There are a few new things around my house that I acquired lately I thought I'd share with ya. First up, something I'm really stoked about. There are a few light fixtures out there that REALLY turn my crank. Tolomeo (I have 2 in my kitchen), Tom Dixon's copper shade and Beat lights, and Jieldé. My husband bought me 2 wall mount Jieldés a couple Christmases ago that sit in a box in the basement because they need to be wired, and I have no place for them in this house. I was excited when an email came in a couple of weeks ago via our blog contact form from David, who recently acquired a Jieldé and was looking for ideas on how to sell it. Why not to me??!! :-) And that is how I came to own my third Jieldé light. I'm not sure what someone did to this lamp but about 1/3 of the shade has the silver "rubbed off" so copper is showing through, and a really crappy non-original base was added. I plan to get a brake disc to replace the base but I'm not sure what to do about the shade (likely just leave it be). It has 2 arms but they are really long so it ends up practically being a floor lamp. Anyway, it's awesome and I am pleased to have it join my always expanding collection of lighting. (It's an illness, I swear).
And because Felix (whom I caught mid-lick) is so fat and cute....
While on the subject of cats, I finally got around to taking a picture of something that honestly just warms my heart every time I see it. Our oldest cat of the 7, Cheeks is about 20 years old. That is OLD. He has arthritis, among other health issues, and had a hard time jumping up on the bed to cuddle with my husband (Cheeks LOVES him). One day my hubby went out into the shed, sawed some scrap wood, and in the house he came with this:
In just a few short days, Cheeks began using these stairs to get up on the bed and has used them every single time since. SO CUTE! (Edgar has pretty bad arthritis now too so we'll have to start teaching him to use them).
I bitch every now and then to my husband that he hangs too many clothes on my precious Eames limited edition walnut Hang-It-All. Recently he went out into his shed again, came back in, went upstairs, screwed something into the wall, and I discovered this:
While still on the subject of my husband, we were in Homesense recently and we always check out the lamps there is almost always a gem among them, and he found this one for $40:
I allowed him to get it (LOL) to put on his side of the bed because he detested using the Tizio that he kept knocking over. (Yeah, Tizios do not make great bedside lamps - WAY too tippy for something you reach for in the dark).