Owing to my aimless tagging- along the whole day yesterday, I found myself inside a lighting store along Balestier Road called Lumiere. I have to hand it to business people who come up with the most succinct, can’t-get-much-clearer-than-this company names. Nice and easy, Lumiere. Because they sell- light! And in the nicest forms at that.
Jeeves and Wooster pendant lamps by Jake Phipps, who was inspired by a British TV show in the early 90’s of the same name. That show starred younger (but already funny) versions of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie!
From New York- based multidisciplinary design studio, Rich Brilliant Willing, comes the Clinker pendant lamp. The name is said to have come from an old boat- making technique, wherein timber slats are overlapped on each other like so:
There were the classics, of course, like the Artichoke,
the Bubble lamps,
and the deceptively retro – Mod looking too, like these Italian- made lamps from Rotaliana:
My favorite of that day’s excursion? EMOTIONAL lighting by Arturo Alvarez!
Why? Because we go for the melodramatic, haha! But really, his pieces bordered on the theatrical, I almost shed a tear and threw roses at their feet. See? Emotional!
Lastly, looking into the ultra- luxurious, I saw the Swarovksi lamps. I probably wouldn’t refer these unless people were looking to spend a little more money for a little more bling… but admittedly, they made me kind of swoon.
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