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Wednesday October 12th, 2011

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luke lamp co.

I didn’t used to pay much attention to lighting, but now it’s one of my favorite fields of design. Lately, I’ve been gravitating toward strange lights, the kind that feel like art installations or bizarre antiques; it’s probably why I like these lights from Luke Lamp Co. so much. Luke works full-time during the day,…

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Tuesday September 20th, 2011

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beacon collection by bark furniture

Speaking of London Design Week, bark furniture is launching a new collection called Beacon at Tent London. While I’ve been moving away from furniture with a mid-century feel in form and color palette for a while now, the chipper, friendly quality of these pieces is hard to deny. This may sound odd, but they feel…

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Thursday September 15th, 2011

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mattermade collection number two

I really miss having Matter in my neighborhood. When they packed up and moved to Manhattan, I lost my favorite Park Slope design shop and now live vicariously through their email updates (I don’t go into the city much these days). When I saw the updates about their most recent collection, MatterMade Collection Number Two,…

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Friday June 24th, 2011

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weekly wrap up + umbu lamps

Vintage papers are so beautiful on their own, but I love when people find creative ways to give them new life. These new lamps from Joëlle at Umbu Lumiere are made from vintage papers Joëlle has collected over the years. The lamps are made with a variety of paper types, ranging from old music sheets…

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Wednesday April 20th, 2011

lighting, products by 10

against the woodgrain: lighting

I’ve always been a fan of marquee-style letters and signs. They seem to sparkle and dazzle in a way that makes whatever space they’re decorating feel special and exciting. Last week, Brenna taught us how to make our own paper marquee letters, but I know some people enjoy picking up something that’s already made, or…

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Thursday March 31st, 2011

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sarah foote pillows

After a meeting in the city yesterday, I couldn’t resist the gravitational pull to check out the newly renovated JCrew store on 5th avenue. And while I found myself drawn to all the sparkliest bits in the store (my shopping companion almost bought the black sequined harem pants. She was braver than I.), I ended…

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Tuesday March 15th, 2011

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over our heads: something dramatic

Today is our big moving day, and I’m already excited about decorating a totally blank canvas. One thing I love most about the new space is the high ceiling in the bedroom. Our current bedroom is nice, but the ceiling was never tall enough to hang a chandelier or something pendant-like above the bed. So…

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Wednesday March 9th, 2011

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curvy bottom lamp

For the last seven years, I’ve been a chair girl. Through and through, chairs were the thing I gravitated toward most, and I collected them like they were an endangered species. AC used to joke that I had three to four chairs for each person living in our home, and he wasn’t far off. I…

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Thursday November 18th, 2010

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do you really love lamp, brick?

Nothing is a bigger reminder that I watch too much TV than the fact that almost anything reminds me of a movie or a TV show. When I saw these amazing lamps from designer David Taylor, I immediately thought, “Ooh . . . I love these lamps.” Directly followed by an internal, “Hahaha . ….

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