• Design Your Own Blogged

    Tumblr blogger Mary Cimo gave our Design Your Own tool a whirl and liked what she saw: read about it here . New to the LAMPS PLUS site, Design Your Own Custom Lighting allows you to choose a lamp or fixture base, add a shade pattern, then customize the pattern with colors of your own choosing....
  • Good Reads Around the Web and More

    Here's another round-up of posts, links and Web odds and ends that we like. New York designer Ada at Ada's Decoration Inspiration loves our Design Your Own lighting tool . Says Ada, "You are unique and special ... and now your light fixture can be as well..." Here's a glam...
  • Our Latest Batch of Good Reads

    It's hot, hot, hot outside! So curl up in the shade with a cool drink, then click away at our latest batch of fun decor and design reads. Blogger Arlene at Ask Arlene posted about our Design Your Own lighting tool. She writes, "Serious fun to be had here (can’t you tell from the...
  • Happy July 4th!

    Happy 4th of July from all of us here at LAMPS PLUS! Grill something up, then check out our holiday sale pages for our July 4th sales deals. Like the patriotic pendant chandelier pictured above? Make one for yourself using our Design Your Own Custom Lighting online tool. If you like the pattern...
  • Stuck in Neutral -- Working With Colors from Design Sponge

    Neutrals are hot right now -- see our recent "Super Neutrals" post with style guru Lynda Gould. Design*Sponge recently posted some great images of interiors in neutral hues. As a brilliant bonus in order to help you "get the look", they included color swatches with corresponding Pantone...
  • Designers on Design Your Own

    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...
  • Design Your Own Lighting Sweepstakes

    From now till April 15th, we're running a sweepstakes to promote our new Design Your Own Custom Lighting tool. To win $500 in Design Your Own custom lighting or other great prizes, just fill out the online entry form. You can then get additional entries by following us on Twitter and tweeting...
  • Steve Vai's New Ibanez JEM77 Guitar -- Design Your Own Lighting

    Our Design Your Own custom lighting tool lets you create totally personalized lighting. You can even create a lamp to match something you already have at home. Want to know how? One of our copywriters, Andy Alt, used our DYO lighting tool to create a totally unique birthday gift. Andy designed a floor...
  • DYO Lighting Matches My Dream Car

    After posting about our friend Andy custom matching a lamp to Steve Vai's new Ibanez guitar , I was inspired to flex my creative muscles. So, I have a thing for exotic (and completely unattainable) German sports cars. Just because this one will never be in my garage doesn't mean I can't create...
  • Get Creative with Custom Lighting

    We're very excited to announce that our new custom lighting "Design It" page has just launched. This is a great tool for decorators, designers, or anyone interested in home decorating. Here's how it works: Pick a lamp or ceiling light base, then browse through dozens of shade patterns...
  • Three for Thursday: Graduation Gift Ideas

    They're done! We'll maybe, if you're lucky. In any case, it's time to celebrate. These three gifts will help mark the occasion and give them something to remember. 1) A digital picture frame , like the silver digital photo frame pictured above, makes a wonderful keepsake gift. Load...
  • The Next Color Trend? Super Neutrals

    What's the next hot color look? We say "super neutrals" for spring and beyond. Lynda Gould, our in-house design expert, says, "The look uses super soft and understated color tones blended with whites and greys. The whole color spectrum can be used when the palette is toned-down...
  • Design Your Own in Better Homes & Gardens

    The October 2010 issue of Better Homes & Gardens currently on the newstands has a tips page abount drum shade pendant chandeliers . The featured product is one of our customizable white swag chandeliers (see above). The article has a couple of good tips. Look for the issue on newstands now...
  • Web Reading Round-Up

    Here's a fresh batch of interesting goodies and articles from around the web. Enjoy! Guitar International Magazine wrote about our recent blog story (see Steve Vai's New Ibanez JEM77 Guitar ) on making a birthday lamp for guitarist Steve Vai. Blogger Guitar Blend also liked the Steve Vai...
  • Pendant Lights for a Kitchen Bath Makeover

    The new Better Homes and Gardens "Kitchen + Bath Makeovers" magazine features several of our mini pendant designs in their story "A Shade Brighter". They labeled the pendants as their "fave" look, saying, "...it's sure to add style to a kitchen or bath."...
  • Baumer's Footwear -- Design Your Own Lighting for Retail

    Baumer's Footwear , a retailer in Tennessee, recently remodeled their store. With the idea of creating a colorful space for the children's section, they turned to the Lamps Plus Design Your Own custom lighting tool . After painting a long wall with a cheerful collection of bright colors, they...
  • Home Decor Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is May 9th. (Hi, Mom!) You can show her how much she's appreciated with one of these classic gift ideas. Say it with flowers. Our collection of decorative faux floral arrangements look great all year round. Send a picture. Slip a recent snap into a photo frame or send a couple...
  • ShelterPop on Design Your Own Custom Lighting

    Blogger Jessica Epstein at ShelterPop gave our Design Your Own Custom Lighting tool a whirl and liked what she saw. Says Jessica, "The super-easy tool allows users to choose everything from the style and finish of their fixture to the pattern and exact color of their shade, making for hundreds...
  • Design Your Own Custom Lighting Demo

    We've posted a new video on YouTube showing how to use our new Design Your Own lighting tool. Give it a view below.
  • Enter to Win Your Custom Lamp at Young House Love

    We're thrilled to announce we're teaming up with our friends at Young House Love to offer a great giveaway. One winner will create their own prize using our new Design It! online tool. Head over to YoungHouseLove.com and leave a comment on the contest post, and you're entered to win...
  • A Custom Color Arc Floor Lamp

    Arc floor lamps have a cool, retro style to them that I love. They are also a really smart way to add lighting to seating areas and sectionals . The actual base of the floor lamp can be set out of the way, and the light itself positioned for optimal reading or lighting. Our new arc floor lamp design...
  • The "Perfect" Navy and Grey Table Lamp

    Blogger Arianna over at CaliforniaHomeDesign.com recently discovered the Lamps Plus Design Your Own lighting tool . While decorating her new apartment, she found she needed a way to add some color, pattern, and life to drab, cream-colored rooms. Using our online design tool, Arianna created this beautiful...
  • Oneida uses Giclee Lighting to Create Colorful In-Store Display

    Oneida's designers got colorific with this display for their Spring/Summer collection of Fiesta flatware. They'll be unveiling it next week at their Madison Avenue Showroom. Oneida's tagline is "Bring life to the table", and I think they've succeeded here! To punctuate this...
  • Design Your Own Artwork - New!

    We've added a new feature to our popular Design You Own custom lighting tool - artwork that you can customize with your own colors! There are dozens of customizable images for you to choose from. My favorites are the abstracts and geometric images. If you're a fancy designer-type, you can...
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