Rage Against Suburban Zombie-ism
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I need a new desk lamp!!!
Perhaps I'm just not casting my net wide enough, but I'm in desperate need of a new desk lamp that serves both function and design.
The current one I have is a cheapie one from Ikea that no longer holds its position. When I tilt it forward, it literally falls on my desk...while melting anything in its path! I'm pretty sure that I wasn't the one who originally purchased this lamp and that it was just something that was lyin' 'round my house that I picked up.
Anyway, when this Ikea lamp started falling (apart), I was trying to think of what stores that I could go to for inspiration: Staples, um, thrift store, er...Ikea again?? See that, I'm already fresh out of ideas!
A frequent visitor to thrift stores, I know, for a fact, that finding anything remotely cool, with a vintage feel, in the form of a lamp is pretty rare. I mean, all the light fixtures that people are giving away are for a reason - mainly 'cause they're cheap and out-of-date! (At least this is the case in my immediate area.) I definitely have more luck finding the odd, nice piece of furniture...that I usually don't have a use/space for. :(
So with the help of the handy dandy internet, my search was on! My requirements are simple: adjustable, retro (lookin'), doesn't take up too much space on my desk, requires a standard light bulb - not one of those horizontal fluorescent ones, and doesn't heat up with extended use.
I did visit the Ikea website, but the only lamp that stood out was the ARÖD at $39.99. Problem? It only comes in an industrial gray - not the hugest fan - and it's probably flimsy to the touch. I'll hafta investigate in person...
After turning to the internet for inspiration, I've settled on the shape of this Anglepoise 1227 lamp:
See...it is possible for a lamp to come in different colours. Problem? There's no distributor here in the GTA (sucks!), all the ones seem to be across the pond which = different wiring and more importantly, most sellers are quoting me at least 40GBP for shipping alone.
Heck, I'd be happy with a Luxo. Again, no 'luxo' here! :(
Ahhh, this is soo damn frustrating...
posted by Stephania at 12:26 pm
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