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After we've completed a house, it's amazing how many people say "Isn't it great how it all came together!"... as if by accident. This is a very small look into how it all "comes together".

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You Light up my Life

I cannot stress how important good lighting is inside and outside your home. 

You can create ambience in many ways... however Lighting is number One.

Find a good Electrician... not just a handy electrician... but one who really has a good grasp on your vision (pardon the pun). 
We are using a combination of Downlights (which I am trying to keep to a minimum), Uplights, Up/down lights, Sky Lights, Step Lights, Sensor & Security Lights, Recessed LED strip lighting, Floor lamps (with powerpoints in the flooring... under my loungechair... yes, I have gone mad), Desk Lamps and Pendant Lights.... I'm sure there's more. 
All wired through SEABus.

Don't forget the outside of your house too... I mean... drive past the Colosseum during the day and it's incredible, but drive past at night and it's something else!
If you've ever seen the Eiffel Tower at night, you understand what I mean about lights...
In Casa Batllo, Barcelona the ceiling is built around the lights
Isn't this Chandelier a stunner!
In Italy I had to keep going back to this Gelateria 
to have another look at this light ;-)

And the greatest skylight in the world is in the Pantheon!
This building always takes my breath away

 These are the lights that I'm loving...

I bought 4 of these from SPACE yesterday (ouch!)
These are the random Moooi lights that we've used a few times.
I know they've been around for a while, but I still love them!
We usually use the white ones, 
but black is the new black.
 Behold the Bocci light...
 Hand blown & from Italy
I'm thinking about getting 3 of these over one end of the kitchen bench... 
grouped together at different heights.
I first saw these at Hub in Surry Hills. LOVE
 This is another Moooi in my favourite colour
I do love this little creature from Hermon & Hermon
It looks like those amazing echidna lights that Michael Yabsley makes
Moonlighting (Hermon & Hermon) for our bedroom perhaps?

Another moon from Hub. 
I adore this, but worry about the insects.
David Trubridge lights are very popular. 

 Remember how I said that I just had to have one of these Allegro Lights?
I decided that it was 
a) not right for the space
b) out of my price range
Tree light...
Hermon & Hermon
MM, this one's for you.
I hope you went into ECC & ordered one for your bedroom. x
Look at the Ivy in Sydney...
first I need a tree...
 Mirazozo at the Sydney Opera House was like being inside a massive light.
I thought it would be claustrophobic, but it was very relaxing.
 Now my lovely people, I need your help....
These lights are at the Ivy and I need to find out where I can get them from.
Please help....

There was a storm last night & the rain got in where the flashing should be (and wrecked part of our newly gyprocked ceiling AGAIN).... The flashing that was supposed to be put on by the roofers 2 weeks ago. But we won't talk about that...

Be Happy & Be Kind
Please leave comments below.


  1. Beautiful lights Jodie - especially the blue Aqua Creations pendant. It is making its way to my place, MM x

  2. Great to hear MM. It would be perfect in your house!


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