Thursday, September 5, 2013

Notes On A Wounded Lampshade

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from an Email to a friend who grumbled that someone had accidentally knocked a tear into a very expensive silk shade
People are doing interesting things with dead lampshades. [A  fashion site] is ornamented with a photo of a vestigial lampshade,  just the armature with a carbon filament bulb. City
Outfitters used to be lighted with huge commercial bulbs shaded by the bones of those giant, awful, cheap Fifties table lamp shades-just the upper wires with a round of fabric tacked in place.

Given the current state of appreciation of the worn, doing nothing with that shade might be a viable strategy. You could also glue a patch in place, using a fine Japanese paper, and then spray it with water to bring it up tight.


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