Technically, this is a Taking Requests, because a number of you have written in asking for a post on lamps. And I’ve been meaning to get around to it, too, but am pretty certain I was avoiding it, because I am picky, picky when it comes to lighting, and feared I wouldn’t find much to clear the bar. But in the end I did find a number of pretty good specimens, like this blue domed number from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
I like this dome lamp too, and it’s a better buy than the blue one.
Here’s something Task lamp-ish that rings in under $25.
And then there’s this graceful iteration.
This George Nelson Cigar lamp is another classic (sorry, but this is a category I don’t take a lot of risks in). When I lived in a brownstone, I had the cigar shape hanging from the ceiling and it was divine.
You really have to see the Arco floor lamp in action in people’s homes to see how genius it is (happily, you can do so here). It is something I would buy if I could buy anything I wanted, but for now I will content myself with considering this cheaper version, as well as this also cheaper version.
More retroish than I usually go, but I like it.
The George Nelson Pear Lamp is like the cigar above, but maybe a little more graceful.
A Globe lamp is nicely unobtrusive, and this one is a lot more well-priced than others I’ve seen.
I don’t just inevitably love a tripod lamp—they can be clunky— but this one is quite appealing, with its skinny legs and excellent blue shade.
Catch up on my post covering items for the home office.