a different kind of distraction

I know that a lot of people use the internet to distract from the frustrations of everyday life. For some it’s reading every news article on their subject of choice. For others it’s checking out every video on You Tube on their subject of choice. For yet other people it’s all about wikipedia. And of course, there’s always Facebook. For me, while I try to have a nice balance to my internet interests, I’ve been finding myself spending an inordinate amount of time looking at light. Honestly, adding more lamps and lighting is item 1,011 on a 1,200 item list here at mad maison, but I can’t help myself. And, I’ve found my muse. There’s  a beautiful lamp at Room and Board that has become the grail of my quest. My goal is to find a slightly shorter, much less expensive version of the Olinda lamp. I love that the glass base reduces the “visual clutter” as my teachers at HGTV would say. My distraction has begun. I only hope I don’t have to distract myself from my distraction.

My current distraction. Photo from Room and Board

3 Responses to “a different kind of distraction”

  1. David says:

    I've been forced to think about lamps pretty intensely at times. Toni loves glass base lamps like this but I had a problem with the cord… it bugged me to see it hanging there like that. We compromised and found a set where the cord goes through a tube in the base. Restoration Hardware I think. Not cheap, but everyone is happy.

  2. Pam says:

    OK, how much and how short? Where will you put it? Glass lamps are not that difficult to find.

  3. Denise says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Dave. I'll check them out.