Thursday, April 11, 2019

Extreme Editing

Since we live on East Coast time, it is seldom necessary to turn on artificial light during the summer months. To simplify maintenance, I cleared rooms of their lamps and the various small supports that serve as tables. Gazing at a couple of conventional reading lamps, I realized that the forms are closer to a voluminous nineteenth-century oil lamp than to the eighteenth-century candlestick that is period for this architecture. The plan is to substitute a featherweight state of the art LED task light for a reading lamp, should one become necessary. The task light is a fair candlestick equivalent. The other plan is to stall on replacing the old lamps when October rolls around. Parcelling out cubic inches of habitable space is best done with caution, no matter what the size of one's quarters -30-

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