If I was into thievery (which I’m not, because of the third paragraph of this piece of writing, among other things), I might have stolen this awesome lamp.
(Language nerds: before you go on, learn about the grammatical conundrum I had while writing that title. Should I have written “If I was into thievery” or “if I were into thievery”? Now see here. There’s a chart and everything! Fun times.) (I went with the informal construction, for tone, as you can gather, as opposed to the subjunctive, because although my statement is hypothetical, it’s decisive….)
Now that we’re done with tangeants, check out this lamp.
It was in the apartment I lived in when I lived in Halifax (up until about two months ago). (Another deterrent to thievery, in this case, was the fact that I was moving across the country, and the lamp was very heavy.) I saw a similar lamp in another Halifax house at one point, but I’ve never seen another anywhere.
I took a photo of each of the six sides:
I’m no art historian, but these pictures smack of Aubrey Beardsley and Kate Greenaway. They’re not quite Victorian (not like these lamps, anyway). The pictures have more of an early modernist look, but maybe the lamp is a throwback piece that was actually made in the 1960s?
I don’t know the interior-design vocabulary that could help me track down this style, but I dig it.
If you have ideas about this art that are smarter than mine, let me know. I will, after all, eventually want a lamp like this in my environmentally friendly future pipe-dream manse.
Also, if you love quirky design (interior and other), definitely check out the adorable blog called Cirkus. This blogger (Filippa Asved) has great taste. Her blog is one of my favorite sources of eye candy.