New Obsession: Barbara Cosgrove Lamps

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If you don't already know about Barbara Cosgrove's lamp designs—let me tell you—they are gorgeous! I've been eyeing her work for a few years, but now I have an apartment pretty enough to warrant such chicness. By description, an all white lamp doesn't sound all that exciting but a high-gloss porcelain base and gold leaf-lined shade—that ...

Cage Light Craze

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Last March, when I suggested construction site light bulb safety cages as a great idea for a modern pendant lamp--I thought I was going out on a limb. But after a weekend at the New York International Gift Fair, it looks like this seemingly-crazy lighting concept may actually be emerging as a legit trend. Some ...

The Perfect Island Light

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When we moved into our apartment last year, we worked as quickly as possible to make it our own--painting, wallpapering, changing hardware, excavating fireplaces, and refinishing floors until there was virtually no trace of the former tenants Jersey/Tuscan villa touches. Though for some reason the easiest thing to change has been one of the last ...

My Overally-Ambitious Pendant Lamp Project

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I was completely dazzled by this lighting display at the Kitchen and Bath Show. Giant light bulbs and upside-down wine glasses shimmering and dangling together made a fantastically whimsical display against the stark Chicago convention center. The show is over; it's long since been torn-down, but I keep thinking about recreating it in my dining ...