Make it home with a lamp (or two)
Last week I wrote an 'Observing Life' piece for The National's Arts and Life section about my love of lamps (or, more accurately, soft lighting).
Or is it just me...?I never spend a lot on a lamp (scented candles are another matter). That way, I can justify adding to the collection at no great cost.
Take me to a furniture store and I'll be drawn, moth-like, to the lighting department - gazing and cooing while enjoying the warmth from the mass of bulbs. And when I can't justify another purchase for myself, I've been known to buy lamps for friends, in my mind placing them in the room where I think they'll work well. If it gets any worse, I'll probably keep one in my bag, ready to plug in during visits should the "big light" prove too much.
Published: August 4, 2011 04:00 AM