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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Lamp Spotting!

Are you as lamp obsessed as I am?

When I'm watching TV or movies, my attention is often diverted away from the blot by awesome lamps adorning the set.

So, I started a photo album on the Mod Pieces Facebook Page to share screen shots of my fave lamp spottings.

If you get distracted by your lamp love too, send us your screen shots, and we'll add them to our album.

Together, we can compile a gallery of the best dressed sets!

Image Credit: Showtime

Yesterday I checked out the new Showtime series, Masters of Sex (which is set in the 50's), and was thrilled to see so many awesome lamps hanging out in the background.

Check out our Lamp Spotting Photo Album to see more!


Look for Mod Pieces at IIDEX 2013!

We just got word that 15 Mod Pieces pillows will be included in the "Glamping" special feature at IIDEX 2013... Exciting, right?!

While we won't physically be exhibiting at the show, we'll be part of the interactive camp ground exhibit, designed by Mason Studio.

So, stop by the show at the Toronto Direct Energy Centre this September 26th-27th to check out the installation!

Did I mention that September 26th is my birthday? I'm turning the big 3-0 and I think this is a pretty sweet birthday gift!


Find Mod Pieces at Hello Yellow!

Hello Yellow has got to be the cutest little shop in Almonte, ON. They recently opened their doors and greeted customers with cheerfully made goods from local & international artists & designers.

Mod Pieces is proud to be one of the brands they carry. 

When Emily Arbour (the visionary behind the shop) first got in touch about carrying our line, it only took a quick phone call to know that we'd get along just fine. She shared my sense of humour about the craft industry.

Take a look at this funny little video she made, called "Sh*t Craft Show Shoppers Say". 

Whether you've ever attended a craft show, or you've exhibited at one, I think we've all been guilty of uttering these classic phrases a time or two. So, give it watch and have a little giggle on this dreary Friday the 13th!

Take a peek inside the store... Can you spot the Mod Pieces collection?

Image Credit: Amy Eaton of Winsome & Whimsy Photography


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!


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!