Midweek Modness: Lighting

imageWe’ve been in the new pad for almost six months and we love it. Lighting has been a bit of a challenge. We don’t get a lot of natural light and not into the pot lighting that we inherited. Which means we’re always on the look out for lamps.

The biggest challenge has been bedside lighting. We’ve been experimenting with reading lamps especially. Mr. Andrew, being the sensible one, bought a Tolomeo floor lamp. It’s a pretty piece, originally designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986.

Staying true to my second-hand nature, I’ve been looking for ways to repurpose lighting w already had lying about. Like this globe pendant lamp I bought when Brown’s (the short man’s clothing store at Queen and Augusta) moved last summer. I had a thought that if you set it on its side it might make a good reading light. It does (and if you have a bunch of bangles lying about, they make great bases). The bingest issue right now is that you can only turn it on and off by unplugging it.

I found this groovy candle sconce at the Missions For Bibles thrift shop last time I was in Kitchener to help my mom look for a new apartment. It’s marked Mascot and is made of brass. Whilst waiting for the bus back to Totonto, I stopped into the Dollarama where they were selling this geometric LED globes so picked them up As an alternative to candles.mNeither the pendant light nor the  sconce really function as a reading light though.

The brass sconce may function elsewhere in the house as an interesting plant holder.