Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category

Glass Magic

Glass Magic Glass is sorcerous. Translucent art glass can be both colorful and subtle. Classy yet fresh. That’s what I see in the hand-blown, art-glass lighting crafted by artist Tracy Glover. Using Venetian techniques, Tracy crafts these lamps and fixtures in her Rhode Island studio. No two of her creations are exactly alike. This room includes the Large Turk Table Lamp. Below, the Globe Ceiling Pendant in […] Read more »

Antique Glass Repurposed

Antique Glass Repurposed A few more gems sparkled for us at Omega Too. Northern California architect Tim Leefeldt crafts these petite pendant fixtures from antique glass electrical insulators and Omega Too’s proprietor Mark Bell adds glow to old Mason jars. The little lights shine with personality. What else could you make for your home from glass insulators or Mason jars? Read more »

Yin-Yang and a ’74 Kawasaki

Yin-Yang and a ’74 Kawasaki You know when you walk into a store, and you draw an immediate impression of what’s available there? That’s how it was when my friend and I entered Mark & Vanessa Bell’s Omega Too in Berkeley. We looked around and thought, “Okay, brimming with period-correct lighting: Art Deco—check, Art Nouveau—check, Arts & Crafts—check.” Then we looked more closely. I spotted the ’74 Kawasaki gearbox pendant […] Read more »

Lampshade Fashion with Slipcovers

Lampshade Fashion with Slipcovers Girlfriends have the best ideas over a glass of wine and a design magazine. I mean it, we women need to pay more attention to our fleeting brainstorms and ‘we shoulds.’ Shelly Dick and Wanda Guadamud did. The attorney and business manager neighbors like to decorate with a contemporary flair in their Baton Rouge, Louisiana homes. Over an LSU football game one day, Shelly and […] Read more »

Black Light is Back

Black Light is Back Most every room can use a pop of black. So how about black for a lamp or shade? You’ll drum up some drama with one of these noir beauties. Have a glass of sangria and stare awhile at the Vibe Swirl Table Lamp from Modern Lighting (above). Spiral your space with Ruche Collection’s Acrylic Pendant, or add a slice of class with this table lamp […] Read more »

Arts and Crafts Glows with Nature’s Lights

Arts and Crafts Glows with Nature’s Lights The Grand Californian, Part One You can find great design in the most unlikely places. Like smack in the middle of the mother of all theme parks in Anaheim, California. This Spring-Break week we’ve been hanging our shingle near Toon Town, just this side of Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s been heaven for our tween and our baby seems content anywhere, strangely even during the […] Read more »

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