Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter RX

Artist unknown via Flame Run Gallery
When I spotted this retro poster at a favorite gallery, I couldn't get it out of my mind...
Always a fan of hand-drawn sillk screen prints, it drew me in,
but it was the wording that really struck a cord.

On these dreary winter days and nights of January,
it's a gentle reminder to
"TURN ON THE LIGHTS!" 

There's nothing that will transform a room quicker than good lighting.
You know what I mean.  
Walk in to someone's house where they don't turn on the lights.
How do you feel?  
If you're like me, your first instinct is to FIND THE SWITCH!
I just don't function well in dimly-lit spaces.  It pulls me down,
especially when I don't get a good dose of natural sunlight during the day,
which is pretty common around here in the winter.

So to brighten up your winter day, 
I'm sending you some of my current favorites in lighting

Ro Sham Beaux Carmen Chandelier

This would light up any room!  Made from recycled Coke bottles, it gets my vote
for fresh design + sustainability.



Wildwood Romulus lamp

I'm a big fan of mixed elements! It keeps things a little "curious".  
Love the classic urn shape
combined with a squared, acrylic base and drum shade.
Hard to tell the decade this draws from, which is the whole point!


Worlds Away Harper lamp

Sometimes simplicity is the most elegant choice.
Texture (green lacquer, brass and linen shade) and clean lines
make this truly special in my book.

Take a little time to look around your rooms.  Do they "glow" at night?
There should be pleasing little pools of light throughout the room,
created by layers of illumination.
From the ceiling fixture to the lamp on your table, there are opportunities to improve
your environment with the "flip of a switch".
so...
HERE'S TO BRIGHT SUNNY DAYS AND BRIGHTER NIGHTS!


"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"


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