Monday, June 29, 2009

The Garland light

I enjoyed this Door Sixteen post about hanging her Tord Boontje Garland light (shown above looking lovely in its daytime and nighttime incarnations at Anna's house). I well remember becoming so obsessed with this lamp via British decorating magazines, and then triumphantly bringing one back from a trip from England. Of course, six months later, they were selling it in the States and it didn't seem quite the coup.

Oddly enough, I don't actually use it as a lamp. Instead, I wrapped it around "George" — my perpetually rusting garden statue that was the first slightly extravagant purchase I made for my apartment (before I actually moved in!). He's a bit tacky, I guess, but I maintain an affection for him. And I like to think that the Garland makes him a little more modern and a little less retirees-in-Florida.

Here are a couple old pictures that show it with sunlight hitting it.


carol l. said...

I think the Garland looks great wrapped around "George" and I especially like how in the second photograph, one flower reflects the pink tones from the poster below.

erin@designcrisis said...

George is hot!