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Crushing On: Facets and Polyhedrons (wait, what?)

Remember the DIY dodecahedron light Andy made me for our laundry room?
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And how we all pretended like we knew what a dodecahedron was before Andy put a name to it? (Or was that just me?)

We’ll show you details on how we made that light – and share a fun announcement! – in the next post, (UPDATE: See all the details here!) but first I thought it’d be fun to take a look at the dodecahedron trend. It’s actually a real thing, guys. People are saying the word “dodecahedron” with a straight face and no nerdy undertones in reference to decor.

I’ve fallen in love with the recent trend toward faceted lighting! Check out these fancy rooms.

This one is all relaxation and calm and marbly fanciness, until you see the pendant and then it’s all: BAM! LOOK AT THIS FACETED LIGHT. NOW SHUT UP AND RELAX.

Matthew Millman photography via cococozy

And how ’bout this giant dodecahedron just hanging out casually over this gorgeous soaker tub, inviting us to come acquire some wrinkly fingers therein.
Design by Estee Stanley

But the facet trend is not just in lighting – it’s taken over jewelry and housewares too.
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1. Brass Pendant by NEEST | 2. Faceted Nesting Table by Cuffhome | 3. Dodecahedron object at furnishly | 4. Ceramics by Anne Jorgenson | 5. Facet necklace by uppermetalclass

It’s even ROCKING the world of giant snowball creation!

Would someone PLEASE explain that photo to me? I have SO MANY QUESTIONS.

The problem is, perfect dodecahedrons are hard to make. They don’t just grow on trees.

Oh wait.


You should also know this important fact. There’s a heavy metal band called Dodecahedron. You can listen to them right here. I thought about playing their song as background music while I type this post, but just the first four seconds alone made my eardums explode. #oldage

What do you think about faceted decor? Are you a huge fan of dodecahedron: the shape OR the band? Do you geek out over all the angles and geometry, or is that just Andy? (That’s totally just Andy.) What are you crushing on?

P.S.: Check out the last “crushing on” post: navy velvet. (YUM!) And don’t forget to catch the details on that DIY hanging light right here!

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  1. Oh man – I love that light!! I never even knew it was called a dodecahedron (did I even spell that right?!). Haha and that snowball – seriously!! I want to know how they did that!!

  2. Holy apples! I loved your light when I first saw it, and I love it even more now! Sooo cool! 🙂

  3. I love your light, so I guess I’m pretty much crushing on the angles of that really long word above 😉

  4. Love that shape. I can’t wait to see how you made that light!

  5. So true… they are everywhere, but I am not hatin it… they look so neat!

  6. I love love love your light! And wow look at all those inspirations!

  7. You are soooo ON it, Kelly! I’ve been seeing those light fixtures every where lately! I just think it’s cool. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  8. Love the facet trend and that light is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the tutorial and hear this announcement of yours.

  9. I may need to make my husband make one for our half bath. I was thinking of trying to make one of those light bulb chandelier things, but maybe we should do this instead.

    Geometry is the WORST!!! More exclamation points to get my point across? Worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I love the facet trend! I saw some gorgeous faceted brass drawer pulls that I was practically drooling over but they were $50 a pop and I have dogs to feed sooo I’ve been swooning after them from afar hoping they’ll go on sale for $5 each haha It won’t happen but I can dream 😉

  11. you’re being such a tease about telling us how to make a dodecahedron light! I did not realize they were trendy; I know about them because of The Phantom Tollbooth. And because of my geeky math teacher husband.

  12. Totally curious how your light was made! Like, face squeezed up against computer screen, trying to see more details, curious. It’s beautiful!

  13. love love love!!!

  14. I cannot wait to hear your tutorial! I am “dorkifying” myself, but I actually knew what a dodecahedron is….please still be my friend :o)

  15. I love these lights! I cannot WAIT to see your how-to : )

  16. is he making one for me next??!

  17. At first I had no clue what you were talking about, but now I totally get it…gorgeous! Thanks for schooling me 🙂

  18. I seriously love your light fixture! The shape and everything are just gorgeous! 🙂

  19. I’m a huge fan. A while back I pinned those brass pendants. LOVE!

  20. I have always had a crush on Polyhedrons, so glad it’s socially acceptable now! (I have no idea what any of that means).

  21. LOVE them! Plus the math nerd inside me smiles the whole time:)

  22. Oooooh I say Kelly! That lamp is fabulous! I can’t say I have ever given the polyhedrons much thought until now but I seem to have fallen head over heels for them!

  23. Those are beautiful! I might could get into decorating more if I could figure out how to do all of my decorating in geeky math terms.


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