I'm re-posting this from our social thread to start a general discussion on modern madness:
Hi folks, something I had to show you all. I mentioned I was still
looking for bedside lamps to suit the Bush Room (https://www.flickr.com/photos/redmoonsanctuary/
and scroll down to the room with the raw timber wall). That's because since I last went lamp shopping, I seem to have fallen off the planet and landed on a cheap replica
... I am just looking for a traditional turned-timber or timber/wrought iron type lamp, you know, like they pretty much all used to be, shouldn't be too hard...
Well, in the local shops not a one. I remember a few months ago, we bought bedside lamps for our bedroom from a second-hand shop, nice ones in turned timber/wrought iron, and I just bought new cherry red lampshades for them. (Will show you these when I've finally hemmed the bedroom curtains!
But nothing at all like that. The bases all look like vases now, or rubbish bins, although they did have a very kitschy pink plastic cockatoo as well. Has the world gone mad where you are also?
So tonight I started looking online. Under "traditional lamps" I found these:
For just under $90, you too can have a design that looks like a toilet roll core on a stick!
Or - how about a psychedelic tampon on a stainless steel stand?
Or you can spend about $130 on something that looks like a shower head.
One of the vases I was talking about. Aren't we supposed to keep electrics away from water?
Now to other sources:
IKEA offers this charmingly elevated wastepaper basket. And it's only $20.
Or you can have Barbie Doll's blender, it's very affordable at $15, also from IKEA.
How about this retro 1980s computer look? About $50 from Bunnings, our biggest hardware chain.
This is around $150 and reminiscent of prosthetics.
Hmm. Not sure what this is, or its price, but kinda not interested...
Man, what happened to design?