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    April 16, 2014
    DIY Floor Lamp

    I found this great industrial floor lamp DIY via How About Orange (via Homedaddys.com). Lamps – especially stylish ones – can get so so expensive, but they’re not something I usually think about doing myself. This one, however, feels totally doable. I’ve done four or five projects using black metal plumbing pipe and found it really easy to work with. You can even order the pieces online at Home Depot and have them set aside to pick up.


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    April 10, 2014
    Things are Looking Up

    This upward-facing Basin Floor Lamp would be a fantastic way to highlight art. On sale for $300 at Anthropologie.


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    April 1, 2014
    Flashy Light

    This has to be the world’s most stylish flashlight. The LED M Lamp was inspired by miner’s lamps of the 19th century. It has a rechargeable Lithium battery, so it can pull double duty as a bedside or desk lamp. Which you will want it to because the price tag is $200. Available at the A+R Store. Via TomBoy Style.


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    March 27, 2014
    DIY: Wood Beach Pendant Lamp

    Here’s a great tutorial¬†from Camille Styles for transforming a plain pendent lamp kit into a beaded wood pendant. The Etsy shop that makes the light kit she references is currently on vacation, but you can find something similar at More For Less NYC.

    Via Curbly.


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    February 18, 2014
    DIY Leather Pendant Light

    A super-stylish leather pendant DIY from Poppytalk. Get the instructions here.


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    February 12, 2014
    Etsy Find: Hand Printed Lamp Shade

    10″ x 10″ cylindrical lamp shade, $85.11 from Emily Bucknell.


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    February 6, 2014
    What a Gem

    Large Amethyst Ceiling Lamp, $509 at Gilt.com.


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    February 3, 2014
    Leave the Light On

    I’m not sure whether or not these two lamps from Ikea are new, but I hadn’t noticed them until this weekend. Both have a fantastic industrial look and both are under $20. Above, RANARP lamp, $19.99. Below, FAS lamp, $9.99.


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    January 29, 2014
    Etsy Find: Wallflower

    Mid Century Modern Wall Sconce, $159 from Theia Luminaires.


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    November 18, 2013
    Etsy Find: Southern Lights

    It’s amazing what a vintage-style cord can do for a simple lamp.¬†Industrial Wall Light with Cone Shade, $395 from Southern Lights.


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