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joseesteves3This post features 3 light fixtures from Jose Esteves. He doesn’t have a web site…but I thought his whimsical light fixtures deserved s mention. I’m not sure how the dove is lit. But, I would love to have one on a table in my family room.

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archeovenicedesignI recently saw a beautiful Fortuny light fixture in a home. It was amazing. I seem to be drawn to the art deco period…so it doesn’t get any better than glass & art deco.

The featured item is from Archeo Venice Design and inspired by Fortuny. “Special interest has been directed toward the Mariano Fortuny lamps which were originally conceived in silk. Archeo Venice Design S.r.l. has now produced these lamps from Murano glass; a material that lends itself to better lightening yet maintains the form, the charm and the delicated decoration intact.The innovative use of Murano glass allows these objects to fulfill the function.”

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meydaI found this lamp from Meyda in a lighting resource periodical. Aside from the drama of the piece…I love the underlying color. This is the type of lighting you will find in restaurants or hotel lobbies and think it looks stunning…not so sure about a residential placement. (On second thought…great for earring display) The product page will link you to a myriad of styles.

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eurofaseI promised to move away from bracelets. It was hard…but I succeeded. Wouldn’t this make a great pin? I can see the center with hot fix swarovski crystals.

The feature item is from Eurofase. There are some interesting shapes in pendants & chandeliers.

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straydogIn an earlier post I featured Stray Dog Designs. I LOVE the name of the company…and their mission to find homes for stray dogs; help artisans throughout the world earn a fair wage and keep rich traditions alive; use recycled & recyclable materials whenever possible.
The web site is full of fun and whimsy…Have Fun!!!

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seascape

One of the hotest trends in interior design today is Mid Century Modern. Translated that means designs from the 50’s. Seascape Lamps takes the shapes and designs from this era but tweaks the color and scale to give them an fresh feel…or zip. There is an added bonus to Seascape…they are manufactured in California.
The featured lamp is from the Thomas Paul Collection. He has also created a collection for Duralee Fabrics. You will notice some design crossover.

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pocahontasSydney Cash is a sculptor, painter & jeweler who uses “light reflection, shadow and architecture to create artworks that seem to rest somewhere between object and image.” His work can be found in MoMA in NYC, and Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. His jewelry items appear to glow from within.

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