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Yesterday, we sought your ideas for handmade Christmas tree decorations and we received a flurry of great ideas. We were particularly endeared to the star-shape inspired ideas. Which might also explain our attraction to this cedar wood pendant lamp made by Japanese artisans and sold though Kozai Designs...

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Kozai Designs, based in Vancouver, Canada, sells a number of beautiful handmade lamps. They are clearly a splurge, but sometimes a showpiece lamp can make a room really shine.

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It's true that we seem to easily get crushes on lamps made from thin wood pieces like cedar and balsam (case in point: our pendant lamp by Fernanda Bourlot in the South End). But these pieces from Kozai Design are worth checking out and if nothing else, perhaps they'll inspire you to create your own lamp!