After I recently scored an Anglepoise lamp at a garage sale, I dug a little deeper into its history and was so fascinated, that it made me appreciate my little cool desk lamp even more. Designed in 1932 by British automotive engineer George Carwardine, the task lamp utilized a new type of spring which would remain in position after being moved in any direction. Several years later George designed the amazing Giant 1227 Floor Lamp, of which only four were made. At one point one was actioned and purchased by Tim Burton to be used in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Now, an updated version of the Giant 1227 is being sold by Anglepoise in several colors . . . hopefully, my next purchase.
After stumbling upon artist Phoebe Wahl‘s work last night, I was overcome with nostalgia, comfort and utter joy. Her watercolors and collages depict a simple and modest kind of utopia. It’s impossible not to get lost in these sentimental scenes, especially with Christmas just a couple of days away!