It’s a Contest!

Croft & Little Lighting (affiliated with ::Surroundings:: sponsor Robert Abbey Lighting and sister company to YLighting and Zwello.com) has offered to award this fantastic Carlyle Beaded Lamp designed by Jonathan Adler, to a lucky ::Surroundings:: reader! From the Carlyle Collection by Jonathan Adler comes this boldly patterned table lamp. A parchment shade sits atop the … Read more

Baccarat Chandelier at Jans Antiques

How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more

Beach or Backyard lighting

I was looking at th YLighting website – they carry lots of fabulous contemporary lighting lines – and came across these Oluce Stones Outdoor lights. They take a florescent light bulb that simply screws in. Unfortunately, you still have to deal with the cords, but if you were having an outdoor party and wanted to … Read more

1st Dibs Top 20 for May

I love poking around 1st Dibs. Such beautiful things to drool over. I also love how they tally the most viewed items each month. Above is the list for May. Here are some of my favorites. Click the pics to see more detail. And then this from their new arrivals section. Totally in love with … Read more

Seen ’em, love ’em – Lighting

Here are a few cool lights that I’ve run across recently. There are so many options when it comes to decorative lighting. These pieces look nearly as good unlit as they do light. Rustic yet comtemporary, these wooden lamp shades are by Global Artisan Showcase. The woods are shaved to 1/32″ thickness to create the … Read more

Vintage lamp give-a-way contest!

My friends at Swank Lighting wrote to let me know that in order to celebrate the opening of their Showroom and the launch of our website they are GIVING AWAY this wonderful pair of Barovier & Toso lamps valued at $3,400. The drawing will take place on January 18th at their showroom at Debris Antiques … Read more