the smell of my desperation has become a stench

KNAPPA pendant lamp

This is the hanging lamp we bought for the corner of Leta’s bedroom, something to hang over her tiny worktable to give her light. I know it’s a recognizable Ikea staple, and this lamp is everywhere, but I think that speaks to what a great modern design it is (very reminiscent of lights designed by Jeremy Cole). I love that it’s fun and playful, perfect for a child’s bedroom, and still stylish enough that it can transition into her adolescence. And I love that when she saw it for the first time she was all, “What IS that thing?”

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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