Hanging garden lamps and citronella candles

When I saw these lamps in Dapitan the other weekend, I was instantly smitten by the design. I liked the colors, the shape, the star-shaped vents... But because they're made of metal, buying a piece or more than one piece never really entered my mind. I am not a fan of metal. ... (more)

Lights, scents and home accessories

I would have posted photos of loots from our most recent trips to Dapitan and Tiendesitas but, quite unexpectedly, I got sick on December 23 and I didn't feel better until late evening on Christmas day. It was a quiet house on Christmas Eve. The house helpers attended ... (more)


The weekend was all about housekeeping. A portion of the parquet flooring in my study had to be repaired. In the garden, Speedy started installing lights and Sam was his assistant for an hour or so. We chose pendant capiz lamps a long time ago. Four had been installed in the ... (more)


Matching floor and table lamps

When we moved in, the only lights in the living room were seven halogen bulbs in brass fixtures on the ceiling. We rarely turned them on because the power consumption gave us nightmares. We entertained a lot of ideas about how to do the living room lighting using more ... (more)

The beautiful pendant lamp is a magnet for antflies

One of the lighting fixtures that took us longest to choose was the one meant to hang over the dining table. The popular choice is the pendant lamp with retractable cord but the designs we found were too saloon-ish. I wanted something different -- something that was both ... (more)

Lighting can change the mood of a house

For someone like me who loathes knick-knacks and flower vases (especially with plastic flowers), the idea of decorating a house with functional pieces is more appealing. Lighting fixtures serve a dual purpose. They illuminate the house and serve as ornaments too. If you can ... (more)

Ceiling-mounted light fixtures and chandeliers

Not every light that hangs from the ceiling is a chandelier. By definition, a chandelier is a lighting fixture that is attached to the ceiling, has branches (or arms) with each branch holding the light. Of course, it's not a strict definition especially given the more modern ... (more)