I have a tendency to like textured light; light on its own is filtered through clouds, trees, window dressings – and it creates its own natural “texture” for us to enjoy. I love templates (or gobos, as they’re affectionately called) of texture, and they make a nice natural break to the line of a wall or surface. Love ’em.
A company called Sha-Do released a few series of lamps that really play on this concept – a projector of sorts, these fixtures cast a great textured template on the surface on which it’s mounted. Sha-Do has designed a lot of really beautiful shapes for their projections, and I am a huge fan. I wish I had one of these! I have a large white wall directly across from my desk at home, and I have a spot can shooting up the middle to break the monotony. One of Sha-Do’s lamps would be so much better!
Check out a few of these fixtures, this stuff is beautiful – these are from the sha-do2 line:
From the original sha-do line, which all seem to be round:
The virus line:
All of these lines are amazing – and I have not covered them all. Check out their website – http://sha-do.com – and view all of their work. Beautiful!