I think we can all agree that moon phases continue to be all the rage. Not wanting to pass up on this bohemian trend, I brought moon symbols into my home with a lunar wind chime – keep reading to see how!
Our daughter, Ayla, is crazy about the moon (does that make her a lunatic?); she talks about it all the time, and can spot it anywhere in the sky, day or night. Also (unbeknownst to us when we chose it), her name means ‘moon halo’ in Turkish. So when it came time for her second birthday party, we knew just the theme:
If I had a Moonstruck light in my possession, I would cradle it in my arms and whisper sweet nothings in its perforations. The patterns in the handcrafted, porcelain, 9″ in diameter ‘light objects’ are made without the aid of stencils, so each creation is unique. The floral patterns cast upon the walls are achieved by using a clear bulb for a light source; using an opaque bulb will prevent this effect, if so desired. Moonstruck is designed by feinedinge, which means “fine things” in German. Continue Reading
The GUAU wall sconce, from Arturo Alvarez, waxes and wanes as you see fit. In front of the light itself, it has a moveable disk that you can turn and rotate as the mood strikes, creating magical moon beams that confuse werewolves to no end. For more information, go to Arturo Alvarez.
“This design by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO is one heavenly creation…Created using ecologically safe paint (ELI ecolightinside), this “Fullmoon” sideboard furniture has the ability to “create special effects” in the dark. I assume that means it glows in the dark or maybe it shoots laser beams. The “Fullmoon” will be on-view at the SOHO temporary gallery in Milan during the “dEMOsign” exhibition April 18-20, 2008.”
DIYable? Dunno, where can I get some of that paint
Here's your ancient Greek lesson for the day: the word eclipse comes from the preposition ek (out) + leipw (to leave). Leipw also finds itself in such words as lend/loan and relinquish.
Yesterday's lunar eclipse wasn't perfect (at least as viewed from the MidWest), but awesome enough. Here's a few photos and videos that captured the phenomenon. If these don't inspire you…you gots problems.