Posts Tagged ‘chandelier’

Wooden chandelier, Northern Rockies Lodge

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Chandelier at Northern Rockies Lodge on Muncho Lake, Northern BC. Wooden rounds each hole-sawn to house a pot light. It was really quite beautiful.

The lodge is on the Alaska Highway that stretches from Dawson Creek BC to Alaska. It was built in 1942 at the request of the US government, worried about Russia during World War II.

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Pae White chandelier

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Chandelier by Pae White. Once again from the lovely oasis known as You Have Been Here Sometime.

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This room is, believe it or not, a closet.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This closet/dressing room is part of a townhouse on NYC’s West Side. The house was decorated by interior designer Samuel Botero in a mad eclectic mix of all possible ornate styles, including Egyptian Revival and Biedermeier and art deco, at his clients’ request. The rest of the place is very dark velvet/chairs with paws/animal print/excess, but then suddenly in the middle of it all there’s this bright fantastical room which actually transcends the general madness of the house and achieves something mythic.

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Hanging ships

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Western European churches, especially those near or in shipping towns, often suspended a model ship from the ceiling as a symbol of good luck for sailors. The practice is probably most common in Denmark, but is fairly widespread. It would be surprising if the current craze for ship chandeliers in decor (see the ship chandeliers in houses at bottom) weren’t related to this tradition.

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine. The lamp was publicly launched today and while I’ve liked their Red Square chandelier for a long time, and would like to install it in my studio, I like this one just as much.

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