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Success! InsideOut in Exeter did a fab job of selling nearly ALL of the 50-odd lampshades I supplied to them in April, just in time to receive my new range. And here they are in all their glory… Dandi Flight, Lorenza, Bermuda Stripe, Peacock Feathers, Lacy Grey and Hello Luscious. Hello indeed!

Loook! I’ve been name-dropped in a national newspaper! And I didn’t even know until I did that thing I do when I’m bored but working on Quincy, yup, googling myself! This teeny success follows from browsing/interacting via Twitter and replying to Kate Burt who was enthusing about Fancy Moon (one of my favourite suppliers) in her weekly column for the Independent on Sunday and who also authors a great blog – Your Home is Lovely. Thanks Kate!

 

The June newsletter from Stylistic Gallery looks clean and classy. Spot my lampshade – it’s Amy Butler’s Bali Gate in Periwinkle.

You know that thing when you can see a face in the clouds? Or when you can see the Man in the Moon? That thing is called pareidolia. It’s a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus being perceived as significant.

Remember the Kate Middleton jelly bean?

It’s not new – in 1978 a New Mexican woman found that she could see Jesus Christ in the burn marks of a tortilla. Thousands of people came to see it.

Carl Sagan (one of my most revered people, ever) hypothesized that we are hard-wired to see human faces. If you can spot a face in poor visibility or from a mile away, you’re likely to brace yourself for what may come next – fisticuffs or a friendly chat. Natural selection will favour those that see faces – it’s a survival technique.

Who do you see in this lampshade?

Hurrah – this is where I’ll be on Sun 26th June! It’s a fandabby place to visit, especially after elevenses in the cafe…

Fresh floral fancy

Hot and daring damask

Bold Eastern bright

Gold, mulberry and mocha luxury

Opulent Oriental

Vintage boudoir paisley

 


Alas, I have to surrender these to my friends (for a small price). Otherwise it may have been pistols at dawn. The standard lamp shade is a stunner – 45cm diameter by 30cm high. Gives a great light. You’d pay £70-£80 for one of these in the shops (that’s if you could ever find one like it!!)


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