I had the urge to write up a blog post.. so I opened up Aperture to see what sort of photos I had taken with the intentions of blogging (and obviously haven't gotten around to ha ha!).. and these images of Miss Laine's new light were screaming "pick me, pick me!" ..how could I refuse? ;)
The story of this light (the Tord Boontje Garland Light) probably goes back a year or so, when I first saw pictures of it floating around the net.. you know how things do that? You see it on one blog, and then another.. and another and so on and so on.. and before you know it, you neeeeeeed it. lol
That is what happened with this, but we were in our old house.. and I couldn't justify the expense of changing out another light, when we had already done most of them in the few years prior. BUT.. when we moved into this house, and none of the bedroom lighting was personalized in any way, I knew it would be perfect for my sweet Laine's room. :)
So, I went on the mission of finding a Canadian store with one in stock.. and I did! The ladies at Chi Chi Home were fabulous to communicate with, and before I knew it.. we had this flat packaged (?? who knew!? lol) light fixture to make look pretty! ha!
I have to admit, I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered.. how it would arrive (box size etc.), I knew it was a garland.. but for some reason, I wasn't picturing a cardboard flat package! lol And LONG! It hung almost all the way to the floor.. and I am not going to admit just how many attemps it took for me to get it 'just right' lol! I think the lighting difference in this series of photos will tell that bit of the story all on their own! hee!
Here is an attempt along the way..
Probably fine, but all I could see was a lopsided 'smush' ha ha!
It gets put together by wrapping it around and using the metal flowers and leaves to 'clip' it back onto itself.. in other words.. chaos. lol It really is genius though, the design I mean.. it lets you be creative and have a 'say' in how it ends up, while still keeping it's own infamous look. I think the secret is to not try and make it look perfect.. honestly, the more I scrunched it up and stuff, the more I liked how it looked!
And as you can see.. this point of finally liking how it was came many hours later (after having to walk away from it once for a nice little break ha!)..
It is awesome.. she loves it so much, it reminds all of us of a little fairy home! Which is perfect for Miss Laine.. who loves all things fairy! ;) I think I may end up ordering another garland to add to this one.. to give it a bit more size. It is definitely a light that has impact on a room.. but it could be a little bit bigger.. for this room, being the main light... yeah, I just might give this 'wow' and bit more 'WOW'! We'll see.. I am kinda scared to mess with it though! hee! ;)
Oh, and she tells everyone that she has a light designed by a famous designer.. ohhhhhhh she is sooooo my kid! ha ha! ;)