Thursday, February 12, 2009

Barbie Dream House Update #16: Let There Be Light!

I haven't done one of these posts in awhile...mostly because there hasn't been much to talk about. After living in the Barbie Dream house for a year, we still have so much stuff to do, and frankly I've been really really lazy about it. The walls are in the first floor are still bare and we don't even have curtain on any of the windows thanks to the glorious magical invention that is electric "volets", which for you not Francophones is electric rolling shutters that at the push of a button roll down and render a room pitch black. Magic. Magic!

Anyway, we did however manage to finally order a chandelier for the dining room. Mind you this is a year in the making. We originally saw this light in a magazine about 2 years ago, but they forgot to list the name of the manufacturer. Fast forward a year--FrenchBoy finally e-mailed the magazine for information and was directed to the company's website. Unfortunately they only sell wholesale, so we went about hunting down a retail distributor. We were lucky enough to find a local shop that could order it for us.

In about 6 weeks, this lil marvel will be hanging above my dining room table:

Chandelier ´Tundra´

It's called "Tundra" and is made by a company that specializes in making decor from natural and petrified woods. Since the rest of the house is uber-modern minimalist, I figured this piece would offer some much needed warmth. I like the combination of "slick" geometric and "organic". I dig it.

Now, if I can just figure out how to work a water element into the room, it will be Feng Shui'd up!


screamish said...

Yeah its definitely cool. But do have a fire extinguisher handy...just in case...????!

dougphoto said...

I want one. Where can I get it? It would so cool at our mid centuray modern cabin.

J said...

Moi, j'adore les volets. Nothing blocks out the daylight like those things. (Although I will admit, they do have a prison like feel when they're in action) However, they're one of the real reasons I miss France. They're perfect after a long night, and you're sleeping in. When will the Americans catch on?