So it’s the season of evening thunderstorms here and a few nights ago I spent a storm’s duration at my preschooler’s bedside. Our discussions went from the technical talk of light traveling faster than sound and how lightening comes before thunder to the moral rightness of telling the truth (I frequently combined my assurance that he was safe with the fact that I wouldn’t lie to him). We even had the benefit of losing power for five minutes of our talk, which gave the opportunity to thank the people hard at work fixing our outage.
When I finally convinced him that the storm was passing and he was more than safe to fall asleep, I crept downstairs to find the combined glow of candlelight and TV screen. We are not frequent candle-lighting people, but the nostalgia of flickering flame juxtaposed with modern conveniences felt comfortable and romantic.
It immediately made me think of Kevin Reilly’s electrical candle and metal light fixtures. He designed the patented technology of a non-heat producing electrical bulb that doesn’t affect the quality of the real wax it sits inside. The bulbs are even dimmable and give off a very realistic ambient and soft candlelight glow. The fixtures are relevant for any room style, as they beautifully combine rustic, industrial with traditional romanticism. His light fixtures are all individually handcrafted by a small staff of artisans in Reilly’s Alabama workshop.
1. Kevin Reilly Altar Fixture 2. Kevin Reilly Gem Fixture
3. Kevin Reilly Hemel Fixture 4. Kevin Reilly Gem Wall Sconce
Forecasts show more weather excitement for this evening, so I am mentally preparing myself for what life topics we should discuss. My son spent the past few days informing everyone he met that light travels faster than sound and even naming his gym teacher “sound” and himself “light”, as my son ran faster past his teacher. Obviously he was a captive audience during our bedtime talk, so I fully intend to take advantage of the opportunity to chat, should Mother Nature allow…