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Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Posted in lighting, sculpture with tags , , on August 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dylan Kehde Roelofs specializes in incandescent sculptures.


These Edison style bulbs and their surrounding structures are hand blown. Roelofs claims to have started creating them as “a reaction against the soulless glow of low-energy bulbs.”


He also has collections of incredible bottles.


Dylan Kehde Roelofs


Pourtensious Tea Chandeliers

Posted in decoration, home, inspiration, lighting, tea with tags , , , , on June 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The website seems to be down (at least for me) right now, but I still want to share some Pourtensious tea lighting fixtures because they are gravity defying displays of awesome.


I want to make one of these so I can perpetually feel like I’m in a magical place, somewhere down the rabbit hole.
Pourtensious Lighting



Necrosculptures: Bone Lamp

Posted in anatomy, craft, lighting, sculpture with tags , , , on August 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve brought you X-Ray Lamps before, but here’s another way to bring bones into your home lighting. This one comes from Necrosculptures.


You will also find a chandelier:

I feel there should be a positive descriptive word for bone inspired creations. Osteoriffic? Osteolicious?


Flying Squirrel Lamp

Posted in creatures, home, lighting with tags , , on May 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I can’t find a source for this Pinterest discovery, but it’s worth featuring.

I love flying squirrels. And I love that this exists.


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Steampunk Mountain Lamp

Posted in home, lighting, steampunk with tags , , on February 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Thanks to Ulrike for showing me this lovely lamp.


This one-of-a-kind table lamp is expertly crafted from a perfect amalgamation of modern electrical components and upcycled vintage and antique materials. It is comprised almost entirely of brass, steel, copper, glass and iron (it’s very heavy). Flip the switch for the eerie plasma light effect, and then push the left shift key to turn on the incandescent lights.

The proliferation of steampunk modifications out there has made me pretty picky…but I think this one is a very worthy effort.

Steampunk Mountain

Christine Kilger Victorian Lamps

Posted in antiques, home, lighting, vintage with tags , , , on June 3, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Here we have Nightshades, by Christine Kilger.


Like the lovely Magnolia Hall, there are a few lamps here that should grace the cozy corners of my house.




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Art Donovan Lamps

Posted in craft, glass, home, lighting, sculpture, steampunk with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Donovan Design has come out with a series of wonderful steampunk lamps. As many of you know, I am loathe to use the term steampunk, but will always give credit where credit is due in terms of fine craftsmanship.


I can’t help liking certain aesthetics of the subculture I can’t entirely get behind. Story of my life, as a kaleidoscope of selected subcultural pieces!


I wouldn’t mind a few of these beauties gracing my home in various places (“wouldn’t mind” is quite an extreme understatement).



Donovan Design

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Halloween Countdown: Desktop Treatbag

Posted in anatomy, Books, comics, craft, death, halloween, humor, lighting, monsters, retro, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Been re-watching The Munsters this month…

Drink up!


And speaking of bats…

Hadn’t seen this vintage bag before:

Fresh baked…

Love these covers.

Beautiful bride:

Costume WIN!

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!

Pottery Barn: Crow String Lights

Posted in decoration, halloween, home, lighting, wish list with tags , , , , on September 22, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Usually I feature a few items at a time from Pottery Barn or other stores that carry Halloween treats. However, these lights deserve their own post because I love them so very much.

I actually think they work better without the “Halloween” ones beneath.

Now to battle the decision of spending $30 on a few little lights…on the wish list they go…

Angler Fish Double Dose!

Posted in lighting, sea with tags , on September 16, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I came across two great Angler Fish items in the past few days. Let’s start with a lovely lantern for the home:

…and move onto this sweet ride that was part of the VIVID Light Festival in Sydney.

More Angler Fish here and here.