Remember how my lamp was broken? Well, it’s still broken, but now I have a lovely DIY solution to fixing a broken lamp:
See, I took a clip-on light that I had lying around, and CLIPPED IT ON to my broken lamp! Genius, right? Actually, it’s taking a long time to replace the lamp because the discussion about what to replace it with has turned into an all-out war of aesthetics and lifestyle in this household.
I never expected that buying a new lamp could cause so much strife. Then again, I never expected to lust for a $10000 lamp, either, but this one from Moss is a must-have for me now:
Manufactured in Belgium, it’s made of wood and polyurethane-coated paper mache, and printed with little black bugs. So cool!
I’m a reasonable person, so I also found another suitable lamp for 1/10th the price of the bug lamp. This one’s a steal at just $1K:
Gorgeous curves, no? Available at the click of just a few buttons from Jonathan Adler….
Back on Earth, Crate&Barrel has this lovely table lamp, which comes in an even lovelier light green in store:
Unfortunately, the charming Charlotte lamp called into question our design choices for the entire apartment. Suddenly, tables would have to be bought, other perfectly good lamps thrown out, and large pieces of artwork replaced.
Dreaming about a stunning new lamp is fun, but keeping a marriage together probably has more potential for long-term fun. So for now, lighting is a taboo subject, and my little makeshift clip-a-lamp is serving me well.