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Thursday
Aug202015

Industrial lighting in its natural habitat

Perfection. And I die for that floor. Via Vlakbij de molen.

Thursday
Aug202015

Industrial lighting

One of my favourite things to look out ofr while thrifting is industrial lighting. I am a huge fan of anything industrial really but add that to my lighting obsession and I can't contain myself. Sadly really cool vintage industrial lighting is hard to come by in these parts so I thought I would do a round-up and live vicariously through others. And one key point - the bigger the better. 

Jenny Wolf via Style Me Pretty

Marie Olsson Nylander

Covet Garden

Style Me Pretty

Hus & Hem

vtwonen

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Wednesday
Apr152015

A few new things around the house

My life has been super crazy for the past couple of months and while I am trying to find time to get my kitchen redo completed (may take a while if I end up redoing the floor) a few new things have happened in other spaces. Nothing major but getting anything done around here is a miracle and I need to celebrate it. For starters, I bought a light fixture 2 months ago and it was finally hung up in my living room (that is a dig at the husband who has no excuses). I say hung instead of installed but it literally is just hung on the ceiling. Judging by the mark in the centre of the ceiling when we bought this house, it seems that in another life, there may have been a light fixture. The ceilings and walls in here are plaster, not drywall so I refuse to go tearing holes anywhere for no good reason. I don't really need a working light in the ceiling as I already have 8 lights in the room but the large expanse of ceiling looked a little bare despite me having put up a ceiling medallion when I painted the room. It was a good start but it was missing something. It was missing THIS GORGEOUS LIGHT.

I found it at my favourite vintage lighting shop - Architectural Antiques. I am so freaking happy with this light fixture. It brings some sparkle into the room, and who doesn't like sparkle?! 

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Thursday
Mar122015

The power of light

I know...you're wondering where the furniture is. Sometimes it is more about the architecture, and in this case it is also about the incredible effect natural light can have in a space. These photos are magical. Such stunning blank canvases, by Sicilian interior architect and designer Antonino Cardillo. Monolithic at times, shapely at others, Cardillo’s work bears more than a passing affinity to architecture of the ancients.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Understated glam

A glimpse into the Milan home of Carolina Castiglioni, via The Selby. Glam, but understated. The best kind.