Tuesday, November 20, 2018

More Shade

More of my father's lamp with its newly restored shade in natural light, which seems to be all the rage in photographs of interiors. Is that just me noticing this? Derry Moore has been doing it for a long time, but it seems to have become a thing on Instagram and elsewhere. 

This is my iPhone 6 version. Not a great camera lens by any means, but if there is enough light, one can turn out a decent photo, which may explain why smartphones are selling like hotcakes. That said, I am not ready to plunk down a cool grand for a new phone, thank you very much. 

I love the dance of textures between the green and caramel silk and the rough books behind. It's a working library of scores and book after all. The pedestal is on rollers—don't you know—so I have easy access when needed. I will reorient the file boxes so they aren't so prominent, and move the head of Apollo—whose head is just peeking out on the bottom left. 

The lamp is like a beautiful debutant in a Bohemian garret—which reminds of Puccini's operas La Rondine and La Boheme. Gorgeous lines and melody singing, singing, singing.


  1. You "did" your father's lamp proud! (I think that's the expression!) Perfection! It must give you pleasure each time you look at it. Susan

    1. Thank you for your comment, Susan (which I somehow did not see until today). Yes, indeed!


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