Friday, May 15, 2009

Style: Shedding Light on the Catalog Gloom

My home had slowly turned into a standard catalog photo-shoot. I guess I can think of worse things, but it’s so incredibly cookie-cutter, sterile, and, let’s face it, completely lacking of any sort of individuality. Somewhere along the way, I forgot to surround myself with things I truly loved and managed to replace them with item number 264312, page 16.

During the once-a-year event of washing my pendant globes, order 485021, I realized enough-was-enough. First of all, I hate washing globes and, second of all, they were incredibly standard, catalog stock. After an evening of self-flagellation coupled with an online surfing session, I stumbled upon the answer: Meteor Lights—a product that promised to illuminate my home and my soul!

Located in San Francisco, Meteor Lights’ designers have created fiberglass lampshades and pendants that they recommend as replacement shades for mid-century modern design. I say, however, that a Meteor Light shade is so fun and playful, they can be used any where and at any time.

The entertaining site allows you to select your shade style, color, and pattern options. Using the Shade Selector, play around with the different shapes and combinations or test out the 25 different colors and half a dozen patterns that you can choose from. Whether you purchase a Meteor Light to hang over your kitchen table or as a replacement for your child’s outgrown infant-style lampshade, you can proudly glance around your home and remember that your possessions should be a reflection of you and not your bulk catalog. Details:

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SandyWatersDesign May 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

I've been searching for a midcentury modern shade for my bedroom. This is great. Thanks

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After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

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