Stepping into the petite furniture and housewares showroom, On the Side, in the South End is what we hope stepping into heaven might feel like. A well-decorated heaven that is. On the Side features the houseware designs of Argentinian designer Fernanda Bourlot and the furniture designs of duo Jose Pascual and Phillip Winston. The first time we strolled into the tucked away shop, it was Fernanda's ethereal lamps, casting a warm, cozy glow that wowed us…
We were particularly struck by the wood shavings pendant lamp you see in the opening photo of this post and above (which we scored as a birthday gift from our family!). It's part sculpture, part lamp. We raved about the originality and beauty of the lamp to the woman who was working in the shop at the time. Only later when we stopped back to buy the lamp did we discover that the woman was modest Fernanda herself!
Splurging on a beautiful lamp that doubles as artwork can really impact the overall feel of a room, with or without the light on. So next time you're in the South End check out On the Side and peek at Fernanda's locally made, lighter than air lamp designs.
(To see more photos of the wood pendant lamp in opening photo, check out our Jamaica Plain AT House Tour.)