Lamp

YSL's BOJA lamps......?

For many years IKEA has sold a bamboo rattan egg-shaped table lamp called BOJA.  It always seems a little askew and has the stink of IKEA on it, so I was surprised when it popped up in the sets of Yves Saint Laurent (2014). 

Yves Saint Laurent (2014) - The office off Pierre Bergé, co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, life partner of Yves, and junk lamp aficionado.

Yves Saint Laurent (2014) - The office off Pierre Bergé, co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, life partner of Yves, and junk lamp aficionado.

They're freakin' everywhere....

The movie isn't great, but outside of these lamps, the sets are pretty sumptuous.  So much so that I wondered if this was actually a classic lamp and IKEA just created a knock-off......but nothing on the internet corroborated that suspicion.

Lamps aside, shout out to this art nouveau restaurant:

A Perfect Pendant

Girls: Season 5, Episode 5 - A sun soaked breakfast buffet at a depressing retreat for divorced women. 

Girls: Season 5, Episode 5 - A sun soaked breakfast buffet at a depressing retreat for divorced women. 

Mr. Robot: Season 1, Episode 7

Mr. Robot: Season 1, Episode 7

There they are again!  The same flawless pendant lights that I noticed in Mr. Robot!

I did a cursory google to see if I could track down more information on this light fixture, but all I found was a similar (but not as good) version at Restoration Hardware.  

Restoration Hardware, Circa 1900 Gaslight collection

Restoration Hardware, Circa 1900 Gaslight collection

Jack Stand Lamp

Elementary: Season 3, Episode 4

Elementary: Season 3, Episode 4

Couldn't help but notice the jack stand table lamp in the background of a scene in Elementary.  It caught my eye because my friend Nathan made jack stand pendant lamps for his design company, Eastchester & Orange.  

Out of context, there is something surprisingly elegant about jack stands.  They have a balanced pyramid shape with an attractive use of negative space.  

Unfortunately, Nathan has sold out of his lights, but I found a similar table lamp at Conant.

Conant Car Jack Table Lamp $285

Conant Car Jack Table Lamp $285

Floor Lamp Heaven

Being Mary Jane: Season 1, Episode 1 - Living room in the home of a successful black news anchor (spoiler alert.....he's gay)

Being Mary Jane: Season 1, Episode 1 - Living room in the home of a successful black news anchor (spoiler alert.....he's gay)

Just look at that floor lamp!  Stunning!  

You need to have a gigantic room to pull something like that off, but if you got it, flaunt it.

Also, I don't normally watch things on BET, but Being Mary Jane is pretty good, so I'm going to keep at it.   However, all the "rich people" sets are slick and contemporary, so I hope they start mixing it up.  

I can't get enough of Susanin's

A while back I wrote about my favorite auction house, Susanin's, in Chicago.  They have fantastic things in each sale and they are really reasonably priced.......but not if you include shipping to LA.  I should probably resist perusing their auction catalogs, but I can't!  Here are my top picks in the current sale: 

$50/$100 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"   The lamp I will see again, but that lamp shade is one in a million.     

$50/$100 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"

The lamp I will see again, but that lamp shade is one in a million. 

 

 $200/$300 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  THESE ARE BANANAS!  THEY ARE MUST HAVES!   

 $200/$300 - PAIR OF GESSO AND GILTWOOD WING FORM SCONCES. With plug or wire mounting application 36" x 13"

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  THESE ARE BANANAS!  THEY ARE MUST HAVES! 

 $200/$300 - KILIM CARPET. 17'3" x 9"10"    If only I had a room that could fit this beast.   

 $200/$300 - KILIM CARPET. 17'3" x 9"10"

If only I had a room that could fit this beast. 

$200/$300 - EARLY 19TH CENURY PAINTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT. In an oval gilt frame. Together with two framed painted photographs (frame: 10.5" x 12.5") Frame: 3.5" x 2.75"    When it co   mes to art, I'm normally in the "bigger is better camp", but something about these really grabs me.

$200/$300 - EARLY 19TH CENURY PAINTED MINIATURE PORTRAIT. In an oval gilt frame. Together with two framed painted photographs (frame: 10.5" x 12.5") Frame: 3.5" x 2.75"

When it comes to art, I'm normally in the "bigger is better camp", but something about these really grabs me.

 $100/$200 - ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Frame: 44" x 36". Stretcher bars inscribed 'Koch' Canvas: 36" x 29"       This one was pretty much painted for me.....maybe I should just buy it.  NO!

 $100/$200 - ARTIST UNKNOWN (20TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Frame: 44" x 36". Stretcher bars inscribed 'Koch' Canvas: 36" x 29"

  This one was pretty much painted for me.....maybe I should just buy it.  NO!