By Cory Doctorow at 1:26 pm Wed, Apr 11, 2012
Spotted in Valencia, Spain by La Petite Nymphéa: this beautiful teacup chandelier. Designer unknown, but it begs for a remake.
La Petite Nymphéa: UN DÍA EN VALENCIA III - DE PASEO I
Looks like something from Alice in Wonderland…
I WANT ONE!!!!!
How does “Designer unknown, but it begs for a remake” jibe with “Did Urban Outfitters rip off an indie designer, again?”
That’s pretty cool; it reminds me of the chandelier I made for a client out of coffee cups. If anyone is interested, I’d be glad to show examples. Just not sure how much of a shill I can/should be in this forum…
-fred the monkey aka Michael Pendleton/MP Custom Made
If you visit the Calhoun Mansion in Charleston you’ll hear the tale of Tiffany’s, who sent the owner a sake set for their wedding. Being tee-totalers, the wife refused it. Being a large spender in the Tiffany store, she demanded a chandelier.
Six months later, it arrives. It had been made from the sake set.
Uses tea lights no doubt
On Monday I visited the Rothschild family estate, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire (managed by the National Trust). In amongst the horrendous baroque furniture I spotted a great chandelier made from broken china, and have found out more about it here:
If you’re in the Bay Area, Jana Olsen at Panache Lighting makes this sort of thing as part of her Kitchenware series. They’re marvelous, one-of-a-kind pieces from an honest-to-gosh indie artisan. Check ‘em out:
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