs. You can read the full article here.


In case you missed it, we now have the Plumen 002 Bulb in stock, and it’s ready to be ordered with your Crystalline pendants! Shop now!

Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala


Pantone, the leading technologists for accurate communication of color, recently announced their 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala! The color is described as “naturally robust” and perfect for enriching mind, body, and soul. The bold, impactful shade can make for a solid statement color on its own, or pair with a variety of colors as an accent. From earthy to elegant, Marsala is nurturing and fulfilling, ideal for tasteful and sophisticated accessories throughout your home and wardrobe. Team Niche is excited to find that our signature translucent glass color, Plum, encompasses the same energy Pantone has captured with Marsala. Raise a glass of marsala wine to 2015’s hottest hue! Cheers!

Browse our Plum pendants here!

The Plumen Bulb 002 is here!


At long last, we have Plumen 002 bulbs in stock after much anticipation! Both 120v and 240v options are now available to ship. This low-energy, sculptural bulb pairs perfectly with our new Crystalline Series pendants. Plumen wanted to create a less-bright bulb for “ambient, wind-down rooms and spaces, places where warmer tones define a softer and cozier atmosphere.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Contact our sales team at to order yours today!


Learn more about the design behind the Plumen 002 Bulb in their video below:

Browse our Crystalline Pendants and grab a Plumen 002 Bulb now!