Did you ever have one of those lamps as a kid with a cut-out shade that cast silhouettes on the wall? Something about the combination of light and imagery could magically transport you to a more ethereal place. Artist-turned-lighting designer Andrea Claire has a sophisticated take on this idea, turning landscape photographs into lovely cylindrical lamps.

The idea seems deceptively simple: take a panoramic nature photograph, bend in a circle, afix to the inside of a linen lampshade. Yet the craft of the lamps, together with the beauty of the chosen images illustrate the designer’s unique vision.

+ Andrea Claire Lighting

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  1. jill May 18, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    Hey Augustus-

    Well, to each his own when it comes to taste – but I want to defend Andrea here and say I think that the lamps are lovely, ethereal and subtle – and not at all cheesy. But then that’s just my opinion.


  2. augustus May 18, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    These nature scenes are a little cheesy. Sort of sad you need a lampshade to tell you there’s still wildlife out there.

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