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Thursday
Feb062014

Light taking flight

We have actually featured this project before (here). It's a bar by Lauren Geremia but I just had to show this ceiling and light again. Such a wonderful flight of fantasy. Perfect for a child's room. Perfect for any room that needs a touch of whimsy.

Monday
Nov252013

The AIM pendant

A while back FLOS offered me a light fixture to try, I absolutely could not say no. FLOS is one of the coolest lighting companies there is. I have to admit I had not heard of the light before and now I'm kicking myself for not having known about it sooner. Designed and created in Italy, AIM is a uniquely minimalist suspended light designed by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. In their own words, AIM is a "new type of lamp that is naturally positioned in space – like a plant – with long cables providing maximum freedom to adjust the direction and height of the light source." Similar to hanging vines, the long, free wires allow for "infinite adjustability" while providing a sense of the natural, as the wires seem to "develop and grow like branches or climbing plants". AIM also uses warm LED, meaning that it is a very low energy consumption lamp. 

When the light finally arrived I was SO excited to get it installed. Knowing I was getting 1 fixture, the only place I thought I could put it was in my bedroom as it's the only room besides my dining room and dressing room with an overhead fixture (stupid old house with bad wiring!). But when I unwrapped the light I realized it was larger than I had expected, and even more gorgeous in person. I went with black, and it's a matte finish! *sigh* (It also comes in white and polished aluminum). My husband, who is thankfully quite the handyman, suggested we put it in the corner of our living room, and he would wire a plug to the end of it so we could plug it in to the wall but mount it to the ceiling so it looked like it was wired up there. GENIUS! We both LOVE the AIM. It looks incredible in the living room. I can imagine a few of these grouped together over a dining table, or over a large desk. A few hanging in a staircase would be cool too. 

This post is in partnership with FLOS USA but all opinions are my own.

Friday
Oct182013

My inspiration stash - round 2

For years this has been and continues to be my favourite backyard of all time. I am determined to have this setup one day. EXACTLY as in the photo but with different chairs. And cats roaming instead of a dog. (via Dwell)

I can't get this out of my head either. It is the definition of an outdoor room. Simple yet perfect. (via Kennedy Nolan Architects)

I used to be sold on the idea of having a dining space that doubled as a library, but now I am even more smitten with book storage in hallways. (via The Design Files)

Cutest bathroom design. I need this in my life. (via Incorporated)

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Friday
Oct042013

Reader's home - Ely's light-filled villa in Bali

Ely Gordeeva is an architect and decorator and painter from Russia now residing in the most wonderful villa in Ubud, Bali. Ely designed her Balinese home and it's filled with light, warmth and a bit of whimsy - the DIY light fixture over the dining table is so cute! (Do you think she'd want to switch places over the winter??!!)

High roof saves the cool air inside the house - the floor is gipsum - woven mat of palm leaf in living room

to have more light in the room I decided not to make cabinets under the countertop - love this colourful woven dining chairs from Java

VEGETARIAN LAMP  made by me

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Thursday
Aug222013

LOVE!!!

I'm totally in love with the pendant lights in these photos. Ok, the kitchen, dining table and chairs too.
(Via Prue Ruscoe's portfolio)