The Blogger’s Choice Goes Disco! Kathy Sandler on LZF’s Spiro
Kathy Sandler is a woman (blogger) on a mission: to connect readers with resources, ideas, and inspiration for living the fine life everyday! And she does, covering areas of design, art, architecture, fashion, food, wine, travel, good books, great music and beautiful things on her blog Live the Fine Life. The go-getter with a BFA in Interior Design from O’More College of Design and owner of Sandler Design Group has made us very happy by agreeing to be Global Lighting’s Blogger’s Choice participant today. You can follow Kathy on Twitter @livethefinelife and check her out on Instagram: livethefinelife and InstaCanvas:instacanv.as/livethefinelife. The self-described Design Nerd, Blahgety Blogger, Instagram Addict, Light Stalker, Shadow Lurker, Perpetual Student, Perennial Late Bloomer waxes eloquent about one of our newest LZF fixtures, the Spiro. Take it away Kathy!
I reside in a very traditional home, located in a very traditional southern city, so if you came over for supper you would imagine my professed love of clean-lined modern design appears to be a bit out of step with reality. Let me assure y’all, it is not!
As we get older, our tastes change and our horizons expand. I’ve lived in this house for a long time, and the itch to move to a type of shelter that reflects how my experiences have shaped me is strong.
Twenty years ago, I might have taken one quick, appreciative glance at Spiro and moved on. Today, I stare at it so hard it probably makes the fixture uncomfortable. That’s understandable. In all honesty, I am undressing it with my eyes! Now, it’s your turn…
Notice the sinuous beauty of Spiro’s form:
Let your eyes graze over the wood grain of its concentric circles:
Look longingly at the amazing shadows it casts on the floor:
Sexy little Spaniard, isn’t it? Designed by Remedios Simón for LZF, I would hang a cluster of 10 or 12, in a combination of both sizes, dressing up a chic hotel lobby or I would scatter several of them around the restaurant of the moment. It comes in several different finishes, including orange, and in a nod to Pantone’s Color of the Year, here is how I imagine a romantic Tangerine Tango for two at home:
I know I’ve drawn a few too many lumens here, so as a self-proclaimed Associate Pastor of the Church of Save Energy and Create Atmosphere, aka Rheostat Rain Man, I’ll quote the late, great Donna Summer, “Dim all the lights, sweet darling, ’cause the night is on its way.”
As for me, I have no doubt the opportunity to create a more modern, streamlined space for my family is on the horizon. Until then, I think this Latin phrase shall be the perfect mantra: “dum spiro, spero.” While I breathe, I hope.
GL: Thanks, Kathy! I believe it’s time for a disco nap!