30 Sep 2010
It feels way more liberating to decorate a space for kids. Why is that? Even choosing a table lamp seems like an opportunity to add a bit more character.
Below: Table lamp by Jielde. Choosing this piece is easy. Landing on one single colour is not.
PBTeen has actually made a knock-off of the Jielde lamp. I’m not sure if the quality is anything like the original and I don’t love the idea of knocking things off, but given the price difference, it’s certainly tempting.
Below: Link Task Lamp and Tube Top Lamp by Pablo Designs.
Below: Artemide Tolomeo Micro Lamp
Below: Different from the other pieces shown above, but still fun and fresh, how about the Beatrice Lamp by Jonathan Adler?
14 Sep 2010
When it comes to choosing lamps for the bedside, my tastes seem to be a bit all over the map. I’m as equally drawn to the Cherub lamp from Ochre as I am to Arne Jacobsen’s AJ table lamp. Very different looks, but both gorgeous in their own right. I think I’ll wait until the rest of the room shapes up before making any sort of decision.
Below: Ochre Cherub Lamp
Below: Arne Jacobsen Table Lamp
Some other top choices:
Below: Barber & Osgerby Tab Lamp by Flos
Below: Excel Desk Lamp by Roll & Hill
Below: This “Pip” stained ash table lamp is from Habitat in the UK – too bad they don’t deliver here. At 25 pounds, it’s a steal.
Below: Tube Top Table Lamp by Pablo.
12 Jul 2010
Our front door will be 10 feet tall. There’s a good chance it will swing too wide to allow for a pendant light in the entrance. But I’m hoping we can squeeze in one of these glass fixtures.
Below: Niche Modern Solitaire Pendant and Bell Jar Modern Pendant Light. Lovely!
Below: One Pendant designed by Maria Bernsten for Holmegaard. Avaialble at the Scandinavian Design Center.
Below: Disc Pendant by Alison Berger Glassworks for Holly Hunt. The entire collection is really stunning.
Below: Source unknown – but it’s simple enough, I’d hope to be able to track one of these down.