4.17.2011

Yes, Please. Continued

I have been in search of the perfect floor lamp for longer than I care to admit. Why is it that most floor lamps are so poorly designed? Our favorite lamp is the Arco Floor Lamp, by Castiglioni for Flos. It's grand scale is a little to grand for our space, so we are left for the hunt.


The Cord Floor Lamp, by Harri Koskinen for Design Stockholm, caught my eye in a Real Simple article. I love the simplicity of it and the price unbeatable, but it is only 51" high. Not quite the height I had in mind, but the pros may just make up for its shortness.
Matt and I absolutely adore the design of the Tab Floor Lamp, by Edward Barber for Flos. It is also a shorty, but we fell in love with the idea of ordering it in blue, only to find out that they had discontinued that color. It is also more of a reading lamp, and our space needs an all around glow.


The AJ Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen is a mid-century modern classic that I would love to own and would be a great accent piece for the house, but the price tag is just too high.


I recently stumbled upon (while in deep lamp-hunt mode) the Nim Floor Lamp, by Pablo Pardo, on YLighting. The slim and sleek profile would look so clean in our space and really make a dramatic statement. Unfortunately, we are not a fan of mixing the cool LED light with our warm incandescents. Maybe we can come around...


Other well designed, modern floor lamps that were found require a couple of my paychecks, which is hard to justify; so for now we continue to debate our options, and continue the hunt.

4.07.2011

Yes, Please. Part 1.

I am going through an 'I want you, but I can't have you right now because we need to put siding on our house first' phase, and I am about to take it out on you.

Our not-so-impressive artwork collection is looking to be improved and the Bouroullec brothers are tempting my pocket book. I am slightly obsessed with Ronan and Erwan and their innovative industrial design skills. Their design of Algue for Vitra would be an interesting focal point for our staircase atrium. I also love the way it looks against floor to ceiling windows, also an option at our house and definitely a bolder move.


I am also taken with the designs of Inaluxe, an Australian design duo who's mid-century vibe art caught my eye about a year ago. We have a post card sized design of theirs framed in our kitchen and I would love to support their venture with a larger, colorful piece for our bedroom. My current fav is titled, 'One Million Short Stories.' This combination of colors is perfection to me.


I am also on the hunt for a well designed, yet affordable floor lamp. Stay tuned...