Wednesday, May 25, 2011

3-2-1 Blast off!

As I approach the age and time of having my own place, house, or apartment and not with 4 other housemates, I'm constantly looking and thinking of ways and things to furnish my potential space. Regardless of the size, one thing is certain: I need lights.

Here's where funky, modern lights fly in from space ... or the kitchen. From Oakland, metalight of Etsy ships out the closest things you're going to get to UFOs and spaceships. Specializing in lamps, metalight's Sputnik series lamps are created from vintage aluminum colanders; they cast a soft, filtered light that's great for conversation, dining, listening to music, meditation, or even watching television. Measuring about a foot in diameter at its widest point, metalight's Sputnik lamps come with a 60 watt silver top bulb.

I can imagine this going well in any kind of room, especially for lovers of space, aliens, astronomy, or cool things in general. If you were the little kid who loved space and had a room with the glow-in-the-dark stars glued to your ceiling or just all over your walls, this is definitely a must-have item; kids who are fascinated with the cosmos will love having this as a dim light in their room. Just imagining its effect in an already space-themed room seems like it could be dreamlike. A glowing metal ball that casts star-like shapes on the ceiling? Yes, please!

Check out metalight's listing on Etsy now: Sputnik One star colander lantern!

Tune in next week for the Wednesday Item Feature!

Love & donuts,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, Mayene!

    In case anyone might be interested, I'm considering renting these (and other lamps) out for parties, weddings, events and the like. Several of my other lamps were used as decorations at last weekend's inaugural Albany Film Fest opening do, and they were a big hit.


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