Category Archives: lighting

On My Radar: Tripod Floor Lamp

Inspired by cinema’s golden era, tripod floor lamps add a touch of glamour and tons of ambiance to any room. The oversize lamp not only provides perfect soft lighting but it’s unique design makes it an instant conversation piece. These industrial lights are so versatile that they can be paired with modern or traditional furniture and accessories.
Originally designed for larger spaces such as studios and lofts, retailers today have created smaller models to fit perfectly in contemporary homes and rooms. If you are looking to add a chic element to an area, then the studio lamp is perfect for you!
Interior images via Patrick Sutton & Lucid Interior Design

On My Radar: Sputnik Lighting

In 1956 the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. The Sputnik satellite not only  inspired the creation of NASA but it started the era’s crazy for everything space and science related.  This spatial influence resulted in the creation of one of modern design’s most iconic pieces – The Sputnik or Atom chandelier. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in it’s popularity making it almost impossible to find mid-century originals but luckily there are modern era versions available.
Characterized by their clean, sleek design, Sputnik chandeliers will add a retro-modern touch to any room. These versatile pieces can not only be paired with mid-century furniture but their unique design allows them to work together with pieces from any design era.

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Last month we replaced the chandelier in our dining room.Photobucket

The two pendants above our bar matched the old chandelier,
(sorry for the crappy
phone pictures) I think it’s time to replace them as well.

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I really like these two options from Chiasso – each are only $88 + free shipping.

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1. Agave pendant lamp

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2. City pendant lamp

Thoughts? Which option do you like best? Neither?

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I’ve been wanting to replace this light fixture in our dining room – FOR EVER!
It’s not terrible, it’s just not my taste at all. We only had limited options to choose
from when our house was under construction, this was the best option available.

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Here is an older picture

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I had my eye on this chandelier from Lamps Plus for a while but the price was just
a little too much for us. Well, I found one almost identical to it at Overstock.com for a
fraction of the price. Score!

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Needless to say, I’m more than excited about this purchase. I will post pictures as
soon as it arrives.