We fell in love with the Fortuny lamp, designed in 1907 as an adaptation of indirect photography lighting. The price tag? Nearly $4000.
Now, here's an idea:
Use its predecessor, true photo studio lighting, for home illumination. This basic photo studio lighting umbrella kit is available at Amazon for $40 (that's 1/100th the cost of the Fortuny) and comes with a free CFL photo lamp.