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Designers and design blogs are talking about our new Design Your Own Custom Lighting tool.
Material Girls used it to make a cool blue wall sconce. Says Jill, "Really great for finding just the right combo color/pattern you are looking for…and not to mention kind of fun!"
Jamie at design milk made a tres chic pendant ceiling light and a table lamp design. She says, "...you can see what your design looks like on other products and order them instantly. If you design a table lamp, you can see your creation on another product, like a chandelier or ceiling pendant."
Take a look at their work and then give it a try yourself!
It's Springtime! Can you feel life resurging all around you? I'm sort of feeling it although I'm also pondering the weekend work involved in rehabilitating my outdoor areas.
During the warm months I spend long hours eating and lounging outdoors. If I invest the time and attention now I'll get to enjoy it even more.
Thoughts include cleaning, planting, and then finally refurnishing with outdoor furniture, party lights and the following accents.
Outdoor Rugs are a nice treat for your feet.
Wooden Plant Stands allow you to create borders and layers in your space.
Accent Lighting adds a cozy feel to long summer nights.
Here are some cool links and posts we've found over the last week or so. Dig in and enjoy!
Our products have been showing up on the social shopping site wists.com; here's an example. Play with it and make your own wist (that's a "weblist" in case you didn't know!)
And speaking of social sites, our faux floral arrangements have been growing all over Polyvore; have a look.
Materialicious, a "visual curation site" for modern design, listed our Design Your Own lighting tool.
Learn how to make a concrete table lamp at instructables.com.
Jessica at TrendHunter gives a thumbs up to Design Your Own and says, "...you get lighting that’s anything but ordinary."
Or read about staging a 3,500 sq. foot Soho apartment in the New York Times: A Model Apartment Dressed to the Nines. (Note the hot red table lamps!)
If you've ever wanted to host a dance party on your deck, the folks over at Instructables have you covered. Using LED rope lighting, these guys have created a party-ready patio. Check out this video:
As spring and summer approach, it's time to get those outdoor spaces spruced up. We've got lots of solar outdoor lights and solar path lights that are easy to install. And if the mood strikes, grab some rope lights and make your deck disco-fabulous!
How cute is this bunny? Can you believe he's made from stone?
Find an Easter bunny with our assortment of bunny-themed items. Or read up on the history of the Easter Bunny.
About seventy per cent of the world’s tufted carpet is made in the vicinity of Dalton, Georgia, and a lot of that ends up in Vegas casinos.
As revealed in a New Yorker magazine profile, photographer Chris Maluszynski became fascinated by the crazy "dots, orbs and metastasizing lattices" in the carpets. He's captured them in a new show at New York's 25CPW gallery, "Feared and Loathed: The Carpets of Las Vegas."
I wish I was in NY so I could check it out! Closer to home, you can look for your own crazy inspiration in our area rug selection.
Here are some more fun tweeets from the sweepstakes for our Design Your Own Custom Lighting tool.
There's still time to get in the fun! Enter online at the Design Your Own Sweepstakes, then get tweeting the phrase above (I heart @lampsplus...) for additional entries; the sweepstakes ends April 15th. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter!
The nursery is one of the most exciting rooms to decorate. Speaking from experience, it's a blast creating a space for baby.
Ohdeedoh is a fantastic blog which specializes in kids' spaces, so we were thrilled to see our White Flower Pendant Light in a recent feature on a reader's nursery.
If you want Ohdeedoh to feature your nursery, here's the submission form. If you have anything in your nursery from LAMPS PLUS, be sure let them know! If your nursery is featured, let us know we'll post it here, too.
See more pictures from little Mila's wonderfully colorful nursery at Ohdeedoh. Shop for kids pendant lights at LampsPlus.com.
Couldn't resist this fun night light design. It would be perfect for a child's bath or bedroom. Quack not included. Rubber Ducky Night Light. View all night lights.
Our LAMPS PLUS photo studio is full of new fountains. Among them, this Buddha tabletop fountain caught my attention.
To delight the eye in the daytime, it has a glass ball that spins from the fountain's water flow.
At night, though, multi-color LEDs shine upwards through the water and spining glass to create a trippy effect (see above). LED lighting that's better than a lava lamp!