I’m Lia, the interior/handmade product designer behind the Burlington based online boutique, Mod Pieces, which specializes in statement lighting & decor. When I’m not working in my studio, you can find me writing about decor & lighting, here on the blog, or over on the Style at Home Blog

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Friday
Aug022013

Celebrate Civic With Savings!

Here in Canada, we're celebrating Civic Weekend with a sale on custom orders!

If you've been thinking about getting a new shade made for your lamp, or freshening up the pillows on your sofa, now's the time to do it.

For 4 days only (August 2nd - 5th) we're offering 25% off our regular custom prices.

Choose one of our signature fabrics (150+ pattern & colour combos), provide your own fabric, or let us source a fabric for you through our trade suppliers.

Just place your order via email this weekend to take advantage of this once-a-year savings.

Pricing Details...

Custom Lamp Shade in one of our Signature Fabrics
Small (11" top x 12" bottom x 10" side) - $123.75 (regular $165)
Medium (12" top x 13" bottom x 14.25" side) - $135 (regular $180)
Large (13" top x 14" bottom x 15.5" side) - $146.25 (regular $195)

Custom Lamp Shade in Your Choice of Fabric (any size)
$97.50 + fabric (regular $130 + fabric)

Custom Pillow Cover in one of our Signature Fabrics (18" x 18")
$37.50 (regular $50)

Custom Pillow Cover in Your Choice of Fabric (18" x 18" )
$30 + fabric (regular $40 + fabric)

You're unique. Shouldn't your furnishings be too?

Email us at modpieces@gmail.com to discuss your project!

Tuesday
Jul302013

Find Mod Pieces at The Turner Gallery

If you find yourself in Bayfield, Ontario, head on over to The Turner Gallery.

Jessica Petelle is the face behind Urban Farm Fresh Media + Design & The Turner Gallery, a.k.a. the "urban farm". When she first reached out to me, looking to have a custom shade made for her very unique lamp, I was more than happy to oblige. 

I'd never seen a lamp quite like hers before and finding the perfect fabric proved challenging, but definitely not impossible. We decided to go with a modern chevron fabric that brought out many of the colours in the already beautiful base. 

We were pretty pleased with how it turned out...

Shortly after that, she was on the hunt for locally handmade goodies to fill her "urban farm". Lise & Cruize now reside in the shop (but, probably not for long).

Here's a peak at their temporary home...

Jess also used our Kiss Cross fabric, in cobalt to re-upholster these super cute chairs (also available in store)...

We'll be sure to keep you updated as new pieces make their way to the country.

But in the meantime, head on over the Urban Farm Facebook Page to connect with Jess and learn more about the other pieces available in store!

Thursday
Jul042013

Are You Reading Think Magazine?

Think Magazine is on a mission to connect people with designers who create well-made, stylish products. Their focus is "sustainable design and wearable technology".

Mod Pieces is fortunate enough to be featured on their blog today!

If you haven't already checked out their site, head on over and have a virtual flip through their latest issue. Also, be sure to read their lovely blog post about our work

Friday
Jun282013

Mod Pieces 2nd Annual "Shop Like a Designer" Sale!

That's right! Just like last year, we're celebrating Canada Day by extending our trade discount to the public. Now is the time to grab the items you've been eyeing! 

Click here to tweet about the sale!

Wishing you a safe + happy Canada Day weekend!

Wednesday
Jun262013

Make The Switch To Bloglovin

 

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If you currently subscribe to Mod Pieces Blog using Google Reader, it may be time to make the switch to our favourite RSS reader, Bloglovin.

Google reader will be shutting down this coming Monday for good. If you haven't already switched readers to maintain your subscriptions, give Bloglovin a try.

They make it super easy to import all of your Google Reader subscriptions into their platform. 

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Thank you for your continued readership!