Lamps Addiction


I don’t know what it is about lamps, but they are addictive.  It’s got to be part of our nesting instinct as females…the warm soft light, the shape of the shade and curve of the base that soothe the eye, and define the space.  How a lamp rests on a table to complete the balance and harmony of a room.

A lamp is like that perfect little branch that dove outside my window finds to complete the curve of her nest, and protect her baby eggs. Then she sits, and relaxes in her creation, and warms her coming offspring. This goes for all lighting, especially not excluding chandeliers, which really can be made and found now of the most interesting materials.  

In my hunt for something defined and thoughtful, I found this super cool City Lamp by Umbu on Etsy.


It’s made of actual city maps, and this particular artist is from Switzerland, so probably maps of Switzerland, even cooler… 


Umbu’s lamp items are all divine, like this Musik Lamp with sheet music, scalloped and woven…


Here it is lighted, just gorgeous…I want this over my piano!…


Umbu even uses magazine paper strips.  These Red Stripe Lamps  are made from French Interior Magazines…


Making lamps is something I have always wanted to try. I have a feeling though, that the finished piece including its proper function is much more difficult to pull off than it appears, don’t you think?


How about some table lamps now?

This table lamp, made of concrete is really anchored, but appears light and airy at the same time…


Fmcdesign makes this, and even concrete pendants.

Want a recycled outboard engine for a table lamp?  This Skeg Table Lamp from GetBentMetal will certainly bring discussion in the room…

lampsOr you could go with the same artist’s Spaceship Table Lamp…

lampsOf course a table lamp of wood will go in any room, and this shapely wood lamp from wengewoodworks, is simply sensuous…

lampsWhat are your favorite lamp creations?  Are you addicted too?

Lamps Addiction! Yes, I have a problem.


12 thoughts on “Lamps Addiction

  1. Tanya (a Taste of T)

    I love the one made of city maps. Ingenious.

    Here from a blog hop and happy to meet you,
    <3, New Follower

  2. Emily - faliLV

    Hi! You are our featured Co-host this week on Bee Friendly Friday Follow – please check your email for the code if you want to post the link! Thanks!!

  3. Sasha

    From the bee friendly friday link up.

    I LOVE those lamps! I have several maps in a tube from our homeschool that I have bought new ones to replace the old ones with but just didnt want to toss the ripped ones. Now I know what I have been holding on to them for so long for. : ) I have a new weekend project now.

  4. Eight years and counting

    Hey, I’m your newest follower from the hop.
    I know exactly what you mean about lamps- I’m really into hanging lighting fixtures and chandeliers. Once you own a home I find that renovation is always on my brain.
    Thanks for hosting. HOpe you’ll swing by-

  5. 17sirens

    Great blog! Found you on the Friday Blog Hop 🙂
    Hope you have a nice weekend.
    Your new follower, Aly 🙂


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