As I stated in my dream living room post, the Arco lamp is one of those classic modern pieces that I've longed for since I was young. The hefty Carrara marble base and long sweeping stainless steel neck make for quite the statement piece, yet the lamp seems to fit so well in just about any room.
The idea of back to school can evoke so many emotions ranging from fright to excitement. Depending on your feelings towards school, you may want to bring some of these memories back to life with modern interpretations on classic furniture from primary school. Here is a roundup of a few home furnishings and accessories for a workspace that feels fresh and nostalgic at the same time.
I first fell in love with these library-style wall lights in an issue of Domino, which featured the bathroom (shown above) of editor Rita Konig. What an unexpected choice for a bathroom, with those big spidery bold legs sticking out over the sink. I love how the sconces — which are almost swing arms but only move up and down — give Konig's bathroom an extra layer of character and warmth.
Although I haven't had a first day of school in over five years, I still remember how much I enjoyed shopping for supplies. Whether you're heading to class or working from home, here are 10 desktop accessories that'll liven any work space.
Designed by South African husband and wife team, Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of Dokter + Misses for West Elm, I like the compact size and glossy ceramic shade of this table lamp (I'm hoping they'll offer a future version with a wood base option to join the powder-coated steel base). It's an unfussy option for desks big or small, and looks equally nice on or off for a modest price.
Whether you are looking to add some shine, a dose of color or graphic black or white to your home office, the right desk lamp can make all the difference in the overall look of a room. These lamps are small in stature and won't take up a huge amount of space on your desk, but will do the job of lighting up your desk and look good doing it.
Clamp lamps are nothing new, but it was while at the recent Dwell On Design show I fell in love with Dana Cannam's 3-piece, all-wood Clamp Task Lamp for Pablo Designs. Available in white oak or darker walnut, the adjustable height LED arm can swivel 360 degrees for coverage every which way. More importantly, it can clamp to nearly any table surface, including our dining table-turned-second desk. I'm saving up for one of these right now, hoping additional cord colors become available (neon cyan or yellow, please!).