For the connoisseur of 1960’s table lamps, consider exploring the works of designer Paavo Tynell and Jo Hammerborg. This Scandinavian table lamp is inspired with these greats in mind, and polished in brass with a teak setting. Read more on this eBay listing.
Rafael de Cardenas
We have alot to learn from interior designer Rafael de Cardenas by rummaging through his home in Little Italy, New York. First, we’re thrilled he scours eBay for home furnishings. Consider this playful purple chair (seen above) that he picked up on eBay and reupholstered initially for a client. “I think it looks like a hamburger,” he tells SightUnseen on a sweet visit to his pad, “or like Chairy from Pee-wee’s Playhouse. It’s smiling at you.”
(Photo: Mike Vorrasi for SightUnseen. Text by Jauretsi)
Hot and Cold
How do you accent a black brick wall? One word: warmth. The wood cabinets in the background and the gorgeous leather chair in camel make this office look less Deadhead garage and more Hermes handbag.
True to form, we did a little scouring of eBay to see what we could find to replicate this look in our own homes. Though we couldn’t find anything that exactly matched the absolute treasure of a chair seen in this picture, we did find some… [MORE] solid replacements. Check out this midcentury leather desk chair in a dark claret. This Danish modern swivel desk chair nearly gets it, nailing the camel coloring but designed to be more of a statement piece. If you’re looking for lamps, this black metal desk lamp from the ’50s is a must. Get ‘em before they’re gone!
(Photo courtesy of designtraveller. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Best of the Bedside
The Inside Source loves all things old and re-purposed. Take, for instance, this medical lamp. Mixed in with the warmth of a barn-style decor, what could be a cold and creepy instrument of the past is now perfectly suited for the new task at hand. eBay has an abundance of vintage medical lamps on offer, in a variety of heights, shapes, and sizes. When purchasing vintage lighting, always keep in mind that you might have to invest a small amount in rewiring. This is something you can easily do yourself or, if you rather, take to a professional to do, usually for around $30 depending on the size of the lamp and where you live.
(Photo: Courtesy of lottagaton. Text by Jenny Bahn)