Yarn, mixed with glue, is wound around a small balloon, which is deflated and removed after drying, leaving a nice round textile ball. It’s a simple, yet incredibly process. You can choose out of a total of 55 different colours and make a choice of 20, 35 or 50 coloured balls on a light string. You can also choose out of ready made colour combinations which Ruth and Hendrik, owners of Happy Lights, developed, based on impressions from their worldwide travels.
Apart from selling light strings, Happy Lights also offers large ball lamps. You can combine two or three large balls as a hanging lamp. Or use them as a table top standing lamp in many different colours.
Happy Lights it’s a Belgium company while the production is in Thailand ” The colored balls of our string lights are hand made in a small workshop in Thailand. These balls are typically Thai and it does take some practice to make such a nice round ball. Workers in the studio are all local people from the immediate surroundings of the workshop. They get fair wages and can thus help sustain their families”.
Find those amazing lights in stores all over Europe.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 22 January, 2014
After Christmas and the New Year, it is so nice to go back to neutral colors . We could all use a kick of something new to start the year with energy. It doesn’t need to be about making big purchases, it could just be a few simple changes in the interior to feel a difference …. and then add some new green plants to the place, and voila, you are ready to start the year with new energy.
I’m planning to start with purchasing a black and white cow hide rug for my dining room and hanging the “Home” marquee sign that I purchased a month ago from Dot & Bo, and finally add a big plant in the living room corner with a bowl of fresh lemons for the color.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 21 January, 2014
B- oK by young Italian designer Marica Vizzuso is summary of intellectual process which uses a game of contrasts. B- oK is the dichotomy full/empty where the hardness’s and stability’s material like a iron, is interspersed with no-material, that make visual lightness. This structural’s manufacture creates an elegant contrast of lights e shadows in background. B- oK is also action/static which reveal its versatility. It is also possible to interact with it, as it changes sharpe from a tower to a zig zag,becoming a room divider. All contrasts are simplified in a metallic parallelepiped, where is possible to insert books with ordered eccentricity and it can be also adapt to space’s needs.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 16 January, 2014
This is such a cool design by Canadian designer Lambert Rainville. CROWN vase arranges rigid stem flowers in a free-standing and decorative structure.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 13 January, 2014
I’m thinking of organizing a special dinner Party for Valentine’s day to gather friends for an inspiring meal. This runner would be a great replacement for my placemats ( I don’t use tablecloth ). I can write everyone’s name with chalk above their plates or place as a runner on buffet table and write what is being served on the dish.
Available in Antropologie.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 9 January, 2014
It feels like negative temperatures in NYC today and these throws from Sofia Cashmere would be a nice way to bundle up with a cup of hot chocolate watching the new episode of of Downton Abbey.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 7 January, 2014
ETNA is a collection of giant candle holders designed by Madrid based Daniel García Studio with the collaboration of María J. Vargas. This giant candle holders are ideal to give any environment a splash of light and colour. Its simple and clean lines come from a conical shape made of solid pine wood. This colour highlights the natural shades in the wood thanks to its translucency. Etna collection is produced by Spanish company Woodendot and allows for the creation a great variety of arrangements, as it is available in three different sizes (1.150 mm, 950 mm and 800 mm) and in a six colour palette.
But it doesn’t stop there, Etna also have the table version called Etna Mini made of solid pine wood that imitate his older brothers but with reduced size, perfect to put them as a table centerpiece, in a shelf or wherever you choose.
“At the top are curves which evoke lava flows gliding down the slope of a volcano, for example the Silician one that gives the name“, said Daniel García
“Wood has a history, every piece is different, every piece was one alive. I think there is an emotional link with wooden products”, said María J. Vargas.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 5 December, 2013