Courtney Skott

I love when I stumble across an artist while researching products or trends. I just fell over Courtney Skott‘s website while doing research for a post on screens (to come). Based in San Francisco, Courtney trained at the California College of the Arts Wood And Furniture program. She says of her work “My work evinces … Read more

Crumpled things

Perhaps it’s because my office trash bin is overflowing, but I got to thinking about “crumpled” products. Is it trash or treasure? Vase of Phases by Dror Benshetrit Crumpled building by Thomas Heatherwick Crumpled paperweight and lamp from Amazon.com US Revol crumpled large tumbler from Amazon UK Crumpled bins from Design My World I need … Read more

Swank Lighting: A treasure trove of Murano glass lighting

Ever go hunting for buried treasure?Ever find anything like this? Ed and Doug at Swank Lighting emailed me about their latest find. They recently acquired these amazing vintage murano lamps from the Edward P. Paul Company. These lamps have been completely rebuilt using new UL Certified hardware and ready for safe use in the 21st … Read more

YLighting offers the Fortuny Collection

YLighting (which is affiliated with ::Surroundings:: sponsor Robert Abbey Lighting) the site that fills all modern and contemporary lighting needs, is bringing new styles on board. Products from the Italian design house Pallucco will be available on YLighting in late October 2007. One featured piece YLighting will carrying is the Fortuny Century. This light has … Read more