An Innner Glow an Outer Light: Melodi Horne

Have you seen Melodi Horne’s lamp shades? ‘shades’ feel an entirely inappropriate name for her vibrant creations, which reverberate in rainbow hues often through exotic fabrics redolent of the silk road and Scheherazade’s charm. The first time I saw Melodi … Continue reading

A Splash of RED.

Life Giving? or danger-warning? Red is the most visually arresting of all the colours in ‘saturated’ wheel. Personally I seldom wear it and have never decorated with it, but a splash of red is life-affirming – especially now.  In the … Continue reading

The Way Home

It’s a great title and it’s Jeffrey Bilhuber’s, the subtitle reads ‘Reflections on American beauty’. This side of the Atlantic Ben Pentreath’s offers up ‘English Decoration’, subtitle ‘Timeless Inspiration for the Contemporary Home’, which rather belies the personal tone of … Continue reading

Happy-Light

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I love this light, available in multiple happy-colours, made in resin.

They are available at Ben Pentreath’s Bloomsbury treasure-chest and online store.

Like many items in Pentreath-Land it’s classic with modern fizz. I went along yesterday and they are truly special, worthy of their on-line description below, revealing loving craftsmanship and luminous final product:
Everything used to produce these resin base and book cloth lamps is within walking distance of Marianna Kennedy’s Spitlafield workshop. Driven by the love of the work and a desire to make contemporary objects using traditional techniques. In bright coloured resins, these fantastic table lamps have a splendid traditional quality, with a vibrancy that will make a room glow.

The nights are drawing in, Autumn’s in the air, between the lure of the first-fire and a resin-glow I am happy to draw the curtains. Of course, Mr Pentreath’s shows how it’s done in his sitting room, Farrow and Ball’s Calomine walls are completed with the heavenly Svensk Tenn , Berber rugs… and many fabulous accessoires, naturally including the Happy-Light:

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