• Marry this Lamp: Pure Alabaster

    This torchiere table lamp from Martha Stewart's Lighting Collection is a keeper. Genuine alabaster, it has been carved into an uncomplicated, classical shape that defies trend. It's breathtaking when lit and it comes with a dimmer switch so it works for any occasion. A natural...
  • New Years Resolution #1 -- More Color!

    As 2008 draws to a close, I'm thinking about some simple things I'd like to accomplish in the new year. For starters, I'd like to add some color and spice up the seating area in my living room. Don't scoff! Remember, the key to following through with new year's resolutions is setting...
  • Cher Home Photos Inspire

    Want to see how Cher has lived through the years? Architectural Digest recently took a look back at her homes, starting in the 1970s and ending with her 2010 hillside L.A. duplex. From the article , her Bel Air home in the '70s had a vast sitting room done in heavy Italian antiques and bright...
  • Which of These Robert Abbey Table Lamps is Your Favorite?

    We recently added a big collection of ceramic table lamps from Robert Abbey to the site. They feature a graceful contoured base and a crisp white dupioni shade. Best of all, they come in almost every color under the sun! There are two sizes and three finishes available on the beveled stand. I really...
  • Luxe Living Trends

    The luxe living trend is all about infusing your home with opulent finishes and elegant lines. It’s a philosophy that is rooted in Hollywood glamour but eliminates the “new money” feel with sumptuous textures and timeless shapes. While much of this design trend, at face value, looks...
  • All the Flavors of Bickett Tobin Lamp Co.

    New on the site are these beautiful table lamp designs from Bickett Tobin & Co. The lamps come in yummy flavor colors like pumpkin, plum and butterscotch, and all feature hand-sewn Shantung silk shades. Use them to create drama on a bedroom side-table or make a color splash in a seating area...
  • Karim Rashid Video

    If you were intrigued by the blog post last week about Karim Rashid, Karim Rashid on Design , you'll want to check out this video interview of him from reDesign magazine. Click below to view.
  • Design News and Events: Looking back at the Month of September

    During the month of September, we rounded out the last few weeks of Summer (tear rolling down my cheek) and introduced the Fall Season. Even though I may associate September with the end of warm summer nights, I did enjoy a strong month of design news and events. The month kicked off with one of my favorite...
  • Brief History of the Pineapple

    We just added a great collection of pineapple table lamps . Out of curiousity, I learned we have nearly 100 pineapple-themed items on our site. And Google returns nearly 60,000 results for "pineapple table lamp"! I had to ask, "Why pineapples?" Turns out there's a rich history...
  • A Halogen Lamp for Your Fortress of Solitude

    This new accent table lamp somehow reminds me of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. If you don't get the reference, it still makes an eye-catching decor accent! From our contemporary table lamp collection, the design has three cylinders in a brushed aluminum finish. Each offset cylinder has...
  • Roland Simmons Table Lamps

    Ooohhh! That was our first reaction on seeing these luminous new lamp designs. By Wyoming-based designer Roland Simmons , each lamp features hand-cut parchment shades and contemporary profiles. Available in several shapes and shades of colors, they're perfect for giving a room soft, subtle...
  • George Kovacs Updates the Gourd Table Lamp

    One of our favorite designers, George Kovacs , offers up a refreshing take on the classic gourd table lamp . Note the classic contours have been streamlined, but the curvy essence remains. This ceramic table lamp is available in several colors, and don't miss George Kovacs' other great designs...
  • New - Jamie Young Table Lamps

    We love the fresh table lamp designs from L.A. artists Jamie Young Jeter and David Jeter. They've just released a new batch of designs that have turned our heads. My fave: this Twisted Vine Table Lamp that features a sophisticated, organic look with woven jungle vines. View 'em all: Jamie...
  • Designer Stacy Garcia Discusses Lady Gaga, Trends & Airstream Trailers

    Designer Stacy Garcia is respected for her inventive use of color and remarkable patterns. One of her style icons is Lady Gaga and her dream project includes an Airstream trailer. Her signature designs and in-depth knowledge of color and trends are informed by a long and rich history of working first...
  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - My Last Post

    Many thanks for reading my posts over the last week. And we've appreciated all of your support, kindness, and enthusiasm for our products, not to mention everyone's e-mails, questions and photos all these years at LAMPS PLUS. Here's to the whole LAMPS PLUS family and I hope to be able...
  • Three for Thursday: Art Glass Table Lamps

    Glass as a medium is terrifically malleable and adaptable. It can be shaped, colored and made to take on an infinite range of forms. Here are three contemporary art glass table lamps that offer plenty of eye candy and visual appeal. The hand-blown lamp above from Trend Lighting features beautiful...
  • Designer Hilary Sessions Dishes Design with Lamps Plus

    I recently had a chance to sit down with San Francisco based designer and founder of Quarry Hill Design , Hilary Sessions, to chat about what drives her passion for design, what is most inspiring to her and naturally, her latest obsession. LAMPS PLUS : What is the best design advice you ever received...
  • Sophisticated Style from Arteriors Home

    The current look in contemporary is sleek, glamorous and sophisticated. For all of that, the look is still accessible and able to blend with a wide range of accessories and furniture styles, it just has a little pop to it. These designs from the Arteriors Home table lamp collection are a perfect...
  • Oscar Fashion Inspiring Interiors

    Since the first Academy Award Show in 1929, Oscar fashion has been documented, dissected and desired. Gorgeous ladies in unattainably beautiful couture gowns will forever have us "normal folk" swooning. With award season kicking off this weekend with the Golden Globes and triumphantly ending...
  • A Sleek Look from Martha Stewart

    These new table lamp designs from the Martha Stewart lighting collection caught our eye. They feature mouth-blown glass reminiscent of classic Venetian glass creations, and a delicate, fluted base. Very sleek, very calming and chic...just what you'd expect from the queen of home decorating. They...
  • 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...
  • The Light Bulb as Lamp

    This falls into the "things that make you go ahh" category. From George Kovacs , the lamp has a beautifully minimal, clean line and profile. I love the way the shape of the outer glass mimics the frosted bulb that sits within. A beautiful concept beautifully executed. George Kovacs...
  • 4 Pink and Navy Rooms Done Right

    Sometimes you see a room, or an outfit, and think, "I never would have put those colors together." I admit to not having been a huge fan of pink and navy rooms, but it's definitely grown on me. When done right of course. The secret, judging from these spaces, is to maintain relatively straight...
  • TV Host, Designer & Author Christopher Lowell Shares His Interior Motives and More

    Emmy Award-winning host and best selling author, Christopher Lowell's mix of practical advice and infectious enthusiasm has made him one of America's most recognized and trusted authorities in the home improvement category. Dubbed the Doctor of Design by U.S News & World Report, Christopher...
  • Brass Is Back!

    Before you scroll away, let me explain why brass is back. Trust me when I say that I don’t support the use of all brass when I make this proclamation, rather, only the most chic forms of the misunderstood metal will do. I am in full agreement that there is almost nothing worse than chipped and...
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