Since people don't like visiting places where the only available light is Keystone (except Keith Stone, those are his favorite places), brighten up your life with Benclif Designs, an Atlanta-based team that turns vintage items of all sorts into one-of-a-kind lamps. Everything is illuminated via categories like:
Industrial: There're two models that feature an electrical outlet box as a base, complete with two working plugs. One's shorter and has a porcelain socket, the other's got a gooseneck pipe, but both feature Edison bulbs inside a wire cage, which you should really do to help Nick’s financial situation these days.
Kitchen: Lighten up with the two-armed, shiny metal wall-sconce-based Lunchbox, which has two neon flicker bulbs on the bottom of a vintage gray pail, and also a flashing C7 bulb that emits from inside a blue Aladdin Thermos, which you should fill with Jasmine tea. Or like, nothing, seeing as it’s a lamp.
Phone: Grab one of several '50s-/'60s-era rotary phones-turned-lights, whose cords have been implanted with flexi-pipes, have 7-watt candelabra bulbs on both ends of the handset, and come in cream, aqua, or "that blue-green color Martha Stewart uses all over her products"...you know, that blue-green color Martha Stewart uses all over her products, made by her, that you are aware of and purchase.
And, if you contact them with some info about yourself (personal interests, style, background), they'll make you a customized wall cabinet out of a suitcase, which comes with lights, shelves, mirrors, wall-hanging hardware, and a corkboard, which’s what Keith Stone calls himself at parties where there’s only wine.
Published: December 20, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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