Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Folly

In a moment of extravagance, I asked the Wallingford lighting specialist to fit a hand formed  stoneware vessel about four inches high as a miniature version of a classic Seventies reading lamp. The craftsman made a shallow conical linen lampshade that clips to an incandescent bulb the size of a night light. It turns out that this lighting version of a teacup chihuahua sends the same stylistic message as a full-sized version, except it does not eat space. It's more than adequate for background lighting in a room where we are tapping at devices or glued to a screen. When I want to read from paper, I turn on an adjustable LED light that's better than incandescent for today's paper and letterforms -30-

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