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Happy Lamps by Retro Print Revival

Mamma Mia! I came across these lamps and I’m smitten by their serious retro throwback – fun and funky! Such total sweetness from Retro Print Revival today. On this gray, overcast Autumn day all I can say is that accessories in the home with punch, like these lamps, are certainly needed to bring in a little cheer – don’t you think? The first shown below is my fave, but I love the one with the stars, too.

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Are you as obsessed with lamps (and chairs) as I am? I am thinking to buy a few new pendants when I move next month so I’ve been scouting for something unique and eye-catching. There are so many choices. So I think I’ll have to keep pinning to my Lighting Pinboard on Pinterest to help me narrow down my selections. I’m usually Pinterest for that a lot more these days – for shopping! But before lighting is seriously considered, I have to select paint and wallpaper for the new apartment. But then most definitely, pendants are next on the ever-growing renovation and move to-do list…

Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

(images: retro print revival)

Posted in lighting on November 10, 2013

Zoe Darlington Lamps

I’ve been really into lamps again lately. Perhaps it’s the gray weather and my need for light! I came across Zoe Darlington lamps not too long ago and have been meaning to blog them because they’re traditional yet oh so whimsical and unique. Each one is handmade in the UK with bases made by English artisans and the shades designed and hand crafted by Zoe Darlington herself.

Zoe Darlington Lamps

About her inspiration Zoe says, ““My background in Fine Art informs all of my aesthetic decisions, whilst my time in fashion taught me how fabrics work and fuelled my love for colour and print. My aim is to combine the old and the new so beautifully that the lamps take on a life of their own and can live on through generations”. She does this so well I think!

Zoe Darlington Lamps

Zoe Darlington Lamps

Zoe Darlington Lamps

Zoe Darlington Lamps

Zoe Darlington Lamps

Zoe Darlington Lamps

For a limited time, you can find a few of her lamps at Anthropologie, too. Would you add a Zoe lamp to your home? Is this your style? I would own one in a second, my favorites are Oliver, Chester, Lucas and Aubrey.

(images: zoe darlington)

Posted in lighting on October 15, 2013

Kerrie Brown Lighting

I’m not finished yet talking about lights and these from Kerrie Brown Design Studio in Sydney are sooooo nice. My columnist, Jillian Leiboff, told me about Kerrie’s work this morning and I loved her lighting immediately. Here are a few photos for a little show and tell.

Kerrie Brown Design Studio

Kerrie Brown Design Studio

Kerrie Brown Design Studio

I had a good look around her website and really fell in love – very quirky and colorful… I can really see these shades being sold at Liberty in London, can’t you? In addition to lampshades, you can find pillows, wallpaper, blind, fabric, headboards, cabinets and more. I was fascinated to learn that Kerrie is actually an Academy Award nominated set decorator and interior designer – what a fantastic background! She’s worked on the sets of The Quiet American, Mission Impossible, The Chronicles of Narnia and Don’t be Afraid of the Dark.

Wouldn’t it be an amazing job to be a set designer for major motion pictures?

(images: jillian lieboff)

Posted in lighting on April 19, 2013

Enoki Cumulus Light: Hot or Not?

Can we talk about this Enoki Cumulus pendant light for a moment because I’m really in love with it. You guys are going to love it too. It reminds me of a modern take on similar vintage pendants found in grandma’s homes everywhere across Germany. My husband’s grandmother had one, it was more oval shape, covered in fabric that was gathered at the top and bottom and looked a little like a floating shower cap. This is defintely a better take, and I find them quite stunning. In fact, I want one now!

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Enoki Cumulus Light: Hot or Not?

Enoki Cumulus Light: Hot or Not?

Enoki Cumulus Light: Hot or Not?

Enoki Cumulus Light: Hot or Not?

Enoki Cumulus Light: Hot or Not?

Swoon! I love that they also come flat-packed so they’re super easy to ship. In fact, Enoki, you can ship one to my house right away! Please, don’t hold back.

What do you think about them in different fabrics? Or do you like the white? I like the white because it really looks casual and airy, but I bet covering it in a pretty print from Liberty would be gorgeous in a kid’s room, too and would love to see that.

What do you think of the Enoki Cumulus light? Hot or Not? I vote HOT.

(photos: enoki)

Posted in lighting on April 19, 2013

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