Thursday, January 28, 2010

Piping Hot

In copper instead of colors, these pipe vases would be a great DIY gift and tabletopper.

via Urban Flea.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Meneghini Macro Fridges

To go with your Maggi Massimo cabinet, try a Meneghini refrigerator.

It's louvred doors and portholes would fit in quite nicely, don't you think? It's actually more than a fridge -- the cabinet can fit an oven and coffee maker in addition to the freezer, fridge, and ice maker. (Those porthole doors hinge up to reveal your appliances!)

via Apartment Therapy.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Scissor Arm Lamps at Pottery Barn

It was just a matter of time -- remember my search for scissor arm lamps (a year and a half ago?). I eventually found mine on eBay. You can walk into a Pottery Barn for yours. The Bristol Accordian Sconce, $179.

There's actually 5 different models -- sconces, table lamps, floor lamps of various sizes.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lucky 7 Lampwerks

Paul Cuthbert of Lucky 7 Lampwerks combines edison bulbs and industrial detritus to form lighting that is also art.

He says:

If you go into the engine room of a ship or the boiler room of a building, there is a beauty in the placement of common instruments. It lies in their relationship to the machinery around them. My objective was to bring to life a slice of a forbidden place... the restricted areas.

This last one reminds me of my father-the-mechanic's shop. Not a restricted area for me -- but the combination of heavy metal forms and thick orange extension cords, combined with the feel of dirt and dark in the photography pushes nostalgia buttons for me.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My New Ceiling Fan

I'm moving to my master bedroom in my home renovation, and I knew I wanted a ceiling fan. Luckily, ceiling fans can be very steampunk (are they originally Victorian, or do they all just look like they are?), as is evidenced by the posts I've done on ceiling fans in the past. The trick for my room was finding something that wasn't too big or too expensive, and that combined the ceiling fan with lights. Oh, yes, it also couldn't be too big or too low, as it was going in the bedroom of a 1960s era house.

Todd came to my rescue by spotting this one at his local Home Depot. It's the Hampton Bay 13 In. Berre Walnut Depalm Ceiling Fan -- 20 inches high and $299. It was out of stock for a while, but now it's back in and I just ordered it.


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