A Sunday review by Sally.
1. Biodegradable Roll Lampshade by Samuli Naamanka
Samuli, please contact me. I want to be friends with you. You can't even SHOW your entire product in this shot because you were too busy looking like a magician. I am in love with you. My boyfriend is turning 30 next month and I am throwing him a surprise party. I'd like to hire you for entertainment and you can do some tricks and just make that face and that motion with your hands. I will give you $50USD.
Nancy Otto, do you have a secret you want to share with us? Because these are rather phallic looking. I hate to be crude, but there happens to be a sex shop that specializes in glass... hm.... ornamentation down the street from where I live. You could easily get a job as a designer there. That's a good thing! You've found your niche.
I'm rather cynical and jaded when it comes to design, but I'm going to make an exception to my attitude for this light fixture. It's fantastic. The different levels, the flatness of the bottom, the way it curves at the top. It all makes for a great, well-rounded design. Form, function, and price tag. All are in order. This lighting system is a win.
Okay, Helene Steiner, I know that "God isn't making any more space," but come on. The last thing I want to see when I'm invited over for dinner is someone's dirty underwear hanging from the wall. Seriously.