Hi everyone! I didn’t title this the “back from the dead” edition, but I suppose it might as well be. Didja miss me? While Jim’s off doing Shakespeare in the Park, I thought I’d stop in and show you some pretty pictures.
I’ve got a new addition to my home: my new drafting desk, where I can draw to my heart’s content, and upon which is clamped the mount for the external monitor I like to use for computer drafting. I’m lucky enough to have a full wall of east-facing windows, but I need a lamp for those late-night drawing sessions. Here are some I found, along with some gorgeous chandeliers (they’re having a design competition over at Inhabitat, so there are a bunch of links from there–pop over right now and vote for the finalists!):
Found this here. It’s true, you know.
- A bubble lamp made of recycled soda bottles (Inhabitat)
- A lamp with a leafy felt shade (Inhabitat)
- The “glowing nourishment” lamp–more recycling (Inhabitat)
- Also from recycled bottles–a flowery chandelier (Inhabitat)
- Mmmm. Coffee. (Inhabitat)
- It drives me nuts that I can’t recycle Tetra Paks where I live. This guy found a way. (Inhabitat)
- Bruce Munro’s light shower chandelier –this one is special. It’s at the HQ of British military charity Help for Heroes. (Enlighter)
- This little table lamp is made from a beautifully carved gourd (Trendir)
- This one’s for you, Jim: the Lady Lamp (Trendir)
- And this horse looks like he’s had too much to drink (Homedit)
After all those fabulously inventive recycled-materials lamps, I think I might need to try making one of my own to set on the corner of my desk!